This post is sponsored by Diet Coke. Thanks, Diet Coke!
I like Diet Coke, but it’s a well established fact that Mike is a Diet Coke fanatic. In the almost fourteen years I’ve known him, he has started every morning by cracking open a Diet Coke. If you tease him about this he will either sing, “The best part of waking up, is Diet Coke in your cup” (I know, I know) or “People drink coffee in the morning. What’s the difference?” Shrug.
Anyway, the biggest testament to my guy’s love of Diet Coke happened last winter at his surprise 40th birthday party. Literally half of his friends brought him Diet Coke related presents, everything from a case of the stuff to an actual cowboy hat made out of Diet Coke boxes his buddy, Fish, found on Etsy.
So, with Mike being such a huge Diet Coke fan, you can imagine his reaction when I told him that 7-Eleven was introducing a new Slurpee flavor — Diet Coke FROST with a Splash of Cherry! Mike immediately left the room, threw on his Diet Coke cowboy hat, then returned saying we needed to head over to our local 7-Eleven ASAP so he could give it a try.
I could tell you about how excited Mike was when he got there, but, well, it would probably be easier to show you:
The guys behind the counter were laughing at him, if you were wondering.
Here he performs the classic “Spohr Pour.”
So what did Mike think? He — unsurprisingly — loved it. He said that he generally likes Slurpees, but finds them a little too sweet for his tastes (which is how he feels about regular Coke, too). What he likes about Diet Coke FROST with a Splash of Cherry is that — like regular Diet Coke — it has a smooth, not too-sweet taste. He also said, “I like that it has just 50 calories (per 22 ounce serving) so I can keep my girlish figure.” Um, okay, Mike.
The only thing Mike didn’t like about the Diet Coke FROST is that it’s only available for a limited time (now through June 28). Something tells me he’ll be wearing his hat over to 7-Eleven a lot between now and then.
In fact, he literally just texted me this, so.
You can check out Mike’s favorite new drink at your local 7-Eleven!
BAHAHA! Ese Mike. Well, we all have our vices. Mine? Sugar-free iced coffee from McDonald’s. Okay, I have other ones but still.
Question: was the Diet Coke Slurpee part of the Bring Your own Cup to 7Eleven?
I’m jealous. We really don’t have many 7Elevens in Texas anymore.
There are a bunch of them in Austin. My girls love the slurpees!
I’m in Houston. They were so many when I was a kid but they disappeared.
I didn’t go there as part of Bring Your Own Cup day, unfortunately. If I had I would have brought a trash can, I mean, cup over there.
That’s funny, because 7-11 started, and is still headquartered in, Dallas. My vice is Diet Dr. Pepper! A Diet Dr. Pepper Slurpee, now that would be heaven!
We are Regus at our 711. Download the app and get a refillable cup. Totally worth it. Every 7th cup on the app is free and refills are cheaper than a new cup every time. Our 711 orders an extra case of Pepsi just for my husband. Lol
Love the bit about the best part of waking up…that’s me too! Would hate the thought of coffee in the morning (or anytime)!
My question is whether he stocked up during Bring Your Own Cup day–that was when I discovered it.
I can’t believe Diet Coke approached you to sponsor a post. THAT in itself is hilarious and speaks to the obsession!
I know, right? I was like, “There has never been a better fit for a sponsored post, ever!” LOL
Debbie B. says:
Tell Mike that next time he should put the lid on first and then fill the cup through the straw hole. He’ll get much more that way.
Marjorie Steele says:
Love that! A 7-11 Hack!!
Wait, do people not know this?! That is a total requirement at 7-Eleven! And I’m a Slurpee fanatic (especially when pregnant, yeesh, it’s bad), so I feel I’ve perfected the technique!
I’m not s Slurpee fanatic (sorry) but even I knew that! That’s what those lids are for!!
Kristen in CO says:
I had no idea- it’s soooo obvious now, like “duh!” Thanks for educating me! Also, this post just cracked me up, rare for sponsored content. Well done, Spohrs! A tip of the Diet Coke cowboy hat to you both.
Marjorie Steele says:
I love how excited he is in the picture and that he actually wears that hat! Enjoy!
This whole post is brilliant. And now I want a Diet Coke Frost with a Splash of Cherry. Though I’m admittedly a Cherry Coke Zero fan myself – hope I’m not kicked out of the comments for that!
I need this Slurpee immediately. I recently gave up pop but since I don’t count Diet Coke as a pop, it’s not a lie. I hope my local 7-11 has it, they don’t have a large Slurpee selection.
Also, Mikes Doet Coke cowboy hat is amazing. 10/10 would wear.
I’m so jealous. I’m a diet coke addict too. Though I usually wait until 10 am before my first one of the day. We don’t have any 7-11’s.
My husband used to be addicted to Diet Coke. He would have LOVED this new Slurpee flavor. By the way, which do you think is better: the Slurpee or the ICEE? they have ICEE at all the Targets, right? isn’t that the one with the Polar bear as a mascot? My kids swear that there is a distinct difference in the texture between the two.