You think they'd charge more than $1.75.

I am a sucker for sweets. I have to have some kind of candy, ice cream, snack cake, or other sugar loaded concoction after nearly every meal or that meal just isn't complete. It also takes nearly all my will power NOT to grab a slush when I walk into a convenience store.

Quick side story. Back when my wife and I were still in the boyfriend/girlfriend stage we went down to Orlando to visit a friend who was living there at the time. Somewhere during the trip, we stopped at a 7-11 to stretch our legs, grab some snacks, etc. By 7-11, I mean an actual 7-11. I'm not using it as some kind of generic term for a convenience store. Why do we not have these in Evansville by the way? Sorry, I got sidetracked from my sidetrack. Anyway, this particular store had grape slushies. Grape is my favorite flavor and at the time, I couldn't find a grape slushie anywhere in Evansville. All we had in town was either cherry, blue raspberry (my second favorite), and Coke flavored slushes. To find a grape slush was like hitting the jackpot.

It was every bit as good as I had hoped and must have been laced with cocaine because I was hooked from the first sip. For the rest of our trip (even after we arrived in Orlando), we stopped at nearly every 7-11 we saw searching for another store that offered grape slushies, but never found one. Why didn't we just hit the original one, you ask? Because we couldn't remember where we found it, that's why.

Little did I know, that 20 ounce diabetic-time-bomb of awesomeness was created by looking straight in the eyes of the laws of physics and punching them in the gut. For all intents and purposes, slushes are served so cold (below freezing to be exact) that they should be nothing more than a solid block of ice. But the iconic slush machine prevents that from happening. Find out how in the video below (see, I got back to the point eventually).