Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pumpkin Flavored Coffee For LESS

As some of you know I’m a Starbucks fanatic and LOVE their pumpkins spice latte but I’m trying to cut back on my expensive Starbucks trips. They always get me; I go in for a latte and leave with a delicious treat to accompany my Fat Free, no whip, pumpkin spice goodness (of course I opt for a treat that is not Weight Watchers friendly…shame shame is my name ;D).

I sat down and created a Starbucks budget. Each month I’m going to put my Starbucks allowance on a gift card. Once I spend my allowance for that month, that’s it… least until the next month rolls around. Since my Starbucks trips are limited and I’m going to miss that daily pumpkin goodness (ok not daily but I am there a lot) I’ve been on the hunt for a few substitutes.

Here’s what I found........

7 Eleven has a pumpkin spice latte (sorry I forgot to snap a pic of it). I purchased a 160z pumpkin spice latte for $1.39. It was good but I wish it had a stronger coffee flavor. I would drink it again but only if I feel like being bad; It has to be packed it calories. 7 Eleven does have a pretty cool drink bar though; lots of flavors and fixens to personalize your drink.

Exxon on the Run has pumpkin spiced coffee!! I purchased a 12oz pumpkin spice coffee for $1.29 and was very pleased. It was delicious and cheap and even better I could add what I wanted so I was able to keep the calorie count down. I will drink this pumpkin goodness again :o)
I know there must be other cheap but good Fall flavored coffee out there. Do you have a favorite place to stop and grab a cup of joe (besides Starbucks)?


  1. I always buy a pumpkin spice creamer to use in my coffee at home. Yum!

  2. Hey Kendra,
    We are huge pumpkin coffee drinkers during the fall and winter months. I usually get it at a specialty coffee store and it's about $14 per pound. I didn't care cuz it was the only place I could find it! However, recently I was in Target and saw that the brand they carry (Archer Farms) has a pumpkin coffee and it was much cheaper. I wouldn't say it's as good as the more expensive stuff, but it's good enough.


  3. I usually buy pumpkin flavored coffee for my Keurig coffee maker and then add pumpkin spice creamer and top it with a little whip cream when I'm doing them at home for Fall - not quite a delicious latte, but a good cheap substitute!

    I love gas station cappuccinos and lattes as well - I know they have got to be terrible and I can never taste the coffee or espresso flavor - but I'm addicted to the sugar fix they give me and the price is too good :).

    My first love is Starbucks also - but I try really hard to cut back because like you I always have to add on some extras when I stop in for "just a latte".

  4. so... i read your post and just had to tell you... your'e the first to know... {{i'm going to hold a giveaway soon that will include a starbucks gift card}} my attempt at a whisper ;) so stop by sometime and check it out. :)

    have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. Thanks for the tip! I look forward to this time of year and the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte all year long! I'll have to check out the ones you recommend. What I do for WW is brew pumpkin spice coffee, add splenda, sugar free vanilla creamer, and fat free whipped cream. You can't beat it for 2 points, YUM!!


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