The pumpkin spice products are much anticipated among those of us that love the wonderful flavor.
Starbucks started the pumpkin spice rage in 2003 and it has exploded since then. One of those that have tapped into the market is Dunkin Donuts.
Starbucks is probably the first one we think of when the subject of pumpkin spice comes up, but there are people loyal the Dunkin Donuts brand, as well, to keep it heavily in the game.
The question is when will Starbucks have their pumpkin spice latte and other fall products out versus when will Dunkin Donuts.
Starbucks Prime Products
The word around is that Starbucks is planning to release their fall flavors, including their famous pumpkin spice latte, on August 28th. This is earlier than their 2017 release date of September 1st.
Some sources are reporting that in addition to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks will bring back the Salted Caramel Mocha and the Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte. And, they may be adding to their fall list of drinks.
The new items are rumored to be an espresso-mocha hot drink, and two cold drinks that come with Cold Foam.
Dunkin Donuts Specialties
Not to be outdone, Dunkin Donuts are reporting that they will release their more extensive list of fall specialties the day before Starbucks on August 27th.
Dunkin is brewing up a longer list of fall flavors, but at the core is their pumpkin spice hot, cold-brew, frozen, and iced drinks. They even have a pumpkin-flavored doughnut to complement the drinks. In addition to the pumpkin spice, they are bringing back their maple-pecan-flavored products and some new items – a Maple Cream Cheese Spread and an Apple Crisp doughnut with apple filling. A couple of fall breakfast sandwiches and fall doughnuts round out the intense fall fun arriving soon at DD.
Dunkin Donuts has their line of prepackaged ground coffee and K-Cups to round out their offerings.
Is This a Pumpkin Spice War?
Perhaps, it is. However, each place seems to have strong followers, so I suspect the fan lines will hold. There are some, like us, that are open to both and will likely gladly partake in both places throughout fall.
The countdown is on to August 27th for Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice and fall releases. Unless Starbucks pulls out a surprise, they’ll have their big hoorah the next day.
As I see it, the pumpkin spice lovers are eagerly anticipating the delightful flavors of fall, of which, pumpkin spice is at the top of the list.
What Are Your Thoughts?
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