Greggs launch their Pumpkin Spice Latte today BEFORE Starbucks

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! Greggs pips Starbucks to the post by launching the autumnal drink TODAY – making it the earliest ever release of the beverage in the UK

  • Greggs has delighted fans by launching their £1.95 Pumpkin Spice Latte today 
  • Made with blend of fresh coffee, pumpkin spice flavour syrup and steamed milk 
  • Starbucks, is usually the first coffee shop to add the drink to their autumn menu, but is yet to bring it back to UK stores this year

Greggs has delighted fans by launching their Pumpkin Spice Latte today, the earliest date that it’s ever been available in the UK. 

The £1.95 popular autumnal drink is made with a blend of freshly ground coffee, pumpkin spice flavour syrup and steamed milk and topped with sweet, tasty cream and a sprinkle of spiced sugar.

In a sign that the lacklustre summer is really over and autumn is here, the drink has been launched more than five weeks earlier than usual. Last year, the coffee chain announced the return on 1st October.

Starbucks, who invented the Instagram-friendly beverage in 2003, is usually the first coffee shop to add the drink to their autumn menu, but is yet to bring it back to UK stores this year.

Greggs has delighted fans by launching their Pumpkin Spice Latte today, the earliest date that it’s ever been available in the UK.

However, the beloved PSL was launched in US and Canadian Starbucks stores last week, and is expected to be seen in the UK coffee shops soon.  

Gregg’s beverage is made using Fairtrade Arabica and Robusta coffee beans from Peru, Colombia, and Tanzania, slow-roasted to create an extra-flavoursome brew.

Though Greggs is famous for menu items such as the Vegan Sausage Roll and Steak Bake, it’s coffee offering is equally as popular, selling 1.5m cups each week – more than 150 per minute.

To give customers the opportunity to beat the crowds and guarantee their first taste of Pumpkin Spice this year, Greggs has its very own click + collect service via its website and app. 

It’s also available via Just Eat for customers who want to enjoy the spice at home 

Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs, told FEMAIL: ‘The return of the fan-favourite Pumpkin Spice Latte to our menu will no doubt delight our customers nationwide.

Though Greggs is famous for menu items such as the Vegan Sausage Roll and Steak Bake, it’s coffee offering is equally as popular, selling 1.5m cups each week – more than 150 per minute

‘Coffee is exceptionally popular among our customers and we’re excited to be bringing back another delicious offering to our extensive range.’

While Starbucks first launched the drink in the US 17 years ago, British chains have created their own versions in recent years.

Embracing the US trend for autumnal drinks both Pret and Greggs both sold a Pumpkin Spice Latte last year, while Costa sold a ‘Bonfire Latte’. 

Over the years, Starbucks has evolved the drink to align with shifting consumer trends, with diverse variations to cater to all preferences, including a vegan option and a cold brew. 

The most recent launch in the US, includes a fruity new Apple Crisp Macchiato, flavoured with apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and topped with a pie-like lattice of caramelised-spiced-apple drizzle. 

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