Pumpkin Spice Latte season is upon us, the time to sip the autumnal breeze in a cup and quickly drink back all the calories you just burned in your SoulCycle class. And as the Uggs of beverages visits us again, it's bringing another caloric concoction along with it: the Chile Mocha.
Doubling down on the "spice" aspect of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Chile Mocha brings the heat, with cocoa and cinnamon powder, ancho and cayenne chile pepper, cinnamon, paprika, sugar, and sea salt.
"The team was inspired by other sweet and spicy flavors such as mole, horchata, and a thick Mexican drink called champurrado," Starbucks writes on their site, infusing some culture among the basic-ness.
The Chile Mocha promises to bring the heat, but the Pumpkin Spice Latte remains the diva of the menu.