Sip’N: Sweet Treats for Summer now in Payson and Spanish Fork
OK. Let’s talk about this little heat wave we have been experiencing. Over 100 degrees is not my favorite. You can go swimming, to a splash pad or just sit by the A/C vent. But sometimes you need a treat. Something to help you endure this heat wave. Well, I have found a new favorite place for tasty treats and refreshing drinks: Sip’N.
For a change, I decided to take my family with me on this food review adventure. My brother-in-law and niece were visiting from Arizona, so we brought them along. My niece Sophie ordered the sugar cookie and said, “This is the best sugar cookie I have ever had. It is just so creamy and the frosting is not too sweet.” But don’t think that those perfect sugar cookies are all they have. I mean their name is “Sip’N,” as in drinks.
And they definitely have the beverage options covered. They’ve got everything from the Pink Flamingo (red cream soda, coconut, and cream) to the Lion’s Roar (diet Mountain Dew with mango puree). I am pretty confident that you could find a drink for your specific taste at Sip’N. Nick got the Maui Wowie (diet Mountain Dew, coconut and peach) and he loved it. I got the Berry Fresh, which was Fresca mixed with mixed berries. Mmmm. Refreshing sparking soda with berry goodness mixed in - oh, and don’t forget the pebble ice (they sell it by the bag).
In addition to their signature sodas, they also have frozen hot chocolate (like chocolate paradise in a frosted plastic cup) and smoothies. My brother-in-law Alex went for the Peach Pear Apricot smoothie. He described it as “heralding back to the traditional fresh market fruit stand.” He chose lemonade for his smoothie base, but you can also have milk or water.
Ok, now for the desserts. We already know the sugar cookies are divine with their pink frosting, but there are more to choose from. Nick got the “mint Oreo” which is two soft chocolate cookies with mint frosting. I swear they spent years perfecting the flavor blends so that it is just the right amount. It was chocolate minty perfection. My daughter, Eliza, was excited to come with me for this review. She ordered the double chocolate cookie. She said, “It tastes really good,” when I was able to get her to stop eating to respond to my question.
Alex got the chocolate peanut butter bar. He said, “Sometimes the peanut butter bar has chocolate that overwhelms the flavor of the whole bar. This peanut butter bar has a nice balance. It is very creamy and it just flakes apart in your mouth. It is a nice texture, not too dense.” I was a fan of the peanut butter bar as well. It had the perfect flaky texture with a nice amount of chocolate frosting that made it easy to eat the whole bar (if you would want to do something like that).
Ok, now for the surprise treat that blew my mind. Are you ready? Perfectly cooked French fries, melted cheddar cheese and ... wait for it ... BACON. Yes, big chunks of delicious bacon. They call it “loaded fries.” I call it addictive. The fries were hot and crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The cheddar cheese just melted all over everything and then the bacon pieces. Wow. Just wow. So what I am trying to say here is, don’t just come and get a 32-ounce drink and a cookie (although that is a marvelous experience), do yourself a favor and order those loaded fries.
The thing that really made my day, though? Sip’N is opening up a new location in Spanish Fork. Now that I am officially addicted, I won’t have to drive too far to get my treat fix. The new location is at 11 East. 300 South, Spanish Fork. They will be in the old Johnny’s Drive Up location. Sip’N is keeping Johnny’s employees and is excited to continue the heritage that Johnny’s started. Johnny’s owners are also on board and excited to have someone local take over the location.
The Payson Sip’N is located at 865 Highway 98. Sip’N is open Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.