It is no question that in America’s coffee competition Starbucks reigns king in the seasonal drinks department. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is the supreme and most talked about drink every fall as well. When the PSL returns to Starbucks, it signifies the seasons have indeed officially changed. No need for the official first day of fall anymore-look to Starbucks.

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Soon, however, the PSL dynasty will be facing some competition. In November, Starbucks is releasing the winter themed drink: the Chestnut Praline Latte. This nutty drink is a latte (espresso and steamed milk) mixed with chestnut praline syrup and of course, topped with whipped cream and crushed, spiced pralines.

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 After being tested in Indianapolis, Wichita, and Baltimore last winter, the Chestnut Praline Latte won against the Cherries Jubilee Mocha-another drink that was in the line up for a new potential winter themed drink. The classic red holiday cups will be in the hands of Starbucks lovers across America, but for the first time in 5 years, the drink in hand might be the newest classic.

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If you find out that the Chestnut Praline Latte doesn’t suit your taste, Starbucks is also launching a contest to win “Starbucks for Life.” In order to enter, you swipe using your Starbucks card or pay with your mobile device. The name of the contest “Starbucks for Life” is a mild exaggeration according to Fortune. If you win, you will actually win one free drink or food item everyday for 30 years. Okay-that’s basically freaking awesome too, but unfortunately, you’ll have to buy the other three lattes you drink everyday.

Will the Chestnut Praline Latte be the new PSL?

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Sydney Pereira is a student at New York University trying to change the world while simultaneously making enough money to travel when she's not studying or writing. She's also an athlete, music-lover, and avid news reader. When she's not exploring NYC, fresh flowers from the farmer's market and a cup of hot tea on a lazy Saturday are equally fulfilling.


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