The Pumpkin Spice Latte: The greatest divider of our internet times

Pumpkin spiced latte

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Today marks the first day of the PSL season. Let us celebrate—or bring the hate.

Like a wall, or talk of walls on bordering countries, the pumpkin spice latte divides us all. There are the gleeful lovers, the cynical haters, even the political protesters. But every year, the PSL returns, just like the hurricane and flu season, to mark our entrance into autumn and our long, dark march into winter.

And today is that day of PSL's arrival. Starbucks announced the official beginning of the 13th (!!) pumpkin spice latte season, and of course the internet did it's best internetting by rejoicing, trolling, and meming.

We've got the lovers:

The health-concerned haters and tastemakers:
The political protesters:
The summer clingers:

The meme makers:

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall! #fall #pumpkinspice #apples #autumn #leaves

A post shared by Elyse RohrerBudiash L.AcDiplOM (@cherryblossom_healingarts) on

And so it begins..... #pumpkinspice #whitegirls #canweeven?

A post shared by Ashley Harrison (@ashleynicoleharrison) on

And those who just want a whole latte peace on earth:
Whether you're sticking to your flat white or bandwagoning on the PSL, cheers to all!

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Some people wait all year for pumpkin spice season to begin. Yeah, you read that right—it's not autumn, it's pumpkin spice season. Once upon a time, we only had pumpkin spice lattes (PSL) to tease our tastebuds. But now when the leaves start to fall and the sun sets earlier, it's all pumpkin spice all the time with pumpkin spice biscotti, Oreos, and even booze.
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