Wednesday, October 12, 2005

QT capps & lattes

QT, for those outside the realm, is one of two chains in the south that sells cheap gas. Well they just got wind of this Starbucks deal and are jumping on this nutty-crazy cappuccino thing. To wit: "For decades, cappuccino was sipped by high-brow types in outdoor cafes in Italian resorts along the Mediterranean. Not any more. QuikTrip discovered the secret of cappuccino and made it available to the real people of the world. The thick, frothy, steaming cup of QuikTrip Cappuccino has become the drink of choice of millions of normal folks." Ah but like so many "normal folk", QT equates cappuccino w/ gross FLAVORS, so their "cappuccino" = French Vanilla, Almond Amaretto, Dulce De Leche, Chai, Toffee, & Fat Free French Vanilla. (You knew that was coming.) The ONLY interesting aspect: They have a "flavor center" where you can "roll your own" i.e., squirt in your own crappy syrups & "creamers".

16 Comments:

At October 12, 2005 11:15 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

QT seems to be rewriting the history of cappuccino and Italy. However, you, the lowly peasant sheep herder, can now get a cap at the dump here, as I've said.

 
At October 12, 2005 11:17 AM, Anonymous tg said...

the dump: another place where you can find some o them "real people" and "normal folk"...

 
At October 12, 2005 11:21 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm glad i'm not one of those TYPES. I do like the zig zag link. Did you know that despite portland not having a sales tax, the state government will hunt you down and make you pay the cig tax if you buy them online tax free?

 
At October 12, 2005 11:23 AM, Anonymous tg said...

altho i would venture to say that "normal people" in the PacNW are considerably different from the QT clientele. is someone we know buying cigs online?

 
At October 12, 2005 11:29 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I dunno. There's one of those race tracks here, too. I don't know anybody buying online right now, but I did see on the news where a couple of people got $500+ cig tax bills. The tax up here is considerably higher. I can buy three packs in dallas for what it costs for two in PDX.

 
At October 12, 2005 11:38 AM, Anonymous tg said...

mm-hmm. boy that's almost as interesting as the news about the coffee at the dump (repeated twice, no less). perhaps you haven't read this blog's catchy summary. 1. white-hot. 2. espresso. 3. ice cream. 4. restaurants in dallas. nowhere there does it say anything about buying smokies online in portland.

 
At October 12, 2005 11:59 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Good information is good information no matter where you find it. And it's always worth repeating.

 
At October 12, 2005 5:56 PM, Blogger david said...

ah...poor tg. have you not realized yet that your comments section only very occasionally talks of any of your four topics of interest?

 
At October 12, 2005 8:12 PM, Anonymous tg said...

har david, thank you for your sympathy. it's nothing less than a tragedy, the way people won't stay on topic!

 
At October 13, 2005 8:41 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Gas station coffee SUX. This isn't really news is it?

Now I knew of a Philipps 66 where I used to live that made cheese biscuits the size of my two year old's head. THAT was some good frickin' eats.

 
At October 13, 2005 9:26 AM, Anonymous tg said...

captain, you are correct. i was just trying to stave off charges of elitism (ie, that i'll only write about that other coffee place). i was just reading about a (supposedly) well-respected coffee place in durham - Counter Culture. but that's a hike for you, isn't it

 
At October 13, 2005 11:23 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

I wonder if 7-Eleven has fancy coffees and holiday-flavored colas to go with their limited-edition candy bars. Also, TG, Twisted's comments on Oregan's fascist attempt to collect taxes on cigarettes not purchased there is of interest to some of us. I think smokers have been over-taxed too long. It's time to support your schools and prisons by putting a $1.00 tax on lattes (even those made in the privacy of your own home).

 
At October 13, 2005 12:54 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Yeah Durham's about 1.5-2 hours. Too far for even good coffee, but I'm blessed with a couple of Mom & Pops and Sbux's on every corner.

 
At October 13, 2005 3:02 PM, Anonymous tg said...

i guess we need to create a smokers' corner here at NYCE!

 
At October 13, 2005 8:55 PM, Anonymous tg said...

p.s. i don't know of ANYONE who makes lattes at home. nope, not a soul. nobody. nuh-uh. no home-latte-makers around here

 
At October 17, 2005 2:14 PM, Anonymous The Gas Man said...

Next time, skip the coffee and drink the gas, Captain. Yum!

 

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