Oh man. John Oliver has done it again: ripping on something that he passionately feels needs to be brought to America’s attention in a hilarious manner. In this web-exclusive video, his victim is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Are you sick of seeing all of the buzz for this this fall favorite drink literally everywhere you go? Starbucks windows. TV commercials. Your 13 year old cousin’s Instagram. Oliver is taking a stand on this phenomenon once and for all, and maybe even making it “hip” to dislike the apparently overrated drink.
Oliver refers to the specialty drink as “the coffee that tastes like a candle“. He makes it clear that this doesn’t mean how the candle smells, but PSLs literally taste like candle wax. This probably has something to do with the bottle of pumpkin flavored stuff that never ages, which he compares to Ryan Seacrest. Personally, we would like to know how they get it so…orange. But actually now that we think about it, we definitely do not want to know. He also shared a statistic that gave me a heart attack just hearing about it. You’ll know what I mean when you watch the video. Finally, without giving away all of the best kickers, he also calls the PSL “eggnog for morning people.” As a recovering pumpkin spice addict, I can’t really argue with this one.
I think this is the beginning of the end for the Pumpkin Spice Latte, all thanks to you, John Oliver.
NOW how do you feel about the PSL?