The life of a freelance writer can be a stressful one. At 8:30 pm after you have spent your Saturday hauling boxes of Christmas decorations up and down the stairs, heading to the mall to return three new winter coats that didn’t work for the wife, and making a quick stop at your grandmother-in-law to see how the cataract surgery went, you can finally start work. While others are getting the kids and bed and firing up the Netflix, you are firing up the MacBook Pro to bust out 1,000 words.
It’s times like this that I turn to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). That’s right. PEDs are what Mark McGuire, Lance Armstrong, and Barry Bonds have in common. I mean, c’mon. Everybody else is doing it. I’m just trying to level the playing field. My PED of choice isn’t HGH, anabolic ‘roids, or a sophisticated blood doping program. Instead, I head for caffeine – preferably in the form of coffee. It’s the only thing that makes the words flow from the brain and the fingers fly across the keys.
Since freelancing actually encourages PEDs, I knew that I needed a shot before I headed home, so I hit up the nearest coffee distributor – Sheetz. After a few touches of the touchscreen, I ordered a drink that I didn’t even know existed: a Cinnabon Mocha.
You remember Cinnabon. It’s that kiosk that used to be in the mall, but now, it’s only relegated to airports. Even at the airport, it’s only the place you stop at because the line at Starbucks is too long, and you don’t want to miss your flight. Cinnabon is known for their sweet cinnamon and gooey vanilla icing. Could this translate to a mocha?
Yes. This Cinnabon Mocha was a revelation of deliciousness. Warm and sweet with the cinnamon complementing the standard mocha taste. Surprisingly, I could really taste the flavor of the vanilla coming through like the icing melted all over the warm cinnamon rolls. The flavor was strongest as the final sips slid past my lips. In fact, I was so disappointed for the drink to be over that I nearly choked and did a spit take all over my MacBook’s screen. Out of nowhere, the Sheetz Cinnabon mocha made its way into the Hall of Fame as a top PED.
Consume.Review.Repeat. gives Sheetz Cinnabon Mocha 9.6 asterisks in the record books out of 10.