FREE SLURPEE DAY FOR 7/11 CUSTOMERS

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From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, you can get a free small Slurpee at 7-Eleven while supplies last.

Drinks are loaded with sugar and corn syrup and unhealthy for people with diabetes.

Slurpees, which turned 50 last year, debuted at 7-Eleven in 1966. The idea for the drink was born in the 1950s in Kansas City when Omar Knedlik’s Dairy Queen soda fountain broke and he put the soda in the freezer, turning it slushy. Knedlik’s observation birthed the Icee machines we know so well today, and a deal with 7-Eleven rebranded the frozen drinks as Slurpees, for the sound produced when someone drank them.

Today Slurpees come in flavors including wild cherry, lemonade, cotton candy and watermelon lime. To find your nearest 7-Eleven, use the store locator here.

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