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Pumpkin Craze Transforms Lattes, Vodka Into Comfort Food

It may not be sweater weather yet, but the annual deluge of pumpkin-flavored treats is on its way.

Pumpkin-spice lattes will go on sale at McDonald’s Corp. restaurants in some regions starting Sept. 1 and at Starbucks Corp. cafes the following day. Starbucks, based in Seattle, is letting customers get the drink early this year by whispering a code -- First PSL -- to a cafe barista.