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Then There Was The Slurpee

We can’t deny that the Slurpee is and always has been super cool.

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With names like “Fulla Bulla,” “For Adults Only,” ”Snow Bawls,” ”Mango Bango,” ”Radiation Rush,” and  ”Liquid Artillery,” how could the Slurpee not become an international sensation?

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The Slurpee evolved as the mutant sister of the ICEE, and became an exclusive of the 7-11 convenience store franchise. Since its debut in 1967, over 7 billion Slurpees have been consumed. That’s about a brain-freeze for every person alive on the planet today. 

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The Slurpee then multiplied into a long list of flavors. But those flavors didn’t come cheep. Each flavor endured rounds of clinical taste testing- all at the consistency of 28 degrees (the perfect temperature for a Slurpee to be enjoyed). It’s a process that takes months.

Now upwards of 7.3 million gallons are downed every year- freezing brains and staining tongues worldwide.

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That’s about enough slush to fill 5 goodyear blimps and a hot air balloon.

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So next time you see the flavor, “Grapermellon,” on display at your local 7-11, remember to take the example of the citizens of Winnipeg (the 14 time ”Slurpee Capital of the World”) and don’t hesitate to fill-er-up.

Images and data via priceonomics.com

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