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Gulp! New Sugar-Free Flavor Added to Slurpees!


Nov 1, 2002

7-Eleven began test-marketing Crystal Light Raspberry Ice Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores in Detroit, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, in July, with plans to expand to stores across the country that offer at least six Slurpee flavor barrels. 7-Eleven had previously added Crystal Light Lemonade to its array of Slurpee flavors.

According to a news release from 7-Eleven, Inc., the Crystal Light flavor additions are in response to frequent calls from customers asking about the sugar levels in Slurpees. The audience expressing a desire for sugar-free Slurpees ranges from adults who grew up with the treat and are now watching their calories to a 5-year-old girl who wanted her brother with diabetes to be able to enjoy a Slurpee with her, according to the release.

Crystal Light Raspberry Slurpees have 50 calories and 11 grams of carbohydrate per 12-ounce serving.


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Posted by Anonymous on 12 June 2012

My son is a type 1 diabetic on the insulin pump. I was so excited to see that they had a SUGAR FREE slurpy. In the morning when I tested his blood sugar, it was over 500!! With keytones!! He could have ended up in the hospital. Sugar free means carbohydrate free. No insulin needed. This is such false advertising and they are going to end up getting sued for this.


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