By Emma Kent
The arrival of fall means the arrival of, among other things, pumpkin spice everything. Now, I’m not into pumpkin spice pancakes and potato chips and pumpkin soap, but I am into the most notorious of these pumpkin-flavored items: the Pumpkin Spice Latte or “PSL.” Each year, some of us usher September in with a trip to Starbucks for one of these sweet treats. Despite the lingering summer heat, those three letters on my paper coffee cup mean cooler air will arrive soon. I can imagine the feeling of a new sweater enveloping me. I mean, is there anything better? Actually, yes. And it’s called the Cinderella Latte (and yes, this is an entire post about lattes. We need to have a little fun every now and then).
You won’t find it on the Starbucks menu, but it exists, and it might be the perfect fall latte (sorry, PSL, we had a good run). It’s a latte with half of the pumpkin flavor of a normal PSL and one pump of white mocha flavoring. Mud & Mag Creative Director Lauren Wood read about the Cinderella Latte online, and we promptly drove to Starbucks to try it. Our conclusion: Do your taste buds a favor and order one next time. It’s sweet but not too sweet. Pumpkin-spiced but not too pumpkin-spiced. The word that comes to mind is “harmonious.” Also: Props to whoever named it after Cinderella’s white pumpkin carriage. Very creative.
To order it, just ask for a PSL but with half the pumpkin flavor plus one pump white mocha. You’re welcome!
*This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with Starbucks*