Thursday, April 12, 2012

Oh Man, It's Kool-Aid

No wait, it's the Kool-aid man!


Who didn't grow up with Kool-aid?
The drink all kids knew and loved.
Open a packet or plastic funny shaped container, pour it in a pitcher, and add water and/or sugar.
Easy peasy!
And so good.

Of course, Mom never used the full amount of sugar the directions called for. She thought it was much too sweet.
But, she never used the full amount of chocolate chips in the cookies either. That was also too much.
Yes, life was rough.

Kool-aid started out with the normal flavors.
Lime, cherry, strawberry, grape, lemonade, black cherry(my personal favorite).
Next came pink lemonade.
Followed by fruit punch.

Sometime in the 90's or late 80's they started selling the funky little bottles of prepackaged Kool-aid.
They were supposed to be convenient to take with you- on the go.
Problem was, the top didn't always want to just twist off.
Make sure you have scissors handy- on the go.

Around that same time, you got the funky flavors.
Strawberry-kiwi, raspberry lemonade, berry flavor, strawberry lemonade, and the flavors that look like one flavor, but taste like another.

Just try and find the NORMAL flavors.
It is not easy to do.

When I grew up, all the neighborhood kids used to come over to play and we went through so much Kool-aid.

When we went down to Grandma M.'s, we had Kool-aid to drink. Made in a metal pitcher and drank out of metal glasses, it tasted a little different.

When we went to Grandma B.'s  we got Kool-aid. She always made it in a certain glass pitcher. It was known as the Kool-aid pitcher.

I think I drank more Kool-aid than anything else.
How bout you?
Did you grow up drinking Kool-aid?

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40 comments:

  1. Love this! My K is kool-aid also! Great minds :)

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    1. Cool, Judy! I'll be over to check it out.

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  2. My family was poor, so we probably had store brand Kool-Aid. Now days I have Mio Liquid, which is like Kool-Aid you squirt into a cup of water. Or Crystal Light, both of which are sugar free.

    I like the bit on "Family Guy" though where people in the courthouse will go, "Oh no!" "Oh no!" and then the Kool-Aid man comes bursting through a wall with his trademark, "Oh yeah!" And then the one time the judge says, "Will everyone stop saying oh no! The mother-fing Kool-Aid man is just going to show up again!"

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    1. PT, that is funny on Family Guy. I've never had Mio Liquid before.

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  3. We never had koolaid as kids. We had those mondo drinks, and the hug jugs of juice

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    1. Adam, Kool-aid probably wasn't the best thing to drink all the time. But,it was cheap and tasty.

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  4. We did drink kool-aid, but we mostly seemed to have a lot of Freshy. Does anyone remember Freshy? Did they have it in the States???

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    1. I have never heard of it. That doesn't mean they don't or didn't sell it.

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  5. I just looked it up. It's Freshie Drink Mix. Don't google image Freshie Juice. That's some f*cked up shit right there.

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    1. Now, that makes me want to google Freshie Juice. But, I have a feeling it could be nasty and somewhat perverted so I shall refrain.

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    2. yeah, it was totally perverted, and I have NO idea how. Naive moi.

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    3. I am SO like that kid you tell, "Don't touch that!"
      And he does.
      "Don't Google Freshie Juice."
      And, I did.
      8-O

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  6. In the beginning....well, there was no Kool-Aid in the beginning. God was a little busy.
    What I meant was that in the beginning of my childhood, all we had was the type of Kool-Aid you had to add sugar to. If you didn't, all you had was watery BLECCHHH. But, yeah, all they had were the basic flavors: Strawberry, Cherry (also red, just to eff with us), Grape, Orange, and the unpopular Meatloaf. If prepared right, it was fantastic. And the red kind stained the hell out of our tee shirts.

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    1. I can't figure out why meatloaf was so unpopular. It sounds tasty to me ;)

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    2. The ketchup you had to put in it tended to clump. Not very appetizing.

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    3. Yeah, and possibly the floating onions?

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  7. Not only did I drink it, I've used Kool-Aid as hair dye as well!

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    1. Did it last very long? I've not heard of that.

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  8. Kool-Aid!?! Thanks for the flashback. I never liked the drink, but I loved the Kool-aid man :D

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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  9. Oh, yes. But always at someone else's house. Not sure why.......

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    1. I think my house was the one everyone came to drink theirs.

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  10. Kool Aid and Funny Face Drinks! The metal glasses were awful!

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    1. Hi, Gail. Yeah, they weren't so great.

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  11. Sadly, I did not grow up drinking Kool-Aid. My mother said it was horrible for me, and she popped in fruit into a juicer instead.

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    1. Your mom wasn't wrong. It's not so healthy. But, hey! I'm not dead. :)

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  12. Kool-Aid is unknown to me and probably to everyone else in UK. Sounds good, though:-)
    (Visiting from A-Z blogging challenge)

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    1. Hi, jabblog.It sure was great on a hot day.

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  13. I'm clicking on random blogs that catch my eye from the A to Z Challenge site.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Daft Scots Lass.

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  14. Yeah, and we sold it for $.15 a cup. What a scam! Then again, I don't think anyone bought any.

    PS Did you manage to sneak the extra chocolate chips that didn't get thrown into the cookie batter. I hope so. =)

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn, I think we tried a quarter. We never sold any either.
      That's a negative on the chocolate chips. I have a couple older sisters, but somehow when something happened they always seemed to figure out it was me. I make up for it now. :)

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  15. Hot summer day, an ice cold glass of kool-aid and all was right in the world. Only a few flavors when I was a kid. I think I loved them all.

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    1. Pat, now when I try to find the old flavors I can't.

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  16. Coming by from A-Z
    I swear my kid was the Kool-aid kid! I will admit though, sometimes I just put food coloring in a pitcher of water and called it Kool-aid...yeah, I was bad! lol
    ~Naila Moon

    http://yaknowstuff.blogspot.com/2012/04/l.html?showComment=1334360476831#c6738679429414799493

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    1. Did you get any complaints? I think mine would get really mad. ;)

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  17. "Oh yeah..." Yep, metal pitcher for us, too. And the ice cube tray was metal, and you had to move that little lever to loosen the cubes. And who didn't fill the ice cube tray after they emptied it?! Haha! I can still remember my best friend telling me (we were 11 and 12 years old) that her mom had bought a new Kool aid flavor. It was tropical punch. Oh my god...we couldn't drink enough of it!

    Thanks for the memory :-)

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    1. Teresa, I didn't even think about the ice cube trays. Yeah! It was something when we got the plastic ones you just twisted. We got a ton of Tropical Punch when it first came out too.

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