IRVING, Texas—A 7-Eleven Slurpee was officially delivered where no Slurpee drink has been before… to space! The Slurpee took off on a private space flight at 11 a.m. on August 10 from a 7-Eleven store in Michigan, the Slurpee capital of the United States (aka the state that consumes the most Slurpee drinks).
Throughout July, 7-Eleven called on Slurpee drink lovers to choose which flavor would be bound for outer space. Each Slurpee drink ordered via 7-Eleven Delivery was counted as a vote, and as it turns out, earthlings love the classics. Coca-Cola was the big winner, with Cherry and Blue Raspberry as close runners-up.
“Every Slurpee lover has an unwavering passion for their favorite flavor, so it's my pleasure to congratulate the Coca-Cola Slurpee drink fans out there on a pretty big victory,” said Marissa Jarratt, 7-Eleven senior vice president and chief marketing officer, in a press release. “Winning flavor aside, delivering our iconic Slurpee drink to space and bringing customers along for the journey was the most epic way to wrap up one of the brand's best birthdays to date. Year 94 will be a hard one to top… literally.”
The epic mission was commemorated with a spaced-themed mural that will mark the launch location forever. Michigan locals and Slurpee fans alike can snap a selfie at the mural in the Saginaw, Michigan, location or check out photos on 7-Eleven and Slurpee social channels.
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