The Ron Swansonification of the Slurpee has begun, as 7-Eleven is offering customers the option of enjoying them in mason jars with mustached straws:
It was only a matter of time. They’re seemingly everywhere – on party supplies, clothing, jewelry, candy, decals, at ‘stache bashes, in party photo booths, even on cars and baby pacifiers.
Now, mustaches are on Slurpee® drink straws too, the perfect accompaniment to this summer’s new, novelty Slurpee cup – a 26-ounce refillable, plastic Mason jar mug. Both on-trend Slurpee accessories, sold separately, are made for summer fun and available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven® stores.
Retailing for 99 cents, the mustache straw comes in four styles and colors. The suggested retail price for the clear Mason jar mug with a colorful screw-top lid, reusable straw (sans mustache) and Slurpee logo is $2.99. The retro-like cup also comes in four colors – blue, green, orange or pink. The first Slurpee comes free with purchase of the Mason jar mug, and refills are discounted.
A way to really make Slurpees something Ron Swanson would enjoy would be to spike them with a good whiskey, though that might ruin the integrity of the Slurpee.
"They're seemingly everywhere" could also be said of the "hipster" faction. If this is a self-aware jab at them, it's kind of brilliant. If 7-Eleven truly wanted to skewer that demographic, they could have a stack of stickers that bear pretentious statements. That would be perfect.
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