Get a taste of the tropics in Prince William Co.

WTOP's Matt Kaufax has the scoop on the Dole Whip.

From the moment it was introduced in 1984, you might say Dole Whip was destined to be given to the people.

The popular pineapple-flavored soft serve treat, previously thought to only be available at Walt Disney World in Florida and the Dole Plantation in Hawaii, can now be found at Sheetz gas stations in Prince William County, Virginia.

Kevin Medrano, manager of the Sheetz on Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge, said it’s all the rage.

Have people come in specifically to try the Dole Whip?

“A couple of people,” Medrano told WTOP. “Just the other day some people were freaking out over it.”

Fans of the Magic Kingdom don’t have to fly out to get a taste of this sweet summer treat. Now, it’s just a quick drive away to the lone soft serve machine at a nearby gas station.

“It’s mainly just people coming in and going ‘Oh, my God, it’s here at Sheetz, I never knew!'” he said.

It’s not available at every station, so you may have to search around. But in this case, the juice is worth the squeeze.

The Dole Whip machine at the Sheetz gas station in Woodbridge, Virginia. (WTOP/Matt Kaufax)
Kevin Medrano, manager of the Sheetz on Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge, said Dole Whip is all the rage. (WTOP/Matt Kaufax)
WTOP’s Matt Kaufax tries Dole Whip for the first time — “It’s already melty. Come on! That’s good.” (WTOP/Matt Kaufax)
Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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