7-11 Winnipeg is Slurpee Capital of the World
If you look at it another way, Slurpees are served at 28 degrees (Fahrenheit). That might count as a hot beverage in the winter in Winnipeg.
US convenience store giant 7-Eleven chose the coldest metropolis in the world to name as the Slurpee beverage capital for its highest per capita consumption of the sweet crushed ice drink.
With temperatures falling below minus 30 degrees Celsius in January and its hot summer season lasting only two or three months, Winnipeg beat out cities in the Russian province of Siberia a few years ago for the cool city designation. Since, its 800,000 citizens consumed nearly half a million Slurpees each month to be awarded the unusual honour from 7-Eleven executives on Slurpee's 40th anniversary Monday.