I've never tried VIA. I never need coffee on the go- I'm home with my french press all day long- but I've always thought it was an awesome idea, especially for travel.
I also almost never buy lattes. I like my coffee black and strong and haven't used cream for years. So when I'm out for coffee I usually pick up an Americano or just brewed coffee. And I can froth my milk for steamers and hot chocolate at home (which we do, often.) You don't fool me with your extra $3 for hot milk in my over-sugared coffee, Starbucks! I'm on to you!
I know a lot of people absolutely love Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I get one every fall, and a couple of peppermint mochas in the winter; you know, seasonal traditions that must carry on. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a little sweet and over the top for me to enjoy more than once. And news flash: crush up a candy cane and melt it in some Swiss Miss hot chocolate- it tastes exactly like the Peppermint Mocha, even without adding espresso.
And there was a big bin full of pumpkins outside HyVee today.
When I saw these, I splurged.
I topped mine off with some hot vanilla foam. It was great.