Image of Apple Pound Cake and Maple Pecan Latte

Latte, pound cake make great combo

There’s a new drink in town

Ah, the smell of autumn is in the air, and thoughts are turning to…maple?  That’s right!  Starbucks brought a new drink into town, and people are raving about it.  The new maple pecan latte is the perfect addition for the fall season, and you’re going to love it.  In fact, it might just give the pumpkin spice latte a run for its money.

Comparing the classic and new

You may remember that I wrote a PSL blog, and you can go here to read it.  However, I went to my local Starbucks and had to try the new additions for myself.  The results are in the video below.

The caramelized apple pound cake and maple pecan latte – Both are quite good | Video posted on ‘ YouTube channel (Editor’s note: It is called the Caramelized Apple Pound Cake – not “loaf”)

Maple pecan latte is as good as it sounds

If you haven’t tried the new beverage, then what are you waiting for?  It’s the perfect combination of maple syrup, brown butter, and pecan flavors.  Finish it off with a sugary topping, and you have a drink that will wow everyone!  It’s available chilled, hot or blended – frappucino-style.

I had a tall maple pecan latte, which has 290 calories, 11 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbs and 9 grams of protein.  So, if you’re thinking about numbers, keep those in mind.  But, if you’re looking for a splurge, then it’s the perfect addition to the autumn menu.

Apple pound cake?  Another great addition

But, don’t forget about the caramelized apple pound cake.  After all, you have to have your cake and drink something with it, too.  The taste of apple combined with the latte’s maple flavor?  Yeah!  It’s that good!

Health-conscious people should know the numbers: 400 calories, 12 grams of fat, 68 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein.  But, again, for a rare treat, it’s a great idea to welcome the fall season.

Is this the new pumpkin spice latte?

Image of a bag of pumpkin spice latte M&M's
We all remember when pumpkin spice was found in every product | Image used from Google Images Licensed for Reuse

Of course, we all remember how the pumpkin spice latte brought on the pumpkin extravaganza.  With breakfast cereals, oatmeal, cookies and other assorted food and drinks, pumpkin spice was everywhere.  So, it stands to reason that maple could be the new pumpkin spice.

It’s too soon to tell if the maple pecan latte will be as popular as the pumpkin spice latte.  However, given how many articles have been written about it, the popularity is growing.

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