- The Washington Times - Friday, October 7, 2016

The Starbucks coffee chain has whipped up a special treat for pumpkin spice addicts, but it’s only available this weekend.

Until Sunday, the Pumpkin Spice Latte beverage will come with pumpkin spice whipped cream, People magazine reported Friday.

But wait, as the infomercial tag goes, there’s more. Lucky customers will also get a little bling with their purchase, a “HBD PSL” pin to mark the “birthday” of the unofficial beverage of basic girls everywhere.

The PSL, which turns 13 this fall, was first tested by the Seattle-based coffee chain in 2003 in “100 stores in Vancouver and Washington, D.C.” according to a company news release from 2014.

“Within the first week of the market test, we knew we had a winner,” creator Peter Dukes said. “Back then, we would call store managers on the phone to see how a new beverage was doing, and you could hear the excitement in their voices.”

“Pumpkin Spice Latte has become more than just a beverage,” he said. “It has become a harbinger of the season.”



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