In an odd twist, 7-Eleven now wants to sell both Big Gulps and cold-pressed green juice. The convenience store chain — best known for greasy fare like taquitos and chips — is attempting to go (kind of) healthy. According to a release, 104 locations in Southern California are testing out "nutritionally balanced" sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
P90X guy/inescapable infomercial star Tony Horton is heading up the health food line, which goes by the name Tony Horton Kitchen. The menu includes items like a grilled chicken sub with blueberry mustard; a spicy quinoa salad; curried chicken salad; and spicy black bean hummus and vegetable wrap. There are also four kinds of cold-pressed juices featuring ingredients like apple, ginger, and coconut water. Horton apparently worked directly with "7‑Eleven’s Innovation Team" — which is probably more used to innovating things like Doritos Loaded — to create the menu.
There is not yet any data proving that sipping a Slurpee with a Tony Horton Kitchen sub will cancel out the healthy calories. It's only a matter of time before consumers will be able to order a Big Gulp of green juice.