This Canadian Province Was Crowned The 'Slurpee Capital' Of The World
The reigning champs!
You may love Slurpees, but do you love them as much as this Canadian province does? This province is getting recognized for not just being the biggest Slurpee drinkers in the country, but the whole world. Manitoba is the "Slurpee capital of the world" for 2019.
Just in time for summer, 7/11 released a ranking of the places around the world that have the most Slurpee drinkers per capita for 2019. Once again, Manitoba came out on top.
The province has held the title for 20 years now, and it looks like there's no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Despite the brutal winters that Manitobans are known for having to face, it looks like there's no stopping them from having a nice, cold Slurpee – even when it's absolutely freezing outside.
"Slurpee is the choice drink for fans watching outdoor football games even when it’s -20 degrees Celsius," writes 7-11 about Manitoba on their website. "When it’s -40 degrees Celsius outside, people are seen waiting for the bus, biking and skating with a Slurpee in hand."
“Slurpee has been the centerpiece of so many Canadian memories and we’re very proud to continue to grow with our country for years to come,” 7-11 Canada vice-president Doug Rosencrans said in a statement, the Huffington Post reports.
Even Canadian singer and national treasure Shawn Mendes recently commented on Manitoba's global slurpee title during a concert in Winnipeg earlier this month, calling it "an amazing thing".
7-11 is known around the world for being the place to get slurpees. According to their website, the first slurpee in Canada to ever be poured was decades ago, back in 1969 in Calgary. Ever since then, Canadians have been loving the refreshing drink – especially Manitobans.
If you're craving a slurpee after this article, head on over to your local 7-11. They offer all types of Slurpee flavours – currently, you can get a Ghostbusters Green Apple Watermelon Slurpee, a Peach Fuzz Slurpee and more!