DALLAS -- One month after the beverage arrived in stores, 7-Eleven Inc. is pulling Diet Coke FROST Cherry Slurpee.
"Both The Coca-Cola Co. and 7-Eleven have an unwavering commitment to quality," 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris told CSNews Online. "After the recent launch of Diet Coke FROST Cherry Slurpee at 7-Eleven, a significant number of stores experienced dispensing quality issues involving the product freezing consistency."
There are no health or safety issues with the beverage, she said.
"In keeping with both companies' quality standards, 7-Eleven has decided to remove the product," Chabris continued. "Coca-Cola values its relationship with 7-Eleven and, as partners, will continue to bring innovative, refreshing beverages to the market."
Diet Coke FROST Cherry Slurpee, the first frozen offering in the beverage brand's 31-year history, debuted exclusively at 7-Eleven stores at the end of February.
Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises and licenses more than 8,600 convenience stores in the United States and Canada.