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Ingredients in Starbucks' Pumpkin Spiced Latte Revealed

Ingredients in Starbucks' Pumpkin Spiced Latte Revealed
Posted August 27th, 2014 @ 5:04am by Chilli Amar


It’s almost fall and you know what that means – Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back. discovered it is nearly impossible to find out what ingredients are actually in a Starbucks drink. While the store does list ingredients for some items on their websites, they don’t for beverages.  

Anyway, somehow the site finally got the actual ingredient list and here it is...


  • The drink contains no real pumpkin, not that that’s at all surprising. The pumpkin spice syrup that makes the drink so yummy contains Carmel Color Level IV, which contains ammonia and is considered a carcinogen.


  • The milk used at Starbucks is “Monsanto Milk” which is from cows fed GMO corn, soy and cottonseed. And their Soymilk contains stabilizers linked to cancer.


  • There’s a good reason that drink is so sweet, it contains huge amounts of sugar, over 50 grams if you order a Grande.


  • There are also ambiguous natural flavors, artificial flavors and condensed milk that will make your drink not vegan even if you use soymilk. And then there are preservatives, sulfates and pesticides from non-organic coffee beans.




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