Starbucks alert: Pumpkin Spice Latte is back to "warm your day" [File under "too soon"]
With the mercury soaring in Central Park to 86 on Friday, we were taken aback that evening by one of the surest signs that Halloween is around the corner: The return of the Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte.
We love this treat, and plan to savor a few later this month, but early September seems much too soon. We snapped this shot (with an unfortunate typo) outside a midtown Starbucks. The script should have also been modified a bit -- our day didn't need any "warming" on such a toasty Friday.
By the way, a colleague informs us that Starbucks will make you a Pumpkin Spice Latte at any time of year. (At least, they will at a location she visited last March.) All you have to do is ask.
Now that's simply not right.
-- Rolando Pujol