This Squash-Themed Spice Latte is Better than Pumpkin — and Starbucks HATES It!

Pumpkin Spice? More like bumpkin spice.

You’ll never guess which squash is about to quash a coffee classic (since 2010) — it’s leaner, meaner, greener, and healthier too(!)

Gourd-lovers, Ugg-wearers, and coffee-photographers agree: zucchini spice lattes are poised to be this fall’s beverage of choice, according to Gourdman’s Coffee Digest.

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Zucchini Spice Latte?

“It like, just, you know, brings more of the other seasons,” enthused grad student Korinthia Green, 28. “I like how the green reminds me of summer, spring, and some parts of winter.”

“Zucchini spice is richer in vitamins, irons, antioxidants, riboflavins, free radicals, and organics, making it a clear health #win over pumpkin spice,” claims food scientist Zak Bentham, 14.

Not everyone is thrilled about 2015’s Best New Flavor.

“It sucks,” asserted Braham Teeter, owner of Starbucks Pumpkin Patch and Farms in Hickwood, NE. “What’s next, Acorn Spice Lattes? Potato Squash Spice Lattes? Butternut Squash Spice—wait, that actually sounds kinda good.”

Still, every squash deserves its season, and this fall, it’s all about the #ZSL.


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