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Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte is Back, and This Guy is Staging a Hilarious Protest

Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be made available earlier than ever this year, and some people are not too pleased. Meanwhile, Starbucks releases a new fall beverage.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Well, not quite, but it is almost fall and that means Pumpkin Spice Latte season is in full swing. That's right, for the 13th consecutive year, Starbucks announced that their beloved beverage will be coming back to shop starting September 6th — earlier than ever before — and there's someone who is not happy about it.

Sean Bauer, a self-proclaimed activist, is at his wit's end with PSLs and decided to take his frustration to the streets of Philadelphia in a "protest" against 'premature pumpkin spicing.'


Thank you for the support. Together we can make a difference. #StopPrematurePumpkinSpicing : @krissylei

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Surprisingly, his movement is gaining traction, as he's already found a protest recruit, who bravely stood in front of the Wawa on South Broad Street, encouraging people to "join the fight against this epidemic."

Several people have commented on the Instagram post, sharing encouraging words like "PPS [premature pumpkin spice] is the new Xmas in July/bathing suits in January #makeitstop" or have said that they, "will join this movement #notallheroeswearcapes."

If you find this movement appealing and want to try something other than a Pumpkin Spice Latte this fall, you're in luck. Behold, the Chile Mocha Latte — Starbucks' latest fall menu addition.

Starbucks' Fall Menu

via Starbucks

The new beverage is made up of of cocoa-infused steamed milk with espresso, topped off with whipped cream and Starbucks' signature spice blend consisting of ancho chili pepper, sea salt, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne chili pepper and sugar. And that's not it. If your heart desires, you can order the Chile Mocha over ice as a Frapp. Maybe this drink can appease the PSL haters.


Faith Brar

Faith is an Editorial/Social Media Assistant at Meredith Corporation from Boston. Her work has appeared in Shape, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, More and others. When not writing, Faith can be seen pounding a bag of Jalapeno chips, online shopping, out on a run or binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix with her main squeeze.

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