There’s no reason to fear Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte taking over the planet — it already has. The seasonal beverage that has separated countless consumers from their money each fall has now opened its own Facebook Messenger account (The Real PSL) so that it might communicate with the human race in its own language. Some are calling it a “chat-bot,” while others have deemed it evil incarnate.
Profess your love for the pumpkin spice latte by chatting with the Starbucks drink on Facebook https://t.co/1cN38qRMLG
— TIME.com (@TIME) August 30, 2016
— Pumpkin Spice Latte (@TheRealPSL) August 29, 2016
Well, now I've seen it all. There's a PSL chat bot on FB. You can now talk to "The Real Pumpkin Spice Latte." Bold move #sbux
— Karen Mennella (@kar_mennella13) August 30, 2016
— Kimberly Wang (@kimberlyweiwang) August 30, 2016
There's so much evil in this world. https://t.co/OYqIymm6J7
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) August 30, 2016
As Frank Herbert observed in his 1965 classic “Dune,” “He who controls the spice controls the universe.” Someone was listening.
@TIME I'm sorry. I don't like you. Just not my taste but we can still be friends.
— PeacefulEasyFeeling (@Rosesdaughter61) August 30, 2016
It would be unwise to taunt The Real PSL.
Go to hell https://t.co/39bgCpeKhP
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 30, 2016
Is it too late for a third-party run? The Real PSL seems to have what it takes to be a serious political contender.
— Susan Whelan (@nolamaven) August 30, 2016
@TheRealPSL I asked on the app and didn't get an answer 😩
— Ashley Merrill (@AshleyMerrill22) August 29, 2016