The Wawa Gobbler Is Back!

It’s like a Thanksgiving dinner on a hoagie roll.

Nationally it may not be as well known as a sign of autumn as pumpkin spice coffee – or pumpkin spice anything – but in areas served by Wawa the Gobbler hoagie means fall is here.

It’s not my hoagie of choice (I prefer an Italian hoagie with oil, vinegar, and hot peppers) but plenty of people like it. And Philadelphia magazine rates it as the best sandwich at Wawa:

Is there really any question about the Gobbler being the Number One Sandwich at Wawa? No, there isn’t. It is comfort on a roll. A portable Thanksgiving dinner. Warm and sloppy and cheap and delicious all at the same time.

Wawa Sandwiches, RankedPhiladelphia magazine

In Other Wawa Hoagie News

Today I had a hoagie for the first time since Hoagie Fest and the Gobbler wasn’t the only new hoagie that I noticed at Wawa. There are now 2 types of Italian hoagie available. In addition the the regular Italian hoagie there is now a Spicy Italian Hoagie to go along with it. I haven’t tried it yet, maybe next time. (I usually get a hoagie every few months so it may take me a while to sample it.)

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Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.

What’s a bird?

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* * * Breaking Local Walmart News * * *

My Walmart Boycott is working!

Walmart Closing Location in East Norriton

October 25th is its last day.

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* * * Breaking Coffee News * * *

New coffee at WawaEthiopian Sidamo.


All coffee is just $1 for any size!

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Damn Dam News: Thai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos

A new dam planned for construction on the Mekong River in Laos is causing great concern for environmental NGOs from Thailand, who say Laos’ fifth big dam on the river will have adverse effects on fish and people in the region.

The Luangprabang hydropower project would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong dam. The Lao government informed the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on July 31 that it submitted the project to undergo the six-month prior consultation process under the MRC’s Procedures for Notification, Prior Consultation and Agreement (PNPCA).

The rest of the article: Thai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos (Radio Free Asia).

Remember, most of the electricity generated by these dams goes to China, it isn’t used by the people of Southeast Asia.

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Mate With Local Species in Brazil

Image by skeeze from Pixabay

These mutant offspring are the opposite of what researchers intended.

Me, sarcastically: But of course GMO food is perfectly safe.

Link: Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Mate With Local Species in Brazil (at

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Muslims & Christians aren’t the only ones being persecuted in China

Buddhist, Taoist Temples Destroyed Secretly at Night

Authorities across China are demolishing places of worship at odd hours to avoid protests from believers, who are left with no chance to voice their grievances.

Link at Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China.

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