Thursday, July 11, 2013

Considering Getting a Free Slurpee Today? Think Again

 by Hemi Weingarten 

Today is 7/11, which is a good excuse for 7 Eleven to celebrate its annual Slurpee Giveaway. Every year, 7-11 hands out millions of free Slurpee drinks nationwide. This year, the serving size has grown from 8 ounces to 12 ounces. Because, you know, the war on obesity has been won.
Planning to join in on the fun?
Let’s take a look at the Berry Blaster Slurpee. Here are some key data points for you to keep in mind:
  • 6 (six!) tsp of sugar (actually High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Fruit content = 0% (did you seriously think there would be any here?)
  • Artificially colored with RED #40 (causes tumors in mice, causes some kids to bounce off walls)
  • Contains sodium benzoate – even Coca Cola removed this bad ingredient from Coke.
Here’s the full nutrition info for an 8 ounce Slurpee. (Did they make it extra hard to read on purpose???)berry blaster nutrients
Still planning to slurp today?

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