The epitome of basic drinks is back for the fall season.
The pumpkin spice latte is the stuff of legend. As soon as September rolls around, the drink floods social media with its own hashtag, Twitter and Facebook account.
Starbucks officially put the seasonal beverage back on the menu September 5 for a few months in the United States, though some stores released it early this year.
The latte has become known as the drink of choice for ‘the most basic of b****es’, who slip into a pair of black leggings, grab a pair of Ugg boots and head to the nearest Starbucks for a sweet fix.
And the hype is so big that it is now even ‘trendy’ to hate on the popular beverage.
But trendy or not, there is a science to why your body craves the latte and it doesn’t have to do with the pumpkin flavor.
Daily Mail Online breaks down what is in a pumpkin spice latte and how the ingredients trigger cravings in the brain.