Even Celebs Have Lost Their Souls To Pumpkin Spice Lattes

They're just like us.

Starbucks' seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte is polarizing. Some say it is the gateway drug of autumnal pumpkin-flavored edibles: According to a Nielsen report, pumpkin-flavored sales increased 14 percent in 2013. Americans spent $308 million on pumpkin-flavored drinks, candies and the like.

Others can't imagine fall without it. Included in this latter category are a bunch of celebrities who could afford their own personal pumpkin spice barista if they wanted, but nevertheless waited, like a layperson, for the timely release of the drink. Singers, actors and reality TV stars alike seem hypnotized by the orange sugar sipper that contains no pumpkin at all:

Pete Wentz, for one, wants to start a club about PSL -- for men.

Katy Perry could hardly wait for Starbucks to unleash the PSL.

Lucky for her, Starbucks released PSLs one month early.

Taylor Swift is SO Taylor Swift about PSL.

In Saskatoon for the Canadian Country Music Awards. Drinking a pumpkin spice latte. Just realized 70% of my tweets are food or cat related.

Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 9, 2012

Kristin Cavallari loves PSL so much she blacks out every fall.

PSL makes Pixie Lott feel all nostalgic.

PSL causes Brittany Snow to craft a tweet with the eloquence of a third grader attempting to write poetry for the first time.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

Before You Go

Caramel Brulee Latte
Click Here to see The Complete List of Unhealthiest Hot Starbucks DrinksA cup of coffee is like the Caramel Brulee Latte the same way my apartment is like the palace of Versailles. This prime example of end-of-the-empire decadence jams 580 calories, twenty grams of fat, and eighty-five grams of carbs into its scant twenty ounces. Photo Credit: Starbucks
White Hot Chocolate
You may as well pour the contents of your local diner’s grease trap directly into your carotid artery. The White Hot Chocolate contains more saturated fat than a six-piece bucket of fried chicken at KFC and about as many calories as a chicken alfredo calzone at the Olive Garden.Photo Credit: © Flickr /joshwept
Green Tea Soy Latte
Click Here to see The Complete List of Unhealthiest Hot Starbucks DrinksThis drink’s nutritional information is a nice little kick in the derrière for anyone who ever thought the words “green tea” and “soy” equated “healthful.” Surprise!Photo Credit: © Flickr /tulip or turnip
Caramel Apple Spice Drink
This item, billed as a “kid’s drink,” is basically a gigantic glass of simple syrup: it contains no nutritional benefits and the same amount of sugar as five Hostess Twinkies. Your teeth would prefer you slept with a retainer made out of Twizzlers. Photo Credit: Starbucks
Eggnog Latte
Click Here to see The Complete List of Unhealthiest Hot Starbucks DrinksEven without a whipped cream topping, this drink still has more cholesterol than a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Bacon and Cheese with a Big Mac stacked on top as garnish.That image, however, doesn’t even begin to illustrate the amount of sugar and carbs in the Eggnog Latte: this drink is so far off the charts nutritionally that if you wanted to recreate it in the form of a solid, you would have to eat a white bread sandwich slathered in bacon grease and chocolate syrup, stuffed with a cronut, and topped with a dozen crushed Dum Dum pops.Now imagine putting that mess in a blender, and slurping it up through a dark green straw.But, uh, it handles 70% of your recommended daily allowance of calcium? Photo Credit: Starbucks

Popular in the Community


HuffPost Shopping’s Best Finds