(NOTE: Part of this review is written in “Sheetz Speak.”)
I livez in Philadelphia, which iz Wawa country. I lovez my Wawa just az much az I lovez my Philliez, but recentlyz I wanted to seez what the fusz waz aboutz over the central and western Pennsylvaniaâ€™z version of Wawa, which iz Sheetz. Az a huge Wawa fan, I waz skeptical of Sheetz and I feltz guilty to cheatz on my beloved.
Howeverz, despite the cheezy way of using Zâ€™s instead of Sâ€™s like theyâ€™re trying to appeal to the kidz, Sheetz iz slightly better bcuz you can actually eatz your made-to-order food at most Sheetz locationz. Yez, you can actually take your date to a gaz station for a romantic dinner of made-to-order subz, wrapz and coffeez.
If you really want to impress, perhaps go for the Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet Cupoâ€™ccino.
I was thirsty for a 32-ounce fountain Diet Dr Pepper when I entered Sheetz, but when I saw the little decal on the DIY Cappuccinoâ€¦ ahem, I mean Cupoâ€™ccino machine, my thirst for something ice cold disappeared. This hot liquid is a Keystone state powerhouse; not only does it come from Sheetz, but it’s Tastykake-flavored. I think the only thing that could possibly trump this would be a scrapple-flavored Cupoâ€™ccino served in a plastic Phillies (or Pirates) helmet that Dairy Queen used to use for their sundaes (I ALWAYS got the damn Montreal Expos). Or maybe a cheesesteak-flavored cupoâ€™ccino served inside of the Liberty Bell. Luckily for this non-native Pennsylvanian, scrapple or cheesesteak flavor is not available as a beverage choice in the Cupoâ€™ccino machine at Sheetz.
The drink comes out steaming hot, but extremely watery looking. It wasnâ€™t promising, especially how I was fantasizing how good this thing was going to be after discovering one of my favorite snack cakes morphed into a drinkable concoction found only at a glorified gas station (Yes, itâ€™s also a restaurant, but it IS technically a gas station).
Hotter than a freakinâ€™ supernova when it hits your tongue, the Butterscotch Krimpet Cupoâ€™ccino isnâ€™t as yummy as a heavily sweetened pseudo coffee beverage can be. Iâ€™ve had my fair share of hot chocolates and phony cappuccinos from Sheetzâ€™s rival, and theyâ€™re always good. Yes, they have enough sugar to rot your teeth and gums, but they still have substance. The Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet Cupoâ€™ccino would have been better if it wasnâ€™t so thin. It had the potential to be creamy and good.
Maybe it was running out and I got short changed. Since it’s only $1.39, I might be willing to give it another try if Iâ€™m ever near a Sheetz. Then again, Iâ€™ll probably go for that fountain Diet Dr Pepper, or just splurge a dollar more and order one of their barista style coffees. Oh, excuse me, coffeez.
(Nutrition Facts – 16 ounces – 300 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 38 grams of sugar and 0 grams of protein.)
Item: Sheetz Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet Cupoâ€™ccino
Size: 16 ounces (medium)
Purchased at: Sheetz
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Itâ€™s Tastykake flavored. Being able to sit down at a gas station and eat a meal. Baseball helmet sundaes. Possibility of using the Liberty Bell to serve liquids. DIY coffee machines.
Cons: Super watery. The god-awful way they spell items at Sheetz. Tons of sugar and fat. Always getting the Montreal Expos sundae helmet. Doesnâ€™t taste butterscotchy enough.
17 thoughts to “REVIEW: Sheetz Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpet Cupo’ccino”
Montreal Expos 4 EVER!!!
I agree on the Sheetz cappacinos. All of them are watery and gross. Wawa cappacinos are soooooooo yummmy!!! Everytime I see a Wawa (now it is few and far between) I will stop and get create my own mix for a yummy deliciously hot drink.
I didnt hear about Sheetz until I moved down to NC but I certianly have heard (and love) Tastykakes. Bummed it wasnt good.
You really need to try some of sheetz food items to appreciate their greatness. I don’t dabble in their made to order drinks, but their MTO (made to order) items can be pretty good.
Their food is pretty damn good. The pretzel meltz are amazing. A soft pretzel style roll with turkey,pepper jack, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing is a heavenly combo. I wish they had the buffalo sauce that Wawa has though. Last time I was there I shared an order of the Mac and Cheese Bites (fried triangles of hot mac and cheese goodness) which were yummy and delicious and oh so bad for you.
Sheetz wishes it was Wawa. Sheetz will NEVER be Wawa. The end.
My brain just ‘sploded. Well, not really because I’m still typing this.
I miss Sheetz… There was one right down the road from where I went to college. I got so fat eating their delicious, delicious MTO nachos at 3am.
I am from the birthplace of Sheetz (Altoona, PA), and seeing this review made me really homesick! I know you were probably joking about this, but I have actually been on several Sheetz dates! I was in high school when the first ever sit-down Sheetz opened, and it was the hot place to be. I can’t tell you how many times I’d go to a movie or something with a guy, and then afterwards, he’d say “Wanna go to Sheetz?”
Unfortunate for me, Wawa and Sheetz are but convenience stores located in the distant land of the mid-Atlantic. Maybe one day I will have the opportunity to make the pilgrimage to at least one of these havens of hot/cold beverages and MTOs.
Royal Farms, a wanna-be Sheetz or Wawa chain of convenience stores based in the Baltimore MD area, has offered the Tastykake cappuccinos for a while now – both the Butterscotch Krimpet and Peanut Butter Kandy Kake. I wasn’t impressed with either one, myself.
Sheetz started making inroads into the Baltimore market, but then stopped for some reason. I know a number of planned locations were abandoned, but not the reason why. Only one was built on the east side of Baltimore, in Joppa.
Royal Farms has delicious fried chicken!
I’ve never been to a Sheetz, but I have an idea what it’s like. I work for a certain chain of gas station/convenience stores in upstate NY/Vermont. They’re big into coffee and ice cream, not so much cappucinos.
Randomness aside, I’d definitely try that.
Every time I look at the word “Tastykake” I hear a voice in my head pronouncing it to rhyme with “Bukkake”.
I am going to heck.
Oh, thank goodness. I’m not the only one.
I would never get near something called “Cup’occino” — let alone something produced by brothers whose name suggest what I’ll be doing for hours after I consume it.
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