Couche-Tard Rolls Out 'Pizzaghetti' Sloche

Regional flavor fave may not be what it seems

Published in CSP Daily News

LAVAL, Quebec -- Convenience retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is capitalizing on the regional popularity of "pizzaghetti," a combo meal of pizza and spaghetti popular in many parts of Quebec, by offering up a pizzaghetti-themed version of its frozen Sloche frozen beverage in area stores.

Couche-Tard has a history of whipping up weird variations of the popular drink, like wonton, swamp and beef, said a Huffington Post report.

But none actually taste like what their names suggest, according to the report. Comments posted on the Reddit social media site say that the "pizza" flavor is actually strawberry and the "ghetti" is actually kiwi.

Laval, Quebec-based Couche-Tard's network currently includes almost 6,200 c-stores throughout North America, including approximately 4,500 stores with fuel. It has agreements for the supply of motor fuel to more than 350 sites operated by independent operators. Its North-American network consists of 13 business units, including nine in the United States covering 40 states and the District of Columbia (under the Circle K banner) and four in Canada covering all 10 provinces (under the Couche-Tard and Mac's banners).