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PEEPS Slurpees & PEEPS Lattes Are Now At 7-Eleven

Spring is here and we’re officially in Peeps season, folks. Love them or hate them, with the advent of Spring comes such a hype for these little animal-shaped marshmallows that continues to polarize both classrooms and offices alike. Almost as much as candy corn. Almost.

Leaning into the spirit of Peeps, 7-Eleven just released two new beverage options, both inspired by the prolific, ear-forward marshmallow treat.

The first is a Peeps-flavored Slurpee, which the brand has been teasing since February. This marks the first-ever marshmallow-flavored Slurpee from 7-Eleven (what were they waiting for??). Second, Peeps takes the form of a Peeps Latte that’s offered in the hot beverage dispensing machines.

Those looking for a sweet kick of marshmallow should be sure to give these drinks a taste!

Peeps lovers, you can check out these flavors at your local 7-Eleven throughout the month of April. You can also have them delivered for free through 7Now, 7-Eleven’s delivery service, with the promo code FREE4U.

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Restaurants

7-Eleven Officially Jumps Into The Fried Chicken Game

Popeyes really made the country go crazy for chicken when it released its first ever fried chicken sandwich last year. Now 7-Eleven is looking to get in on the action, opening its own fried chicken joint within the walls of a new store in Manhattan.

It’s called “Raise The Roost” and will be offering up classic chicken sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, tenders, and by-the-piece boneless and bone-in wings.

They’ll also be offering grab-and-go options, if you’re just trying to, well, grab some chicken and go.

The chicken is said to be made from scratch, and if the “Raise The Roost” pun wasn’t enough for you, they’re going with the slogan, “Chicken Worth Crossing The Road For.”

Similar to the 7-Eleven Lab Store in Dallas, Texas, the New York Evolution store that will house the chicken shack will also carry its own specialty products such as cold brew coffee on tap, self-serve ice cream, and they’ll even have their “Mobile checkout” available. Their mobile checkout system was introduced in summer of 2019, and allows customers to scan out their items and actually skip the traditional cash register experience.

The aforementioned Dallas Lab Store also had its own full restaurant attached, as the Laredo Taco Company comfortably sits inside the giant 7-Eleven, with its own fully fleshed out menu.

We can only hope the concept catches on, as being able to walk to your local 7-Eleven for some 2 a.m. fried chicken always sounds ideal.

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Drinks

7-Eleven Officially Adds Jarritos’ Mandarin Flavor As A Big Gulp, The First Time It’s Ever Found Outside The Bottle

Fans of the widely popular Jarritos soda brand will soon be able to have as much of the popular Mandarin flavor as they can chug, thanks to a new partnership with 7-Eleven and Stripes.

For the first time in the history of the beverage, the Mandarin Jarritos soda is venturing outside of the bottle and joining 7-Eleven’s Big Gulp soda fountain lineup.

Over the past summer, 7-Eleven launched a Mandarin-flavored Jarritos Slurpee drink that garnered positive social media reaction like gangbusters. The resulting popularity led to the decision of adding the actual craft soda into the soda fountain lineup. The Mexico-based soft drink company was founded in 1950 and, over the past 70 years, has risen to become one of the most popular soft drinks in the country.

Expect to see the newest Big Gulp flavor rolling out at participating 7-Eleven locations. If successful, we’ll probably see more iconic Jarritos flavors joining its Mandarin flavored comrade not long after.

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Deals

7-Eleven Selling Unlimited Free Refill Cups You Can Use For A Year

If your 2020 resolutions include a lot of coffee consumption, you might want to take advantage of 7-Eleven’s latest promotion.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the convenience store will be selling exclusive Slurpee, 30-ounce Big Gulp, and 20-ounce hot coffee cups that can be refilled as much as your heart desires over the next year.

The stainless steel cups will be selling for $129 each, and get you unlimited refills through December 31, 2020.

The process seems simple enough, as each cup will have a barcode that cashier will scan and ring up your drink for “free.”

If you were to buy a coffee or Big Gulp once a day, that means you’d be paying about 35 cents per cup. If you’re a maniac and take advantage of the refills twice a day, for a year, you’d be paying about 18 cents per cup.

The cups will only be sold on 7-eleven.com, and will start at 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PST. The cups are not interchangeable, and can only be used for whatever drink choice the cup supports.

There’s a very limited release for these, 50 to be exact, so you better be on your hypebeast-waking-up-early-for-a-limited-release mode if you want one.

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Cravings Grocery

7-Eleven’s Newest ‘Lab Store’ Is A Supermarket On Steroids

The 7-Eleven Lab Store in Dallas, Texas looks nothing like your typical 7-Eleven. This massive store is quite an experience, giving customers the chance to sit down and enjoy some handmade tacos, order some wine on tap, and even get down on a little soft serve, something that no other 7-Eleven store provides.

The Lab Store gives 7-Eleven a chance to test different concepts like those above, all at once. Everywhere you turn, you see something that makes think, ‘How is this in a 7-Eleven?’

The first and most obvious innovation inside being the taco shop, as the Laredo Taco Company whips up its tacos with handmade tortillas, handmade salsas, and an array of taco meats. Right next to it is a coffee bar with cold brews and kombucha on tap, making you feel like you’re in an elevated Starbucks. Keep exploring within and you’re hit with a station that serves beer and wine on tap, whch will even fill a growler of beer right in front of you.

Take a few more steps and you’ll hit a full-blown wine cellar that carries hundreds of wines, at different price points.

At the other end of the store, 7-Eleven tests its famous Slurpees, tinkering with different flavors, which include organic versions.

With a soft serve machine right next to it, you can literally half-fill up a Slurpee cup with ice cream, and pour a Coke Slurpee for your own makeshift float. Or just top at the topping bar like a square.

One thing we didn’t try, but is pretty revolutionary, is its “scan and pay” checkout model. This method allows you to scan your items and pay for them straight from your phone, without needing to bother with the cashier and lines. We first saw something like this at the Amazon Go store in early 2018, and further shows that we might be looking at the future of grocery shopping, with a tad less humans helping out.

Needless to say, if you’re in Dallas, this is definitely worth checking out. It looks so crazy that some of the locals passed by daily and didn’t even know it was a 7-Eleven, mistaking it for a giant gas station, or corporate office. Check out the full Foodbeast walkthrough below.

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Packaged Food What's New

Pringles Just Released A FRIED ONION RING Flavor Nationwide

It’s been a minute since Pringles released a new flavor variation, but onion fans can peel back their layers of delight as the latest iteration of the iconic chips in a can have dropped. The newest Pringles draws inspiration from an iconic fried food: onion rings.

Each dark purple can of Fried Onion Ring Pringles boasts a stack of onion-flavored chips that are inspired by the iconic appetizer.

As far as taste goes, they’re pretty similar to Funyuns — though slightly a bit more mellow. Still, if you’re a fan of any and all things Pringles related, these are a definite must-try.

The new Fried Onion Ring flavor is available now exclusively at any 7-Eleven store nationwide, though only while supplies last.

Like their namesake, I bet these will taste fantastic dunked in a bowl of ranch.

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Fast Food Film/Television Grocery What's New

‘Detective Pikachu’ Treats Are Popping Up At 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide

Hardcore Pokémon fans have been ecstatic waiting for the release of the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. While most brands are still focused on Game of Thrones and Avengers collabs, 7-Eleven is rolling out treats featuring the cartoon electric mouse a little early.

The movie launches on May 10th, but you can already start finding themed foods and swag at 7-Eleven locations nationwide. These include a Mr. Mime “Mystery Flavor” Slurpee, which has fruity hints of orange. Those who guess the three flavors inside correctly can enter in a sweepstakes to get free Slurpees for an entire year.

There’s also a Hi-Hat Mocha, which is apparently based on Pikachu’s caffeine addiction from the film. Some locations will have chocolate sauce and sprinkles on the side for you to add into this drink to give it an extra sugar kick.

Other items available include Snubbull and Psyduck-themed chocolate bars, as well as Slurpee containers and coffee mugs featuring various Pokémon. Pokémon ready-to-bake cookies, cupcakes, and cookie decorating kits are also being sold.

All of the Detective Pikachu items will be available in stores for a limited time.

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Fast Food What's New

7-Eleven Now Has Tater Tots You Can Top Just Like Nachos

Tots are pretty big right now in the food world. We’ve begun loading them up with everything from Spam musubi to elote as we hearken back to our childhood with these crispy spud nuggets. With that in mind, 7-Eleven has decided to jump in on the tater tot market and launched their own version that you can custom build.

7-Eleven tots

The 7-Eleven Tots can be treated just like their nachos or hot dogs, with condiments ranging from onions, jalapenos, and pico de gallo available to load on. Chili and cheese are also available, but do cost an extra buck (at least, at the 7-Eleven we got them at, it may vary by store). The actual tots cost $1 for a set of 10, and $2 for 25.

We got our hands on some tots and made a custom build to see how we liked it. The tots are made in one of those microwave ovens 7-Eleven has in their stores, so they’re not gonna be super crispy. However, the guilty pleasure of chili, cheese, and tots was enough to satiate our taste buds.

You can find 7-Eleven Tots now at all participating locations for the aforementioned prices.


Photos: Peter Pham //Foodbeast