It may only be August and it may technically still be summer, but everyone’s favourite hot drink is returning to the menu at Greggs from tomorrow.
That’s right, pumpkin spice latte season is nearly upon us.
Although August still spells summer for many of us, there’s no hiding the fact that we’ve been under some gloomy skies with heavy rain here in Greater Manchester this week, so in reality, it couldn’t be a more ideal time for Greggs to announce that its Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at stores nationwide from tomorrow.
Starbucks may be the place that most people associate with and head on down to for the classic autumn drink, Greggs’ version is always cheaper than its counterpart.
And apparently, it hits the spot just the same too.
The popular bakery chain took to its official social media platforms this morning to confirm the return of the drink, admitting: “It might still be summer, but it’s time to spice things up… Pumpkin Spice Latte is back in Greggs shops from tomorrow.”
Poking a bit of fun at the out-of-season unveiling of the drink, Greggs announced the news alongside some promotional pictures of two people sat on deckchairs on the beach, dressed in summer attire, surrounded by floats and beach balls and toasting a pumpkin spice latte.
Greggs’ new themed merch collaboration with Primark also features in the images.
The limited-edition Greggs drink is made with sweet pumpkin spice-flavoured syrup, and is topped with cream and sprinkles.
As with all of its coffee drinks, Greggs uses a blend of Fairtrade Arabica and Robusta coffee beans from Peru, Colombia, and Tanzania – which are slow-roasted to create a delicious flavour.
While the price of a regular-sized Pumpkin Spice Latte at Greggs varies and has not been confirmed for this year, last year, it started at just £1.95 per cup, and that meant it was around £1.35 cheaper than the Starbucks version.
It’s predicted that the price of the drink will have risen this year.
Fancy nipping to your nearest Greggs for a PSL tomorrow then? You can find your closest branch using the store locator here, and you’ll also be able to find out the opening times too.
In the latest twist that virtually everyone saw coming, the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight looks like it has been called off yet again. Is anyone even still bothered at this point?
Fury broke the news via Instagram on Monday evening, revealing that he had not received a signed contract from Joshua before his self-imposed 5pm deadline and that the long-awaited all match-up is now off the table.
Joshua’s last two fights came against the Usyk, in which he lost both the first bout and the rematch, going viral with a rather bizarre speech in the immediate aftermath.
As well as questioning how the Ukrainian could have beaten him when he’s “not strong”, he references everything from the Russian invasion to his weight and time in prison.
As for Usyk, he is the only real opponent Fury is likely to face and the pair have been open about arranging a fight, despite both having made it quite clear that they hope to retire in the new future.
Gary Neville insists he has ‘no intention’ of going into politics
Gary Neville has made his stance clear and insisted that he has absolutely “no intention” of going into politics in the future.
The former Manchester United and England footballer, turned manager, pundit, and commentator, made a guest starring appearance at the 2022 Labour Party Conference yesterday – which is currently being held in Liverpool – to give a speech at an event about the future of football.
The Bury-born 47-year-old also threw his support behind party leader Sir Keir Starmer.
But despite becoming a followed figure and somewhat of a voice on current political affairs since his retirement from the game, and most significantly within the last couple of years of Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the leadership of several Conservative Prime Ministers, Neville has claimed that he still does not intend to venture into politics.
He also said that he was “not going to be tempted” to become an MP and stand in the upcoming by-election in West Lancashire.
The former right back said he does not “need to be an MP” to support the Labour party.
Neville told BBC Politics that a venture into politics is “something I’ve been asked about regularly over the last 12 – 18 months,” but clarified that he’s “got no intention of going into politics at all”, primarily because “I love what I do so much”.
He continued: “The reality is I love what I do so much. I love what I do in football, I love what I do in Greater Manchester with the businesses that I co-own, and I have to say I wouldn’t want to give that up as I feel as though I’m happy in what I’m doing.
“I want to continue doing the things that I’m doing locally in Greater Manchester.
“And I have to say that I feel politically motivated, but I can do as much, I think, for the Labour Party by being here as I can do being an MP.