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Couple enters committed relationship after meeting in Kwik Trip candy aisle

“I noticed that he was looking back and forth between the Kit Kats and the Hershey bars. I couldn’t help but think ‘If I were this guy’s girlfriend, we could buy one of each and share.’"

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Kwik Trip is a staple in just about every Wisconsinite’s life. Whether it be glazers, BBQ rib sandwiches or more gasoline to make it to the next Kwik Trip, one would be extremely hard-pressed to find a local who hasn’t stepped foot in a single location. 

Still, the gas station chain isn’t necessarily just a one stop shop for everything someone could want or need on a day-to-day basis. In the case of one couple, just one stop at Kwik Trip has resulted in the potential for a lifetime of happiness. 

Just before going home for Christmas, UW students Mark and Allison found themselves trying to find a little pick-me-up after a stressful finals week. Luckily for them, this led them both to the candy aisle at the Monroe St. Kwik Trip. 

“Whenever I go get candy, I tend to feel insecure because I’m so indecisive,” said Mark. “This person walked into the aisle and for a solid two minutes, I actively avoided looking at them. I was worried that we’d make eye contact and exchange a knowing look of ‘Yeah, you should be embarrassed. Go buy an apple, buddy.’” 

Mark continued, “Eventually, I peeked up and noticed that the person next to me was this really pretty girl, which only added to the pressure. But after a while, I realized that she was having the same struggle as me — I felt seen.” 

Allison recounts her own memory of the encounter as “a perfect symbiotic match.” 

“I walked into the aisle not knowing anyone else was there, so I didn’t have the chance to avoid looking at his eyes,” the 20 year-old education major began. “I noticed that he was looking back and forth between the Kit Kats and the Hershey bars. I couldn’t help but think ‘If I were this guy’s girlfriend, we could buy one of each and share.’” 

After eventually making accidental eye contact for the third time, Mark broke the ice by pointing out the new Reese’s Cups that have a potato chip in them. 

“At that point, I was certain that we both shared the same core morals. Neither of us are generally traditionalists — in fact, we both like both original and peanut butter Twix,” said Allison. “That being said, we both agreed that some things just shouldn’t be messed with. Two of those things are a loving bond and, without question, the sanctity of Reese’s." 

For Allison, her now-boyfriend almost became the one that got away.

“Both of us were afraid to make a move, so we just went our separate ways,” said Allison. “But then I went on Yik Yak and saw that someone posted ‘To the girl I met in the Kwik Trip candy aisle earlier today - you’re cute.’ I left my Snapchat in the comments and the rest is history.” 

However, the young relationship hasn’t been all roses. Both say that when visiting their families for Christmas, they were avoiding being on their phones to avoid appearing clingy. Still, they couldn’t help but wonder — were they opting for the red and green M&Ms or the Kisses? 

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The early struggle was erased when they shared a kiss of their own.

“There’s no telling where this will go. After all, it hasn’t even been two months since we met,” the couple agreed. “But that’s part of its beauty. In the words of Starburst, ‘Isn’t life beautiful?’” 

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Mackenzie Moore

Mackenzie is the first ever editor of The Beet and actually made of over 62% beet.

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