Fall drinks are back in season


Kate Tollinger

The Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a drink many have become fond of during the fall months.

Kate Tollinger, Staff Writer

Fall has arrived, and you know what that means: pumpkin spice drinks are back. Everyone goes crazy for pumpkin spice during this time of year. Starbucks and Scooters have recently added their seasonal falls drinks back on the menu, and the pumpkin drinks are once again a great hit. 

Starbucks released a brand new drink to kick off its start to the fall season: the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Many Starbucks fans await the Pumpkin Spice Latte during this time of year, so I was interested to see how the two drinks compared. Another fall drink that will fulfill your pumpkin cravings is the Pumpkinlicious Blender from Scooters. Scooters Coffee is known for its Carmalious Blenders, so I was excited to spice up my blender. I tried both of these seasonal drinks and here are my honest reviews. 

I first tried the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks. This drink was recently added to the menu and I had heard great reviews, so I wanted to try it out myself. This drink cost $4.59 for a size grande (medium). The look of this coffee was very appetizing, and it had a tint of a pumpkin color to it. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew really describes itself. It is made with Starbucks Cold Brew, sweetened with vanilla, and then topped with a pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice on top. This drink has a decently strong coffee taste, but the pumpkin cream on top adds a small sweet fall flavor. My overall rating of the drink is an 8/10. I recommend this drink to any cold brew coffee drinker that wants to add a sweet fall treat on top of their drink.

Secondly, I tried the Pumpkinlicious Blender from Scooters. This blender is made with its world-class espresso, caramel and ice cream base. You can for sure get a taste of the fall flavors in the blender: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The flavors in the drink are perfectly balanced; it is not too sweet and the coffee flavor is not overpowering. What made me love this drink was the caramel and pumpkin flavors swirled in the blender to give it that perfect fall taste. A size medium costs $6.02, which was a bit pricey, but it was so worth it. I would rate this drink a solid 9/10 and highly recommend this drink to anyone that loves caramel and pumpkin flavors. This drink was slightly sweeter than the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks, which I liked. This cold and creamy pumpkin blender is a great way to start off your day during this fall season. 

Both drinks will for sure satisfy your fall cravings. I enjoyed both drinks but my favorite would have to be the Pumpkinlicious Blender from Scooters. The blender gave me the fall flavors all throughout the drink, even until the last sip. If you have not already tried one of these falls drinks, spice it up, and go treat yourself.