Thursday, October 24, 2013

Taste Testing McDonald's Pumpkin Spice Latte

By: Finance Foodie

This fall, McDonald’s is giving customers a reason to celebrate the season with the introduction of McCafĂ© Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). Available until mid November, this newly introduced beverage is a blend of 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified espresso and steamed milk infused with a combination of spices and flavors of pumpkin pie. As with all of their coffee and espresso based beverages, each latte is customizable - available with whole or nonfat milk.

As the weather in New York City has turned frightfully chilly and the mornings dreadfully early, I grabbed a latte on my way to work last week. Eschewing my usual PSL from Starbucks and saving ~$2 in the process, the McD's PSL is basically the poor (wo)man's alternative to the S'Bux. The drink is much sweeter than the Sbux version, with much less espresso flavor but much more pumpkin (syrup?) and spice. Also, there wasn't a whole lot of foam on top and the color of the drink was mildly off putting (perhaps why it's served in an opaque cup). But, at about $2 and change for a small, the McDonald's PSL is a great bang for you buck, especially for us folks that are cash poor these days (thank you holiday shopping season and NYC rent). And you don't need to be a Finance Foodie to figure out that's a good deal!

Congrats Deborah! 

McDonald's and Finance Foodie Media wants to give one lucky reader five coupons to try the PSL and a $25 Arch card

Grand Prize:
Five (5) free product coupons for a small Pumpkin Spice Latte and a $25 Arch Card (ARV: $40)

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what you are thankful for this holiday season. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

HURRY! Contest ends Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on and announced on the site shortly afterwards that night!

Giveaway provided by McDonald's and Finance Foodie Media Productions. I was not compensated for this post.

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