There's nothing quite like the sweet, refreshing taste of a 7-Eleven Slurpee. No matter how far your taste preferences and cooking abilities progress, these childhood refreshments will never go out of style. The main danger when enjoying one of these colorful sweet treats is the brain freeze that often accompanies them, but this can be avoided if you slurp with patience (which is easier said than done on a hot summer's day).
Slurpee drinks have been a staple of 7-Eleven since 1966, when the convenience store introduced them. A decade later, they also brought the Big Gulp into existence, a 32-ounce cup for soda fountain drinks like Coca-Cola. However, nothing quite grabbed the public's attention like the Slurpees did. These frozen drinks are essentially the same thing as a slushy or ICEE, but are a brand specific to 7-Eleven. Made in Slurpee machines that keep the slush cold and ready to be slurped up, they're as iconic as Dairy Queen's beloved ice cream blizzards.
Although 7-Eleven originated in Dallas, Texas, there are now almost 10,000 stores across the United States and Canada, each providing their beloved frozen beverages to all. The best part is, on July, 11th of every year, you can get a free Slurpee from any 7-Eleven! On this day, you can bring your own cup- or any vaguely cup-shaped object- to fill up with your favorite flavor. You can also save up points with your 7rewards to get free snacks and drinks any time of year. We all know how refreshing and tasty a 7-Eleven Slurpee is, but many fans have conflicting opinions about the best flavor, some going for time-tested favorites and others for new flavors. Here are the 9 best 7-Eleven Slurpee flavors to cool off with this summer!