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(Advertising Age)   If you were waiting for the new Diet Coke Frost Slurpee to appear at your local 7-Eleven, well hold on to that brain freeze   (adage.com) divider line 16
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2014-03-28 09:54:26 AM  
I would agree with this article. My local one had this flavor, and the machine reported no problems but the machine would only dispense syrup slowly.
 
2014-03-28 10:05:36 AM  
they could at least take down the ads plastered all over the stores...
 
2014-03-28 10:13:29 AM  
As someone who has maintained pop machines that are outside during the winter, I know that you remove any and all diet pop from the machine the moment the temperature drops to near freezing. Diet pop is no fun to clean up.

Had one machine where 40+ cans exploded because of a freak cold snap. What a dangerous (shredded aluminum) sticky, mess. Took me an entire day to clean, not to mention the loss of product.

If the temp reaches down in the low 20's or lower, then better empty that whole damn thing.

Something about diet pop makes it freeze much faster. Just another reason why I won't drink it.
 
2014-03-28 10:54:44 AM  
logieal:

Something about diet pop makes it freeze much faster. Just another reason why I won't drink it.

That something is the fact it has more water than non diet soda.
 
2014-03-28 12:39:49 PM  

logieal: As someone who has maintained pop machines that are outside during the winter, I know that you remove any and all diet pop from the machine the moment the temperature drops to near freezing. Diet pop is no fun to clean up.

Had one machine where 40+ cans exploded because of a freak cold snap. What a dangerous (shredded aluminum) sticky, mess. Took me an entire day to clean, not to mention the loss of product.

If the temp reaches down in the low 20's or lower, then better empty that whole damn thing.

Something about diet pop makes it freeze much faster. Just another reason why I won't drink it.


This makes me ANGRY!!!!
Also, I haven't had a Slurpee in forever and I have a 4 hour drive this afternoon. May need to get one before I leave.
 
2014-03-28 12:51:15 PM  
Wow, this was a problem 23 years ago, they still haven't figured it out yet eh?

I guess whoever solves this deserves a Nobel prize.
 
2014-03-28 01:44:25 PM  

DubyaHater: This makes me ANGRY!!!!
Also, I haven't had a Slurpee in forever and I have a 4 hour drive this afternoon. May need to get one before I leave.



Well if you call a flavored carbonated beverage "soda", then you're just wrong.

Soda (water) goes into the flavored syrup to make pop. Unless you just like drinking soda water.
 
2014-03-28 02:02:16 PM  
Sells a similar product

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2014-03-28 03:02:00 PM  
"In keeping with both companies' quality standards, 7-Eleven has decided to remove the product,"

LOL WAT?
 
2014-03-28 05:30:56 PM  

logieal: DubyaHater: This makes me ANGRY!!!!
Also, I haven't had a Slurpee in forever and I have a 4 hour drive this afternoon. May need to get one before I leave.


Well if you call a flavored carbonated beverage "soda", then you're just wrong.

Soda (water) goes into the flavored syrup to make pop. Unless you just like drinking soda water.


Why can't you just call it coke?
 
2014-03-28 06:19:42 PM  
they need to add enough sugars to the formula to maintain the correct freezing range or adjust some of the machines so that they are optimized for no sugar formulas.


//love slurpees, and diet sodas, somebody make this happen.
 
2014-03-28 07:02:10 PM  
It was good while it lasted, but it didn't last long. Diet Coke Frost, touted as the first frozen product in the brand's 31-year history...

What about the regular Coca-Cola Slurpee?
 
2014-03-28 09:40:46 PM  
Diet Coke Slurpee at the 7-Eleven, hell...not an issue, because pretty much anyone north of Florida, east of Missouri, west of South Carolina, and south of approximately I-74 will give a very odd look regarding this "Seven-Eleven" place of what you speak and will direct you to the Thorntons/Mapco/Kangaroo/(INSERT SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL CHAIN HERE).

(No, we do not have 7-Eleven here...pretty much in the whole of the state of Kentucky, or Tennessee, or pretty much anywhere in the Southeast save for Florida (which is its own special beast) and South Carolina; you almost get the distinct impression they're actively AVOIDING the Southeast US, and I'm pretty sure the local regional chains aren't THAT good at keeping out competition, otherwise Pennsylvania and New Jersey would be bereft of them thanks to Sheetz and Wawa.  The closest 7-Eleven to here is, literally, in Bloomington, Indiana (and the quickest one to get to by driving distance is in Indianapolis)...and if I'm going all the hell the way up into central Goddamn Indiana or (potentially just as scary) Huntington, West-By-God Virginia it's going to be for something just a bit more pressing than the local Icee Expy. :D)

/seriously, Tim farking Horton's is closer.  I could more easily justify driving down to the nearest Timmie's on a military base to play "Roll Up The Rim To Win" before I can justify a trip to the nearest 7-Eleven
//doesn't hurt that the nearest Timmie's is only about thirty minutes away by car, hehe
///and yes, we have Coke Icees here.  They never tried it with diet, which is sensible because diet syrup doesn't freeze properly because of the damn aspartame in it
 
2014-03-28 11:10:31 PM  

brakiachi: logieal:

Something about diet pop makes it freeze much faster. Just another reason why I won't drink it.

That something is the fact it has more water than non diet soda.


Sugars lower the freezing point into the teens. Which is why I'm curious what they were using instead of sugar to change the freeze point.
 
2014-03-29 02:07:14 AM  
I'm sorry, but what is this Slurpee of which you speak?  7-Eleven?  I think I saw one once on vacation...

/seriously, I'm in the 7-Eleven-less hinterlands GDP mentioned
 
2014-03-29 07:50:32 AM  
I haven't been in a 7-Eleven in years. Do White Hens still exist? can't remember the last time I saw one.
 
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