Phew. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Crisis Ends

Oct 8, 2012 4:47pm
gty starbucks pumpkin spiced wy 121008 wblog Phew. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Crisis Ends

                                (Image credit: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images | Starbucks)

Don’t fret pumpkin spice latte fans, there is now plenty of your fall java jolt to go around, Starbucks claims.

After a report suggested the much-loved drinks were becoming scarce, a Twitter uproar ensued.  A representative for Starbucks today said that the distribution centers are “100 percent stocked” with the ingredients necessary for the cult-followed classic.

“I can confirm that there are no actual pumpkin emergencies,” said Global Brand Public Relations Director Lisa Passe.

A few stores initially sold out of the drinks due to higher than expected volume, but they could order more that evening or borrow the pumpkin spice syrup from other stores until their shipments arrived, she said.

Despite “exceeding expectations across the board,” Passe said that they “have not seen widespread outages.”

When news of the “shortage” broke, fans took to Twitter to express their anger.

“Starbucks is out of Pumpkin Spice Latte. NOW WHAT,” wrote one fan.  Another Tweeted, “”I’m sorry, you can’t get a pumpkin spice latte, there’s been a area wide shortage” -Starbucks barista.”

Recipe:  Slow Cooker Surprise: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Instead of sympathy, some used the shortage as an opportunity to poke fun at the die-hard latte fans.

“BREAKING: Fights between soccer moms on the rise after Starbucks announces Pumpkin Spice Latte shortage,” joked one person.

 

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