Pumpkin Spice Latte Throwdown: Starbucks Versus McDonald's

I have always been a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL, from Starbucks. It's the first seasonal beverage to arrive after a summer of iced coffees and frappuccinos, and it always gets me in the spirit of fall.

However, this fall, another contender might be giving Starbucks a run for its money with its version of a pumpkin spice latte. Yes, my friends, the PSL challenger I speak of is McDonald's. Crucify me all you want, but McDonald's knows how to make a good cup of coffee. The McCafé drinks (hot and iced) always satisfy my caffeine cravings. No, it's not the best cup of joe, but it sure is a good one.

After seeing a commercial for the new McDonald's pumpkin spice lattes, I decided to find out who makes the best PSL: Starbucks or Mickey D's.

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Molly Dunn
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