I love today. I’m also sad the holidays are winding down. Christmas means so much to so many. It’s about the friends, the family, and the love.
Oh and there’s all that food!
I wish there was a feeling of love all the time. But as several wise folks have said, it all starts with me. Maybe the holidays wouldn’t feel so special if it were to occur throughout the year. So it’s up to me, you, or whoever to spread cheer and positivity as much as possible. I adore the sentimentality.
And speaking of such joy…
Wawa is sentimentality at its height. Ever since my first visit in 2000, I’ve been captivated ever since.
When I discover a new Wawa store driving on a highway or a random stretch of road I’m compelled to go in, even if all I get is a coffee or tea. It’s the energy of the store. It’s an attachment to the good that it represents. I can never have enough.
In here it always feels like Christmas.
So to my pleasure it was great to discover that they serve Focaccia Pizzas. This is a fairly new discovery. I think they were introduced back in the fall of 2014. That’s the first time I saw them.
I’ve had all 5 pies listed, and they’re not going to be the best pizza you’ve ever had. And you shouldn’t expect them to be. But they’re enjoyable on the soft and squishy focaccia bread provided.
If you’re expecting world class pizza, you will be disappointed. I do find the bread to be heavy and prefer to share the individual pie with someone else. It’s ambitious to finish this on my own.
Over the course of recent history, I’ve had the buffalo chicken and the vegetable. I found them both enjoyable within the expectations set forth by myself and within Wawa’s food quality.
The buffalo chicken sauce is really in-your-face and might be a bit arduous for some, but I took my time eating this. The cream cheese was a bit dense and a substantial amount was thrown on there too. The chicken and provolone were great. They really made this pie. It was the simple stuff that was the best. I’ve seen this pattern before.
I dig the packaging too. That can be seen above and below.
The vegetable one I had this week. Doesn’t it look and feel like Christmas? Ah those colors are magical. How are the flavors? The spinach, tomatoes, and onions are magnificent. I’ve enjoyed them on my subs and I enjoy them here. This almost looks too pretty to eat. But I ate it. And I picked the cheese and vegetables off at times when the bread was too much to eat. But I will gladly get this one again.
A gentleman noted how amazing it looked when I grabbed my pie. It tells me that he and many others may still not realize pizza is on the menu.
For folks who have been there, you know what you’re going to get. And it’s usually good. This is not going to be the greatest pizza you’ll have and I doubt you would expect it to be. But you will likely find joy, peace, and comfort here. This isn’t just during the holidays but all year round.
I go to a store at least five times and will be headed there later today. Yes they’re open on Christmas! Yes!
I will conclude with that. I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and anything else you celebrate. This is a special time of year that I wish was perpetual. But once again, it’s up to me. It’s up to you. It’s up to all of us.
All the best,