(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.