Classic 7-Eleven snacks are on my mind on the day after 7/11. So I decided to make a 12-Inch Poll and get you involved.
As I write this, yesterday it was 7/11 again. And while I didn’t get to my local 7-Eleven in time to take advantage of the free small Slurpee promotion they trot out every year on the 11th day of July, I did put this together. It’s a short-list of some of my all-time favorite 7-Eleven items. Since I was reminiscing about the classics, I figured I might as well see if you love them as much as I do.
I’ll be honest: I didn’t grow up on 7-Eleven. It wasn’t until I was in high school and had a driver’s license that I was able to schlep over to my town’s location. Even though I had an annual 4th of July visit to that 7-Eleven (it was near my Great Aunt’s house), I don’t think I even tasted a Slurpee until I was a teenager. I was a Slush Puppie kid. Until that first Slurpee. I was transformed.
There’s something singular about the Slurpee: often imitated, never duplicated, as they say. You can make a frozen Coke at home, but that’s not the same. And you can grab an ICEE at your local movie theatre, but it pales in comparison to a Slurpee. It’s like that for a bunch of 7-Eleven’s items. You can get similar goodies elsewhere, but never seems to measure up.
Classic 7-Eleven Snacks: Pick Your Favorite
For you, a selection of 7-Eleven snacks below. And yes, I’m counting Slurpees and Big Gulps as snacks. Complain all you want about that designation, but if I were to leave those off the list? I’d never hear the end of it. Scroll through, cast your vote, and make mine a Classic Coke Slurpee, please.