I Tried Starbucks’ New Fall Drink and It Tastes Like Apple

  • Starbucks has released hot and iced versions of its new Apple Crisp Macchiato just in time for fall.
  • The drinks feature flavors of apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a caramelized spiced apple drizzle.
  • I tried both drinks, which are great fall options for people who think the PSL is too sweet.

I have a confession to make: I always dread fall. It signals that warm weather is gone, beach days have disappeared, and winter is near. I do not get excited by sweaters, Halloween, or anything pumpkin. 

But I’m always up for a new Starbucks drink. So when the chain told me that it was releasing a new flavor in honor of autumn, I decided to put my biases aside — at least, temporarily — and get a little excited. 

And I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Apple Crisp Macchiato, which Starbucks released on Tuesday, could warm even my autumn-hating heart. 

Here’s what I thought of both the hot and iced versions of Starbucks’ brand-new drink, and why I like it more than the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

The Apple Crisp Macchiato is Starbucks’ newest fall drink

Starbucks has released a hot and iced Apple Crisp Macchiato.


The hot and iced versions both have “layered flavors of apple and brown sugar melding like the filling of a gooey apple pie in harmony with espresso,” according to a press release. They also feature a caramelized-spiced apple drizzle, which is made with apple juice, apple puree, cinnamon, and…