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Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Now Made With the Real Thing — But Is It Actually Healthier?

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.

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