7-eleven convenience store chain is launching a brand new line of Slurpee Lite drinks. These flavors are sugar-free and have less than 1/3 the calories of regular Slurpee flavors. They are formulated by Fanta and sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar.
“We are launching ‘Flavors of Summer’ with our first Slurpee Lite sugar-free flavor, and it tastes just as great as the other flavors we have planned for the Slurpee season,” said Laura Gordon, 7-Eleven vice president for brand innovation. “We tested several of our new sugar-free flavors earlier this year, and they all got rave reviews. Now, everyone in the family can enjoy a summer Slurpee drink including those looking for a sugar-free, reduced-calorie option.”
Slurpee Lite flavors will cycle through the summer offering a new one each month. You can look forward to trying Fanta Sugar-Free Mango for the rest of May and June, Fanta Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana for July and Fanta Sugar-Free Cherry Limeade in August.
Slurpee drinks are still not “good for you”, they’ve just gotten a little closer. They still contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial chemicals for flavoring and colors. So, don’t go overindulging just because they are now lower in calories and sugar-free. However, if you’re up for a refreshing snack once in a while, the new lite option is great to have.
The 8 fl oz serving now only packs in 20 calories as compared to its regular flavors averaging around 65. This is also the first ever frozen drink sold nationwide to be sugar-free from 7-eleven.
In celebration of their new Lite line of Slurpees, 7-eleven is giving away free slurpees on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11am to 7pm! You can stop by any nationwide 7-eleven store and get a free 7.11 oz Slurpee Lite for FREE!