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PSL

or pumpkin spice latte or PSL season [ pee-ess-el ]

What does PSL stand for?

PSL is short for pumpkin spice latte. This seasonal caffeinated drink is typically sold at Starbucks during fall, featuring autumnal flavors such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

PSL can also be used as an acronym for Premier Soccer League, a sports association in South Africa.

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Where does PSL come from?

The pumpkin spice latte or PSL was created in 2003 by Starbucks as a seasonal special. At the time, the drink did not contain any actual pumpkin, although the coffee giant has since added pumpkin puree to the mix. Fans now eagerly await “PSL season,” a term they use to refer to the limited time during which the drink is on the coffee maker’s menu.

The popularity of PSL at Starbucks has prompted others in the food industry to add pumpkin spice versions of their products, from pumpkin spice Oreos to pumpkin spice-flavored coffees available seasonally at Starbucks’ competitor Dunkin’ Donuts.

Examples of PSL

After years of hating #PumpkinSpice, I think I’m coming around to it 🎃☕️ #PSL #Yum #NeverThoughtIdSayThat
@Melanie_Falcon, October 25, 2017
And first PSL of the season whoo! Haters are ridiculous and don't know joy.
@penelopekayb, September 27, 2016
The countdown is on! 7 days until Pumpkin spice is back ! 🎃☕ · · · #psl #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspicelatte #sbux #starbucks #tobeapartner #greenapron #baristalife
@parkplace.starbucks, Instagram, August, 2018
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