1 - 1 - 20160812_150418 bottled pslStarbucks has announced that the bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino will soon be available at grocery stores, and other such retailers where you might find bottled Frappuccinos.

Last year, the bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was offered only at Costco stores.

This is truly the sign of the changing season when all things pumpkin spice hit your grocery stores. You’ll find everything from pumpkin spice Cheerios to pumpkin spice beer.

But Starbucks pretty much started the pumpkin spice craze in 2003, with the introduction of the first Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is still a hit!

The in-store version of the Pumpkin Spice Latte went through small recipe changes in 2015, removing caramel coloring and adding real pumpkin.

It’s no surprise, since the Pumpkin Spice Latte is a Starbucks signature drink, that the bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino is a winner. Stock up! The official word is that the bottled Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino hits grocery store shelves in early September until supplies run out, which may last through fall.

I’ve already had an early try of this treat!

I dropped by the Starbucks headquarters on Friday August 12, 2016, and picked up (from a media relations representative) an early bottle of before its national release!

(Related: Take a tour of the Starbucks headquarters with Melody.)

It’s delicious. Starbucks pumpkin spice fans, keep your eye out for the classic bottled Frappuccino bottle with the orange lid. It’s a sign that fall is here. It’s sweet, and cinnamon-y, with some coffee flavor. Just as though handcrafted version of the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino is not the most coffee forward drink, this drink is not a strong coffee flavor. Did you know that the coffee in the bottled Frappuccino is a unique Starbucks blend? The coffee in the bottled Frappuccino is a special blend of Latin American beans made just for Frappuccino.

For the more hardcore coffee drinkers, look for the bottled cold brew!

The bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino will retail for around $2.89 per bottle. Just to be clear, this is something you’ll find in grocery stores and other like retailers, but it is not slated to found inside actual Starbucks stores.

I always have to tell you when I get something for free. My bottled Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was a gift from the headquarters. Maybe if I’m lucky, they’ll send me more.

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