Starbucks VIA® Pumpkin Spice Latte
Terrible! Very Disappointing!
I would give 0 starts if I could. My mom and I were were much looking forward to the release of the Pumpkin Spice Vias. As soon as they hit the shelves we grabbed several boxes. It was a complete waste of money. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back the old vias without the milk addition. The new ones are absolutely terrible. Your product development team completely failed on this redesign.
September 11, 2014
Ruined what was a great product
In the past, I've enjoyed both the pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha via drinks, but this year's pumpkin spice latte added powdered milk and ruined it. The original product was unusually good for an instant coffee drink; good flavor and not too sweet, and I could add half and half to my own liking for a good balanced robust drink. Now, it's overly-sweetend, artificial tasting, clumpy, and no better than the instant coffee drinks we got from covered tins in the 1980s. I can understand why some people might want a just-add-water option, but the milk powder results in an inferior product so what's the point? It's the New Coke all over again, and I hope they notice all these bad reviews and fix it. Now I dread what happens in December; will they ruin the peppermint mocha also???
September 11, 2014
Dear Starbucks -
I'm sorry and I thought I would never have to say this but what the heck happened?????
I finally tracked down Pumpkin Spice Via at a higher priced grocery store in CP (and they were still $2 lower than your online price....).
You should have inserted a warning- formula changed - as at 5a, finding out I was drinking something Totally different than last years Pumpkin Spice Via was a bit jarring.
I still love you Starbucks and had I not had the original Pumpkin Spice Via I might not be so whiny but....you spoiled me last year.
September 10, 2014
Not the same
Ordered these thinking they'd be a good sub for the real thing for my early mornings when stores aren't open yet on my way to work. But these are not the same. They taste more like a caramel latte to me, only with a chemically after taste - from others reviews I'm assuming that's from the powdered milk. The pumpkin flavor is non-existent and the spice is very light. For me, it's just right amount of sweet, but I could see many thinking it's too sweet. I will not be getting this again, the chemical taste is too strong for me.
September 9, 2014
This new formula is horrible!! I was super disappointed when I tasted it. Last year I loved the PSL I couldn't get enough now I have to go to a store and can't enjoy it at home!! This new stuff needs to go!!
September 8, 2014