The new flavor was introduced at the beginning of July in preparation for 7-Eleven Day (July 11), and will only be sold at certain stores. (I checked two Seattle locations and couldn’t find it, though one store did have a banner sign for it on its Slurpee machines, and also was selling Cap’n Crunch T-shirts.)
The Slurpee has been “recreated with the berry goodness from one of America’s most beloved cereal brands, and frozen with a refreshing summer twist,” a 7-Eleven spokesperson told The Daily Meal in an email.
Some early slurpers loved the new flavor. Cereal blog Cerealously called it “super delicious,” and added, “and yes, its atomic turquoise color does leave your tongue looking like a flamboyant electric eel.”
Others weren’t toasting the new drink. Twitter user Dave Santia wrote, “If you don't mind the taste of absolute garbage in your mouth, then I highly recommend 7-Eleven's new Cap'n Crunch Slurpee! One sip, and you're guaranteed to be begging for a glass of water with a lemon in it!”
But those with fond memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons (SuperFriends! Schoolhouse Rock!) while downing bowl after bowl of the Cap’n’s finest might have to seek out a 7-Eleven that offers this flavor. While you sip your sweet treat, feast on these 7 to 11 reasons why we love Slurpees.