ugg mini boots Every pumpkin spice latte in Syracuse
I sampled pumpkin spice lattes from local coffee shops in the city of Syracuse, as well as Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s and the coffee shop that gave birth to the PSL, Starbucks.Appearance: No latte art hearts or flowers, but the frothed milk layer held up reasonably well, though it was not as hefty as some of the other lattes.Color: A pretty straight forward medium brown color. No orange color, sprinkle of cinnamon or anything else fall related.Taste: This was the only latte that tasted unsweetened. Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup was used, which tasted harsh and artificial. The added syrup got in the way of what was otherwise a perfectly good latte made with Recess Coffee beans.Appearance: This latte has a noticeable orange tinge. However the orange color is largely limited to the foamed milk on top. The frothed milk was loose it looked like what you’d get if you had a little bit of milk left in the carton and shook it until it was frothy.Color: An orange foamed milk layer gave way to a medium brown drink with about the same color as a Tim Horton’s double double.Taste: It’s a decently satisfying latte, but there isn’t much pumpkin spice flavor. To my surprise, this wasn’t very sweet either. Overall, a mild, but perfectly fine cup of coffee that can be had for just $2.Appearance: The latte has a layer of frothed milk, but no caramel sauce on top, as Dunkin’ Donuts’ online stock photos show. The frothed milk dissipated in about five minutes.Color: Very pale beige, like a pair of khaki pants.Taste: Super sweet. This proved to be the sweetest latte of the bunch. If you’re looking less for coffee and more for a sugar and spice delivery device, this is your drink. It’s creamy and a bit thick, like an upgraded version of the push button cappuccinos found at gas stations and I mean that in the best way. There’s not a whole lot of coffee flavor here, but it’s still a decent drink.Appearance: I would have taken a photo sooner, had I known the whipped cream and dusting of cinnamon would melt into the drink within 30 seconds. The drink has a strange orange oil slick that coats the top of the drink and clings to the side of the cup as you drink it.Color: This is by far the most orange of the lattes, thanks to the fruit and vegetable juice and annatto in the pumpkin spice syrup. The drink screamed out for a heftier dusting of ginger, cinnamon and other spices.Taste: This is the drink that started the phenomenon and the benchmark of which all other pumpkin spice lattes are judged. It’s not as thick as the Dunkin’ Donuts latte and about as sweet as Recess’ version. To my surprise, Starbucks has the strongest actual pumpkin/squash flavor of the bunch.Really, there’s a noticeable squash flavor here, which I found in no other drinks but this one. I’m not even sure I liked how much squash flavor there is here, but I give Starbucks credit for putting the pumpkin back in pumpkin spice.