Published October 5, 2012 by leaveittogossip


Fall is the season for picking pumpkins, carving pumpkins, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks.  But the coffee chain is having trouble keeping the $4 fall favorite in stock, driving customers out of their gourds, according to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal.

(MORE:The Perils of Coffee Snobbery)

Starbucks told the WSJ that while there is no “widespread scarcity,” the “infrequent deliveries” of the special pumpkin sauce have caused shortages at some locations:

“There is an opportunity, in a pumpkin emergency, for them to be able to place an [extra] order,” said spokeswoman Lisa Passé.

You can buy the instant Starbucks Via Pumpkin Spice packets instead, but apparently many stores are running low on those too.  Media blogger Jim Romenesko’s website StarbucksGossip has been blowing up with complaints about Via pumpkin spice shortages in Evanston, Illinois, Nashville, Tennessee, and the Denver area.  The Wall…

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