Summer Is Over: Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms Hit Supermarket Shelves
It’s not even September yet, but pumpkin spice mania has already swept the nation.
While we’re still trying to cram in our last beach days, fall has swiftly crept up on us. How do we know? Seasonal M&Ms have begun popping up on Target shelves.
Two weeks ago, M&Ms unveiled a new pecan pie version, and on Wednesday, an M&Ms rep confirmed with PEOPLE that a pumpkin spice latte flavor will hit Target stores this week. That’s right — not pumpkin spice, but pumpkin spice latte, thus taking the PSL-craze to entirely new, uncharted territory.
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The seasonal M&Ms come in very autumnal packaging, featuring a maternal brown M&M wrapped up in a chunky scarf, sipping on a latte. (She’s wearing glasses, of course.)
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We’re interested in seeing how the “latte” part comes into play, flavor-wise. Will these be creamier-tasting than last year’s pumpkin spice M&Ms? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s by frantically buying up all the new PSL M&Ms the moment they appear in our local Target.
—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda