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Paper straws for Slurpees at 7-Eleven

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Paper straws for Slurpees at 7-Eleven

I had a Slurpee today and I grabbed a straw like normal and I honestly thought I just picked a broken one. They switched the old plastic straws with a little spoon on the end to these paper straws. They are so bad, first It seemed like it was blocked but they are all the same and not even a 1/4 of the way through the straw started to come apart and almost disintegrated

Does anyone know when this happened? I had a Slurpee a few months ago and it was normal. I'm all for reducing plastic use but they need to come up with a better alternative.
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funcanuck wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 2:12 pm
I had a Slurpee today and I grabbed a straw like normal and I honestly thought I just picked a broken one. They switched the old plastic straws with a little spoon on the end to these paper straws. They are so bad, first It seemed like it was blocked but they are all the same and not even a 1/4 of the way through the straw started to come apart and almost disintegrated

Does anyone know when this happened? I had a Slurpee a few months ago and it was normal. I'm all for reducing plastic use but they need to come up with a better alternative.
Go into Starbucks and grab some of the long green ones used for Frappuccinos... before they stupidly switch to paper....
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How old are you to be having a Slurpee? I havent had a slushie since grade 11.
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ar2020 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 3:37 pm
How old are you to be having a Slurpee? I havent had a slushie since grade 11.
You must be fun at parties.

Hell I bought a slushie machine. Granted it's for bellinis, but still... It's still peach slush.
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I tried some awesome biodegradable straws at a burger place in NYC last time I was there. You would not have been able to tell the difference between that and a normal plastic straw; I don't know why restaurants haven't jumped on those if they want to be environmentally conscious.
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 2:18 pm
Go into Starbucks and grab some of the long green ones used for Frappuccinos... before they stupidly switch to paper....
I'm surprised they haven't switched already. I mean paper straws work okay for soft drinks like coke but I think the Slurpee is too thick so it just gets clogged up.
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funcanuck wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 7:09 pm
I'm surprised they haven't switched already. I mean paper straws work okay for soft drinks like coke but I think the Slurpee is too thick so it just gets clogged up.
Someone gave me a paper straw for a milkshake.
It was horrible.
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ar2020 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 3:37 pm
How old are you to be having a Slurpee? I havent had a slushie since grade 11.
Slurpees are for all ages. A timeless beverage.
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TheGreatGazoo wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 11:28 pm
Plastic straws will be banned in Vancouver on June 1 of this year. Straw Ban
Okay, with that said, 7 11 most likely felt that there was no sense in only purchasing paper straws for one section of Canada.
A bulk Canada wide purchase for all the stores just makes sense. Most likely saves 7 11 a lot of money.
(vs a smaller purchase at a higher cost)
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ar2020 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 3:37 pm
How old are you to be having a Slurpee? I havent had a slushie since grade 11.
Arent you the same guy who freaked out @ people for eating rabbit and lamb?
Like actually aggressivelt freaked out to the point of the thread being locked
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Feb 9th, 2019 12:34 pm
Arent you the same guy who freaked out @ people for eating rabbit and lamb?
Like actually aggressivelt freaked out to the point of the thread being locked
Lamb is my favorite meat. Rabbit? Yeah that's gross. You can't be eating Bugs Bunny.
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ar2020 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 12:41 pm
Lamb is my favorite meat. Rabbit? Yeah that's gross. You can't be eating Bugs Bunny.
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ar2020 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 3:37 pm
How old are you to be having a Slurpee? I havent had a slushie since grade 11.
My kids and I just bought one today. -30C is not going to stop us from buying one.

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