okay so we're all pretty clear on the sev's noon-midnight any size coffee/latte/hotchoc/cappuccino deal for 99 cents. my point is: if this limited time offer doesn't end soon i might die.
it started with the medium coffees around 1 pm for just $1.04 (tax included) that's like 1/3 the price of most independent places around our hood. then i moved up a size: large. it was still $1.04. so then i figured i could get the XL just in case i needed more than a large. still $1.04. then i switched to hazlenut flavour. still $1.04. then came the day that everything changed. i saw a man using the cappuccino machine. now, having been a barista, i am fully aware of the value of real espresso and the tradition of an excellent pour and smooth foam, but my curiosity got the best of me. i walked over to the machine. it smelled pretty good. i noticed the sticker on the machine '99 CENTS FOR ANY TEA/COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE'. could it be? did the cappuccinos count as a 99 cent coffee? i looked at the flavours:
CHIPS AHOY CARAMEL CAPPUCCINO
REESE'S PIECES CAPPUCCINO
i felt my heart pound. i could just get a small. just a small one. my hands were shaking as i shifted the empty 8 oz cup from spout to spout, unable to decide on a flavour, but more importantly, unable to take that gluttonous leap. i pressed on the glowing green button. hot syrupy sugar poured out from the french vanilla spout. i quickly put the lid on and walked to the counter. even if it was too good to be true and not included in the 99 cent deal, at least i had the smallest size and at least it would mean i could never indulge again. the register flashed. 1 FUCKING 0 FUCKING 4. it was offically over.
it became a daily habit. then an addiction. bumping up the size from small to large. then adding the mini marshmellows. then taking chugs in between pours because i couldn't wait long enough for the cup to fill up.
one time i put free coconut flakes on top of a hot chocolate / french vanilla hybrid. i knew i had gone too far.
in an attempt to break my addiction i decided to research the nutrition facts. this is what i have been consuming twice a day:
Calories 559 (2336 kJ)
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 12g 18%
Sat. Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 759mg 32%
Total Carbs. 103.8g 35%
i have tried to just bite the bullet and use the coffee machine in the studio + the timothy's coffee patricia gave us but it's not working. i keep thinking about the 99 cent deal. it's only a matter of time before i take on the chips ahoy or the reese's pieces. i beg of you. i need your help.
next time you go to the sev, don't notify me.
next time you bring home something from the sev, hide it from me.
next time i tell you i'm going to the sev, don't let me.
thanks for your support.