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40 Years of Slurpees


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#31 MelissaH

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 02:12 PM

Wish I could celebrate. Our closest 7-11 is a two hour drive from here. Ditto for where I used to live in NE Ohio and Dairy Mart had the market cornered. :sad:

We were, however, just on a vacation to Colorado. In grad school, I developed an incredible addiction to Slurpees, always Coke mixed with cherry. I looked forward so much to feeding my need. But horrors! Every single 7-11 we went to had not Coke, but Pepsi. That's just WRONG WRONG WRONG in my book.

I'm now going on three years without a Slurpee. This is getting really bad.

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#32 Toliver

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 09:30 AM

I'm posting this for those who've never had the pleasure of drinking a Slurpee:
I present the Slurpee Spoon-Straw (Spraw? Stroon?)
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When purchasing my last Slurpee (someone has to take one for the team :wink: ) I noticed that they make two sizes of spoon straws. The spoon straw pictured above is the longer straw. The smaller spoon straw actually has more of a flair to it providing a slightly larger scoop shape.

I also noticed they had a new Slurpee flavor, Crystal Light Strawberry Banana, which I didn't try.
This new flavor in addition to the Diet Pepsi flavor means half the Slurpee flavors offered in my local 7-Eleven were calorie-free or very low in calories.
A sign of the times?

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”


#33 Pam R

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:20 PM

I also noticed they had a new Slurpee flavor, Crystal Light Strawberry Banana, which I didn't try.

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I hope it's better than the Crystal Light Raspberry :huh:

#34 jetsie

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:50 PM

Sometimes I wonder if there's a secret, addictive ingredient in Slurpees. So many people crave them. I don't like the whipped, airy ice and chemical flavor. (Though I do otherwise like the flavor "blue" and cheap popsicles.)

Pass me a Del's Lemonade--heavy slush and lemony goodness.
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#35 Pam R

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:38 PM

I don't like the whipped, airy ice and chemical flavor. (Though I do otherwise like the flavor "blue" and cheap popsicles.)

Neither do I... that's why I'm lucky to live in a country that doesn't have whipped, airy ones.

#36 Jason Perlow

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 02:13 PM

There's a new Slurpee article on Slate:

The Slurpee at 40
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#37 Pam R

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 07:29 AM

officially... we're not in the tundra.

I'm not touching the comment about our wanting to be Americans.

Can't a person (me) just like a cool beverage occasionally?

#38 Daddy-A

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:06 AM

further evidence, at least to this patriotic-when-convenient mind, that Canadians really just want to be Americans.


Easily the most assinine statement of the year :blink: The author obviously hasn't spent any time in Canada.

We really want to be Norwegian.

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#39 prasantrin

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 03:29 PM

further evidence, at least to this patriotic-when-convenient mind, that Canadians really just want to be Americans.


Easily the most assinine statement of the year :blink: The author obviously hasn't spent any time in Canada.

We really want to be Norwegian.

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Agreed. Well, maybe not about the Norwegian part, but definitely European over American. In fact, Grover Norquist, the sanest of sane Americans :wacko: , would agree:

"[America] is filled with people who decided not to live in Europe. We had people who really wanted to live in Europe, but didn't have the energy to go back. We call them Canadians."
---Grover Norquist in Newsweek, November 22, 2004

#40 Toliver

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:27 AM

With the new movie "The Simpsons" coming out shortly, some 7-Eleven stores have been converted to "Kwik-E-Marts".
I stopped in to a local 7-Eleven for a Slurpee (the machine was now re-dubbed "Squishees") and saw they had a Blue Whoo-hoo Vanilla flavor Slurpee/Squishee on tap in honor of the movie.
You can read more about the movie tie-in with 7-Eleven here:
"Gulp! Simpsons 7-11's new overlords"

In a promotion dubbed "life imitates Bart," 7-Eleven Inc. has transformed 11 U.S. stores and one in Canada into Kwik-E- Marts, the fictional convenience store of cartoon infamy, to hype the July 27 opening of The Simpsons Movie.

As mentioned in the article, only select stores have seen a total make-over for the movie. Others will just offer movie tie-ins like the new Slurpee flavor.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”


#41 Pam R

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:40 AM

And in related news (sort of) - Winnipeg was named Slurpee Capital of the world again this week.

From canoe.ca, an article about Winnipeg's Slurpee' culture - we may be the only people buying them when it's -40:

For the eighth consecutive year, Winnipeg sucks like no other city in the world.

Sucks Slurpees, that is. Winnipeg has defended the Slurpee capital crown it has worn since 2000.



#42 gfron1

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:44 AM

I didn't know there was a slurpee capital! Are they all the Simpsons variety right now?

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#43 Toliver

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

Today is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven to celebrate the chain's birthday.
They are giving away 7.11 ounce Slurpees today only at stores within the U.S. and Canada.
Brain freeze away! :laugh:

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”


#44 Toliver

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

Today is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven to celebrate the chain's birthday.
They are giving away 7.11 ounce Slurpees today only at stores within the U.S. and Canada.
Brain freeze away! laugh.gif

Tomorrow is 7/11 and they should be giving away their usual free Slurpees!

It was 103°F here yesterday...and they're forecasting triple digit temps all next week. I had to stop by and get a Slurpee to keep cool. :cool:

The original Coca Cola flavor.

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“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”
– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”


#45 Pam R

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

Happy 7-11 day. We are officially the Slurpee capital of the world for the 15th year in a row. It's been a while since I've had one, but it's a beautiful summer day and a free Slurpee to celebrate may be in order.


Edited by Pam R, 11 July 2014 - 12:56 PM.
Yikes! Auto correct fix.

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#46 Kim Shook

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

I saw what you did there, Pam.   :raz:


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