I tried a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, QuikTrip, Take Five and McDonald’s and compared them to decide which is best. They are ranked in order below. Although Starbucks sells the best tasting latte, it is almost four times the price of the Quick Trip one. For those who can’t go a morning without their pumpkin spice latte, I would definitely suggest trying the cheaper option from Quick Trip which is nearly as good.
Price for smallest size including tax: $4.07.
Flavor: Very good. Definitely the best flavor out of all of them. It tastes like a piece of pumpkin pie and also has a cinnamon flavor.
Smell: It smells like fall — pumpkin and cinnamon.
Price for smallest size including tax: $1.29. This one was the cheapest.
Flavor: Very good. The pumpkin flavor is definitely there, but it isn’t too overwhelming. It’s also kind of cinnamony.
Color: Light creamy brown.
Smell: It smells so good — like fall in a cup. They should make candles that smell like this drink.
Price for smallest size including tax: $4.85. This one was the most expensive.
Flavor: It’s really frothy and not really pumpkin flavored at all. In my opinion, this one was the least fall-like.
Color: Creamy Brown.
Smell: Smelled more like a cinnamon-type coffee.
Price for smallest size including tax: $2.29.
Flavor: Way too sugary and sweet. Not really any pumpkin flavor at all, it just tastes like sugar. This one was definitely the worst.
Smell: It smells like cinnamon sugar.