Why do Slurpee straws have a spoon?

They're next to impossible to suck up, especially with a normal straw. According to Mental Floss, this is where the spoon straw entered the picture in 1968. To help 7/11
In 1946, the chain's name was changed from "Tote'm" to "7-Eleven" to reflect the company's new, extended hours, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days per week. In November 1999, the corporate name of the US company was changed from "The Southland Corporation" to "7-Eleven Inc."
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customers get the last bits of their drinks
, inventor Arthur Aykanian took the classic straw and added a little spoon to the end.
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How do you drink a Slurpee?

Try to hold it at an angle such that the bottom is even with the domed lid. And swish it in circles occasionally to mix the ingredients around. Before you swirl the cup, blow into the straw to push any of the beverage back into the cup, otherwise when you swirl, the straw will hurl all over you.
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Why do Slurpees give you a brain freeze?

Your blood vessels shrink, then relax again, and that relaxation results in a rush of blood to the brain, causing the sensation of your gray matter being squeezed in a vice.
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What is the difference between a slushy and a Slurpee?

While Slurpee is a brand name, a slushie is a general name and can be purchased at any store or made at home. You cannot make a Slurpee at home. To further explain the difference in a brand name and a general name is to give three well-known examples.
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Are Slurpees addictive?

Slurpees can cause massive headaches and are very addictive

The addictiveness of the slurpee is a growing problem in America. The reason we have slurpee addiction is because of slurpee's high sugar content. The problem with making the Slurpee with less sugar is the fact that it will cease to taste good.
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The Truth About 7-Eleven's Famous Slurpee

What is the most popular Slurpee flavor?

Coca-Cola. We can all agree that the most classic choice in both the soda fountain and Slurpee realm is Coca-Cola. Just as it's the world's favorite and biggest-selling soft drink, so too is Coca-Cola's widespread appeal as the best Slurpee flavor.
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What is the most popular slush flavor?

Top Selling Kids Slush Flavours
  • Strawberry Red Slush.
  • Raspberry Blue Slush.
  • Sour Apple Slush.
  • Sour Cherry Slush.
  • Lemon Lime Slush.
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What came first ICEE or Slurpee?

The Icee Company was founded by Omar Knedlik, the inventor of the original Icee drink. It became the foundation for the Slurpee and other frozen machine drinks after several machines made by the company were purchased by 7-Eleven in 1965.
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Are Slurpees fattening?

Consider your Slurpee a summer indulgence, not just another drink. In an average 11-oz slurpee (the size 7-Eleven is giving away on July 11th), depending on flavor, you'll get around 175 calories, 48 grams of carbohydrates (more than the average person should be consuming in a day) and a boatload of harmful chemicals.
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Are Slurpees vegan?

Slurpees are vegan-friendly due to their very basic ingredients. Most regular Slurpee flavors don't have any dairy or meat-based products, so they are vegan-friendly by that definition. However, some of them may have problematic artificial dyes.
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Is slush colder than ice?

A slushy is about as close as you can get to liquid ice: colder than water but more drinkable than ice! Using some common household items, a little bit of patience and the help of science, you can make this delicious, sweet drink at home.
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Does putting your thumb on the roof of your mouth stop brain freeze?

If you get nailed by brain freeze, act fast. If possible, remove the cold food or drink from your mouth, and press your tongue or your thumb against the roof of your mouth. Drinking warm water can help, too.
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What happens if you drink too much slushies?

What you may be most worried about is brain freeze (otherwise known as ice cream freeze or ice cream headache), which is the intense pain in the head that results when you drink Slurpees or any cold item too quickly.
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What's worse Slurpee or soda?

So you're going to save about half the calories by getting a frozen concoction like the Slurpee instead of just reaching for a bottle of Pepsi," said Christine Eagle, a nutritionist at Beaumont Hospital.
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Can you put alcohol in a Slurpee?

It's like a slap to the face, only tastier. Did we just mix a Slurpee drink with booze? You bet we did and it's delicious. Grab your favorite Slurpee flavors, add some ice-cold booze and voila!
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Are Slurpee machines dirty?

But if you drink one from a gas station, it's not your heart that you should be worried about. Per a story in the York Daily Record, a local Pennsylvania news outlet, it's the slime, mold, and mildew lurking in slushie machines that could cause some serious health issues.
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Can you have a Slurpee while pregnant?

Great news – we've trawled the internet and cannot find any official advice to suggest that Slurpees or slushies are unsafe. Hooray!!! Take the good with the bad though. They're ok to indulge in occasionally but you'll definitely want to limit your intake.
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Is there caffeine in 7 11 Slurpees?

Ingredients. Carbonated Water, Sugar, Food Acids (338), Flavour, Colour (150d), Caffeine.
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How many teaspoons of sugar are in a Slurpee?

It contains a whopping 49 teaspoons of sugar, or 195.5 grams. The daily added sugar intake recommended for an adult by the World Health Organisation is six teaspoons — meaning the slurpee has more than eight days worth of sugar.
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What was the first Slurpee flavor?

The name Slurpee was coined by an ad-agency. The first flavors were Coca-Cola and Cherry, which still remains the norm. The machine that creates Slurpees was invented by “ICEE” a company named from a “name that company contest.”
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Why is it called a Slurpee?

7-Eleven then sold the product that in 1966 became known as the "Slurpee" (for the sound made when drinking them). The term was coined by Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven advertisement agency director. The Slurpee machine has a separate spout, or spigot, for each flavor at the front of a tumbler or freezer.
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Do they still make Slush Puppies?

The ICEE Corporation purchased SLUSH PUPPiE in 2006 and continues to develop the brand by licensing it world-wide, distributing equipment and product through its nationwide distributor networks.
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What is a purple O at Sonic?

“The Purple O is a drink that I guess is on the secret menu because I've been to Sonics where they don't make it or know what it is,” sophomore Ben Meaders said. “It's a mix of Sprite, Mountain Berry Powerade, lemonade, cranberry, and sometimes vanilla. It's really amazing and it's the only drink I get there anymore.”
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What is a Pink Lady drink Sonic?

The Pink Lady is just Sprite with cherry juice and vanilla cream, though you can usually just order it by name and the workers will know what you're talking about.
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Are Slurpee and ICEE the same?

Turns out there is actually no difference at all between Slurpees and Icees. They're both made by the Icee Company. Exact same drink. It's just that 7-Eleven has a licensing deal to call them “Slurpees”.
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