Monday, July 11, 2005

Happy Birthday, Slurpee!

The 7-11 Slurpee turns 40 today.

Long before smoothies and Frappuccinos there was the Slurpee. The slushy, colorful 7-Eleven brand - and American icon - turns 40 today and is still popular for the same reasons it caught on back then: fun, variety, "brain freeze" and colored tongues.

Honestly, they don't look a day over 25.

Today, consumers can enjoy a free sample at 7-Eleven's 5,800 stores in the USA and Canada.

Don't say I never did you any favors.

And, from's "Fun Facts":

But for the world titleholder, customers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada consume more Slurpee beverages than anywhere else on Earth.

Know you know.