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7-Eleven Introduces Low Cal Slurpee: Slurp for Free 5/23

The launch of Slurpee Lite marks the first time in 45 years that 7-Eleven has expanded the Slurpee brand to include a sugar-free option on a national level. Get one free on May 23.

Ahead of the hot, long days of summer, 7-Eleven is introducing the Slurpee Lite — and offering a free taster from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 23.

Flavored by Fanta, the new Slurpee Lite drinks are available exclusively at 7-Eleven stores and only contain 20 calories in 8 ounces.

That's 50 percent fewer calories than an 8 ounce Fanta Wild Cherry Slurpee drink.

According to TIME Moneyland, 7-Eleven has timed the spring giveaway perfectly.

"Marketers want to get the refreshing drinks and snacks into the heads of consumers just as the peak season for seeking refreshing drinks takes place," TIME's Brad Tuttle wrote on Monday. "Summer is also prime season for road trips, impromptu ramblings, and plenty of time hanging around doing next to nothing but trying to stay cool—all of which pair, conveniently enough, with Slurpees."

The following flavors will be available Summer 2012: 

  •         May – Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango
  •         June – Slurpee Fanta Watermelon Lime
  •         July – Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana and Slurpee                  Fanta Lemon Crème
  •         August –  Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Cherry Limeade         

Here are the 7-Eleven stores in Martinez where you can get your slurp on:

, 4001 Pacheco Blvd, Tel: 925-228-4751

, 530 Morello Ave, Tel: 925-229-4462

Have you tried the new Slurpee? Will you? Let us know in the comments.

Jed May 24, 2012 at 03:42 PM
How handy the story hit the news on the 24th...
Jim Caroompas (Editor) May 24, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Sorry to rain on your snark party, there, Jed, but the story came out yesterday, which was actually the 23rd.
Jed May 24, 2012 at 04:04 PM
No problem - I didn't read yesterdays Patch. Today's Patch still makes reference to the EXPIRED free deal (meaning it's stale "news" and nobody bothered to update it). I've never had a Slurpee ("liquid sugar" - up until this revolutionary new product) and this gives me no reason to start.

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