"It's Just Shit Coffee": Pumpkin Spice Latte Backlash Gets Local

Categories: LOLS

SF Citizen
Finally, some truth in advertising.
Is it just me, or has there been more vitriol than usual directed at the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL, or #PSL if you're extra cool) this year? The sweet, syrupy, not-at-all-pumpkiny Starbucks concoction has been embraced as a sign of autumn in recent times, but I've never heard this much backlash.

From a blogger's "open letter to people who can't stop talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes" that was passed around the Internet a few weeks ago, to the petition on Change.org for vegan PSLs ("nothing about 'pumpkin' or 'spice' has to come from an animal!"), it seems that 2013 might finally be the year that people realize that PSLs are not actually very good (or good for you).

Here's one more local indicator: As SF Citizen discovered, Starbucks was stupid enough to post an ad for the PSL on Haight Street, and it wasn't before long someone tagged the bus stop ad with "It's just shit coffee." Amen.

[via SF Citizen]

Follow @annaroth

My Voice Nation Help
Galser Marcos
Galser Marcos

Yeah, because we aren't allowed to complain about the shitty vapid parts of our culture until everything is like the Congo here.

Betsy Lancefield Lane
Betsy Lancefield Lane

As a good friend would say (minus his more colorful language), "first-world problem!"

Kaylie Heimel
Kaylie Heimel

I pity the fool who has nothing better to do than get upset about a fancy coffee drink. #FirstWorldProblems

Christina Mathis
Christina Mathis

Never spill PSL on something white. That orangey-color leaves a serious stain!

Now Trending

From the Vault


©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.