Pit Stop Blondies

The road trip to Lynchburg was almost worthless in taking if I did not go to Sheetz first. Sheetz is a fan favorite amongst my college friends where we could always either pit stop during a road trip, to try to sober up after partying, or to wake up to finish our homework.

This Pennsylvania modernized “kwik shop” harbors a list of feasting favorites such as the chicken salad sandwich on a pretzel bun, flavorful coffees, and breakfast pastries. However, Sheetz has only one thing that I made sure I purchased no matter how many times I went, Smoothie Blondies from Boyer Candy Company in Altoona, PA.

These rich, butterscotch covered, peanut butter filled cups of mouth watering delight always accompanied me while I studied every hour, on the hour. They include their own version of “play money” inside each package to collect and earn merchandise. No matter how much play money I have collected, I do not think I will ever earn enough of it to be able to purchase anything.

Smoothies are not the only nostalgic gem on their confectionery menu. They also have my mother’s personal favorite, Mallo Cup, and the Triple Twist Pretzel.  The website is filled with not only their play money online shop but also a library’s worth of recipes to use with all of their brands.

PS: As promised, I would show a highlight of Negroni Week back in June. Well, here you go! This beauty is brought to you by Compass Rose off of 14th Street on U Street Corridor. The cocktail alone was unequal parts, but I know everyone prefers their Negroni a little bit differently (I like equal parts Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth). Regardless, it was definitely refreshing, and you must check Compass Rose out if you have not done so already. The food alone will take you around the world in one visit. 

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Washington, DC 20009


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