Review: 5 fall drinks and their ratings


by Abby Ludwig, Social Media Editor

Coming with the fall season are of course, fall-themed drinks. Everyone has their favorite, their go-to. I got the joy of ordering each one on this list. Here is a rating out of 10.

Starting with the old tried and true: Pumpkin Spice Latte

While I got an iced version of this drink, the hot version is the classic. I give it a 9/10 as it wasn’t overly sweet compared to some of the other drinks on this list and overall had a traditional fall taste.

 Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

While the caffeine for this one is higher, the taste is great. I rated this one 10/10, with the pumpkin cream foam being on top and then mixing with the authentic coffee taste of the cold brew, you can’t go wrong. It has a taste of fall while still being an actual coffee, not overly sugary or having too much syrup.

(Iced) Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato

This drink was a really fun one to try. I loved the oatmilk and the apple crisp was an intriguing flavor. My overall rating was a 7/10. The only reason I didn’t rank it higher was the sweetness of the drink. While I enjoyed the flavor of the syrup, there was far too much. I recommend getting half the syrup.

(Iced) Chai Latte with Pumpkin

While this one isn’t always listed on Starbucks menus, it still reigns popular in the fall for many. When ordering, I asked for an iced chai latte with pumpkin sauce and pumpkin cream cold foam. I gave this one a 8/10. While the chai gives the drink another fall-like taste, this drink was a little too milky. If you enjoy your drinks to be really milky and creamy, then this one would be the one for you.

 (Iced) White Mocha with Pumpkin

This drink was one I hadn’t tried before. I ordered an iced white mocha with pumpkin cold foam. Who knew that pumpkin cold foam could go on so many different drinks? I gave this drink a 6/10 rating. This one mostly tasted like mocha with a hint of pumpkin. Not a very strong fall taste. That being said, it still had a good coffee taste. This drink is good if what you want is something more laid back.