Sip’N: Sweet Treats for Sum­mer now in Payson and Span­ish Fork

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Amy Baird

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.

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