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This New Starbucks Secret Menu Item Will Get You In The Fall Spirit!

starbucks secret menu cauldron concoction

The Starbucks secret menu is simply a treasure trove of creative drink options for those of you who enjoy thinking outside of the box. Well… in this case, we’ll be thinking outside of the pumpkin! 

For those of you who want something a bit different from the standard pumpkin spice latte, but without an extremely complex ordering process… we’ve got you covered! 

We present to you, the “Cauldron Concoction!” 

starbucks secret menu cauldron concoction
Marina Somma

You’ll start by ordering a Matcha Creme Frappucino, and you can customize the base of the drink to your own specifications in a few ways. I order it without classic syrup to save a few calories and swap the standard milk with coconut milk to add a bit of sweetness in its place. 

Next, you’ll add the pumpkin cold foam in place of the whipped cream. This will create a subtle pumpkin flavor that isn’t too overpowering or heavy on the “pumpkin spice.” 

However, if you’d like to really up the pumpkin ante, you could choose to add pumpkin spice topping and/or pumpkin sauce. You can make this one as festive or as subtle as you’d like! 

One final touch that I love to include — a warmed pumpkin cream cheese muffin to really finish the mood right. The sweetness of the muffin with just a little saltiness from the pepitas is the perfect complement to the earthiness of the matcha in the drink! 

starbucks secret menu cauldron concoction and pumpkin muffin
Marina Somma

Personally, I love pumpkin-flavored things, but find pumpkin spice can come off a bit too strong for my taste sometimes. The “Cauldron Concoction” is a perfect balance of pumpkin flavor that is a tad more understated. 

Pumpkin food and drink is one of my favorite parts of the fall season, and it really brings out the nostalgia of childhood Halloween long past. The little kick of serotonin that a bit of pumpkin flavoring brings forth is something I look forward to all year long, and want to share with all of you! 


The source of this story’s featured image is Marina Somma.

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