Starbucks Vs. Dunkin’: PSL Edition

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Starbucks Vs. Dunkin’: PSL Edition

The perfect fall drink!

The perfect fall drink!

The perfect fall drink!

The perfect fall drink!

Mackenzie Anderson, Opinions Editor

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The Starbucks vs Dunkin’ debate has been a popular topic for years now, the questions of which is cheaper, healthier, and most of all which one should you go to. When it comes to the fall there is one drink that makes pumpkin lovers and especially fall fanatics go crazy; the Pumpkin Spice Latte! This latte is essentially a drink with all the tastes of fall in one cup. You get the tastes of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Both Starbucks and Dunkin’ advertise and sell this fall specialty but still the question remains; which is better? When it comes to the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks is allowed to take credit for coming up with the concoction first, Dunkin’ essentially copied the drink in their own way for a much cheaper price. A grande PSL at Starbucks costs a whopping $5.93 after taxes, while Dunkin’ costs $3.91 after taxes. Although to some price might be the biggest factor in their decision making, others might argue that taste is what really matters. After tasting both of the drinks, I can honestly say that Starbucks wins this category. The Starbucks PSL has a sort of sophisticated but sweet taste to their PSL, it doesn’t have an overwhelmingly strong coffee taste and has a great pumpkin spice mask that satisfies any fall fanatic. Where Starbucks brings that authentic fall taste to the table, Dunkin’ sadly brings a sugary and fake taste. In the Dunkin’ PSL the taste of coffee is almost absent, so if sweeter coffee is more your route Dunkin’ is the better option for you. Overall,  both of these drinks give you that fall feel you’re looking for while still providing some caffeine for the morning. But I recommend if you’re looking for more of a coffee taste Starbucks is the way to go, but if you’re not ready to spend 5 dollars a day on a coffee then I most definitely recommend Dunkin’.

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