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Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Has All Kinds of Yucky Things In It


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Yesterday Starbucks allowed savvy customers to “unlock” the Pumpkin Spice Latte ahead of the official September 2nd release date. Armed with a special code, teenage girls everywhere donned Ugg boots and North Face jackets to get their #FirstPSL (that’s the code, btw) of the season. And I’m not going to lie — maybe I slipped on my fleece to make the pilgrimage to Starbs, too. Don’t judge, it’s been unseasonably chilly.

I’ve had three PSLs in the past 24 hours, and I can feel its spiced goodness coursing through my veins. At least that what I thought I felt until I found an infographic on FoodBabe revealing what’s “actually” in my PSL. I say “actually” because I’m not fully believing anything until I see a Dr. Oz special on the negative effects of artificial pumpkin flavoring.

Regardless, it turns out there are allegedly (“allegedly”) a bunch of funky ingredients in everyone’s favorite fall beverage. And that delicious, happy feeling in my veins? Could be cancer.

All of this information begs the questions — Are you going to abstain from Pumpkin Spice Lattes this year? Can fall ever really begin if a basic in Uggs hasn’t had her name misspelled on the cup of her nonfat PSL? What are the long term implications for winter’s Gingerbread Lattes and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates?

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