WZZM 13's Lauren Stanton puts the Slushy Magic to the test in this Try It Before You Buy It report.

2:28 PM, Oct 13, 2011   |    comments
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CLOVERVILLE, MI (WZZM)-- If your household ever has the TV tuned to a kids channel, you've probably seen the commercial for Slushy Magic. It's supposed to instantly transform any drink into a slushy. 

Three brothers in Cloverville helped me put it to the test. They often go with their mom to the nearby gas station to get slushies, so making them at home sounded pretty cool.

Each Slushy Magic comes with three magic cubes that are just plastic bags filled with salt water. You freeze them ahead of time, then pour in your favorite beverage. Apparently, the more you shake, the slushier your drink will become. 

You're supposed to shake each drink for 1 to 2 minutes. That seemed like a lot of shaking. It did make our Hawaiian Punch turn slushy, but only after tedious shaking. It also made a pretty good Frozen Coke. A hole in the top allows you to let air out when shaking carbonated beverages.

But we were very unimpressed by how little it makes. Normally, if you get a Slurpee at 7-11, you buy a 16 or 32 ounce cup. The Slushy Magic only makes maybe 6 ounces and, you can only make one at a time, before you have to re-freeze the cubes.

I tried it on an adult beverage as well, but it didn't seem to get as slushy as you'd get in a restaurant or at home with a blender and ice.  And even after replacing the lid a few times and really making it tight, it was really messy. The liquid seemed to leak out.

We bought our Slushy Magic cups online for $19.99 for two, plus shipping and handling. The boys' mom thought this wouldn't go over well because the boys wouldn't be satisfied with the amount that they make. The boys still loved the idea, but we're pretty sure it's a novelty that would lose its magic.

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