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(LA Times)   Starbucks confirms that the rumor of an early release of its popular Pumpkin Spice Latte is no longer pulp fiction   (latimes.com) divider line 43
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2014-08-17 08:13:48 AM
The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee is so gross, just the smell of it being prepared makes me want to puke.
 
2014-08-17 09:52:15 AM

NFA: The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee is so gross, just the smell of it being prepared makes me want to puke.


That.  And an 'early release' means I have to go change pants.
 
2014-08-17 09:53:29 AM
Yesssssss its 65 here. I have been dreaming about one of these
 
2014-08-17 09:55:51 AM
I used to look forward to it, considered it a treat, but I got one last year and was disappointed. It tasted...different, and not in a good way. Did they change their recipe? What happened?
 
2014-08-17 09:58:24 AM
Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.
 
2014-08-17 09:58:57 AM
Go away. I deal with enough of pumpkin flavored shiat over the holidays, I don't need you encroaching on summer too.
 
2014-08-17 09:59:35 AM
There have been pumpkin beers around here for about a month now. Halloween stuff is already out in some stores.

You're ruining fall, assholes. The rule is you wait until you can wear a pair of slippers comfortably for an hour before you do anything pumpkin related.
 
2014-08-17 10:02:44 AM

Cake Hunter: There have been pumpkin beers around here for about a month now. Halloween stuff is already out in some stores.

You're ruining fall, assholes. The rule is you wait until you can wear a pair of slippers comfortably for an hour before you do anything pumpkin related.


Well, they have already ruined winter and spring, it was just a matter of time.
 
2014-08-17 10:15:53 AM

NFA: The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee is so gross, just the smell of it being prepared makes me want to puke.


What?!?
 
2014-08-17 10:17:03 AM
I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.
 
2014-08-17 10:36:09 AM

rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.


The cynic in me wonders if there isn't some specific market research that generated the concept of super-early seasonal product sales. Maybe August/September is the time when families' bank accounts recharge after summer vacations and what not, so they have the right level of disposable income? Or that's when landscaping projects are finished, so they're trying to direct that spending to Christmas decorations and displays?
 
2014-08-17 11:15:55 AM

NFA: The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee is so gross, just the smell of it being prepared makes me want to puke.


That's funny. I love the smell of it but I can't stand the taste.
 
2014-08-17 11:22:15 AM

clkeagle: rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.

The cynic in me wonders if there isn't some specific market research that generated the concept of super-early seasonal product sales. Maybe August/September is the time when families' bank accounts recharge after summer vacations and what not, so they have the right level of disposable income? Or that's when landscaping projects are finished, so they're trying to direct that spending to Christmas decorations and displays?


This has to be related to the phenomenon of winter clothes being the only thing you can buy in the summer and vice versa. Or the Back-to-School sales right after school lets out for the summer. Better get all the summer stuff you need for Christmas because if something happens to it you won't be able to replace it. go for a swim and decide you don't like your swimsuit? Too bad, you should have thought about that when you bought it in January.
 
2014-08-17 11:30:50 AM

dionysusaur: Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.


There's no pumpkin in any of that "pumpkin" stuff.  It's just cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Pumpkin might thicken it up, but it has no relation to what we consider to be the pumpkin taste.
 
2014-08-17 11:39:58 AM
Companies will trample over tradition and norms to make a buck? You don't say. Looking forward to pumpkin ales (not disgusting pumpkin spice lagers) and possibly a few tubs of Turkey Hill Pumpkin Pie ice cream, if I happen to pass near a Kroger in rural IL or IN.

At least it's not like Walmart (or whoever) that kicked off the Christmas shopping season on Thanksgiving day last year.
 
2014-08-17 11:44:58 AM
The worst thing about fall is pumpkin everything.  Pumpkin beer always sucks.
 
2014-08-17 11:47:48 AM
Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte to return Aug. 25 -- and it's still hot outside
maybe on the West Coast, but the rest of the country is below normal
 
2014-08-17 11:50:01 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: maybe on the West Coast, but the rest of the country is below normal


Below normal doesn't mean not hot. It was below normal yesterday and still almost 100 degrees.
 
2014-08-17 11:56:55 AM

guilt by association: At least it's not like Walmart (or whoever) that kicked off the Christmas shopping season on Thanksgiving day last year.


It has taken me 3 years to get all the Christmas lights and associated equipment I need because they run out of the equipment 3 weeks before Christmas. A week before Christmas they will have a 20 foot tall wall covered in hundreds of boxes of Christmas lights but they have no way to attach those lights to anything because they ran out of the 5 boxes of clips the minute they hit the shelf and they aren't ordering any more.
 
2014-08-17 12:00:41 PM

clkeagle: The cynic in me wonders if there isn't some specific market research that generated the concept of super-early seasonal product sales. Maybe August/September is the time when families' bank accounts recharge after summer vacations and what not, so they have the right level of disposable income? Or that's when landscaping projects are finished, so they're trying to direct that spending to Christmas decorations and displays?



Shelf space is a factor, too, it's a high-demand premium in some cases. Have to get your shiat on the shelves ahead of time.
 
2014-08-17 12:37:08 PM
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2014-08-17 12:42:19 PM
I was at Babies R Us in late June and they'd already cleared out the front section where the pool/beach toys used to be and were in the process of putting up Halloween costumes.
 
2014-08-17 12:54:55 PM
"Say latte again, I dare you, I doubledare you, motherfarker, say latte one more goddamn time!"
 
2014-08-17 01:12:41 PM

Tobin_Lam: clkeagle: rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.

The cynic in me wonders if there isn't some specific market research that generated the concept of super-early seasonal product sales. Maybe August/September is the time when families' bank accounts recharge after summer vacations and what not, so they have the right level of disposable income? Or that's when landscaping projects are finished, so they're trying to direct that spending to Christmas decorations and displays?

This has to be related to the phenomenon of winter clothes being the only thing you can buy in the summer and vice versa. Or the Back-to-School sales right after school lets out for the summer. Better get all the summer stuff you need for Christmas because if something happens to it you won't be able to replace it. go for a swim and decide you don't like your swimsuit? Too bad, you should have thought about that when you bought it in January.


at least for me, it has to do with when I start THINKING about the season. We had a couple cool days, and now I'm dreaming of fall (cinnamon, cloves, halloween). Smells and tastes are so tied into good feelings- and those are good feelings for me.
Christmas is the same way- the first time the news starts talking about the possibility of snow (usually november) I start to want to decorate. So I would buy stuff to decorate, even if I can't decorate yet.

(also, summer is by far my least favorite season, so, anytime fall wants to get here is a-okay with me).

yes, you all can hate me now.
 
2014-08-17 01:35:03 PM

rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.


It was weird walking into a liquor store when there was still snow on the ground and seeing them selling summer beers.
 
2014-08-17 02:04:59 PM
My pumpkins have turned orange, so maybe it's time.


/not a euphemism
 
2014-08-17 02:12:12 PM

Cake Hunter: There have been pumpkin beers around here for about a month now. Halloween stuff is already out in some stores.

You're ruining fall, assholes. The rule is you wait until you can wear a pair of slippers comfortably for an hour before you do anything pumpkin related.


The best way of countering that is by breaking out the Christmas stuff.
 
2014-08-17 02:18:59 PM

rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.




I'd purchase the hell out of your holiday cards....
 
2014-08-17 02:26:16 PM
FTA: Pumpkin Spice Latte Milkshake

FIFY
 
2014-08-17 03:29:27 PM

Tobin_Lam: clkeagle: rudemix: I suppose I'm old but the old bull/young bull jokes seems to fit here for me. What is with the constant rush to move into a season, and fark it real fast as opposed to moving through slowly and farking them all? Christmas shiat will be out soon enough as we fark real fast through Labor Day, fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving to get to Christmas. Christmas is good because of the lead up holidays, not in spite of them. You savor your way through them, building anticipation and desire. You don't just throw your Xmas nut in October, so you're standing there bored with your dick in your hand tired of Xmas by mid November. These pumpkin spice things in August are the premature ejaculation of the marketing world. They want us to feel the joy of Xmas in December and carry the spirit of the holiday, but they encouraged us to spunk halfway up her thigh in October before we even got it in.

The cynic in me wonders if there isn't some specific market research that generated the concept of super-early seasonal product sales. Maybe August/September is the time when families' bank accounts recharge after summer vacations and what not, so they have the right level of disposable income? Or that's when landscaping projects are finished, so they're trying to direct that spending to Christmas decorations and displays?

This has to be related to the phenomenon of winter clothes being the only thing you can buy in the summer and vice versa. Or the Back-to-School sales right after school lets out for the summer. Better get all the summer stuff you need for Christmas because if something happens to it you won't be able to replace it. go for a swim and decide you don't like your swimsuit? Too bad, you should have thought about that when you bought it in January.


The clothing thing is beyond frustrating. Nothing like traveling somewhere with your kids in July, realizing your daughter's swimsuit doesn't fit well, going to Target... and finding winter coats instead of swimsuits.
 
2014-08-17 04:34:47 PM
Every year this gets worse and worse.

Every year I am inclined to leave my house less and less.

Just let me enjoy what's left of summer, dammit, without forced reminders of the shiatty weather coming down the pipe before it's even Labor Day.

/30 going on 75
//yelled at a cloud today
 
2014-08-17 04:36:02 PM
Good!

Punpkin Spice means that Autumn is around the corner. Eating/drinking stuff like this is like literally ingesting the Season, making it a part of your very being.

Die, Summer. Die. Die! DIE!!!!
 
2014-08-17 04:38:07 PM

Tourney3p0: dionysusaur: Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.

There's no pumpkin in any of that "pumpkin" stuff.  It's just cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Pumpkin might thicken it up, but it has no relation to what we consider to be the pumpkin taste.


That's why it's called Pumpkin SPICE. As in, the spices that are used to season pumpkin baked goods with.
 
2014-08-17 06:55:54 PM
The gingerbread latte is far superior.
 
2014-08-17 07:21:13 PM

TV's Vinnie: Tourney3p0: dionysusaur: Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.

There's no pumpkin in any of that "pumpkin" stuff.  It's just cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Pumpkin might thicken it up, but it has no relation to what we consider to be the pumpkin taste.

That's why it's called Pumpkin SPICE. As in, the spices that are used to season pumpkin baked goods with.


Yes.  I was responding to the squash comment.
 
2014-08-17 07:47:11 PM
Unfortunately it's made from sewer rat.
 
2014-08-17 09:05:14 PM

TV's Vinnie: Good!

Punpkin Spice means that Autumn is around the corner. Eating/drinking stuff like this is like literally ingesting the Season, making it a part of your very being.

Die, Summer. Die. Die! DIE!!!!


As a sweaty Louisianian who is desperately tired of summer - THIS.

Already had one of these this weekend, and it was glorious. Ready for many, many pumpkin beers.

untappd.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-08-17 09:36:34 PM
If this thing's a moneymaker for them, maybe the early release this year is to help offset some of the loss from higher bean prices.
 
2014-08-17 10:16:51 PM

Tourney3p0: dionysusaur: Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.

There's no pumpkin in any of that "pumpkin" stuff.  It's just cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Pumpkin might thicken it up, but it has no relation to what we consider to be the pumpkin taste.


www.junkfoodguy.com
 
2014-08-18 06:31:21 AM

TV's Vinnie: Tourney3p0: dionysusaur: Instead of pumpkin they used whatever squash was on sale at Aldi that week.

There's no pumpkin in any of that "pumpkin" stuff.  It's just cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Pumpkin might thicken it up, but it has no relation to what we consider to be the pumpkin taste.

That's why it's called Pumpkin SPICE. As in, the spices that are used to season pumpkin baked goods with.


I would only know that if I'd tried to drink the swill - the lack of texture would have given it away.
 
2014-08-18 07:36:18 AM
If you substitute "Saddam Hussein" for "Starbucks" and "Sarin Gas" for "Pumpkin Spice Lattte" in the
headline, you get an amusing retro chuckle, as well as a representation of how much of how much I am
looking forward to this.

/Not a pumpkin fan.
 
2014-08-18 11:17:25 AM
Ehh... lemme know when the Salted Caramel Mochas are back... those are the shiat.
 
2014-08-18 12:28:02 PM
Just make it year round already.
 
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