A&L Desk Recs: Our gas station orders

Graphic illustration by Grace Everett | Photographer

By Emma Weidmann | Arts and Life Editor

Whether you’re filling up for a road trip or grabbing a snack as fuel for a long night of studying, the gas station is the perfect place to unabashedly buy a load of junk food. Here are some gas station orders from the Arts and Life desk to sweeten up your day.

Emma Weidmann | Arts and Life Editor

My go-to drink is an orange Fanta. Maybe that seems a little bit juvenile, but I stand by this one. It has that incredible fake taste and reminds me of being a kid, having to pick the soda with zero caffeine at a neighborhood party.

My sweet treat of choice is a bag of Sour Patch Kids; if the gas station sold bags filled with only the red ones, you’d better believe I would buy multiple.

Lastly, I’m a huge fan of salt and vinegar chips. I know how this sounds next to my preference for sour candy — yes, I like snacks that feel like an attack on my taste buds. Salt and vinegar chips are just one of those things you have to like to understand.

Avery Ballmann | Staff Writer

I’ve been waiting for this one. Gas station orders are my favorite thing to ask people, and I’ve carefully crafted my answers.

For the drink, I’m getting a Dr Pepper — not from a bottle or a can — but straight from the fountain with lots of ice.

My salty snack is also spicy because I love lime Hot Cheetos. Though this can get messy, it’s addicting. It also pairs well with my sweet treat.

I love sour candy, so I have to have them make an appearance in my order. My favorite sour candy would have to be either Sour Punch Straws or Airhead Extremes rainbow belts. These are interchangeable because sometimes the gas station only has one or the other.

Olivia Turner | Staff Writer

When I swing through the gas station to fill up, sometimes my car isn’t the only thing that needs a little pick-me-up. With caffeine on my mind, I walk inside and make a beeline straight for the coffee machines to concoct my trusty order. Believe me: a splash of vanilla creamer, hot cocoa and Columbian brew in a cup will have you feeling right.

But wait, you can’t have coffee without donuts. Or is it the other way around? Well, it doesn’t matter because I’m already reaching into the donut display for a vanilla-frosted, rainbow sprinkle donut. Call me childish, but who doesn’t love a little donut-induced childhood nostalgia?

With all these sweets, I need a little something salty to balance everything out, something with a little crunch, preferably. So, I stop by the chip aisle to grab a bag of Dot’s pretzels before heading to the register.

Now, both me and my car are ready to roll.