Okay, who else is already sick of summer? Bugs, humidity, sweat, and pongy passengers on public transportation. Bring on the autumn, with its fresh, crisp air, cosy and stylish fall fashion, and seasonal flavours like pumpkin, cinnamon, and hot roasted chestnuts!

Luckily, it seems that Starbucks in Japan is feeling us and has decided to give us a treat to really get us in the mood for autumn with their new range of chestnut flavour lattes and frappuccinos which are due to go on sale next month!

The new drinks, officially titled “Roast Nutty Chestnut Latte” and “Roast Nutty Chestnut Frappuccino” are due to go on sale on September 1 until September 30.

The new drinks will be available in a full range of sizes and the latte will be available hot or iced. The “nutty” part comes from the paste used as a base for the drinks, which is comprised of almonds and hazelnuts as well as chestnuts. Nom.

We’re kind of sad that we only have one month to slurp down some chestnutty goodness, and we’re even more concerned that the supply will stop just as soon as the temperature finally starts to drop. In our minds, chestnuts are an autumnal flavour, and while we’re already formulating plans to slurp down a hot Roast Nutty Chestnut latte in an air-conditioned cafe while pretending it’s the best season of the year, we’re worried the whole experience will feel a little artificial. Why can’t we have chestnutty treats all the way till next spring?

While we’re excited for the new drinks, we can’t help but think that Starbucks is jumping the gun a little bit. Perhaps October would be a better time for such a warming and comforting drink? We’re desperate for summer to be over too, but we’re not sure that we’re quite ready to start sipping on fall-themed drinks while it’s still so hot outside.

Source: Starbucks Japan
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