- Orange Pineapple Ice
- Raspberry Ice
- Berry Pomegranate
- Cherry Limeade
- Tangerine Lime
- Apple Mango
What is nice is that this is a treat that isn't obviously different from any of the other flavors. The only difference is the nutritional information. Quite often, if we drive over with friends, I notice that all of the kids tend to actually choose the Crystal Light flavors over the regular Coke/Mountain Dew/full sugar versions - not even realizing that they are choosing an item that is sugar free. I think the Crystal Light versions are just that more enticing and quite often, tastier.
Here is a nutritional label from the Crystal Light 8 oz cup of the Strawberry Kiwi Slurpee.
I have had discussions with counting carbohydrates on Slurpees with various families living with Type 1 Diabetes and we all tend to do it differently. Our family considers the Slurpees to be "free" treats as do we the Crystal Light drink packets, so we do not bolus for the beverages. Certainly, you should consult your endocrinologist to see what works best for your family needs before choosing to bolus or not bolus for a Slurpee. For whatever reason, it appears that this is one area that is different for each individual.
I have heard that not all stores were carrying the Crystal Light Slurpees. If this is the case, stop by your 7-Eleven and make a suggestion. Making change is sometimes making the smallest things happen, even if it is only a sugar free Slurpee.
And by the way, 7-Eleven didn't endorse this post. I just had a Slurpee with the girls this weekend and wondered how many more people would like to know about another hidden gem for families living with type 1 diabetes.