The next flavor of Starbucks VIA that I tried was pumpkin spice latte. Unlike the previous Colombia and French roast, this VIA includes powdered creamer (I assume) mixed in with the grounds. I added 8 oz of milk heated in the microwave, let it sit, and then stirred. The flavor was great! It tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte from the coffee shop. The mouth feel was kinda weird though, almost silky, and almost in a bad way. It was pretty thick even though I used 1 percent milk, so I added a little bit of plain coffee and a spoonful of Splenda.
Overall, I would say that I can take or leave this VIA. I love pumpkin spice, but if I'm going to do it, I was to do it right and get it from the coffee shop. However, if I ever get a craving for pumpkin spice out of season, then this is a fine substitute.