There is a new king in town, basic betches, and it smells like caramel with salt on it.
In the past, pumpkin-spiced products could be classified as nothing short of cultural touchstones when it came to autumn.
I mean, aside from football, sweaters and deciding if it's too early to start wearing that poofy winter vest you own, what says, “It's October,” more than going to Starbucks and chugging down a Pumpkin Spice Latte?
That all may change now, though, as new data suggests salted caramel-flavored products trend higher than pumpkin-spiced food and drinks.
According to MyFitnessPal, users enjoyed 7.3 percent less pumpkin spice-flavored products last year than in previous years, and they started consuming more salted caramel products around 2013.
How does the Internet feel about this new salty-sweet trend? To put it lightly, they can't get e-f*ckin-nough of it.
The salted caramel mocha frappuccino from Starbucks is life — Kris-Eimy † (@KrisEimy) September 10, 2015
God bless America, indeed.
What may be the sticky dagger in pumpkin spice's coffin is how salted caramel drinks are available year round at Starbucks, but pumpkin spice drinks are only served during fall months.
You hear that, Pumpkin Spice Woody? Salted Caramel Buzz Lightyear just came to the playroom, and now, no one can get enough of this new, delicious toy.
RIP, Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Let us not mourn the death of PSL; let us, instead, remember all the good times we had with this beloved not-actually-pumpkin-flavored, warm, pumpkin drink.
Your only flaw was you tried to fly too close to the cinnamon sun.
Pumpkin Spice Latte will be buried next to a set of UGG boots and a DVD box set of “One Tree Hill."