Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 7/11

Good Monday to ya, my lovelies! We’re buckling down for a week full of really, really good stuff to keep you entertained and enlightened during your Internet time, and we’re starting it all off with an LTP that won’t make you think too hard. 

In honor of 7/11, I want to know your favorite convenient store purchase.  A blue raspberry slushie? A lighter with an Ed Hardy-esque design? Twizzlers?

I can’t leave a convenience store without a fountain pop, because I loves me some Diet Coke on ice.  I don’t eat out very often, so it’s my one chance to suck up refreshment through a straw.  The closest conven-o-mart to me sells a 64oz jobber for 59 cents, which is a deal I can’t pass up.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

15 replies on “LTP: 7/11”

My favorites are cheap gas station coffee with weird flavors added or mixed with their “cappuccino” and hot chocolate things, squishies/slurpees, and combos. Combos are my super favorite driving snack, ideally the pretzel/nacho variety. I think I buy gum more often than any of those things, but it’s less delightful and more necessary on long drives.

In college, we’d go down to the 7-11 and get slurpees (squishees), cart them back to the house, add “Magic” and sit in the front lawn with our magic slurpees. Those were good days.

But really, the thing I love to get and is absolutely Horrible for you is the burrito that has been fried so the tortilla is dark beige and is filled with a meat/bean paste. It’s been slow cooked so every flavor is in everything and you can’t tell the meat from the bean and it usually costs all of $1. I love it. But I know that one day, it will try to kill me.

I like orange, grape pop, or root beer slushies from the Mac Store here. There are sickeningly sweet and I loooove them.

Also, Shoppers Drug Mart – sort of a convenience store – here in Canada has an awesome line of organic “junk food,” like teddy grahams and animal crackers. I can pretend I’m eating health food and feel smug about it.

The 7-Eleven around the corner from my old place had these strawberry-iced donuts that were basically the perfect cheap available junk food. They were delicious, under a dollar and were so insubstantial that I’d have eaten one in the time it took to cross the street back to my house – so they couldn’t be too bad for you, right? Right?!

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