Between the pumpkin-spice-flavored kale chips, vodka, candy corn, yogurt, beer, cream cheese, English muffins, Kahlúa, macarons, and the almonds, cookies, cereal, sausage, Twinkies, popcorn, Peeps, and water — it’s safe to say that America has a slight obsession with all things pumpkin spice.
The seasonal craze started with one item 13 years ago: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. It has without a doubt been the company’s most successful seasonal beverage. One could argue that summer hasn’t ended until the annual release of the PSL.
Other companies were rightfully envious of Starbucks’ success and created their own versions of the fall favorite. Now customers can buy a pumpkin spice latte at almost any fast-food chain that sells coffee.
Though the PSL craze seems innocuous, the drink is in actuality a nutritional nightmare. Sipping on one every morning of the fall season can throw a diet completely off course. All the pumpkin spice lattes on this list are high in fat and calories, and contain more sugar than a can of Coca-Cola. The nutritional information provided below is reflective of a 16-fluid-ounce serving that uses either 2-percent milk or whole milk.
Here’s our ranking of the top 8 unhealthiest pumpkin spice lattes.