Starbucks VIA® Pumpkin Spice Latte
Still pretty dang good!
Ok, there seems to be a lot of negativity to this year's Pumpkin Spice Latte VIA. I, for one, love it. I know the addition of a dairy powder makes it tough for those on a dairy free diet, but you cannot please everyone. After all, they can just go to a actual Starbucks and get one sans dairy. I am in Qatar so I do not have the luxury of going to one on a whim. I wish i did. I also would like to think the product managers did some sort of focus group before rushing these to market.
September 17, 2014
Nothing like last year's version
Not only do you get less packets than last year, it is more expensive than last year, and no rewards stars are in the box. It doesn't even compare to the taste of last year's version of the Pumpkin Spice.
The dairy powder in it is the same that's used in the Vanilla Latte packets (which are disgusting) and it has a chalky wannabe milk taste to it.
I do not recommend. Come on Starbucks, don't mess with something that was working!
September 16, 2014
Bring Back Pumpkin Spice Ready Brew!
I'm a real fan of both the vanilla and pumpkin spice lattes when brewed at my Starbucks store, but these instant versions are absolutely AWFUL! Pasty flavor - not Starbucks quality at all!
In contrast, last year's Starbucks Via Pumpkin Spice Ready Brew was delicious, and I ordered several cases of that product then. I was so very disappointed that that product was not in production this year.
STARBUCKS: PLEASE BRING BACK THE VIA PUMPKIN SPICE READY BREW NEXT YEAR AND FORGET TRYING TO MAKE INSTANT LATTES!!!
September 16, 2014
A whole latte dissapontment going on...
I knew before trying the new Pumpkin Spice Latte that this was not the same as last year's Pumpkin Spice Coffee, the bigger box was the first giveaway, as were the fewer packets per box. Like previous reviewers, I have stocked up in the past on the VIA Pumpkin Spice Coffee and LOVED it, so I thought I would try one box. Lumpy, bumpy texture and foul chemical tastes overpowered what might have been pumpkin or spice flavor... I could not bring myself to drink the whole cup. Very sad. Similar to my experience with the other VIA latte flavors, this is a not something I will be purchasing or recommending- I am going to stick to the great coffee VIAs and hope that Starbucks keeps the Peppermint Coffee VIA the same as before. Something tells me not to hold my breath (or my mermaid travel cup out) this Holiday Season.
September 14, 2014
I could hardly wait for fall drinks and to buy pumpkin spice via. I ordered 10 of these lattes thinking they would be like the previous years, with a new name. They are not. I do not like them at all. I returned them all. They taste like a fake drink with a bad after taste. Starbucks needs to bring back the delicious pumpkin spice vias they had from previous years. Extremely disappointed over not getting pumpkin spice this year.
September 11, 2014