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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Clay St. & Denny Way

posted by on July 12 at 18:00 PM



As you probably know by now, eleven US 7-11 stores have been temporarily transformed into Kwik-E-Mart’s to cash in on the upcoming Simpsons movie.

I’m a huge Simpsons fan, so I couldn’t help but get a little giddy when I heard the 7-11 on Denny —at the south end of Seattle Center— was one of the few stores getting made over.


Last Saturday, I drove down to the Kwik-E-Mart to check things out. As I pulled up, a swarm of mid-20’s frat-types —decked out in cowboy hats and flip flops— huddled in the middle of the parking lot snapping pictures of each other. It was waaaay busier than I expected at 1AM.


Inside, I quickly discovered my journey to dork mecca had been a complete waste of time. They were out of everything. No Buzz Cola, no Krusty-O’s, no donuts. It felt like a cop out to get a “Squishee” and I wasn’t about to pay $15 for the lonely Homer Simpson bobblehead on the front counter but I felt like I had to walk out with something memorialize my pilgrimage. I grabbed 22 of Becks and a packet of Skittles. Mmm…Skittlebrau.

I got home, tore open the package of Skittles (original flavor, or whatever) and popped the top off of the beer.

Everything went into a pint glass, which promptly erupted all over my kitchen counter.


If you’ve ever wondered what gritty, bitter medicine tastes like, well, it tastes like Skittlebrau.

While my first trip to the Kwik-E-Mart was pretty fruitless, I’ll be back to get my hands on some Buzz Cola or Krusty-O’s and I’ll report back later this week.

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That actually looks good.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 6:25 PM

jonah- i think it was all the fans of that big country music show at qwest field. there were armies of them on saturday when i went to the hot dog eating contest @ pioneer square. there was an unacceptable amount of cowboys and cowgirls that day.

Posted by SeMe | July 12, 2007 7:02 PM

You're not even 21!

Posted by wsp | July 12, 2007 7:58 PM

skittlebrau! thats amazing!

Posted by greg | July 12, 2007 8:01 PM

Thank you for taking the Skittlebrau bullet for the rest of humanity.

Posted by Mike | July 12, 2007 8:05 PM

I dunno know how they could have been out of Buzz Cola a day and a half later. On the 10th this is what I saw ...

Posted by John | July 12, 2007 8:37 PM

You know what would be even better than adding Skittles to your beer? Adding a pack of that German blutorange wodka from the earlier slog post. It's a drink that's its own chaser!

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 12, 2007 9:22 PM

Had a orange cream squishee couple nights ago. Don't know if that's one of the regular flavors or a special add. Mighty tasty, and the weather certainly warranted it.

Posted by dirge | July 13, 2007 1:05 AM

I hope the movie isn't as lame as that 7/11 "makeover". But I fear otherwise...

Posted by DOUG. | July 13, 2007 7:55 AM

Beautiful. It's nice to know that my Simpsons references aren't going over the head of everyone.

Posted by gillsans | July 13, 2007 9:16 AM

I went on the first day, and was able to get Krusty-O's and Buzz Cola. They are just fruit loops, much to my dismay. I thought they would be larger frosted cheerios.

Oh well.

The Buzz Cola is surprisingly good.

Posted by Original Monique | July 13, 2007 9:19 AM

Nothing funnier than seeing an Indian clerk wearing an "Apu" nametag.

Posted by Fnarf | July 13, 2007 9:37 AM

If you don't mind breaking the experience into two parts, I'm pretty sure other 7-11's have the Simpsons merch (i.e., Krusty-O's, Buzz Cola), if not the complete makeover. They were out of everything, including the pink donuts, when we stopped by a week or two ago, too.

Posted by Ben | July 13, 2007 10:20 AM

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