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There is no real Hechser on 7-11 Slurpees. How do people drink them? Is going on the Star-K's list okay? What about soda from the machine? I found that 7-11 switches the spouts sometimes. So even if the soda is Kosher, what about other sodas that may have gone through those tubes?

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"There is no real Hechser on 7-11 Slurpies". I am referring to NY –  d a Oct 3 '10 at 21:09
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Please, a little respect - it's Slurpees, not Slurpies. –  Seth J Jun 28 '11 at 19:02
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"There is no real hechsher on 7-11 Slurpees". Excuse me? Since when is the Star-K not a real hechsher? (Little symbols on food packaging mean just as much as an approved list - either one is only as good as the agency behind it). –  user1095 Jan 29 '12 at 12:33

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Rabbi Sholem Fishbane has a comprehensive article about Slurpees here: http://www.crcweb.org/kosher_articles/slurpees.php

Regarding the nozzles of the machines, an article by Rabbi Dovid Cohen (http://www.crcweb.org/kosher_articles/fountain_soda.php) describes how the CRC came to the conclusion that it does not pose a kashrus concern.

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The Star-K in this shiur discusses everything at length including what their list is all about, as well as all the issues:

05/26/2010 Summer Delights – Slurpees, Sodas, Ice Cream, Ices (also follow-up on the fish worm issue discussed last month)

However, it appears you need to sign up to access the above link. A quick workaround: the shiur is also available on iTunes Podcasts over here [it's the one dated 6/3/10].

And for reference: the list of the Kosher slurpees at Star-K.

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I wonder ,Does this issue change from year to year? –  simchastorah Jun 28 '11 at 12:48
    
@simchashatorah see my edit: there's a list which has a preface: " Since the kosher status of flavors can change at any time, the Star-K takes no responsibility. Consumers are urged to use their discretion with each individual 7-Eleven store." –  yydl Jun 28 '11 at 18:44
    
@simchashatorah @yydl : The CRC updates their lists all the time. I don't know if there is any difference between their list and the Star-K list, but here it is: crcweb.org/slurpee_list.php (This list was updates 6/27/2011) –  Menachem Jun 29 '11 at 6:56

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