Autumn has arrived in the Northern hemisphere, although living in Singapore means we won’t be enjoying the cooler weather.
But at least we’ll get to experience a small part of the season through our taste buds.
Come tomorrow (Sept 6), Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spiced latte will finally be available in Singapore, according to an announcement on the coffee company’s official Facebook page on Aug 31.
This is the first time the iconic fall beverage will be sold in Singapore, and according to The Straits Times, each Tall-sized cup will set you back by S$7.10 ($5.24).
Starbucks’ website says that the seasonal drink is made up of espresso and milk, along with flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
First introduced to the US in 2003, pumpkin spice lattes are now a fall season staple for many Americans and more than 350 million cups have since been sold, making it the company’s most popular seasonal release.
In popular culture, the drink has been commonly associated with the stereotype of a middle-class, Caucasian female – in other words, a “basic white girl”.
This is a pejorative term referring to people who are into mainstream products or trends, Starbucks coffee being one of them.
For some reason, many in Singapore seem to be hyped up about finally being able to experience what that feeling is like.
Others were just happy that the long wait for the drink is finally over.
Will it look and taste the same as the ones sold abroad? I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.