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Do You Submit to the PSL Craze?

For all of you on-the-go moms who don’t function until you get finish that coveted, first cup of coffee, you are in luck. Starbucks has already rolled out its legendary Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL for short), which has been a fall menu staple since 2003. And the pumpkin spice craze ensued.

Now, depending on your coffee budget, you can grab a tall PSL from Starbucks for $3.95 or try a 12-ounce McDonald’s McCafe PSL for $2.39.

For those parents who prefer to enjoy their first cup in the comforts of their own home while getting the kids up and ready for school, there’s plenty of at-home pumpkin spice options for you.

If you a fan of K-cup/Pods, then you might want to try:

  • Great Value Pumpkin Spice
  • Keurig Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice
  • Starbucks for Keurig’s Fall Blend
  • McCafe Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pods
  • Tazo Chai Tea


If ground coffee is more your style, World Market debuted its Pumpkin Spice ground coffee on Aug. 1 (12oz bag for $8.99). And you can find the full line of Starbucks products at you local grocery store too.

I’m not a coffee drinker, but I’m not going to let that stop me from trying out some of the brands jumping on the PS bandwagon. For a limited time only you can check out the following pumpkin spice-laden products:

  • Pop-Tarts
  • Coffeemate Creamer
  • Quaker’s Life cereal
  • Special K
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Jet-Puffed Mallows
  • Oreos
  • Pop Secret Popcorn
  • Twinkies
  • Cheerios
  • Triscuit crackers
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares
  • Kit Kats

I’m imagining a fun-filled pumpkin spice weekend with the kids. Based on the list above we would have breakfast and snack time covered.

If pumpkin spice isn’t your cup of tea, just wait. With Christmas right around the corner, we’ll be seeing peppermint-flavored products in the grocery aisles and on drive-thru menu boards soon. 

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Avery Green

Avery Green

Avery has worked as an assistant professor in the Communication and Media Studies Department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor since 2005. She is the Program Coordinator for the PR degree and oversees student internships. She earned her Accreditation in PR (APR) in 2015. She teaches classes in journalism, editing, public relations and social media. Avery also serves as a Subject-Matter-Expert in communication for UMHB’s myWay program. She earned an MA degree in Mass Communication at Texas State University and a BS degree in Journalism/Speech Communication from Texas A&M University. Avery and her husband Chad have two beautiful girls, Anya and Elise. When she is not teaching or chauffeuring kiddos to and from activities, she enjoys traveling. 

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