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Pumpkin Drinks Are Back, But I Might Be Done…

Starbucks pumpkin drinks are back, so I had my first one of the seasonโ€ฆ Got a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Sadly, it was almost totally flavorless. ๐Ÿ˜ž

Iโ€™m not sure why I still try. I hadnโ€™t had Starbucks in months for this reasonโ€ฆ There are three locations near me, and they all botch simple drinks (no special requests/mods) every time. My husbandโ€™s too.

It didnโ€™t use to be this wayโ€ฆ in particular when the newest one opened it could be counted on to make perfect drinks. Then it steadily declined. And no one wants to be a Karenโ€ฆ so Iโ€™ll often trash my full $6 drink, a rare treat, rather than complain to a tired barista. ๐Ÿ˜ข The times I have asked for it to be fixed or remade were when I was with someone else who would have felt uncomfortable if I simply stared at my drink and didn’t drink while they did.

And you may say, “well donโ€™t buy overpriced Starbucks at all then” but I don’t go there for the good “coffee”. The chain has been a steady presence in my life where many important memories were formed & parts of my books written. Sometimes I just want to go back, and enjoy a syrupy drink… it shouldn’t be so hard when I never ask for any modifications to them.

I still sometimes have the occasional perfect (or, you know, just moderately enjoyable) drink, but it’s so rare. I had already gone from “Starbucks through the year” to “Starbucks only at Fall & Christmas” (because those drinks seemed impossible to screw up) and now… it may be just “Starbucks at Christmas”.

Until that gets botched too. Lol. I dunno. I may give a PSL one last try. I’m just bummed, man.