March 5, 2008, - 2:57 pm

Slurpuccino . . . at a 7-Eleven Near You

By Debbie Schlussel
My favorite (now Japanese-owned) American retailer, 7-Eleven, has a new drink mixing a slurpee with capuccino, the Slurpuccino. It’s low fat, milk-free, and relatively low in caffeine:

The Cafe Latte-flavored Slurpuccino is not a milk-based product, but is caffeinated, fat-free and has only 61 calories per 8-ounce serving, unlike most frozen cappuccinos on the market. Prices are similar to any other Slurpee drink, which range from 99 cents for a 12-ounce cup to $1.69 for 40 ounces. . . .
Developed for 7-Eleven® stores by The Coca-Cola Company, the Slurpuccino drink is a new beverage platform with Cafe Latte as the version offered. The coffee- and caramel-flavored frozen drink targets young adults ages 18-34, both male and female. More than 75 percent of Slurpee drinkers are under the age of 34.

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Slurpuccino also provides a “better-for-you” alternative for coffee-lovers who want to monitor calories, fat or caffeine in their diets. Compared to some other retailers’ frozen cappuccino drinks, 7-Eleven‚Äôs coffee-flavored Slurpee beverage has approximately one-third the calories, half the sugar and no fat grams. Adding a whipped topping can raise fat content by 20 grams. Compared to a cup of coffee, which contains between 100 and 175 milligrams of caffeine, an 8-ounce Slurpuccino has only 5 mg. . . .
The new drink is expected to be offered in a hazelnut-cappuccino flavor this fall.

I can’t wait to try it.

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7 Responses

I just ran down to 7-11 prepared to love it, and it’s not that good. It has a funny ‘this is artificial’ flavor and has a sticky sickly oversweetness.
Sorry, I’ll stick to my Senseo. Brew one pod (strong if your machine has the strength option). pour over ice. Add chocolate syrup (Dark is the best) and skim milk. Stir. Mmmmmmmmmm….

dm60462 on March 5, 2008 at 4:32 pm

You might be in the minority then. I love the Slurpuccino.

Squirrel3D on March 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm

If they contain nonfat dairy creamer (i.e. Coffee-mate ), they’re not good for you. Gotta watch out for those. They make liberal use of palm oil; not good for those susceptable to high cholesterol and/or heart disease.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 5, 2008 at 8:34 pm

I happened into a 7-11 lst week and had the hankering for a good old Slurpee. I saw the Slurpuccino tag on the Slurp-meister there, and based on the corny name, I had to give it a go.
Well, Slupuccino was OK for a few swigs, but not like I’m going back for more. I might have one again if I am in the right mood–it is artifical sweet, but other than that, I would tend to agree with dm60462 and NO Santa–it’s not that good and I know it’s not good for you. It’s in the genre of diet coke or something like that–kind of artificial, and you could possibly learn to like it–but if you ever get back the real thing–you say “how gross was that other stuff?” It reminds me of the old Faygo “Chocolate Soda.” Neat for a change, but quickly gets very gross.

BB on March 5, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Faygo: The soda based on a cake frosting recipe. Yum!

LibertarianBulbasaur on March 6, 2008 at 1:31 am

But is it kosher?

Shy Guy on March 6, 2008 at 1:52 am

What’s the point without much caffeine? They should make a Jolt like version.

Jeff_W on March 6, 2008 at 10:18 am

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