In honor of 7-Eleven's 86th birthday (yesterday, July 11), we're celebrating with sweet, booze-spiked Slurry Slurpees. To join in on the fun, stop by your nearest 7-Eleven, pick up your favorite flavor (or a couple complementary options), and add a splash of alcohol — one shot per 12 ounces of Slurpee — for a grown-up take on the hot-weather treat. Watch the video to see how it's done, and then get sipping.
Simply stop by your local 7-E anytime before 12 a.m. tonight (or while supplies last), and enjoy your pick of the store's rainbow of flavors, from Berry Blaster to Summertime Lime.
Those of you planning to partake: what's your favorite Slurpee flavor?
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So, whart are you waiting for? Get your hands on a free frosty refreshment before you (and this freebie) melt away!
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7-Eleven will launch two proprietary California wines — a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon — to roughly 15,000 outlets under the Yosemite Road label. They will each retail for $3.99.
The Chardonnay is described as having notes of apricot and peach, while the Cabernet will have "juicy plum overtones." So if you're missing your favorite stone fruits from Summer, perhaps it's about time to reach for some Yosemite Road wine. Would you fork over $4 for convenience-store vino?
Slurpees have always been one of my favorite drinks (and hangover cures) and I just might have to get one this afternoon.
How about you? Do you enjoy Slurpees? What is your go-to flavor?
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While I have been enjoying staycations, it was nice to recently have a real vacation in Oahu! Sure the beaches are outstanding, but the food is even better. The Hawaiian islands have experienced a bit of a food revolution: Gone are the days when everything was shipped from the mainland. Now the islands make use of their own resources from both the land and sea. The results are wildly delicious. Here, you'll find a taste of my favorites.
Here's some good news for anyone who is a big fan of Weight Watchers: Weight Watchers is going to launch a line of snack cakes and muffins in 7-Eleven convenience stores across the United States. Aside from online and at actual Weight Watchers stores, the products were only sold at national grocery chains, until now. The addition of the mega-convenience store means that if you follow Weight Watchers, you'll have more accessibility to their products, which makes following the program easier — especially since here in California, 7-Eleven is on every corner.
Since 7-Eleven is giving away free Slurpees today, I thought I'd ask about your favorite flavor. I personally love green apple, but know you can't go wrong with good ol' cherry. What do you guys think? What's your favorite Slurpee flavor?
Slurpee fans set your reminders! Tomorrow all participating 7-Eleven locations will be giving away free 7.11 ounce Slurpees. Why? Because July 11th (aka 7/11) is the convenience store's official birthday and they want you to help them celebrate. Find a store near you - just call to confirm first. As the 7-Eleven rep told me, "most stores will be participating in the main event, but not all of them."
Sure, these cups are smaller than most, but be careful, they'll still give you a brain freeze.
Did you notice anything different at your local 7-Eleven this weekend? Like perhaps a small Kwik-E-Mart makeover? If so, then your 7-Eleven was one of twelve stores to receive a promotional Simpsons Movie facelift. The facelift included removing the 7-Eleven logo and replacing it with a Kwik-E-Mart one instead. They (and most of the 6,000 North American 7-Elevens) will also offer items previously only seen in the land of Homer and pals, including: Squishees, KrustyOs and Buzz Cola. The craziest part is that unlike most promotional campaigns, this time it's the retailer (7-Eleven), and not the movie studio (Fox) who is picking up the tab - reportedly "somewhere in the single millions." To see if you live near one of the converted stores, check out the Kwik-E-Mart locator.
I personally don't have one that close to me, but I did stop by a 7-Eleven to partake in a Squishee. I opted for a mix of sour watermelon and cherry. What flavor would you have chosen?