Move over, Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks is serving a brand-new drink that will surely knock the holy grail of morning beverages off its perch: the Toasted Graham Latte, inspired by the flavor of your leftover cereal milk.
While searching for inspiration for the new beverage, Starbucks Research and Development Manager Yoke Wong noticed an unusual trend: “I thought about the back-to-school season and looked at the latest food and beverage trends. What I found to be quite popular in the U.S. is the taste of cereal milk, the delicious leftovers in your breakfast bowl,” she explained in a press release.
Intrigued, Wong soaked a couple graham crackers in milk to replicate the taste and, voilà, the idea for Starbucks’s new latte was sparked.
Here’s how Starbucks explains the drink: “Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less-sweet, perfect treat.” Sounds pretty damn delicious, right?
Each drink has 300 calories—not too bad when compared with a PSL with full-cream milk and whip, which clocks in at 410 calories.
The Toasted Graham Latte is the first new fall drink introduced by the coffee shop chain in four year and is available today, along with a brand-new fall-inspired cup. Prepare for your Instagram feed to blow-up with #grahamlatte selfies.