My quest to find the best pumpkin spice lattes in Liverpool - from Starbucks to Derek’s
Temperatures have dropped and darker nights are starting to draw in - it's pumpkin spice latte season.
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Pumpkin spice lattes (PSL for short) have become as much a part of Autumn as crunchy leaves and Halloween. For those not in the know, let me fill you in. Generally, it is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. It started life as the spice mixture put into a pumpkin pie, and it's one of my favourite stateside imports.
I'm going to local Liverpool independents as well as one well-known chain to do a taste test to find the best to tickle your tastebuds this spooky season.
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- 10/10 for presentation.
- This PSL is very instagrammable. Unfortunately I couldn’t really taste the pumpkin spice.
- Cost: £4
- Great to grab on the go.
- Really tasty with an almost citrus note in there. Warming and not overly sweet.
- Cost: £3.75
- The OG PSL.
- Exactly what you’d expect in terms of flavour however, after a few sips it becomes almost sickly as it’s overly sweet.
- Cost: £5.30
Now that I'm practically vibrating from all that caffeine and sugar, it's only fair to give you the results. I have to say that Derek's gets my vote. I got mine from their shop on Allerton Road, though they also have a place in Crosby. The sandwich shop has cinched it for me by serving up a nicely spiced yet not overly sweet PSL. Cheers!
Watch the video above for our full feature and to see more about each spiced pumpkin latte.