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When you order with flavorings, rather than requesting a Pumpkin Spice Latte, simply ask for a Pumpkin Spice Misto, a White Chocolate Misto, or a Caramel Misto etc. There will only be a slight difference in taste. (A former Starbucks employee told me you get a tad more caffeine in a Misto, too, because brewed coffee typically has more caffeine than espresso shots. Yay for caffeine!)
And, if you want to go even further, order a Short (8 oz) drink, instead of a Tall (12 oz), Grande (16 oz) or Venti (20 oz). A Short is not on the Starbucks menu, either - it's the kids' size. You'll save a few pennies and calories with that size, too. Of course you have to be in the mood for just a little coffee, but it usually does the trick for me!
FYI, cafe' misto is the Starbucks term (and is not on the menu), other coffee houses may refer to it as a cafe au lait.
So drink up, and let us know how it was!