Starbucks' seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte is polarizing. Some say it is the gateway drug of autumnal pumpkin-flavored edibles: According to a Nielsen report, pumpkin-flavored sales increased 14 percent in 2013. Americans spent $308 million on pumpkin-flavored drinks, candies and the like.
Others can't imagine fall without it. Included in this latter category are a bunch of celebrities who could afford their own personal pumpkin spice barista if they wanted, but nevertheless waited, like a layperson, for the timely release of the drink. Singers, actors and reality TV stars alike seem hypnotized by the orange sugar sipper that contains no pumpkin at all:Pete Wentz, for one, wants to start a club about PSL -- for men.
Katy Perry could hardly wait for Starbucks to unleash the PSL.
@thereadyset lets start a gentleman's club that enjoys pumpkin spice lattes. what do you think?
— Pete Wentz (@petewentz) August 22, 2012
@sofifii ERMAGERD we're ONE day away from pumpkin spice latte's!
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 30, 2012
Lucky for her, Starbucks released PSLs one month early.Taylor Swift is SO Taylor Swift about PSL.
Kristin Cavallari loves PSL so much she blacks out every fall.
In Saskatoon for the Canadian Country Music Awards. Drinking a pumpkin spice latte. Just realized 70% of my tweets are food or cat related.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 9, 2012
PSL makes Pixie Lott feel all nostalgic.
Seriously pumpkin spice latte...I don't remember u being THIS good. Looks like I'll be drinking coffee this fall
— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) October 5, 2012
PSL causes Brittany Snow to craft a tweet with the eloquence of a third grader attempting to write poetry for the first time.
— Pixie Lott (@PixieLott) September 13, 2014
Nothing is more surprising, yet oddly exciting than the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
— Brittany Snow (@Brittanysnow) September 13, 2013