Buckle your seat belts, pumpkin fans: One major chain is already busting out of the gates with pumpkin everything (and no, it isn't Starbucks).
Dunkin' is rolling out its fall menu nationwide by Aug. 18, which it says is earlier than ever. Selections include the Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, which will go head to head with Starbucks' iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks hasn't yet said when its cult favorite will return to menus, but last year, the magic date was Aug. 25 — which was also earlier than ever, according to Food & Wine.
Not into lattes? Dunkin' is introducing a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, plus two non-coffee drinks: The Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Refresher and the Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Coconut Refresher. Pumpkin flavoring will be available as an add-in for other coffee drinks, and pumpkin and apple cider donuts will return to the menu. Traditionalists will have a new option, too: 100% Guatemalan Coffee, a single-origin brew that's part of Dunkin's Limited Batch Series.
Starbucks fans may also get a new drink: Taste of Home reports that an Apple Crisp Macchiato is likely to be in the mix this year. And if you're still in summer mode, its state-fair-inspired Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino remains on the menu for a limited time.
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