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    Kangaroo Express Challenges Customers to Whip Up 'ROOcipes'

    Guests can win $20 gift cards by sharing their creations via social media.

    CARY, N.C. -- Kangaroo Express is cooking up a holiday challenge for its customers.

    The convenience store chain, operated by The Pantry Inc., is encouraging its guests to make holiday recipes -- or “ROOcipes” -- using candy, snacks and other treats found at their local Kangaroo Express convenience store.

    Examples of ROOcipes include the "Peppermint Chocolate Dream" made by drizzling a melted Hershey's chocolate bar over divided Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats and topping it with crushed peppermint candies, or “ROLO Pretzel Poppers" made by placing a ROLO on a snack-size pretzel, melting it for just seconds in the microwave or a few minutes in the oven and sandwiching it with another pretzel.

    More ROOcipes ideas can be found on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page.

    "Our guests already know us as an affordable on-the-go destination for snacks and candy," said Joe Venezia, senior vice president of operations for Kangaroo Express. "Now, we are excited to see how they will use everyday items bought at their local Kangaroo Express to invent unique, delicious ROOcipes."

    Beginning Dec. 8, guests are encouraged to share their favorite ROOcipe over Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the #ROOcipe hashtag for a chance to win a $20 Kangaroo Express gift card and have their ROOcipe featured on the Kangaroo Express Facebook page. Two winners will be chosen on Dec. 20.

    Kangaroo Express is the primary operating banner of Cary-based The Pantry. The parent company operates 1,547 convenience stores in 13 states under select banners.

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