7-Eleven Brings Back Winter Wonderland Cocoa

Meanwhile, Wawa dishes up “The Gobbler,” and Pilot Flying J adds fall and winter seasonal food and beverages.

November 10, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—We’re two weeks away from Thanksgiving, and convenience store retailers are rolling out seasonal flavors and menu items.

7-Eleven is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year with the return of its Winter Wonderland Cocoa, which is available now at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores for a limited time only.

"We saw just how much customers loved our twist on the classic hot chocolate last year. We knew we had to bring it back," said Dennis Phelps, 7-Eleven's proprietary beverages senior product director.

The hot dispensed beverage features a red-colored cocoa blend mixed with peppermint candy cane flavor. Additionally, customers can purchase limited-edition holiday cups at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores. The cups are a festive green and decorated with holly leaves and are made to hold hot beverages. 

For a limited time only at participating 7-Eleven stores, members of the 7Rewards loyalty program who purchase six cups of coffee, Big Gulp or Slurpee drinks will receive their seventh cup free.

Wawa is now offering “The Gobbler” in a bowl or a hoagie roll. The Gobbler includes hot turkey with gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Customers can also add mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes.

Pilot Flying J’s first-ever Thanksgiving meal is available now and includes a brown sugar-glazed ham, mashed sweet potatoes and cornbread stuffing. The retailer is offering a 25% off deal on this meal through the myRewards Plus app at participating locations from November 21–27 during Thanksgiving week.

The chain is also rolling out several new flavors to its seasonal beverage menu, including White Chocolate Candy Cane Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Mocha Creamer. These limited-time hot beverages, along with a full line-up of premium coffees, will bring guests extra cheer in Pilot’s specially designed holiday cups.