So, you thought you knew everything there was to know about the beloved slushie? Let’s see if we can’t surprise you!
- The word Slushie originated from the Norwegian word meaning “sloppy”.
- As early as 3000 B.C., the Chinese were enjoying flavored ice drinks.
- By the 7th century A.D., shaved ice with added flavors was being enjoyed throughout large parts of Asia.
- Roman Emperor Nero is credited with creating slush made of snow, fancy honey, and wine!
- After visiting China, Marco Polo introduced slushies to Italy.
- The idea of the modern slush ice drink originated from Omar Knedlik in 1959, when his soda fountain machine broke. He placed his soda drinks in a freezer to stay cool, which in turn caused them to slush. And thus, history was made!
- The term “Brain Freeze” is actually trademarked by 7-Eleven.
- Since 1999, Winnipeg, Canada has claimed the mantle as the Slurpee capital of the world, selling over 188,000 Slurpees every month. The rest of Canada combined sells an average of just 179,700 Slurpees per month.
- Slushies can be either carbonated or non-carbonated. It’s all good!
- Slushies are made by a mixture of sugar and water. To prevent this mixture from freezing solid, it must be between 12%-22% sugar, as the sugar acts as an antifreeze in this delicious solution.
- More than 14 million Slushies are consumed every month.7-Eleven’s Slurpee is the most popular frozen beverage in the world!
- In the mid –1800s, condensed milk was the most popular Slush Puppie flavor. 😬
- Slushies aren’t just for kids, as many adults will put alcohol into their slush to enjoy frozen cocktails!
Did you know all these fascinating fun facts about the slushie, or did we surprise you? Did we miss a fun fact that we absolutely must hear? Let us know! Either way stop in at your local The Store and grab a nice cold refreshing Frazil today!