The kids are back in school, the leaves are turning brown, there’s a definite nip in the air and yes, the rain has returned: autumn is here, and with it comes the pumpkin spice latte season. If you’ve never had a PSL, it’s a warming, slightly spiced coffee that has made its way to our shores from the US, and coffee shops go mad for it. And if we’re honest, so do we. 

But, as we learned with last year’s Christmas drinks, it’s so easy to sink a couple of hundred calories into a little paper cup. That’s fine if you’re prepared for it and have cleared the decks so you can enjoy it, but it’s pretty shit if you’re under the impression that it’s lower in calories than it actually is. So in the interest of going in prepared, here’s our handy guide to the calories in your favourite autumn drinks. Oh, and if you were wondering – there’s no actual pumpkin involved, just a mix of spices guaranteed to warm your cockles.

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Starbucks

Starbucks has upped their autumn offerings this year, adding a few new options, bringing them out earlier than ever and making their signature pumpkin spice latte syrup vegan for the first time. A big shocker with these drinks is that switching to oat milk significantly bumps up the calories, but why this is we’re not sure. 

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk and whipped cream):

Tall calories: 292
Grande calories: 383

Milk alternatives:

Tall

with skimmed milk: 264 calories
with soya milk: 275 calories
with almond milk: 245 calories
with oat milk: 339 calories

Grande

with skimmed milk: 349 calories
with soya milk: 363 calories
with almond milk: 325 calories
with oat milk: 442 calories

without cream:

Tall

with semi-skimmed milk (standard): 281 calories
with skimmed milk: 253 calories
with soya milk: 264 calories
with almond milk: 233 calories
with oat milk: 328 calories

Grande

with semi-skimmed milk (standard): 345 calories
with skimmed milk: 311 calories
with soya milk: 325 calories
with almond milk: 287 calories
with oat milk: 404 calories

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Maple Latte

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk):

Tall calories: 256
Grande calories: 332

Milk alternatives:

Tall

with skimmed milk: 217 calories
with soya milk: 233 calories
with almond milk: 191 calories
with oat milk: 321 calories

Grande

with skimmed milk: 279 calories
with soya milk: 300 calories
with almond milk: 241 calories
with oat milk: 423 calories

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Maple Rooibos Tea Latte

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk):

Tall calories: 164
Grande calories: 211

Milk alternatives:

Tall

with skimmed milk: 123 calories
with soya milk: 140 calories
with almond milk: 94 calories
with oat milk: 235 calories

Grande

with skimmed milk: 158 calories
with soya milk: 179 calories
with almond milk: 121 calories
with oat milk: 301 calories

How many calories in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Nitro Cold Brew with Maple Cold Foam

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk):

10oz calories: 22
Tall calories: 28

How many calories in a pumpkin spice latte?

Costa

Costa is doing things a little differently, and it’s not offering any pumpkin spice drinks. Instead, they’ve got a ‘bonfire spice family’ – caramel with smoky, toasted spices and crunchy caramel toppings. 

How many calories in a pumpkin spice latte?

Bonfire Spiced Latte

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk):

Primo calories: 
drink in: 140 calories
takeaway: 166 calories

Milk alternatives:

with skimmed milk: 
drink in: 119 calories
takeaway: 138 calories

with soya milk:
drink in: 134 calories
takeaway: 158 calories

with coconut milk: 
drink in: 120 calories
takeaway: 140 calories

How many calories in a pumpkin spice latte?

Bonfire Spiced Coldbrew 

Standard drink:

Primo calories without whipped milk: 
drink in and takeaway: 72 calories

with whipped milk: 86 calories

Bonfire Spiced Hot Chocolate

Standard drink (with semi-skimmed milk):

Primo calories: 
drink in: 250 calories
takeaway: 266 calories

Milk alternatives:

with skimmed milk: 
drink in: 223 calories
takeaway: 234 calories

with soya milk:
drink in: 242 calories
takeaway: 257 calories

with coconut milk: 
drink in: 225 calories
takeaway: 237 calories

Are you indulging in any of the autumn drinks on offer or are you aghast at the thought of how many calories are in them? Let us know over on the forum!