Everything You Need To Know About Sizzlis At Wawa

Rise and shine, it's Sizzli time — prepackaged, hot breakfast sandwiches from Wawa that just might make your mornings a little brighter.

Wawa is no stranger to meeting the needs of its hungry fans. Founded in 1803 as an iron foundry, Wawa was incorporated in 1865 as the Millville Manufacturing Company (via Mental Floss). In 1902, owner George Wood got the hots for dairy farming and opened a milk processing plant in rural Wawa, Pennsylvania (via Wawa). Fast forward about 120 years and Wawa is a chain of more than 850 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Each joint offers fresh food, build-your-own sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee, hot soups, savory sides, and trendy snacks. And, of course, the ultra-popular, grab-and-go hot breakfast sandwiches known as Sizzlis.

The Sizzli was first introduced in 1996 (via Wawa), and the beloved beige boxes — with timeless illustrations of the hot treats held within — have been stacked up in little ovens by the register ever since. But take note, although the sandwiches haven't changed much, the packaging has; Sizzlis are now housed in bright-colored, retro-style boxes featuring the signature Wawa goose (via BillyPenn).

A Sizzli for every day of the week

There are eight Sizzli varieties, including bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel, croissant, or biscuit, sausage, egg, and cheese on a bagel, croissant, biscuit, or pancake, a turkey sausage, egg white, and cheese on a bagel, and meat-free Beyond Sausage on a bagel (via Wawa).

But these aren't your average breakfast sandwiches. Food & Wine describes the sausage as "perfectly-seasoned," the cheddar as "proper," and the eggs as "nicely soft, surprisingly tasty, mini-omelettes." And when it comes to the competition, the magazine asserts that the Sizzli triumphs in taste, quality, appearance, and price when compared to similar offerings at Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald's.

The Kitchn shares that the croissant on the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich is "flaky, warm, and buttery" and elevates the entire meal. Thrillist gushes about the Beyond Sausage sandwich, which boasts plant-based breakfast sausage, eggs, cheese, and a toasted bagel. If you're looking for a meaty breakfast made with meatless ingredients like peas and brown rice, the Beyond Sausage Sizzli is your huckleberry (via Global News Wire).

Sizzli sandwiches range in calories from 360 to 670, fat from 10 to 45 grams, protein from 16 to 23 grams, and sodium from 770 to 1,630 milligrams (via Wawa). The healthiest Sizzli is the turkey sausage with egg whites. The least nutritious? The biscuit with sausage, egg, and cheese (via Washingtonian). The only sandwich with fiber is the Beyond Sausage Sizzli, which dishes up 4 grams (via Nutritionix).