The Rumors Are True

So this morning, I was reading through the comments on last night’s Tangents post and saw that Karen had mentioned Dunkin Donuts already having their Pumpkin Spice coffee available.


So then I even put out a call on Twitter to find out if the rumors were true, and many of you were just as excited about this information as I was…

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By this point, I really couldn’t go much longer without finding out whether or not the rumors were true, so I hightailed it out to the closest DD’s to get the scoop.

Well, here’s the scoop…

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Pumpkin Spice is BACK, baby! Open-mouthed smile

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I know it’s still August. I know it’s still technically summer. But today it’s damp and dreary, and gosh darn it, I wanted some pumpkin spice in my life. Ohhhhh pumpkin spice, how I’ve missed you!

FYI: Want to make your pumpkin spice coffee a little healthified?

The syrup that DD uses is thick and full of sugar and calories. From what I remember, a medium will typically have about 160 calories, and that’s with using 3 pumps of syrup. So do what I do and ask for 1-1/2 pumps (half the amount of syrup) – you still get plenty of pumpkin flavor, with half the guilt!


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Now it’s about time to go find something for lunch; I’m thinking a colorful combo like this one may be in order!

Question for the Afternoon:

Do you have any tips or tricks when trying to “healthify” some of your favorite foods or drinks? Share away! Maybe we can all learn from each other? Smile


  1. says

    YAY! I have never tried Dunkin Donuts coffee and am thrilled they have Pumpkin Spice out just in time for my trip down to the States! I am getting it for sure and with half the syrup :) Thanks for that tip!
    My absolute favorite is Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Dolce latte – so sugar free syrup and skim milk! I go all out with a Venti for 160 calories, totally worth it!
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  2. says

    I’ve actually never had the DD pumpkin spiced latte! (gasp!) I LOVE Starbucks’ pumpkin spiced latte, so I definitely need to hightail it over to DD and try their’s!

    Ways I “healthify” my drinks: ask for nonfat/skim milk, ask for sugar free syrups (if available), and go with the small size. Pretty simple stuff, but it all adds up!

  3. says

    I love the word “healthify” and I am so glad to see that I am not the only one who uses it. I try to healthify baked goods all the time, so at least I feel like I am feeding my kids healthy treats. I used whole wheat flour, oat bran, bananas and non-fat yogurt to make blueberry muffins a few weeks ago and they came out delicious!

    Now I am contemplating running out the Dunkin Donuts for lunch – even though it is going to be 108 degrees here in Dallas and there is not a hint of fall in the air!
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  4. says

    I think I might be the only one not excited by the return of pumpkin spice lattes- even though I love pumpkin and I love lattes, I just can’t on board with them being in the same cup. Although I do love that that means fall is just around the corner. 😉

  5. says

    If I only had a Dunkin Doughnuts in this town. Booo! When is the official release date for Starbucks PSL? It’s not fall until I have my PSL! Happy for all you, though! :)

  6. says

    I am super excited for Pumpkin Coffee!! I don’t think I ever had it from Dunkin Donuts! Have you tried the Green Mountain Pumpkin Coffee?! Theirs is amazing!! I love the pumpkin spice k-cups! :)
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  7. Pamela says

    If you like lattes from Starbucks, another (healthier) option is a Misto, which is 1/2 coffee, 1/2 steamed milk (I get soy). For some sweetness, I just add a splenda and a small amount of chocolate powder. Delish!

  8. says

    Hmmm…maybe request they not put in the milk or sweetener and do it yourself????
    I am in love with the fact that America likes to get a kick start on holidays 2 months before the actual holiday…just wait, Xmas decorations will be hitting store come Spetember! lol

  9. says

    No DD here, but pumpkin anything is in my boat! Taking a couple road trips soon, I’ll have to see if there are any DDs on my way.

  10. Karen says

    I told you! :) Isn’t it fitting that I’m sitting at my kitchen island reading this post while sipping my own cup of Dunkin pumpkin spice coffee surrounded by my fall decorations watching the rain come down? Love fall! (even though you are correct it is still August and in fact still summer)

    • Courtney says

      I’ve never tried…sorry! I know that I’ve kept them refrigerated just over a week and they were ok though. Not sure how long you need to hold off with them?

  11. says

    Ahhh yay! I am in LOVE with pumpkin spice. I usually get the pumpkin spice latte at starbucks, but last year I tried the pumpkin spice flavored drip coffee from DD and loved it! And since it’s not flavored with syrup (i don’t think…?) it’s definitely not as much of a guilty pleasure :)

  12. says

    Oh praise the Lord!! Looks like this girl is making a pit stop at DD tomorrow in between the social security office and the DMV…I’m officially changing my name tomorrow! I think that calls for a little pumpkin spice celebration 😉
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  13. says

    I love summer but I really do love everything that comes with fall…like everything and anything pumpkin flavored!!

    Btw, where are your sunglasses from? Super cute! :)

    I love using PB2 to healthily anything that calls for peanut butter…I don’t really like it in sandwiches, but it’s an awesome way to give anything (like smoothies, oatmeal, and greek yogurt) a peanut butter flavor for more than 1/2 the calories! :)
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    • Courtney says

      I’m totally with ya on the PB2 on sandwiches…not the best. But LOVE it in everything else!

      Sunglasses are from JCPenney from 2 years ago :)


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