Here’s When You Can Get a New Pumpkin Spiced Treat at Starbucks
Looking for even more pumpkin goodness? Starbucks has you covered. The coffee retailer will be offering yet another pumpkin-flavored treat for three days. From Oct. 5-8, guests can order their Pumpkin Spice Latte drinks topped with pumpkin spice-flavored whipped cream.
The announcement was made on Starbucks’ Facebook page Wednesday. The limited-time offering is in conjunction with the fall beverage’s 14th birthday. It will be available at participating locations across the country starting Thursday.
The flavored whipped cream was also available for a limited time last year. It’s made up of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg, according to Business Insider. It will also be available for order on other beverages.
In other Starbucks news, the retailer shuttered its online store over the weekend. The website sold not only coffee grounds but also teas, mugs, tumblers, coffee presses, and espresso machines. When the coffee giant made the announcement in August that the online store would close Oct. 1, the reason given was it wanted to focus more attention on its downloadable app and its physical locations.
Purchases of the retailer’s handcrafted drinks and food can still be made ahead of time through the Starbucks mobile app, which accounts for 30% of all Starbucks transactions in the United States.
Starbucks shared the news of the online store’s closing on Twitter:
starbucks closed they’re online store?! wth WHY pic.twitter.com/zZGrH4RjwS
— katrina (@treeeenz) September 30, 2017
Some fans of the online store expressed dismay on social media after losing the ability to order coffee and other products online:
@Starbucks closing online store your worst decision ever. I order 10-20 lbs of coffee/yr which is never available in stand alone stores.
— Dylan White (@taptoor) September 30, 2017
— Jason Hoggard (@jasonh_86) September 28, 2017
— Sell Pumpkin Spice (@SellPSOnline) September 20, 2017
Several of those who were feeling disappointed mentioned that their favorite syrups, which they had been getting online, cannot be purchased at the brick and mortar stores.
The mobile app enables shoppers to pay for purchases, as well as collect stars when purchases are made in order to earn rewards. Through the app, users can also find local stores.