Basic Girls Everywhere, Rejoice! PSLs Will Now Be Made With Actual Pumpkin!


We all know our fall favorite, the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for the un-initiated), isn’t exactly good for us. But even if we give up Starbucks for all of the other seasons in an effort to save both our waistlines and our wallets, we enthusiastically indulge in our beloved PSL every fall, because when it comes time that the delicious concoction of spice and (fake) pumpkin, all thoughts of sugar and dollars go right into DGAF territory. We renew our relationship with our beloved barista and figure we’ll deal with the caffeine withdrawals in December.

Maybe it turns out that this year, the PSL may not be so bad…for your body, at least. About this time last year, we learned that there is actually no pumpkin in a PSL. The drink is flavored with caramel color level IV, which has been proven to be quite bad for you in some government funded studies. Well, apparently, Starbucks heard the call of semi-health-minded basic girls everywhere and announced today that they will be using real pumpkin this year in the PSL!

Actually, to be fair, it’s going to be “Pumpkin Spice Flavored Sauce”, which is “sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, contains 2% or less of fruit and vegetable juice for color, natural flavors, annatto (color), potassium sorbate (preservative), salt.” But still…pumpkin is a vegetable right? And vegetables are good for you…so obviously, now a PSL is good for you. Problem solved. Drink up, bitches.

[via Marie Claire]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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