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Dean & Deluca’s latest drink is bursting with ALL the flavors of the season

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By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan

If the flavors on hand this autumn are just too much to take in, and you’re unsure on whether you should be pigging out on chestnut montblanc cakes, pumpkin spiced lattes or fruitilicious strawberries then worry not, as stylish grocery store brand Dean & Deluca has put together the perfect concoction of seasonal things into one single drink.

This ultimate autumn-themed beverage (can I coin the word aut-imate here?) is bursting with flavor, and goes to show that just a little bit extra, can go a long way.

The drink comes with a little bit of something for everyone, whether you like the bitter notes of coffee, the rich flavors of chestnuts or the tartness of autumnal strawberries, the Dean & Deluca’s Autumn Harvest Latte has got it all.

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The season-limited latte is made by combining the very best of autumn’s harvest with bittersweet espresso. Chestnuts, hazelnuts and chocolate have been blended down into a paste that is then divided with the espresso.

And for a drink that already has everything, why not go overboard with toppings of pumpkin sauce and strawberry syrup? These not only add a touch of sugar and spice to this already sweet drink, but also create a casually colorful image that fits perfectly alongside the Halloween month.

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The paste used to combine the autumnal flavors with coffee, is inspired by Italian Gianduja, a spread made from roasted nuts and chocolate, most commonly associated with the chocolate spread Nutella. The addition of chestnut cream to the mixture makes for a sweet, silky and fragrant gianduja, which, when combined with espresso and milk creates a drink bursting with rich autumn-themed flavors.

The drink is available until the end of October, and can be purchased in two sizes.

Small – 572 yen (tax included)

Medium – 626 yen (tax included)

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In addition to their October-limited Autumn Harvest Latte, Dean & Deluca has released a mixed juice smoothie with a focus on this season’s fruity treasure – Kyoho grapes.

The drink combines plenty of Kyoho grapes with peach, pomegranate and banana into one cup full of healthy and delicious autumnal goodness.

Dean & Deluca’s Kyoho Mixed Juice Smoothie is season-limited and is available in one size only.

Small – 583 yen (tax included)

Both drinks are available for both drink-in and take-out now from all Dean & Deluca stores and stands nationwide. The Autumn Harvest Latte will be available until Oct 31, and the Kyoho Mixed Juice Smoothie until stocks run out.

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Dean & Deluca lives on while the founding organization is in bankruptcy in the US. Even the US website only displays their mission statement; nothing else.

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I am surprised that such drinks are popular. Perhaps, those who order them are simply craving for sugar? I had such problems in the past. To overcome sugar craving syndrome, I decided to drink only four fluids: pure water, good wine, tea and occasionally coffee (unsweetened, of course).

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akadakeToday  02:35 am JST

I am surprised that such drinks are popular. Perhaps, those who order them are simply craving for sugar? I had such problems in the past. To overcome sugar craving syndrome, I decided to drink only four fluids: pure water, good wine, tea and occasionally coffee (unsweetened, of course).

Some people have low blood sugar. This oughta give ya the kick you need, and it looks good.

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How much sugar per serving?

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