By Dominique Marshall, Staff Writer
When you think of fall, some of the things that come to mind are pumpkin patches, sunflower fields, the changing of the leaves, and fall drinks. Especially in Hawaii, fall drinks are used as a way to signify the beginning of fall because we don’t get to experience everything that fall brings. But that doesn’t mean that Hawaii doesn’t find ways to celebrate fall. Here are seven fall drinks to look forward to.
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks)
The most anticipated drink of the season is the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Since releasing the drink in 2003, it has gained a lot of popularity and has become a fall staple. This drink brings out everyone’s fall spirit. It can be ordered hot or iced and in any size. When it is ordered hot and paired with the pumpkin scone, it is like the perfect fall pairing. They both complement each other and bring out the pumpkin spice flavors.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews (Starbucks)
Another drink that Starbucks is offering this season is Pumpkin Cream Cold brew. Starbucks first released this drink last year and has decided to add it to its fall menu. With the increase in popularity of cold brews, this is a perfect fall twist. This drink is one of the stronger drinks in this list and pairs very well with the pumpkin bread that they have during this season.
Chai Latte (Dunkin’ Donuts)
This fall, Dunkin’ Donuts has decided to release a completely new drink, the Chai Latte. This drink is a blend of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom and nutmeg. In addition, you can also add a pumpkin flavor swirl to put a pumpkin twist on it. This is available hot or iced.
Pumpkin-Flavored Coffees (Dunkin’ Donuts)
Dunkin’ has also decided to add Pumpkin-Flavored Coffees to the fall menu. Similar to the Pumpkin Cream Cold brew by Starbucks, this is a fall twist to an already popular drink. This is a way for people to change up their everyday routine of regular coffee to a pumpkin-flavored one. They can be ordered hot or iced. A Dunkin’ Donuts trip is not complete without a couple of donuts and the apple cider donut is a perfect pairing with this drink.
Pumpkin Ice Blended Drinks (Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf)
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf are known for their ice-blended drinks and their many different types of them. With the fall season coming they have released a pumpkin version of it. This is for those people who aren’t big fans of coffee but want their fix of pumpkin spice. Compared to other drinks, this doesn’t have the strongest pumpkin spice flavoring but it still does the trick.
Pumpkin Harvest Protein Smoothie (Jamba Juice)
Jamba Juice has also hopped on the fall trend of coming out with pumpkin-flavored drinks. They are releasing two drinks, one being the Pumpkin Harvest Protein Smoothie. This smoothie has all of the flavors of pumpkin pie with a good amount of protein and fiber in it. With the amount of protein in this drink, it is very filling compared to other drinks.
Pumpkin Smash Smoothie (Jamba Juice)
The Pumpkin Smash Smoothie is made with real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Similar to the other drink that they are releasing it tastes like a pumpkin pie but the difference is that this one doesn’t have as much protein in it. So if you are looking for a light drink that will also fill your pumpkin fix, this is the one for you.