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MarvinisaLunatic
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7-Eleven® Introduces Edible Slurpee® Candy Straw 
 
Suck It Up 
 
Dallas, TX - The hottest new product at 7-Eleven® is a straw. It’s a functional straw … and the first-ever edible one. Similar in appearance to red licorice candy, but with a hollow center, the pliable Slurpee® Candy Straw hardens when used to drink a Slurpee and is available in two flavors – Sour Strawberry and new Blue Raspberry.
Since its recent introduction, the new candy item already outsells all other non-chocolate candies at 7-Eleven. Priced at 49 cents, the straws can be found on a special display near the Slurpee machine or the candy aisle at participating 7-Eleven stores.

“We’ve had novelty straws for Slurpee before – colored and curled and with mini-toys or characters attached, but never a candy straw,” said Derek Schmitt, candy category manager for 7-Eleven, Inc. “It’s a fun new item that we think adds an extra dimension to the whole frozen - beverage experience. We’re actually looking at all kinds of variations – just what can you make a straw out of and still slurp through it and, finally eat it.”

Made by The Foreign Candy Company, the new Slurpee Candy Straw is part of the Mega-Warheads RIPS candy line. For almost two years, a team comprised of product development executives from 7-Eleven and The Foreign Candy Company worked to get the taste, texture and complex straw engineering just right.

Introduced in the 1965, Slurpee is perhaps the convenience retailer’s most well known product. “Slurpees always have been a big draw for kids – even after they grow up,” Schmitt said. “We think a Slurpee Candy Straw is a novelty that especially appeals to kids and other Slurpee fans.”

Just like with Slurpee, 7-Eleven will continue to introduce new candy straw flavors, according to Schmitt. “Slurpee is sacred at 7-Eleven. It’s in a class all its own. Any new product that is going to carry the Slurpee name has to meet some pretty high standards.”

Other Slurpee branded products introduced at 7-Eleven have included Slurpee liquid-filled bubblegum, Slurpee lip balm and Slurpee Ice frozen pops.


Hmm..I might need to find a 7-11 and try this...
Red Hot Thumbtack In The Eye
I don't want a fucking straw that messes with my beloved coke slurpee flavour, that's all I got to say on this one.

What's next? edible cup? although that would cut down on the 400 or so slurpee cups that hit my garbage can each year.
Agent of Oblivion
Did that guy say the words "Frozen Beverage Experience"?

That's my new band name.
Murmuring Beast
Didn't the Cookie Monster always eat the plate?
Sandman9000
Yeah, but the Cookie Monster was a fucking insane heroin addict, or something.
Murmuring Beast
That would explain the blue colour.



Truly a disturbed soul.
kkktookmybabyaway
I guess Cookie was also a crack addict -- hence the lack of teeth...
Choken One
OHIOANS!

Where the fuck can I find a damn 7-11?
The Old Me
I believe CWM works at 7-11. The closest one to me is 40 minutes, and I take a cruise up there every now and then. If you go to their website, they have a store locater. And if CWM reads this, where do I get a 7 Eleven shirt?
Choken One
well fuck me!

It's almost 200 fucking miles to the nearest one...
kkktookmybabyaway
When I move back to PA I'll e-mail you some straws...
Vern Gagne
No 7-11's where I live either.

ICEE's own by the way.
Choken One
I never had a Slurpee.

ICEE'S i heard own it anyways.

I love the fuck outta ICEE's and you can them damn near anywhere.
crandamaniac
QUOTE(Murmuring Beast @ Jul 26 2003, 09:24 AM)
That would explain the blue colour.



Truly a disturbed soul.

And the weird eyes
Shaved Bear
the candy straw is very enjoyable actually, and now comes in a variety of flavors
NaturalBornThriller4:20
Well, I did a used the Store Locator to find out where the nearest one is.

6.2 miles.

So, call me crazy... but I am going to jump on the Train, head out to Brooklyn just to get a Slurpee.

We need a 7-11 in Manhattan, damn it.
redbaron51
its a good thing that a 7-11 is right across the street from me.
Choken One
lucky bastard.
redbaron51
i have a coke slurpee with the sour strawberry straw...


excellante
alfdogg
I already did eat the straw.

It's a good source of fiber.
ShamRock
The closest one to me is 360 miles away. Damn!
Anglesault
QUOTE(Sandman9000 @ Jul 26 2003, 08:20 AM)
Yeah, but the Cookie Monster was a fucking insane heroin addict, or something.

Hey hey hey hey hey.

Cookie Monster was/is the most stable character on that show.
Agent of Oblivion
Snuffy never hurt anyone...he was always chillin'.
The Old Me
QUOTE(kkktookmybabyaway @ Jul 26 2003, 08:28 PM)
When I move back to PA I'll e-mail you some straws...

Where in PA? I'm in PA, and damn you cannot find them anywhere unless you want to drive for 45 minutes in any direction.
Anglesault
QUOTE(Agent of Oblivion @ Jul 29 2003, 07:46 AM)
Snuffy never hurt anyone...he was always chillin'.

Wasn't Snuffy depessed?
Vern Gagne
Wasn't Snuffy a figment of Big Bird's imagination?
Ripper
So just in case the Slurpee doesn't make you a diabetic, we now throw in a straw with a little extra sugar to send you over the edge.

I perfer Slush Puppies anyway.


SNUFFy had coke addict written all over him.

Count was a pimp.

Bert was verbally abusive to his live in lover Ernie.


Elmo was a neglected child.

I think that leaves Big Bird as the normal one. Of course he was a 7 foot pigieon but who doesn't have their faults.
Mattdotcom
We've been drinking with an edible straw for years in my neck of the woods...

Haven't you people ever heard of Sour Straws Candy?
Anglesault
QUOTE(Ripper @ Jul 30 2003, 04:26 PM)
So just in case the Slurpee doesn't make you a diabetic, we now throw in a straw with a little extra sugar to send you over the edge.

I perfer Slush Puppies anyway.


SNUFFy had coke addict written all over him.

Count was a pimp.

Bert was verbally abusive to his live in lover Ernie.


Elmo was a neglected child.

I think that leaves Big Bird as the normal one. Of course he was a 7 foot pigieon but who doesn't have their faults.

Grover was flamboyantly gay.

And the edible straw was good today.
Bruiser Chong
I'm surprised that there's no 7-11 near a lot of you. My city doesn't have a whole lot, yet we've got at least seven or eight of 'em, not including the handful of ones that are no longer in business.
Anglesault
QUOTE(Bruiser Chong @ Aug 2 2003, 08:09 PM)
I'm surprised that there's no 7-11 near a lot of you. My city doesn't have a whole lot, yet we've got at least seven or eight of 'em, not including the handful of ones that are no longer in business.

I've got three right by me.

I thought they were all over.
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