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    Slurpee turns 40

    7-Eleven's Slurpee turns 40

    02:52 PM CDT on Monday, July 11, 2005


    By ZACH KROHN / Quick



    It’s the coolest birthday of the summer. Slurpee turns 40 years old today.

    And Wendy Liebmann, president of marketing consultants WSL Strategic Retail, said the frozen drink — always served at a sub-freezing 28 degrees — is as popular today as when Dallas-based 7-Eleven introduced it in 1965. (It’s a 7-Eleven product and its birthday is 7/11. Coincidence?)

    To celebrate 7/11 and Slurpee turning 40-years-old, participating 7-Eleven stores will be giving out free Slurpees in 7.11 ounce cups.

    “Slurpee was one of the defining icons of American pop culture in the 1960s,” Liebmann said. “Forty years later, it still resonates with a broad base of consumers.”

    Technically, today’s birthday marks the 40 years that 7-Eleven has been serving up the slushy drinks. Another Dallas company came up with the proto-Slurpee machine (using a car’s air conditioner) in 1959. 7-Eleven bought the rights to the product six years later and came up with the Slurpee name in 1967.

    To mark the occasion, 7-Eleven is giving away one free music download with each Slurpee purchased this month. The company also will be giving away four Mini Coopers painted in bright Slurpee colors.

    “Slurpees, music and convertibles seemed like a natural fit,” said Kevin Cooper, who manages the Slurpee line for 7-Eleven.

    About 180 million Slurpees (ranging in size from 12 ounces to 40 ounces) are sold each year, Cooper said, but 40 percent of sales are recorded in June, July and August.

    “A lot has changed since 1965, but not Slurpee,” he said. “It’s the ultimate retro drink, still cool even after 40 years.

    “We’re going to have fun this summer.”





    Nothin better than having one of these bad boys during the hot days of summer and getting that complimentary brain freeze to boot

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    I thought Linda Lovelace was dead?
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    I would get a Slurpee if we even had a 7-11 around here.

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    I loved these as a kid!!! I wish I knew about the giveaway yesterday. Oh well, I may have a post-40th B-day Slurpee this week.
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    No 7-11's around here. Oh well, happy 40th birthday Slurpee, you old fucker!
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