By: Jan Chait
7-Eleven began test-marketing Crystal Light Raspberry Ice Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores in Detroit, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, in July, with plans to expand to stores across the country that offer at least six Slurpee flavor barrels. 7-Eleven had previously added Crystal Light Lemonade to its array of Slurpee flavors.
According to a news release from 7-Eleven, Inc., the Crystal Light flavor additions are in response to frequent calls from customers asking about the sugar levels in Slurpees. The audience expressing a desire for sugar-free Slurpees ranges from adults who grew up with the treat and are now watching their calories to a 5-year-old girl who wanted her brother with diabetes to be able to enjoy a Slurpee with her, according to the release.
Crystal Light Raspberry Slurpees have 50 calories and 11 grams of carbohydrate per 12-ounce serving.