The ingredient change came after Vani Hari, the blogger who calls herself “Food Babe,” criticized Starbucks last year for using caramel coloring.

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Starbucks is changing the recipe for its pumpkin spice latte a year after the coffee-shop chain was criticized for using artificial ingredients in the beverage.

The espresso drink, which the coffee chain has served seasonally for about a decade, will be made without artificial caramel coloring this year, the Seattle-based company said Monday on its website. Starbucks also said it will use real pumpkin in the drink this year.

The ingredient change came after Vani Hari, the blogger who calls herself “Food Babe,” criticized Starbucks last year for using caramel coloring. U.S. consumers are increasingly interested in avoiding artificial flavors and colors in their food and beverages.

The pumpkin spice latte is a perennial top-seller at Starbucks and has spawned a flood of pumpkin-flavored items across the food and beverage industries.

Panera Bread, which is working to rid its menu of food additives, also pulled preservatives from its pumpkin spice latte this year. The company said the move makes it the only national restaurant chain to sell that beverage without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.

After Starbucks published its blog post, Panera allowed media to release information about the new recipe on Monday before the official announcement that was slated for Tuesday.

Panera plans to offer samples of its pumpkin spice latte Tuesday in Seattle, across the street from the first Starbucks location by Pike Place market, according to a Panera representative. Panera says its version of the drinkwill be sold in its stores starting Sept. 9. Starbucks has not yet said when its drink will be available.