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Welcome to the alt.drinks.kool-aid FAQ, version 7.0!

This FAQ is supposed to be posted roughly every 2 weeks.
It can also be found on the World Wide Web at:

It can be obtained by anonymous FTP at:

It can be mailed to your mail box automatically by sending a
message to:  mail-server@rtfm.MIT.EDU
And including the following command in the body of the message:
send usenet/news.answers/food/kool-aid-faq

You could also try getting it by contacting Paul Dawson-Schmidt
directly at or

+ Kraft's official Kool-Aid site can be accessed at:

History of the alt.drinks.kool-aid FAQ:
1.0  Feb. 11/95   -The original and VERY short version of the FAQ,
                   created by Kevin Whalen
2.0  Feb. 16/95   -Version 2.0 included many changes and additions
                   including the history of Kool-Aid.
3.0  Feb. 24/95   -This version included the results of the latest
                   poll as well as the web site where the FAQ is
                   located.  Other changes were made to the format.
3.1  Mar. 30/95   -Includes a new section on Kool-Aid around the
                   world, and the poem of the month!
3.2  ???          -The subscribers and traders lists were removed and
                   were now posted as Kool-People and Kool-Traders.
3.3  June 22/95   -Some new Kool-Aid links and more info about
                   foreign Kool-Aid are a couple of the additions.
3.4  Oct 3/95     -Recipe for Toasted Kool-Aid added.  Kool-Traders
                   list eliminated; Kool-People list back in FAQ.
3.5  Oct 21/95    -Rob Buisson takes over from the esteemed Kevin
                   Whalen (Kaptain Kool) as keeper of the FAQ.  The
                   Kool-People list eliminated, New poll results are
4.0  Jan 29/96    -News of a new flavor (Slammin' Strawberry-Kiwi) and
                   the demise of Sharkleberry Fin are included, as well
                   a Wacky Warehouse section is added to the FAQ.
4.1  Feb  6/96    -Section on Jim Jones added.  New poll results included.
4.2  Feb 29/96    -Section on Super-fruity Kool-Aid added.
4.3  Mar 29/96    -First posting to alt.answers and news.answers,
                   making the Kool-Aid FAQ an "official" usenet FAQ.
4.4  Jun 14/96    -Section on Sugar added to the FAQ.
4.5  Aug 23/96    -subsection on Cyclamate sweetened Kool-Aid added
5.0  Oct  4/96    -Kool-Aid in the media section added, prompted by a
                   sudden Kool-Aid media blitz.
5.1  Oct 18/96    -Kool-Aid video game description added.
5.2  Dec 27/96    -Kool-Aid Recipe Section and Kool-Aid Non-Alcoholic
                   Mix sections added.
6.0  Sep 8/97     -News of the Annual "Kool-Aid Days" festival, along
                   with detailed descriptions of Kool-Aid in Russia and
                   Brazil, and an updated flavor list are all added
                   after the FAQ takes a four month sabbatical. 
                   Kool-Aid Comic Info is also added.
6.1  Apr 19/98    -Rob Buisson (long live the Temple of Orange!) hands
                   over the FAQ to Paul Dawson-Schmidt.  There are some
                   minor (very minor, really) changes.
6.2  Aug 1/98     -Additions to how to make Kool-Aid, and Kool-Aid
                   recipes.  The recent poll replaced the old one.
                   Some product updates.  Media section updated.
+ 7.0  Mar 13/99    -The additions of new products and new forms of
+                    selling Kool-Aid. Updates on recipes of all kinds,
+                    links, current and discontinued flavors. Also, the
+                    entire FAQ in a more regulated format and the new
+                    info is marked with a '+ ' at the start of each
+                    line.  (Thanks Donovan!)

A Tribute to alt.drinks.kool-aid:

"I don't actually drink KA (or I haven't regularly, I think I'm
  gonna start) but I was cruising the infohighway and your newsgroup
  looked kinda kooky so I decided to check it out...WOW!  This is the
  nicest, giddiest, neatest newsgroup I've ever read!  People on UseNet
  are usually so quick to anger...I think they just post when they need
  to vent for whatever reason.  In any case, UseNet is almost NEVER a
  nice, relaxed type atmosphere.  This group is a glorious exception.
  Is it the KA that does it to y'all?..maybe I oughta try some...


-from a net surfer who stumbled across our wonderful group.

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I.      Where does Kool-Aid come from?
II.     What about flavors?
III.    How do you prepare Kool-Aid?
IV.     What is the most popular flavor?
V.      What does that code on the package mean?
VI.     Can I dye my hair with Kool-Aid?
VII     What can you tell me about sugar and other Kool-Aid sweeteners?
VIII.   What else can I do with Kool-Aid?
IX.     Are there any Kool-Aid food recipes?
X.      What can you tell me about the Kool-Aid Man Atari 2600 video game?
XI.     What can you tell me about Marvel Kool-Aid Man Comics?
XII     What is the "Kool-Aid Fan-Fic"?
XIII.   Does anyone else mix Kool-Aid flavors together?
XIV.    Can I "recapture" lost flavors through Kool-Aid mixing?
XV.     What are some good non-alcoholic Kool-Aid mixes?
XVI.    What are some good Kool-Aid and alcohol mixes?
XVII.   How can I get flavors that aren't sold in my area?
XVIII.  How do I get in touch with the good folks at Kool-Aid?
XIX.    Where else do they sell Kool-Aid? (Kool-Aid around the world)
XX.     What kind of Kool-Aid was consumed at Jonestown Guyana?
XXI.    What is "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test?"
XXII.   What is the Wacky Warehouse?
XXIII.  Is there a difference between regular and super-fruity Kool-Aid?
XXIV.   When has Kool-Aid been featured in the media?
XXV.    What is "Kool-Aid Days"
XXVI.   Where else can I find Kool-Aid on the 'net?

I. Where does Kool-Aid come from?
The following was posted by Ron Gregory, who obtained it from Kraft
  General Foods. Additions were made by Lynn Wiegard, Jane Murray and
  Doug Adcock.

"When he was just 11, Edwin Perkins had the idea of becoming a
  businessman. He sent for a pamphlet called 'How To Become a
  Manufacturer.' It must have inspired him, for some 20 years later he
  was running a 125-product line business out of Hastings, Nebraska. The
  line ran the gamut from perfumes and toothpaste to flavorings and
  household products. But the most popular item was a small bottle of
  flavored syrup called Fruit Smack."

"This soft drink syrup was expensive to market because transportation
  and glass breakage added heavily to the costs of manufacturing and
  advertising. So in 1927 Perkins decided to remove the water and
  bottle and offer the concentrated beverage powder in convenient

"He also changed the name to Kool-Ade. The name was soon altered again, to
  the now familiar Kool-Aid. This attempt at changing the name ran into
  difficulty, as in 1914 a Lewis, Iowa based Drug Store owner and Chemist
  named Jake Ross invented and patented a little known lemon flavored
  drink, which he called "Kool-Aid". Perkins bought the patent off of
  Ross, and the current incarnation of Kool-Aid was founded."

"A few years later the company moved to Chicago and discontinued all other
  products to turn its attention entirely to Kool-Aid instant soft drink
  mix. By 1939, the Perkins Chicago factory was doubled and additional
  employees were hired."

"In 1953 the Perkins Products Company became part of General Foods
  Corporation. About that time, print ads for Kool-Aid mixes showed the
  soft drink in a large pitcher with a design drawn on the surface
  condensation -- a heart, a 5-cent symbol or a smiling face. The
  smile became the favorite, and from 1954 it was used on pitchers in
  all advertising. It was also in 1954 that Kool-Aid began being produced
  and distributed in Canada. When presweetened Kool-Aid came out in
  1964, the package carried an illustration of the now well-known rounded
  pitcher with the smiling face. At that time both the shape and the
  smile were registered."

"As the demand for Kool-Aid increased, additions have been made to
  the original line of six flavors. There are flavored mixes to be
  dissolved with sugar in water and ice. There are also sugar-
  sweetened mixes, available in packages and canisters. Kool-Aid sugar
  free mixes, sweetened with NutraSweet, come in both packages and
  canisters. And now we have Kool-Aid Koolers, ready-to-drink juice
  drinks, in convenient 8.5 ounce containers."

The six original flavors were Grape, Lemon Lime, Cherry, Orange,
  Raspberry, and Strawberry.

A slightly different version of this story is available at:
It was provided by Doug Adcock ( and comes from a 1950's
  Kool-Aid tour pamphlet.

+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about Edwin Perkins:
+   KOOL-AID was invented in Hastings, Nebraska by an enterprising young
+     chemist named Edwin Perkins. As a child, Perkins developed many
+     flavoring extracts and perfumes. Later, this led to his own
+     mail-order company, which eventually resulted in modern-day
+     KOOL-AID.

+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about the pre Kool-Aid era:
+   The forerunner to KOOL-AID was Fruit Smack, which was sold via mail
+     order in the 1920s in six flavors: Grape, Cherry, Raspberry, Orange,
+     Root Beer, and Lemon.
+   The original spelling of KOOL-AID was Kool-Ade, but the name was soon
+     changed to its popular modern-day spelling.

II.  What about flavors?
+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about flavors:
+   The seven original KOOL-AID flavors were: Cherry, Lemon-Lime, Grape,
+     Orange, Root Beer, Strawberry, and Raspberry.

Not all current flavors are available in all areas. Pina-Pineapple, for
  example, seemed to have limited availability in the US and was not found
  in Canada at all. Flavors marked US are only available in the United
  States. There are also flavors marked "Mexico" and "Canada" Flavors
  that are unmarked indicate that the flavor is available in all three

Special thanks to Ron Gregory, Lynn Wiegard and Dr. Christopher
  Hollinshed, for providing the discontinued flavors, as well as Kevin
  Whalen, Gary Boltralik and Christine Jean Lee for their invaluable
  contributions. Lynn Wiegard is also responsible for the seasonal flavor
  list. Thanks to Donovan for the new flavors as well as the flavors
  coming in different forms.

Current Flavors:
Black Cherry  (US)
Blastin' Berry Cherry  (US)
+ Blue Raspberry  (US - Kool-Aid Splash)
Cherry  (US, Canada, Russia, Philippines, Venezuela)
Cola  (Mexico)
Frutas {Punch}  (Mexico)
Grape  (US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, Venezuela)
Grape Berry Splash  (US, Canada)
+ Grape Berry Punch  (US - Kool-Aid Splash)
Guarana  (Brazil)
Ice Blue Island Twist  (US)
+ Kiwi Strawberry  (US - Kool-Aid Splash)
Kolita  (Venezuela)
Lemonade  (US, Canada, Russia)
Lemonade Sparkle  (Philippines)
+ Lemonade Tea  (US)
Lemon-Lime  (US, Canada)
+ Mandarina Tangerine  (US)
Man-O-Mangoberry  (US, Canada)
Oh-Yeah Orange-Pineapple  (US, Canada)
Orange  (US, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Columbia, Philippines)
Orange Enerjooz  (Philippines)
Pina-Pineapple  (Mexico?)
Pineapple  (Philippines)
Pink Lemonade  (US)
Pink Swimmingo  (Canada, Philippines)  (AKA Watermelon-Cherry in the US)
Purplesaurus Rex  (Canada)
Raspberry  (RUSSIA)
Roarin' Raspberry Cranberry  (US, Canada)
Rock-a-dile Red  (Canada)
Slammin' Strawberry-Kiwi  (US, Canada)
Soarin' Strawberry-Lemonade  (US)
Strawberry  (all known places)
+ Strawberry Tea  (US)
Tropical Punch  (all known places)
Watermelon  (US - Kool-Aid Splash)
Watermelon-Cherry  (US) (AKA Pink Swimmingo in Canada)
+ Wildberry Tea  (US)

NOTE: "Frutas" is Spanish for "Fruit". This could also mean "Punch".
  Also, Pina-Pineapple is available in Mexico under the name "Pina" which
  translated into English is "Pineapple". Lastly, "Guarana" is the name of
  a plant found in Brazil. Presumably, that flavor tastes like that plant.

+ Other current edible forms of Kool-Aid:  Donovan (
+ ---------------------------------------
+ "Bursts" are small plastic bottles that can only be opened by twisting
+   the tops off and cannot be recapped. These are usually sold in shrink
+   wrapped 6-packs. The bottles actually have written on them, "not for
+   individual sale." The bottles are also 6.75 FL OZ or 200 ml. They
+   presently come in the US as Blastin' Berry Cherry, Cherry, Grape,
+   Great Bluedini, Kickin' Kiwi-Lime, Slammin' Strawberry-Kiwi, and
+   Tropical Punch.

+ "Slushies" (US) or "Barbotines" (Canada) are a sealed foiled pouch that
+   has to be mixed and made in the freezer and is not ready to drink.
+   When prepared, they are just like the slush drinks. The pouches are
+   NET WT 5 oz or 141 g and supposedly are 4 servings. "Yeah Right!" They
+   presently come in the US as Cherry Freeze, Grape Frost, and Lemonade
+   Ice. They presently come in Canada as Arctic Orange (Orange Arctique),
+   Frosted Grape (Raisin Givre'), and Polar Punch (Punch Polaire).

+ "Spashes" are plastic bottles that have a sports bottle top that can be
+   drank through and recapped or you can pop off the entire top. The
+   bottles are also 16 FL OZ or 473 ml. They presently come in the US as
+   Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Grape Berry Punch, Kiwi Strawberry, Tropical 
+   Punch, and Watermelon. *The only form available in the Blue Raspberry,
+   Kiwi Strawberry, and Watermelon flavors at this time in the US*

+ "Kool-Pops" are frozen flavored ice in long thin plastic bars(strips). 
+   They come in variety packs of 24 bars per box. Just put the bars in 
+   the freezer and after some impatient waiting you'll have instant 
+   Kool-Aid popsicles. The present US flavors in each box are Blastin'
+   Berry Cherry, Blue Tropical Punch, Grape, and Orange. They originally
+   were released in 1989 and have changed flavors and box art.

Discontinued Flavors:
The flavors below are, sadly, no longer being produced.

Berry Blue (Ice Blue Island Twist is apparently the same thing)
Bunch Berry
Cherry Cracker
Golden Nectar (late 1957)
Great Bluedini (US, Philippines)
+ Incrediberry  (US, Canada)
+ Kickin' Kiwi-Lime (mid 1998)
Mountainberry Punch (Sweetened only packet in Canada, regular in US)
+ Pina-Pineapple (mid 98)
Pink Lemonade (Canada only)
Rainbow Punch
Red Fruit
Rootbeer (1955-57)
Sharkleberry Fin
Strawberry Falls Punch
Strawberry Split (sweetened packet only, Canada)
Sunshine Punch
Surfin' Berry Punch
Tangerine  (circa 1971)

Seasonal Flavors:
HALLOWEEN FALVOURS: The packets say "Ghoul-Aid", instead of "Kool-Aid" in
  the US, and "Hallowe'en Kool" instead of "Kool-Aid" in Canada.
Eerie Orange  (CAN)
Scary Black Cherry  (CAN)
Scary Blackberry  (US)

Kraft has finally confirmed that Hallowe'en Kools are now a *permanent*
  item, and they should be available from now on, each year, from Oct 1 -
  Nov 5. There are no plans to expand the Hallowe'en Kool flavor lineup.

Mexican Flavor Information:  Gary Boltralik (
All the KA sold in Mexico (per the person who bought it for me) comes
  in boxes of 5 packs. This includes the Cola flavor. I have a Cola
  box containing only the Cola flavor. If Cola was sold as a
  promotional flavor at one point, it would appear to be a current
  flavor now.

Reason's for Discontinuation of Flavors:  Lynn M Wiegard (
According to K/GF, a lot of flavors are discontinued because they are too
  similar to existing flavors. After all, every flavor available in a
  grocery store takes up about 1-1/2 feet of shelf space. Grocery chains
  may not be into devoting more space to something like SFP when they
  already carry Strawberry. Thus, even before the flavor hits the shelves
  (i.e. before any consumer input), a decision about the success of the
  flavor has already been made :-(

I think that may be the case with a lot of the berry KA's that have been
  discontinued over time.

Sometimes, too, it's not even the grocer's decision, but that of the
  wholesaler who sells to the grocer. And K/GF has no control over all
  these decisions.

If there is a flavor that you *know* is still produced, but missing from
  the shelves of your grocery, rattle the chains at the buying office for
  your store. Sadly, this may get you Lime or Strawberry, hard to find in
  parts--but will not bring back SFP, Bluedini, P. Rex, or anything else
  that has been *discontinued*.

K/GF will probably not resurrect any flavor deemed "too similar", simply
  because of the concerns related to getting it on the shelf. The blue
  stuff--well, that's a different story [note the post re: safety

I personally think a lot of the discontinued flavors fell victim in the
  war for shelf space, without fault to the consumer or K/GF.

Resurrecting Flavors:  Jaye (
The young woman I spoke to told me that if they get enough complaints
  about a flavor being killed off, they will resurrect it. So tell
  everyone who loves raspberry (or any other discontinued flavor)
  Kool-Aid to call 1-800-367-9225 (in the USA) or 1-800-268-7808
  (In Canada) between 9am-4pm EST and complain politely.

***Notes on the discontinuation of Berry Blue and Great Bluedini:  Several
  sources have indicated that Berry Blue was discontinued because of
  parental concerns that those flavors looked too much like toxic
  substances, and could encourage kids to poison themselves. Berry Blue
  was discontinued because it allegedly looked too much like windshield
  washer fluid. Great Bluedini was similarly discontinued because it
  looked too much like anti-freeze.

Berry Blue is back with a new name:
Just wanted to point out:  Berry Blue is "back" as a US Island Twist
  flavor, a blue raspberry lemonade called Ice Blue Island Twist!
  I asked Kraft up here if there were any plans to bring the flavor to
  Canada, and they said they want to wait and see how it does.
  -George Eggleston ( & Lynn Weigard (

Specialty Package Info:
4 point Nickelodeon Kool-Aid was Manufactured in 1986, featuring a header
  that says "Join the Biscuits 'N Gravy Birthday Bunch", and the cartoon 
  Character "Stick Stickly on the front.
  -Jane Sitton-Logan (

Bugs Bunny was featured on Cyclamate Sweetened Kool-Aid in the early

+ Subway (the sub sandwich chain) came out with the regular Cherry Flavor
+   with The Flintstones art on the package in December 1, 1998 though
+   January 4, 1999. -Donovan (

The sweetened box--sort of like Tang's format:
  Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 1-1/2"
  Contents: 2 x 1.5L pre-sweetened pouches
  Description: Box is full color with puzzles on rear. Pouches are
    one-color on white, and show the "Smiling Pitcher"
  Date: 1991

Other Discontinued Kool-Aid Products:
In the last years of the Perkins era of KA (40's-50's) the following
  items were on the market:
    Kool-Aid Soda [bottled]
    Kool-Aid Bubble Gum
    Kool-Aid Ice Cream Mix
    Kool-Aid Shake Mix
  -Lynn Wiegard (

+ "Koolers" and "Sport Koolers" were juice boxes in 3-packs. The
+   Koolers came in 6-packs also. Sport Koolers were taller and thinner
+   than the regular Koolers. They originally were released in 1989.
+   You could only get them with points in the beginning. 3-packs were
+   5 points and the 6-packs were 10 points. They came in Cherry, Grape, 
+   Lemonade, Mountain Berry Punch, Orange, Purplesaurus Rex, Rainbow
+   Punch, Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.
+   -Donovan (

III.  How do you prepare Kool-Aid?
This section is devoted to the technique involved in mixing up our
  favorite beverage. Send in your method and I'll stick it in.

A. First, I grab one of those empty two quart ocean spray cranberry
   juice bottle (or any other kind with that shape). Then I dump in
   the Kool stuff, then the sugar, then put in water (I recommend
   Reverse Osmosis water, because it doesn't add any nasty flavor to
   the perfection of Kool-Aid) almost to the top. Then I do a little
   shaky dance until it's bubbly at the top, and pop it in the fridge.
   Or, if I'm really thirsty, I just chug that warm Kool-Aid out of
   the bottle. mmmmmmmmmmmm, good.

B. I make Kool-Aid in the sacred traditions of my ancestors. First I
   get my one gallon jug (ocean spray), then I add about two cups of
   sugar (never measure, always estimate) next I fill the bottle two
   thirds of the way full. After replacing the lid I shake the bottle
   until all of the sugar is dissolved. Then I remove the lid and add
   Kool-Aid, one packet at a time. You may want to add more sugar at
   this point. If you are up for a very special treat, add a teaspoon
   of salt....yes salt. Salt makes the flavor more intense. Let it sit
   for one hour, and enjoy.....and hey, if you squint it looks purple.
   -Peter White

C. 1. Start with a pitcher that still has the last droplets of your
      last batch of Kool-Aid. (If you are not in possession of said
      pitcher then put a tiny bit of water into your dry pitcher
      before you continue)
   2. Add the Kool-Aid powder
   3. Add the sugar
   4. Fill the pitcher 1/3 of the way full with *warm* water. (Yes
      this means you might wanna stick it into the fridge prior to
      drinking, but were talking just tap water warm, not hot)
   5. Stir, shake, etc to mix up the sugar, Kool-Aid powder and
   6. Then add the rest of the water (preferably as cold and pure
      (ie: not from the tap) as possible).
   7. [optional:] Place in fridge to cool
   8. Chug away...
   -by Andy

D. Here is the way I make Kool-Aid,
   -One plastic Happy Face Pitcher
   -two-thirds cup of sugar
   -one packet of the Kool-Aid (flavor of choice)
   *Add the Kool-Aid and the sugar, and shake it like you were sauteing
    it. Mixing the Flavor and the sugar equally.
   *Then add a little bit of Hot tap water to make a syrupy mixture.
   *Fill with icy cold water and Ice cubes, just to above the eyebrows.
    As you pour it to drink the ice gets stuck in the spout and the
    Kool-Aid trickles out around it making it nice and chilled.
   -Jennifer, Ruler of Rex

E. I'm now in my mid-40's but when I was a kid (back in the 50's), my
   dad always made the Kool-Aid in our house. 1For many years I didn't
   know why Kool-Aid at any of my friends houses always tasted so bland
   and different. I had always helped him make it, but I was probably
   around 10 years old before I finally asked my him why ours tasted so
   different. I'd never noticed before that we weren't making it
   according to the package directions. It's funny, but I've never run
   across anyone since either that made it like we did. But I think
   anyone who tries it may NEVER go back to the original method. So
   here it is: "Frank B. Anderson's Secret Kool-Aid Recipe."

   Take whatever 2-qt contain you usually use to make your Kool-Aid,
   and whatever flavor of unsweetened Kool-Aid you prefer. (If you do
   use a pre-sweetened version, you should be able to figure out how to
   substitute.) Start by adding 4 Cups of tepid to warm water into
   your container. Then, add your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid to your
   regular amount of sugar (we always used 1 Cup) and mix (this keeps
   the Kool-Aid from clumping). Slowly pour the mixture into the
   container of water while stirring, and/or shake well until at least
   most of the sugar is dissolved.

   Now for the secret ingredient!!

   Add 2 Cups of your favorite brand of Ginger Ale (if you like Diet
   Ginger Ale, that's fine too). NOTE: do not start with the ginger
   ale because adding the sugar mix to it will foam up and possibly

   Then, fill the container to the 2 qt. level with ice and refrigerate
   at least an hour before serving. If you're in a rush, here's what
   we used to do. Instead of topping off the container with ice, fill
   your glasses with ice and pour the Kool-Aid mix over the ice as is.

   Note: the only flavors I didn't like as well with this recipe was
   the old Root Beer flavor (long since discontinued) and any of the
   Lemonade flavors.  But feel free to experiment, you may like it.

   Additional Note:  As an "Adult Drink" my dad also used to substitute
   1 Cup of Water with a cup of Gin. His favorite flavors for this was
   either Cherry or Lemon-Lime. But remember too, this was back in the
   50's and early 60's before many of the newer flavors existed, so
   again feel free to experiment here too. I Hope everyone Enjoys this
   recipe as much as I have almost my entire life!!
   -Robert B. Anderson

F. I use a 1-gallon jug. Upon drinking the last bit of skim milk,
   *immediately* rinse the jug three times, filling it 1/3 full with
   water each time, shaking it, and then dumping it. By this time
   the water from the tap should be sufficiently cold. Fill the jug
   1/3 full a fourth time, but do not dump. Instead, insert a small
   funnel in the top. Into the funnel pour the contents of exactly
   two packets of Kool-Aid, any flavor(s). Follow that with 1-1/2
   cups of granulated white sucrose. Then fill each empty packet with
   water three times and pour that into the funnel. Pour a little
   more water through the funnel until no more color is present in
   the funnel. Remove the funnel and place it in a handy location
   for next time. Cap off the jug and shake it vigorously until
   everything is thoroughly dissolved. Open it. If both KA packets
   were Lemonade or Lemon-Lime, add a swish of lemon juice at this
   point. Now, fill the jug almost to the top with water, cap, and
   shake just a bit more. Pour into 32oz cup over ice; put the jug
   containing the rest of it in the fridge. Drink.
   -Jonadab's Way

+ G. CLUPMS! I for one, hate em'. Even though they go away with time,
+    here's my immediate solution:
+    1. Start with half water in the container
+    2. Add all your sugar next
+    3. then add your Kool-Aid
+    Doing it like this coats the bottom and sides with the sugar. This
+    keeps the Kool-Aid powder from clumping on the bottom.
+    -Donovan (

IV. What is the most popular flavor? 
Most Recent Poll:  David Smith (
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:46:22 -0700
[ed. note - I've heavily edited this so that it takes up less space]
+ Here is where the original posting of this poll comes from:

Since I haven't gotten a ballot in about 2 weeks, the poll is over and
  here are the results! I'll post how the voting was broken down.

Favorite Flavor         1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Sharkleberry Fin        2       0       1       7
Kiwi Lime               1       1       0       5
Cherry                  0       1       1       3
Orange                  1       0       0       3
Orange Pineapple        1       0       0       3
Purplesaurus Rex        0       1       1       3
Rock-A-Dile Red         1       0       0       3
Tropical Punch          1       0       0       3
Grape                   0       1       0       2
Mountain Berry Punch    0       1       0       2
Rainbow Punch           0       1       0       2
Strawberry Kiwi         0       1       0       2
Blastin Berry Cherry    0       0       1       1
Grape Berry             0       0       1       1
Ice Blue                0       0       1       1
Pink Swimmingo          0       0       1       1
* I guess we need to tell Kraft that Sharkelberry is still tops!

Favorite Color   1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Red              3       1       1       12
Green            3       0       1       10
Orange           1       2       0       7
Purple           0       2       0       4
Blue             0       2       0       4
Pink             0       0       3       3
* Was there any doubt? Red Kool-Aid is king!

Favorite Island Twist   1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Strawberry Kiwi         2       1       3       11
Kiwi Lime               2       2       0       10
Orange Pineapple        2       0       0       6
Man-O-Mango-Berry       1       1       0       5
Ice Blue                0       2       0       4
* I guess Kiwi is popular on the net. I too miss Kiwi Lime.

Favorite Mountain Twist   1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Blastin Berry Cherry      1       2       0       7
Raspberry Cranberry       2       0       1       7
Strawberry Lemonade       1       1       1       6
Grape Berry Splash        1       1       0       5
* I don't care too much for Raspberry/Cranberry but I guess some
  people do.

Most Missed Flavor      1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Mountain Berry Punch    1       3       0       9
Purplesaurus Rex        2       1       1       9
Sharkleberry Fin        3       0       0       9
Rock-a-dile Red         1       0       0       3
Apple                   0       1       0       2
Rainbow Punch           0       1       0       2
Strawberry Falls Punch  0       0       1       1
Sunshine Punch          0       0       1       1
Kiwi Lime               0       0       1       1
Great Bluedini          0       0       1       1
Surfin Berry Punch      0       0       1       1
* I agree totally with this voting as I sorely miss Purplesaurus and
  Mountain Berry Punch.

Most Hated Flavor       1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Grape                   1       1       1       6
Lemon-Lime              1       1       0       5
Raspberry Cranberry     1       1       0       5
Orange Pineapple        1       0       1       4
Rock-a-dile Red         1       0       1       4
Lemonade                1       0       0       3
Orange                  0       1       1       3
Pina-Pineapple          1       0       0       3
Cherry                  0       1       0       2
Great Bluedini          0       1       0       2
Strawberry Kiwi         0       1       0       2
Black Cherry            0       0       1       1
Grape Berry Splash      0       0       1       1
* I've never understood why the net hates grape that much.

Best Cover Art          1st     2nd     3rd     Total
Cherry Cracker          1       2       0       7
Mountain Berry Punch    1       1       0       5
Ice Blue                1       0       0       3
Orange                  1       0       0       3
Pink Swimmingo          0       1       1       3
Scary Blackberry        1       0       0       3
Strawberry Falls        1       0       0       3
Lemonade                0       1       0       2
Berry Blue              0       0       1       1
Great Bluedini          0       0       1       1
Incrediberry            0       0       1       1
* I must agree, Cherry Cracker has some killer package art and I am glad
  people remember it.

Thanks for all who voted and we'll do this next year!

Lastly, it should be noted that the favorite flavor of Kool-Aid of
  inventor, Edwin Perkins, was Raspberry (now discontinued). This is
  according to his great nephew, Stephen Spady (

Poll in 1987:  Donovan (
+ This poll gave no choices and allowed a free form to fill out their
+   responses. It was the last question in the poll. The question was
+   given to 16 males and 29 females from the ages of 13 to 48. There were
+   5 people that did not respond to this question. The poll was posted
+   in a poetry site and you can see the results here:

+ The question was:  "What is or was your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid:"
+ And.....the results were as follows:
+   10  Cherry
+   7   Tropical Punch
+   3   Grape
+   2   Black Cherry
+   2   Kickin' Kiwi-Lime
+   2   Lime
+   2   Orange
+   2   Purplesaurus Rex
+   2   Strawberry
+   2   Strawberry-Kiwi
+   1   Great Bluedini
+   1   Lemon-Lime
+   1   Mountain Berry Punch
+   1   Pineapple
+   1   Root Beer
+   1   Sharkleberry Fin
+   *We see very different results from the romantically inclined.*

+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about favorite flavors:
+   There are 18 flavors of KOOL-AID powdered soft drink mix currently
+     available. The most popular flavors are:
+       1.  Tropical Punch
+       2.  Lemonade
+       3.  Cherry
+       4.  Grape
+       5.  Black Cherry

V.  What does that code on the package mean? 
The first four NUMBERS in the code indicate the date. The first
  indicates the year (ie. 4 for 1994, 0 for 1990 etc). The next three
  numbers are the day of the year it was produced (ie. 001 for Jan 1 up to
  365 for Dec 31). The letter indicates place of production. In the US,
  Chicago is represented by A, EV is for Evanston, Illinois, and M for
  Modesto, California. In Canada CO stands for Cobourg Ontario.
  -Ron Gregory & Bernard Marrocco

VI.  Can I dye my hair with Kool-Aid?
Several methods of using Kool-Aid to dye hair have been proposed.

Method # 1:
In a large bowl (a little bigger than your head) put in hot water
  and Kool-Aid. The longer your hair the more packets you need: 
  for shoulder length try 3.
Dunk your head in the bowl, and with a cup and a friend work on
  pouring the K.A. all through your hair.
Once it is totally covered and saturated squeeze out the excess
  and blow dry.
Let it sit on your hair for a day. (Beware:  it can be VERY
  messy, and during the day it is on your hair it might smear on
  your careful! Bleach seems to take the stain of
  off hands and counter tops.) 
  -by Jodie Zwart

Method # 2:
1. Decide what color you want your hair to be. Remember that the color
   of your hair will affect the way the color turns out. If you have
   really light blonde hair, it will be about the same color as the
   drink, but the darker your hair is, the duller it will end up being.
   And if you're a redhead like me, greens and blues just don't work
   very well...they usually turn brown. I've got reddish blond hair, and 
   I used one package of Rock-O-Dile Red and one of Orange. Now my hair
   looks kinda like it's on fire.
2. Get as many packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid as you feel necessary.
   My hair is pretty thick, and reaches most of the way to my waist, and
   I got pretty good results with only two packages. And don't forget
   that you can mix different flavors to get new colors. One package
   of Berry Blue and one of Lemon Lime turned my brothers light blond
   hair an amazing shade of turquoise.
3. Boil enough water to completely soak the part of your hair that you
   want to dye. It has to be really hot, so don't plan on dyeing too
   close to your head. This is another reason you might want to pick a
   color that will look OK with your natural color (or, in my case the
   color your hair happens to be at the moment). Just make sure you're
   using less water than you would if you were making Kool-Aid to drink.
   I used six cups of water for each package of Kool-Aid, instead of
   eight. My brother only used four, but I don't think it made too much
   of a difference.
4. Dissolve the Kool-Aid in the water
5. Dunk your hair in the dye ('s hot...don't get your face
   too close to the dye...or any part of yourself other than your hair
   for that matter). Let your hair soak in the dye for at least five
   minutes, then you might want to dry off some of the dye with a towel.
6. Let your hair dry (it will drip dye all over the place...I usually go
   outside) but I don't recommend using a hair won't leave
   your hair very healthy-looking.
7. As soon as your hair is dry, you can wash it to rinse out some of the
   extra dye, so that it doesn't get all over your shirt. But if you
   rinse the dye out before it dries, it might all wash off, leaving
   your hair the same color as when you started. Now is also a good
   time to use a good conditioner, because the hot dye can dry out your
   hair pretty badly.
Unfortunately, so far I don't know how long the dye will
   least a week, fading just a little bit each day. The color runs a
   little for the first few days, and after that it's only noticeable
   when you wash your hair. Rock-O-Dile Red mixed with Orange on dark
   reddish blond hair gives a very bright red, which looks a little like 
   fire if you only dye the ends and a few streaks of your hair. Berry
   Blue mixed with Lemon-Lime on light blond hair gives an intense
   blue-green. Grape on black hair gives purple highlights when the
   light hits it the right way.
   -Kym Britnell (

Method # 3:
Take the packet of dry Kool-Aid and pour it into a paper cup.
Add a squirt of conditioner and about 3 drops of water.
Mix it so it is kind of thick.
Wet the part of your hair that you want to dye, put it on (cover
  your hands because it stains really badly) and wrap said hair in
  Saran Wrap.
Leave it in for 10 mins, and rinse lightly.
Blow-dry and style as usual :) 
-Mindy Sue

Method # 4:
Just a spoonful of vinegar added to the Kool-Aid solution helps the color
  stay in longer, and wrapping your head in plastic wrap  and then a towel
  or something and sleeping overnight with the Kool-Aid in works well. As
  a brunette, I have trouble getting my hair to "take," but my best
  friend, a light blonde since birth, used less Kool-Aid than I, and only
  as "streaks" which we painted onto her head with a basting brush for
  turkeys and stuff, yet pink and blue strands were still found in her
  hair up to four or five months later! An Asian friend of mine also dyed
  her hair with absolutely no success. Know your hair type.

As for the staining effects of the Kool-Aid, I highly recommend that you
  designate a towel as your Kool-Aid towel, and keep the rainbow-colored
  thing around through all your trials of hair color, as a sort of trophy
  of your accomplishments, and a colorful history of your explorations.
  Those blue scouring pads work to get the stains off skin relatively
  quickly with only a little removal of skin (hey, it was either that or a
  blue forehead!) But I have recently found that baking powder (good ole 
  Arm and Hammer) provides all the scouring power that you could want
  without the pain. In hardship, I used baking soda-toothpaste, which
  worked so well and so quickly, that it made my head spin. Vaseline, as 
  always, is a good idea to rub onto your forehead and ears, to keep those
  runs from staining your skin.

WARNING:  The strong and pungent flavor of the Kool-Aid you use will
  remain as a scent in your hair for several days, and while pleasant, it
  might earn you a nickname (i.e. Strawberry-Jill) from your dormmates for
  the rest of the year.  :)
  -Jill Boughey (

A web page that has information on dying is 'The Grateful Dyed' at:

VII.  What can you tell me about Sugar and other Kool-Aid sweeteners?
Pre-sweetened Kool-Aid contains 21 grams of sugar in a 250 milliliter
  serving. If it tastes too sweet for you, you can always add more
  water, or buy unsweetened Kool-Aid and just add less sugar than they
  suggest. Or there's Sugar Free Kool-Aid with NutraSweet.

You might not realize it but sugar is a major ingredient in lots of
  popular drinks:
  * Chocolate Milk has 23 grams of sugar.
  * Pops like 7-Up, Coke or Pepsi contain about 25 grams per 250
  * Orange juice from frozen concentrate has 26 grams of sugar.
  * Iced tea mixes have about 26 grams of sugar.
  * Cranberry cocktail has 34 grams of sugar.

Milk, on the other hand, has less sugar than Kool-Aid at about 11 or
  12 grams.

There are also artificially sweetened diet drinks without sugar.
  -(The Street Cents Homepage)

Vanilla Frosting:  _tree_ (
I once tried vanilla frosting and cherry koolaid, and that tasted pretty

Brown Sugar, Honey:  Paul Dawson-Schmidt (
The only things that I've tried other than white sugar are brown sugar and
  honey. The honey didn't work very well because it was hard to dissolve.
  I suspect that if I'd heated up some water and then dissolved the honey
  in there it would have worked ok, but that seems like too much effort, 
  and the honey has a really strong flavor anyway. The brown sugar worked
  just like regular white sugar and it tasted the same. The only
  difference was that the Kool-Aid was a bit browner. It was rather
  unpleasant looking for the Pina-Pineapple, but it might look good on
  some other flavors.

Cyclamates and presweetened Kool-Aid:  Bruce Lee (
I remember finding an OLD pack of Kool-Aid in my parents cabinet (c.
  1984) dating from the early 1970's (c. 1971). It was labeled as
  'pre-sweetened' Kool-Aid, was lemon-lime flavor, and had Warner
  Brothers' "Bugs Bunny" character holding a pitcher of Kool-Aid on the
  front package art. The interesting thing was the size of the packet -
  it was the SAME size as a packet of traditional unsweetened Kool-Aid!!

Yes, no triple-thick, double-sized packet... just one small slim
  envelope containing lemon-lime elixir, and the sweetener of death. The
  Sweetener in Question was Cyclamate.

The contents tasted GREAT!! Sweeter by far than the later pre-sweetened
  Kool-Aid, and with no saccharin aftertaste. It made me yearn for the
  days of Cyclamates, and their cancer causing side-effects.

It is unknown how long Kool-Aid was sold in the Cyclamate Pre-sweetened
  form. My brother thinks it was either a promotional trial (hence the
  "Bugs Bunny" caricature on the packet), or was discontinued once the bad
  press on the carcinogenic effects of cyclamates reached a fever pitch
  (about the time the Red M&M's were pulled because of fears of the Red

VIII.  What else can I do with Kool-Aid?
Kool Klothes Dye:  Jill Boughey (
I tye-dyed a large sheet with several flavors of koolaid for a wonderful
  pattern of colors which I proudly display on my wall. Two years after
  dying, the sheet still faintly smells of that wonderful koolaid-touch.

1) Sheets good for dyeing can be found cheaply at your local thrift
   stores, they always have extra bed sheets for only a few bucks, and the
   lighter the color the sheet, the more koolaid you will see. I suggest 
   an un-patterned, white or light pastel sheet.
2) Especially if your sheet is white, it is recommended that you base-dye
   the sheet with either yellow (my favorite) or a VERY DILUTED
   concentration of another color dye. Let the sheet saturate itself in
   the color, and then squeeze the extra water out.
3) Grasp a place on your sheet where you want to be the center of the dye.
   (You can have more than one center) pull it into a type of rope,
   twisting and knotting that section up until it has a lot of wrinkles. 
   Bind it tightly into this shape with a rubber band. Do the same to
   other areas, until you have the sheet pretty darn twisted up. Start
   with your lighter colors of koolaid first, dipping more of your knot
   into the dye and letting it sit long enough for the dye to move it's
   way into the fabric, but not to completely saturate it. Squeeze the
   fabric to get rid of extra water, then dip less of it into a darker
   color. Repeat as desired all over the different knotted sections.
4) Let the knots stay in for a few hours, maybe overnight, then unwrap the
   still-wet sheet and lay it on the grass. THE DYE WILL RUN until the
   sheet dries, so no carpet or tables here! I have never washed my sheet,
   so I'm not sure how permanent the dye is in water, but for a
   great-smelling, beautiful wall covering, this is the way to go.
5) Two to Three packets of Koolaid recommended for each regular sized
   bowls of dye.
6) Have fun! (Use baking powder to remove any color from the hands.
   Don't use Tupperware bowls for the dye, they will absorb the color!)

Kool-Aid Play Dough:  (Ellen Davis' WWW page)
  1 cup flour             1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid      1/4 cup salt
  2 tablespoons cream of tartar       1 cup water

  Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium pot
  Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When
  mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. Knead until smooth. Put in
  a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Kool Sugar Rush:  Jill Boughey (
  For that great-tasting sugar rush, try a packet of koolaid and a cup or
  more of sugar (depending on how much tartness you like) in a sealed
  plastic baggie for a great sugar rush that turns your tongue red (or
  purple, or blue) and gets you really hyped for a party. Really popular
  among high school and junior high kids! Probably not mother-approved.

Dyeing Wool:  Robert Matthews
  What I use KA for, like many of my fellow knitters, is dyeing wool. It
  makes a really great dye, with bright colors that hang around, as long 
  as you don't leave them lying in the sun for a long time. Grape is the 
  best; it gives a brilliant, fresh-looking purple that ordinary chemical
  dyes just can't seem to manage.

Sharon ( has suggested The Knitting Network's site:
  It is a good place to get information on dyeing all sorts of fibers with

Dyeing Fish:  Steve Schaefer (
  Many years ago I fished commercially for salmon in Alaska. King Salmon
  have two flesh colors, a deep orange and quite rarely white. The two
  flesh colors tasted the same but we received only a fraction of the
  price for the white fleshed variety. So a friend found that he could dye
  the incision on the belly of the white fleshed fish to a deep orange
  color (with orange Kool-Aid of course) thereby increasing the value of
  his catch.

Bubbling Kool-Aid:  The Merry Prankster
  Here is something neat-o to try with Kool-Aid. Take any flavor of
  Kool-Aid and put it in a clear glass with some dry ice. It looks really
  swanky. It bubbles and make a little fog. So try it. Dry ice isn't too 
  expensive. Especially if you share it with a bunch of people!!!!!!!

Hot Kool-Aid:  Keith (
  Have you ever tried HOT Kool-Aid? Try it before you dismiss it. It's
  better than you might think. Just put a cup in the microwave for about 2
  minutes (depending on microwave). The reds seem to taste best hot, but 
  others aren't too bad either.

Kool-paint:  (
  Put a packet of Kool-Aid in a bowl and then put in just enough water to
  dissolve it and you can use it as a kool paint. I have some interesting
  designs painted on my walls. Now I can look at Kool-Aid anytime I want!

Industrial Uses of Kool-Aid:  Jim Dukat (
  I have another unusual use for Kool-Aid. I work as an engineer on US
  flag merchant ships. We use Kool-Aid mixed into the control water system
  of the auto-shooting fuel purification centrifuges. It is a cheap,
  excellent, mild acid that helps to keep scale from forming in the
  solenoid valves and control orifices. The consensus is that Grape works

  Along similar lines - I have also seen Kool-Aid used in ultraviolet
  water purifiers aboard ships to keep scale off the internal quartz
  tubes. It is usually charged into the offline standby unit.

Dishwasher Cleaner:  Bobby KY (
  I heard a few years ago from a gal who manages an apartment complex,
  that they occasionally use orange Kool-Aid to clean the apartment
  dishwashers. You know how hard water stains and soap gunk can accumulate
  in the dishwasher? She suggested that a package or 2 run through the
  regular long wash cycle will make the inside of the washer sparkling
  clean. The Citric Acid helps break down the stains.

Removing rust and chlorine:  (
  As far as uses for KA go, my family has used Lemon KA since I was a kid
  in the shower. It removes that funky green tint from chlorine in pools,
  and also will get rid of rust discoloration if your well water is less 
  than perfect. You only need a little bit of the KA, and mix it with some
  shampoo in your hand. Shampoo it into your hair, then rinse. I sometimes
  let it sit on my hair before rinsing to give it time to work, and I also
  re-wash my hair with plain shampoo to get everything out. We keep a
  packet of Lemon KA in the shower if we are swimming a lot.

  Just one note though: it is the citric acid in the KA that makes it
  work, and the same thing that can make your eyes & scalp sting. Just
  try not to get too much in your eyes, and it will go away as soon as
  you rinse.

Shower Head/Kool-Aid Prank:  (D. Rogers' Homepage)
  This is a simple prank. All you have to do is mix up a batch of
  Kool-Aid, remove the shower head from your shower and poor in the
  Kool-Aid into the shower head. NOTE: Make sure you are not the next
  one to take a shower.

Removing Kool-Aid Stains:  Jenbib &
  To remove Kool-Aid stains from the counter top, scrub the stains with
  baking soda and/or automatic dishwashing detergent.

Erasing the Kool-Aid Mustache:  Taylor3 &
  A dab of toothpaste on a wet washcloth will remove the "Kool-Aid
  mustache" every time.

+ Dyeing Wooden Photo Frames:  Pinja (
+ ---------------------------
+   I just wanted to share this with everyone :)
+   Apart from drinking Kool-Aid (which I, nowadays, enjoy totally
+   unsweetened!), I have been dyeing wooden photo frames with Kool-Aid! 
+   I just make extra strong Kool-Aid in a bowl and put the frames in it,
+   and let them "steep" overnight. So far the results have been great!
+   I have used strawberry and tropical punch both. Strawberry gave the
+   frames nice red color but tropical punch gave pinkish color. I wonder
+   what green or blue Kool-Aid would look like.

+   Oh yes, one more thing - I forgot to put the lid over the bowl and the
+   result? Our kitchen countertop is full of little paw marks.
+   Apparently, one of my cats had dipped his paw into Kool-Aid and walked
+   around sigh.
+   Thank God for baking soda! :-)

IX.  Are there any Kool-Aid Food Recipes?
Striped KA Cubes:  Kaptain Kool
  By pouring thin layers of KA into an ice cube tray and freezing after
  each layer has been added, you can create striped Kool-Cubes!!
  Reports of up to four distinct layers have been heard.

Popsicles:  (found by Robert Buisson)
  1 pkg. Kool-Aid
  1 pkg. Jell-O
  1/2 - 1 C sugar
  2 C boiling water
  2 C cold water

  Mix and pour in molds and freeze.

Kool-Aid Cookies:  Thersa
  1 cup sugar
  1 cup flour
  1 egg
  The other stuff you usually add to cookies like baking powder and salt
    and stuff.
  19 packs koolaid
  1 box ground up vitamins
  1 container protein powder/ this way you will not die of malnutrition :)

  Mix and bake and stuff. :)

Toasted Kool-Aid:  Joe Kool (
  1 Packet Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mix Powder
  1 Cup Sugar
  2 Quarts Water
  1 Tablespoon Margarine or Butter (softened)
  2 Slices Bread

  1. Place margarine and two teaspoons sugar in a very small mixing
     bowl or custard dish and set aside.
  2. Place remaining sugar and Kool-Aid powder in a large plastic or
     glass pitcher and blend thoroughly (keep dry!).
  3. Add one teaspoon of Kool-Aid & sugar mixture from pitcher to small
     bowl from step 1 and blend until smooth. (This is easiest if the
     margarine is very soft.)  It'll be grainy, that's OK.
  4. Spread onto bread and bake in pre-heated oven at 450F (230C) for
     about 5 minutes.  Or, broil in toaster-oven on high for about 1
     and a half to 2 minutes until very bubbly on top.
  5. While the feature item is baking (or broiling), add water to the
     pitcher and stir to dissolve.  Place in fridge for later :-)
  6. Remove Toasted Kool-Aid from oven and kool briefly before serving.
     Makes two slices.

Sour BANG! Kids:  (
  A microwave.
  Some sour-patch kids!
  Some Kool-Aid mix, we used grape.
  A plate, we recommend ceramic and not paper!

  Spread a layer of Kool-Aid mix on the plate. Make sure you put enough
    on or else you'll have to scrape your kids off your plate.
  Place some sour-patch kids on top of the Kool-Aid mix.
  Sprinkle plenty of Kool-Aid mix on top of the sour-patch kids.

  Alright, now your ready to nuke your kids! Place the plate in the
  Microwave on high for about 45 secs. to about 1:30 depending on how
    many kids you have. We recommend that you watch the microwave process,
    and shutting off the microwave when you see the Kool-Aid melt into
    your kids.
  Note:  If you over cook your kids they become hard and crispy, but they
    are still edible. Don't throw your crunchy kids in the toilet!
  The more you nuke your kids the bigger the bang of sourness, try to find
    a good balance of crunchiness and bang.
  Eat! Place in mouth and chew. Oh yeah, you should probably cool your
    kids first. At first you will taste the Kool-Aid mix, but don't
    swallow yet, it's not over! Pretty soon the Kool-Aid wears off and
    then BANG! your kids turn sour!

Kool-Aid Rice Krispies Squares:  Robert Stave (
---------------------------------  XAMER (
  Here is a colorful dessert to make for Christmas.
  Make Rice Krispie treats according to the instructions on the Rice
    Krispie box, except multiply the recipe by 1.5 on all ingredients. 
  Mix in your favorite KA into the marshmallow creme.

  If you don't increase the recipe by 1.5, it will be sour. I was looking
    in my Sunday paper and noticed an ad for Rice Krispies. They suggest 
    that you add a pack of Kool-Aid to your batch of Rice Krispy treats
    for fruity flavor and wacky color.

Kool-Aid Sandwiches:  Fransciso Toro
  I told my girlfriend about all ye friendly folks on a.d.ka and she
  chuckled and told me that when she was a little kid in Elementary
  School (2nd Grade about) she used to come home from school every day
  while her mom was still at work and make herself Kool-Aid Sandwiches.
  This is not a joke! She used to dump the sweetened powder between
  two slices of Wonder Bread and munch away. It was years before her
  mom figured out that's where all the Kool-Aid she'd buy was going!
  In honor of this reminiscence we went and made a Kool-Aid Sandwich.
  It's, ah, interesting. Makes sort of a novel dessert.

Kool-Whip:  John Nielson
  I found that it mixes very nicely with Cool Whip. You may have to
  add a bit of sugar (sweeten to taste.) Part of the exploratory
  process is to discover for yourself the ratio of Cool Whip to sugar
  to KA. It should reflect your personal preferences. Color is not
  important, but do not substitute any actual dairy whipped cream,
  as this treat must have a certain amount of unnaturalness about it.
  It's great for dipping Twinkies into.

Homemade Frozen Pops:  (From the Berkeley Recipe Archive)
  Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v7.07
  1    Kool-Aid, unsweetened, pack.
  1    Jelly Powder, package
  3/4 c  Granulated Sugar
  2 c  Boiling Water
  2 c  Cold Water

  Servings: 18
  In a 2-quart glass measure, combine the Kool-Aid, jelly powder and
  sugar. Add hot water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cold
  water. Pour into pop molds and freeze. Makes about 18.

Kool Snow Slushy:  Rock-a-dial Rachel
  When I was a kid, My sisters and I would get a bowl of snow, then
  sprinkle pre-sweetened Kool-Aid on it then eat it with a spoon. You may
  think this sounds gross, but damn, was it good. Kinda like a snow cone. 
  Try it this winter. (If you have snow where you live).

Kool Ice Cream:  Russell Hansen (
  Mix Ice Cream powder (this was done in Australia, I am unsure of the
  availability of such powder elsewhere), with 600 milliliters of whipped
  cream, and add one packet of your favorite flavor. A few hours later,
  you will have Kool-Aid Flavor Ice Cream (It works very well with
  Incrediberry, so says Russell).

Kool Ice Cream - Part II:  Michael S. Cooper (
  1 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip (or some other whipped topping)
  1 4 oz. box of Junket Ice Cream Mix (Vanilla)
  1 packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid (your choice)

  Cool Whip - $1.25 US
  Ice Cream Mix $1.00 US
  Kool-Aid $.25 US
  Total: $2.50 US

  Since Cool Whip is usually partially frozen at the store, you need to
  thaw it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before using. Empty
  the Cool Whip into a two-quart plastic bowl that you have a lid for.
  Pour about a fourth of the ice cream mix into the Cool Whip and stir
  briskly. I use a wire whip because it helps fold the ingredients
  better. Continue adding the ice cream mix a fourth at a time until it
  is all mixed in. Then start adding the Kool-Aid the same way. If you
  dump it all in at once, it will be a lot harder to mix and maintain
  the color throughout the ice cream. After you finish mixing all the
  ingredients, you can either eat it as is, or return it to the freezer
  (with the lid on) for a couple of hours so it will stiffen up.

  Note:  This stuff does not get to the consistency of ice cream, but
  you may be able to scoop it with a wet scoop if you wish.

  Those of you who do not have access to Junket may contact me at
  (  I have a source for it.

Easy Snow Cones:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  1 envelope KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor
  1 cup sugar
  1/2 cup cold water
  8 cups finely crushed ice
  Note: Or use 3/4 cup KOOL-AID Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, any
  flavor; omit sugar.

  PLACE soft drink mix and sugar in small plastic or glass bowl. Add
  cold water; stir to dissolve. For each serving, pour about 1
  tablespoon soft drink mixture over 1 cup ice.

Banana Yogurt Smoothie:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  3 cups cold milk
  2 containers (8 oz. each) Vanilla Yogurt
  1 medium banana, sliced
  1 envelope KOOL-AID Sugar Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor Ice

  MIX milk, yogurt, banana and soft drink mix in blender container;
  cover. Blend about 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve over ice.

Colorful Frosting:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  Serves: Makes 2 1/2 cups.
  4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  4 Tbsp. milk
  2 Tbsp. KOOL-AID Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor

  BEAT sugar, butter, milk and soft drink mix in large bowl with
  electric mixer on low speed until well blended and smooth. Use

Halloween Cupcakes:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  Serves: 24
  1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix or cake mix with pudding in the mix
  1/4 cup KOOL-AID Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, Orange Flavor.

  PREPARE and bake cake mix as directed on package for cupcakes, adding
  soft drink mix before beating. Frost cooled cupcakes with Colorful
  Frosting made with orange flavor soft drink mix. Decorate with
  Halloween candies or sprinkle with additional soft drink mix, if

Halloween Crispy Treats:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  Serves: Makes 24.
  3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  1 pkg. (10 1/2 oz.) miniature marshmallows
  1/2 cup KOOL-AID Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, Orange or Grape
  7 cups POST ALPHA-BITS Frosted Letter Oat and Corn Cereal
  NOTE: POST HONEYCOMB Brand Sweetened Corn and Oat Cereal may be
  substituted for POST ALPHA-BITS Cereal.

  LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil; lightly grease foil.

  MICROWAVE butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 45 seconds or
  until melted. Add marshmallows and soft drink mix; mix to coat.
  Microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and
  smooth, stirring after 45 seconds. Add cereal; mix to coat well.

  PRESS firmly into prepared pan. Cool. Cut into squares. Store in
  airtight container.

Oh Yeah Xmas Cookie Icing:  Rob Stave (
  1 Cup Confectioners Sugar.
  1 teaspoon Water.

  Mix and add water until you have a good thick paste.

  Add a pinch of your favorite Kool-Aid to color your icing. For red,
  I used fruit punch but now I think pink lemonade would have been
  more appropriate (the fruitiness was a bit overwhelming).

Kool Cherry Coke:  Donovan (
  Half a glass of Cherry Kool-Aid
  Half a glass of Coke
  Mix (Stir no James Bond'ing here) ;)

Kool-Aid Slushies:  Steve Woolley
  I missed the original message, but the subject provoked me to inform
  you fellow Kool-Aiders about my secret slush recipe. It is the only
  way to drink Kool-Aid (in my view). So, here it is. First of all
  you'll need a blender. (mine holds about 7 cups I think) Put in two
  cups of cold water, one cup of sugar (of course, you can't measure it
  exactly or it would be ruined) add whatever flavor or mixture of
  flavors of kool-aid to it and mix it. Then, fill it the rest of the
  way (or at least most of the way to the top) with ice. Finally, blend
  that puppy! (hopefully you have a powerful blender) Then once it is
  done chopping the ice, pour it into your pitcher and drink it all. If
  you do it as often as myself, soon you'll be immune to the headache
  that it gives you. Also, it can be done in a matter of minutes rather
  than hours.

X. What can you tell me about the Kool-Aid Man Atari 2600 video game?
Below is a description and detailed instruction of the Kool-Aid video
+   game. This info came from a web page that is no longer in operation. 
+   The following URL was where it originated:

        KOOL-AID MAN  (M-Network)
        (1 Player vs. Computer)
Help Kool-Aid Man in a battle with the Thirsties! Those insatiable
  Thirsties are stealing the water out of your swimming pool. You want to
  catch tem when they stop to dip their straws in the pool. Also, help Kool-
  Aid Man gobble up Kool-Aid ingredients in order to keep the Thirsties
  from bouncing Kool-Aid Man around the backyard.

        For your Atari 2600 Game System.
Kool-Aid and Kool-Aid Man are trademarks of General Foods Corporation.
  Copyright 1983 General Foods Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atari
  is a trademark of Atari Inc.

        THE GAME
[Screen Shot: Score (black number top center of screen), Time (red number
  below score), Kool-Aid Man (a pitcher), Backyard Walls (vertical
  multi-colored barriers on left and right sides of screen), Pool (blue
  area at bottom of screen), Thirsties With Straws (bomb/apple shaped with
  eyes looking left and right), Thirsties Without Straws (bomb/apple
  shaped with eyes facing forward and sucking water out of the pool) and 
  Water Ingredient(large floating "W").]

You can move Kool-Aid Man anywhere in your backyard. Make him catch the
  Thirsties by colliding with them when they stop to drink the water out 
  of your swimming pool. For every Thirstie he catches, you add a hundred
  points to your score. However, the Thirsties are pretty tough customers!
  When they're not standing still, drinking the water out of your swimming
  pool, they're moving across the screen, trying to bounce Kool-Aid Man
  around the yard. So you best dodge them as they come after you. If a
  Thirstie hits Kool-Aid Man, you'll lose control of him temporarily.

You can aid Kool-Aid Man by making him gobble up the Water (W's), Sugar
  (S's) and Kool-Aid (K's) which occasionally pass through the yard. He
  gobbles them up by catching them on the run. These ingredients make
  Kool-Aid Man temporarily unaffected by the moving Thirsties. This means
  he can move about without being knocked around by them. That's when you
  can really catch the other Thirsties who have stopped to steal your

If the Thirsties steal all the water from your pool before you catch every
  one of them, the game is over. If you catch them all before that
  happens, you WIN and automatically move on to the next level of

Use your Left Joystick Controller to move Kool-Aid Man. (The Right
  Joystick is not used in this game.) Be sure your controller cable is
  securely plugged into the back of the game console. Hold the controller
  with the word "top" facing the top of the T.V. screen.
  - Push joystick LEFT to move Kool-Aid Man LEFT.
  - Push joystick RIGHT to move Kool-Aid Man RIGHT.
  - Push joystick FORWARD to move Kool-Aid Man UP.
  - Push joystick BACK to move Kool-Aid Man DOWN.
  Note: The red button is not used in this game!

The switch on the RIGHT sets the level of difficulty. In the A position,
  the Thirsties move at a faster speed. In the B position, the Thirsties 
  move at a normal speed.

The switch on the LEFT is used to freeze the action of the game by sliding
  it to the A position. Position B is used to return the game to action
  from the point at which it was stopped. (Always begin with the switch in
  position B.)

Get ready to join Kool-Aid Man in battling the Thirsties!

To start the game, press the Reset Switch on the console. Be ready!!! The
  game starts right after Kool-Aid Man breaks through the wall of the

When Kool-Aid Man appears on the screen with the Thirsties, push the Left
  Joystick in any of the four directions available.

Controlling Kool-Aid Man: Push your Joystick Controller in the direction 
  you want Kool-Aid Man to go. Don't let Kool-Aid Man bump into the walls
  or the water in the pool. If you do, you'll lose control of him

Dodge the Thirsties as they pass horizontally across the screen. If you
  don't, you will bounce Kool-Aid Man around the yard, and you will
  temporarily lose control of him.

When a Thirstie stops and dunks its straw in the pool, make Kool-Aid Man
  bump into it. The Thirstie will disappear from the yard, and you'll add
  a hundred points to your score on the screen.

The Kool-Aid Ingredients: You will notice W's, S'S and K's passing
  horizontally across the screen. They stand for Water, Sugar and
  Kool-Aid. Try to make Kool-Aid Man catch them if you can.  He will
  gobble them up and music will play. This will keep Kool-Aid Man
  temporarily unaffected  by the Thirsties. That means he gets bigger, and
  the moving Thirsties can't bounce him around. It's the best time to
  catch as many stationary Thirsties as you can. But when the music stops,
  Kool-Aid Man will shrink back to his normal size and can be knocked
  around by the Thirsties once again.

Every time Kool-Aid Man gobbles up an ingredient, a little water is added
  back to the swimming pool. This amounts to slowing down the clock, so
  you have more time to catch the Thirsties.

Your score at the top-center of the screen will increase by 100 points for
  every Thirstie you catch.

Timing: There are 30 Thirsties trying to drink the water out of your pool.
  If you catch every one of them before they drink all the water, you WIN
  and automatically move on to the next level of difficulty.

If the Thirsties drink all the water out of your swimming pool before you
  catch every one of them, the game is over.

Bonus Points: Bonus points are awarded for the time left on the clock at
  the end of each round. So, catch all the Thirsties as fast as you can
  for the best score possible!

When Kool-Aid Man gets bounced around by the Thirsties, relax! It will
  only last a few seconds. Just be ready to take over when he settles

Go after every Ingredient you can. While you're unaffected by the moving
  Thirsties, you can catch a lot of other Thirsties who are stealing the 
  water out of your pool.

XI. What can you tell me about Marvel Kool-Aid Man Comics?
Marvel published about a half a dozen Kool-Aid Comics in the 80's.
  They're basically just big Kool-Aid ads, but are mildly amusing to
  browse through. Around six different comics were made in the series.
  For more information about the rarity of the comic series and the cost 
  of obtaining a set, see your nearest Comic Book retailer.
  -Terry Wiegard (

+ Here are the titles:
+   1. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' - As he Battles the Thirsties in 
+        Outer Space and on the Baseball Field. 1983
+   2. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' No. 2 - As he Battles the
+        Thirsties Through Time and on a Camping Adventure. 1984
+   3. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' No. 3 - ??? 1985
+   4. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' No. 4 - Is Scorch to Hot to
+        Handle? 1987
+   5. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' No. 5 - Wacky Warehouse, Grand
+        Opening. 1988
+   6. 'The Adventures of Kool-Aid Man' No. 6 - Wacky Warehouse, New
+        Flavor Formula. 1989
+   -Donovan (

XII.  What is the Kool-Aid Fan-Fic?
Kool-Aid Fan-Fic is a fictional(?) story of the adventures of Kool-Aid Man
  and his struggle against the evils of Flavor-Aid Fella. It was written 
  by Chris M. Ackney, aka GREEN GUY.

Chapter 1.  It All Began on a Nice Quiet Day...
Chapter 2.  Flavor-Aid Fella on a Rampage!
Chapter 3.  Kool-Aid Man, Timmy, and the Flavor-Aid Death Machine.
Chapter 4.  Kool-Aid goes Film Noire.
Chapter 5.  Gumshoe Kool-Aid

These are now available on the web at the Kool-Aid Archive:

XIII.  Does anyone else mix Kool-Aid flavors together?
Many KA drinkers enjoy creating their own special blends of Kool-Aid.
  A list of favorite mixes follows....submit your favorite!!

  1 Black Cherry:1 Great Bluedini                     (Jodie Zwart)

  1 Cherry:1/2 Orange:1/2 lemonade                    (Kaptain Kool)

  1 Grape:1 Orange                                    (Adam, Guru
                                                       of the GRAPE)

  1 Grape:1 Pink Swimmingo                            (jimij)

  1 Orange:1 Pink Swimmingo....for special occasions  (jimij)

  1 Cherry:1 Grape                                    (jimij)

  1 Grape:1 Raspberry                                 (jimij)

  1 Grape:1 Strawberry                                (jimij)

  2 Incrediberry:1 Pink Lemonade                      (unknown)
  ....said to taste like Berry Blue??

  1 PS-Rex:1 Black Cherry                             (MudGuy)

  1 Lemonade:1 Black Cherry                           (MudGuy)

  1/4 Incrediberry:1/4 Lemon-Lime:1/2 Black Cherry    (MudGuy)

  1/4 Cherry:3/4 PS-Rex  w/1.5 c sugar                (MudGuy)

  1 PS-Rex:1 Orange.....a true MUD!                   (MudGuy)

  In one gallon jug:2 c sugar: 2 Great Bluedini:      (Peter White)
  1 Incrediberry:1 PS-Rex:1 Lemon-Lime:1 Black Cherry

  1 Any flavor:1 Lemonade                             (Kaptain Kool)

  3 1/2 c sugar:3 Great Bluedini:1 PS-Rex             (Jon Ippel)

+   1 Ice Blue:1 Cherry:less than 1 quart of water      (Stu the Hillbilly
+   3/4 cup sugar                                        Drummer Girl)

RIVER WATER:  Dave Freidkin (
  My wife Sunny came up with a great combination called RIVER WATER.  You
  make it with one packet of Lemon-Lime and one packet of Watermelon-
  Cherry, and of course, 2 cups of sugar. Makes a gallon of funky brown
  water, like the result of a vacation in Mexico, but it tastes great!

XIV.  Can I "recapture" lost flavors through Kool-Aid mixing?
In my many experiences with K-A, I have found mixes that taste like
  some of the discontinued flavors.

Purplesaurus Rex:  Olanin (
  1.5 scoops Grape
  2.5 scoops Lemonade

Sunshine Punch:  Olanin (
  2 Scoops Orange
  2 Scoops Lemonade

Sharkleberry Fin:  Donovan (
  1/2 tsp of Lemonade(unsweetened)
  1/2 tsp of Orange(unsweetened)
  1/2 tsp of Strawberry(unsweetened)
  1 Cup of sugar(use the full cup of sugar on this, or it will be tart)
  1/2 gallon of water as usual

Scary Blackberry(?):  (Michael S. Cooper <>)
  Just a note to let you all know I mixed up my own Scary Blackberry
  tonight, just a little different than the recipe given by Kraft.

  I actually mixed grape, cherry, and tropical punch and three (3!) cups 
  of sugar together in a three quart pitcher (That's double-strength,
  guys!) and then diluted it accordingly into my storage pitchers.

  For the record, I can't say it tastes exactly like Scary Blackberry,
  because I've never had any. We don't seem to get it down here in Dallas,
  or Texas for that matter. I will say that it tastes *exactly* like a mix
  of those three flavors, with the tropical punch flavor being most
  dominant. The color, however, is a great Halloween blood reddish-purple.

Cheap Imitations of lost flavors:
There are also cheap imitations of lost Kool-Aid Flavors still
  available on the market.  Susan Hoover (71061.2052@CompuServe.COM)

Drink Aid (an American imitationsof Kool-Aid) has the following flavors
  which approximate discontinued flavors:

  Kangablue Brew - this is Great Bluedini in disguise; it even
      starts out green and changes to blue
  Purple Mania - this is a grape / lemonade mix; Its their version of
      Purplesaurus Rex?
  Boppin' Redbird - god knows; this is a red drink that tastes
      kind of like raspberry-cherry-fruit punch (Rock-a-dile Red)

XV.  What are some good non-alcoholic Kool-Aid mixes?
Blood Kool-Aid:  Amy Mundhenk (
  1 Package Cherry Sugar-Free
  1 Package regular grape
  1 cup sugar
  1 Dr. Pepper
  Water to make 1 Gallon

  Mix the Kool-Aid and sugar with the Dr.Pepper. Add water. The results
  look remarkably like blood and taste like killer pixy sticks. This
  recipe was invented by my friend D.M. who is one of those "more vampyric
  than thou" types.

Kool Milk Shakes:  Russell Hansen (
  First select your favorite Kool-Aid flavor. Take 1/4 tsp of Kool-Aid
  powder, 300mls of milk, and 4-5 scoops of ice-cream. It makes a
  wonderful treat...

Kool Koffee:  Mats Fjellner (
  1 red Philips Cafe DUO coffee machine with built-in re-usable filter.
  1 packet of Oh-Yeah Orange Pineapple.
  Lofbergs Lila (Swedish brand) coffee

  Step 1: Pour a small amount of coffee into the filter, and pour a very
        thin layer of Kool-Aid on the coffee.
  Step 2: Repeat step 1, until you've used the whole packet of Kool-Aid.
  Step 3: Turn on the coffee machine.
  Step 4: Wait anxiously.

  Well, what can I say about the taste? I can imagine this is what the
  coffee they serve in hell must taste like. I guess this is the reason
  you never hear about people mixing Kool-Aid with coffee. If anyone's
  done it before me, they probably freaked out & got locked up in a
  cuckoo's nest somewhere. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS! Unless you're an 
  experienced Kool-Aid user & you know what you're doing.

Lemonade with an Orange:  Mark Atkins
  Use one orange for each packet of lemonade KA. Make KA as usual. Fill
  container about halfway. Slice orange, and place slices in KA. Since
  the ends of the orange will be mostly peel, I squeeze that to get the
  juice into the KA, then toss the peel. Fill container to top, then place
  in the cooler. It needs to sit awhile to let everything mix. I let it
  set overnight. After you drink your KA, you have tasty oranges to eat.

  2 packets UNsweetened red Koolaid mix
  2 2-liter bottles soda
  1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
  1 can frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  sugar, as needed

  Make up the koolaid ahead of time, by dissolving in a small amount on
  water (as little as possible). Don't add sugar! Cool this mixture.
  With everything cold, mix it all together, just before the party. You
  can add sherbert to keep it cold, or make ice cubes, or an ice cube
  ring, using the koolaid mixture. You probably won't need to add any
  sugar to this, as the soda, lemonade, and pineapple juice should
  contain plenty.

Super Kool-Aid:  Brian O'Shea (
  Here's the Recipe for Brian O'Shea's Super Kool-Aid!
  "So good it crunches!" Still legal in 13 states - and Puerto Rico!
  (Approval pending in Canada)

  12 oz pre-mixed Fruit Punch Kool-Aid (the stuff with the sugar already
    in it)
  2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid (I recommend Pink Lemonade and Cherry)
  2 1/2 pounds sugar (approx. 1 kilogram) Note: Better more than less!

  Put the sugar, sweetened, and unsweetened Kool-Aid packages into a
  two-quart container. Add lots of ice, add water to two-quart line, and
  shake. Serve! For more entertaining results, add one dose of a
  commercial caffeine supplement such as Vivarin per 8-oz serving and
  shake until fully dissolved.

  Notes:  This is best taken when you don't have to get up early -
          hyperactivity is a common side-effect.

Santa's Punch:  (
  1 quart pineapple juice
  1 pkg (2 qt) lime Kool-Aid
  1 qt lime sherbet
  2 qts ginger ale

  Mix Kool-Aid in punch bowl. Add pineapple juice. Just before serving,
  add sherbet by spoonfuls. Add ginger ale. For red punch, use raspberry
  Kool-Aid and sherbet.

WITCHES BREW:  (E Breausr's homepage)
  1 half gallon lime Kool-Aid
  1 quart ginger ail
  1 half gallon raspberry shurbet

  Mix Kool-Aid and ginger ail
  Stir clockwise 3 times
  Add sherbet at full moon only
  Let sherbet melt
  Drink very carefully

Banana Orange-Pineapple Shake:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  Serves: 5
  1/2 cup water
  1 envelope (2-quart size) OH YEAH ORANGE-PINEAPPLE KOOL-AID
  2 cups cold milk
  2 cups vanilla ice cream
  1 ripe banana, cut into chunks

  PLACE water and soft drink mix in blender container; cover.
  BLEND until dissolved. Add milk, vanilla ice cream and banana; cover.
  BLEND on high speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve immediately.

Fruity Kiwi Lime Punch:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  Prep time 5 mins.
  1 pkg Kiwi Lime Kool-Aid (unsweetened)
  1 1/2 Cups cold water
  1/2 cup chilled orange juice
  2 tbsp sweetened lime juice
  4 cups crushed ice

  MEASURE drink mix to 2-quart line on package cap. DO NOT OVERFILL OR
  MOUND. Pour into blender container. Add water, orange juice and lime
  juice; cover. Blend on high speed until drink mix is dissolved. Add
  ice; blend until smooth.

Banana Pineapple Frosted:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  1/2 cup water
  1 envelope KOOL-AID Pina-Pineapple Flavor, unsweetened
  2 cups cold milk
  1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  1 banana (optional), sliced
  Note: Or use KOOL-AID unsweetened Soft Drink Mix and add 3/4 cup sugar.

  PLACE water and soft drink mix in blender; cover. Blend until
  dissolved. Add milk, ice cream and banana; cover. Blend 30 seconds or
  until smooth. Serve at once. Makes 5 servings.

Ghoulish Kool-Aid Punch: 
  Combine 1 envelope unsweetened grape Kool-Aid, 1 envelope
  unsweetened orange Kool-Aid, 2 cups sugar and 3 quarts ice water. To
  Serve: Stir in 1 liter chilled ginger ale. To make a truly scary
  punch, fill a clean, food-safe rubber glove full of water and freeze
  carefully. Peel once frozen and float the ice in the punch.
  -(**no longer active**

Goblin-Gulp Punch Showcase:  (The Kraft Homepage)
  1 envelope of KOOL-AID Cherry Flavor Unsweetened
  1 envelope of KOOL-AID Grape Flavor Unsweetened
  1 envelope KOOL-AID Raspberry Flavor Unsweetened
  2 3/4 cups sugar
  4 1/2 quarts cold water
  Ice cubes

  PLACE soft drink mixes and sugar in large punch bowl. Add water; stir
  to dissolve. Serve over ice cubes.

+ Dishwasher Punch:  (
+ -----------------
+   1 can pineapple juice
+   1/2 QT. apple juice
+   1 pack grape Kool-Aid
+   2 packs grape berry punch Kool-Aid
+   1 pack Tropical Punch Kool-Aid
+   1 1/2 packs Strawberry Kool-Aid
+   11 QTS water
+   1 red food coloring

+   Make sure all Kool-Aid is pre-sweetened (or add appropriate sugar.)
+   Mix all dry together. Add water and juices. Stir well. Add food
+   coloring until it looks drinkable. Without food coloring, it should
+   look like it's name.

+ Grape Ice Cream - 1962:  Jaguar (
+ -----------------------
+   1 package grape Kool Aid
+   2/3 cup sugar
+   1 can evaporated milk

+   Put everything in a bowl, add mixer beaters to the bowl, and put in
+   freezer until ice crystals start to form around the edges. Put beaters
+   in mixer and mix on high speed until mixture is very thick--kind of
+   like whip cream. Put bowl back in freezer (sans beaters) until frozen.
+   Eat. I've tried other flavors, but grape just seems to be the best.

+ Kids Summer Punch:  Jaguar (
+ ------------------
+   1 can frozen lemonade
+   1 package Kool Aid (usually red)
+   1 cup sugar
+   2 quarts plus four juice cans water

+   Mix everything together. Make sure some of it spills on the floor so 
+   you get that proper summery feel when you walk across the floor
+   barefoot. If it isn't too awfully hot this will last 3 kids one day.

XVI.  What are some good Kool-Aid and Alcohol mixes?
This section is for your favorite alcoholic beverages involving Kool-Aid.

Dead Puppy:  Ken Meredith (
  Gin + Grape Kool-Aid

T-Bomb:  (Tequila Home Page)
  1 packet Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid
  same portion Tequila
  1 bottle Corona Beer

Shaker:  (Tequila Home Page)
  1 1/2 oz Tequila
  3 oz pineapple juice
  1/2 oz Lemonade Kool-Aid
  1/2 tsp grenadine

Antifreeze:  Pink Lloyd
  32 Oz.        Kiwi-Lime Kool-Aid
  2 Oz.        Vodka

Merry Bloody Forest:  unknown
  1 Part Raspberry Kool-Aid
  1 part Orange Juice
  1 Part Vodka

Smurf Piss:  unknown
  2 parts  Berry Blue Kool-Aid
  2 parts  Mountain Dew soda
  1 Part   Grain Alcohol

Swamp Water #2:  unknown
  1 Part  Orange Juice
  1 Part  Berry Blue Kool-Aid
  1 Part  Southern Comfort

PS Rex-Rum:  Jennifer, Ruler of Rex
  My personal favorite mix is a little PS Rex and about two oz. Spiced
  Rum. Makes a fascinating treat. If you make a whole batch you can put
  it in the freezer and make slushies. It's great for those parties where
  you wanna try a little something different.

Velvet Crush:  Travis W Fisher
  If you have ever heard of the band Soul Coughing, they mention an
  alcoholic drink called a Velvet Crush. It is described simply as
  "Kool-Aid and Gin"

Kool-Aid Daiquiri:  KellyAnn (71534.1735@CompuServe.COM)
  Dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 pint hot water
  Add Kool-Aid powder (Black Cherry is recommended) blend well and cool.
  Add a few ounces of this concentrate to a blender full of ice and rum,
  blend and voila!

The "Vodka-Kiwi-Lime Effect":  IoKA
  I added vodka to kiwi-lime Kool-Aid once, and it turned clear green (as
  opposed to its normal semi-cloudy appearance).

  Adding Everclear to great Bluedini and then putting it into one of those
  frosted glass Flintstones cups that McDonald's used to sell creates one
  of most aesthetically pleasing beverages that anyone could ever want. It
  glows kind of like the core of a nuclear reactor.

Blue Slushy:  Larry Pasakarnis (
  I did this for the following drink. Ttake a large rectangular Tupperware
  container and mix up your Kool-Aid in it. Add Everclear to this mixture
  and add more flavor and sugar  to taste. Once completed place the
  container in the freezer. Let sit until frozen. Mine usually does not
  freeze solid do to the amount of Everclear I add this makes it easy to
  break the block up with a knife into a slushy mixture. After this place
  the block of BLUE into a cooler and add more Kool-Aid and Everclear.
  Quantities are dependent on containers and your alcoholic ability.

  1 package grape
  1 package lemonade
  2 cups sugar
  .5 liters of Vodka

Squishy:  Brian Mathis (
  1.  Fill a blender all the way with ice.
  2.  Pour water into the blender so its about half full.
  3.  Put in as much vodka (devil's springs) as you like.
      2 shots for you wusses
      3 shots ok
      4 shots nice and strong
  4.  Dump in your favorite Kool-Aid(tm) flavor, use enough
      for about 1.5 quarts of Kool-Aid(tm).
  5.  Fill the rest of the way with water.
  6.  Blend until there are no ice chunks left.
  7.  Pour into your favorite serving container and enjoy.
  8.  After you've got a few in ya, send us E-mail.

Slarty Bartfast:  Amy Mundhenk (
  1/2 Grape Kool-Aid
  1/2 Southern Comfort

KA and Jack Daniels:  Andrew Loftus (
  Jack Daniels and Black Cherry or Fruit Punch makes a wonderfully
  smooth drink. Mr. Daniels knew what he was doing when he distilled the
  best whiskey. Enjoy!

Windex:  Curtis R. Anderson (
  Find Berry Blue, and mix it with Alcohol. It's a tasty treat that looks
  like window cleaner.

  1 cup of Everclear
  1/2 cup of Captain Morgan's Puerto Rican Spicy Rum
  1+ cups of sugar
  1 scoop of lemonade mix
  1 packet of Kool-Aid mix (any flavor)
  2 quarts of water

Blue Houdini:  (McDermot's homepage)
  6 gallons of Great Bluedini Kool-Aid mix powder
  1 gallon of water
  1 gallon of ice
  1 bottle of Peach Schnapps
  1 bottle of Southern Comfort

  Serve in large Gatorade cooler or small trash can.
  Best Trash Can punch made!

+ Saturday Nite Refreshment:  Jaguar (
+ --------------------------
+   Mix Lime Kool-Aid
+   Add Vodka.

XVII.  How can I get flavors that aren't sold in my area?
Alt.drinks.kool-aid is an excellent aid in acquiring those rare
  flavors and old packets of Kool-Aid. Just post a message with what
  you are looking for. You may have to be persistent, but the payoff
  can be quite good. Many have acquired several discontinued flavors
  in this way.

+ You can also consult the Kool-Traders list. It contains a list of people
+   who want to trade Kool-Aid. For more info, check the Kool-Traders
+   list: or e-mail
+   Walter Klimczak (

+ Use online auctions! EBay is a great one. Go to this url as an example:
+ and try putting this in the search including the
+   parentheses:  (kool-aid, koolaid, kool-ade, koolade)
+   -Donovan (
+   -Paul Dawson-Schmidt (

+ The other places that you may find fun and useful in your search is:
+   Close-out store like Big Lots, dollar stores like Dollar General, your
+   family & friends (you would be very surprised), ask your neighbors
+   (the older ones usually have some rare packets sitting on the shelves,
+   REALLY!), grocery stores in small towns, and any convenient stores.
+   -Donovan (
+   -Paul Dawson-Schmidt (

XVIII.  How do I get in touch with the good folks at Kool-Aid?
By phone: USA 1-800-367-9225
          Canada 1-800-268-7808

By mail:  in the USA    Kraft General Foods, Inc.
                        Box RK-BC
                        West Plains, NY  10625

          in Canada     Kraft General Foods Canada, Inc.
                        Don Mills, Ontario.
                        M3C 3J5

+ By e-mail:
+            and then follow the e-mail link. The e-mail goes to Kraft,
+            the makers of Kool-Aid.

XIX.  Where else do they sell Kool-Aid? (Kool-Aid around the world)
This is a hard question to answer. Research in this area is ongoing.
  Naturally, it is available in the US and Canada. Ron Gregory has
  acquired a single serving packet from somewhere in the Middle East.
  It has Arabic writing (maybe) on it, but the origin is unknown. It
  is also available in Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, The Philippines,
  Russia, and Japan, where packets are naturally printed in different
  languages, and in some cases, have different flavors then are
  available in North America.

The following is an excerpt from a brochure Ron Gregory got from Kraft:
The Kraft General Foods Inc. (KGFI) international markets are

Middle East and Africa:
Best selling products across the area include Tang powdered beverage,
  Kraft cheddar cheese in the famous "blue can," cream cheese spread,
  mayonnaise, Maxwell House coffee, Jell-O desserts and Vitalite

Our largest area markets are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,
  Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain, with aggressive development
  plans to expand sales in Egypt, Algeria and Morocco.

KGFI's Asia/Pacific region, headquartered in Hong Kong, includes
  countries in varying stages of development: from westernized
  Australia and New Zealand, and highly industrialized Japan and South
  Korea, to such emerging economies as those of India, Thailand,
  Indonesia and the People's Republic of China....

Our present operations are most extensive in Australia, Japan, South
  Korea and the Philippines. Although coffee and cheese are our key
  categories in the region, the product portfolio varies markedly from
  country to country.

In the Philippines, we have a commanding position in the cheese
  market and are strongly represented in the powdered beverage
  category, with our Tang and Kool-Aid brands.

[tiny photo of "Kool-Aid Juicers Strawberry Drink Mix" all in English.
  very colorful picture of strawberries as background. Of course there
  are two Tang items... a packet and a jar :-(]

Kool-Aid was only mentioned in the Philippines section...

Here are the French versions of Kool-Aid flavors. They are not
  necessarily literal translations, but are the names as they appear on
  the packets, in Canada.

English Translation  French
---------------------  ------
Cherry               Cerise
Orange               Orange
Lemon-Lime           Citron-Limette
Strawberry           Fraise
Tropical Punch       Punch Tropical
Lemonade             Limonade
Grape                Raisin
Incrediberry         Magicolore
Pink Swimmingo       Flambant Rose
Purplesaurus Rex     MauvoSaurus Rex
Rock-a-dile Red      Rock-o-dile Rouge
Sharkleberry Fin     Requin' Drole
Orange-Pineapple     Orange-Ananas
Mango-Berry          Baies-Mangue
Kiwi-Lime            Kiwi-Limette
Strawberry-Kiwi      Fraise-Kiwi
Berry Blue           Baies Bleu
Scary Black Berry    Cerise Noire Terrifiant
Eerie Orange         Orange Hantee
Apple                Pomme
Rainbow Punch        Punch Arc-en-ciel

Mexican: Gary Boltralik (
Mexican flavor     English Translation
----------------     -------------------
Cola               Cola
Fresa              Strawberry
Frutas             Fruit
Frutas Tropical    Tropical Fruit (Tropical Punch)
Naranja            Orange
Pina               Pineapple
Uva                Grape

RUSSIA:  Gary Boltralik  (
Kraft made six flavors that were printed in dual language, English-Russian
  packs. They come only sugar sweetened, are about 13cm X 13cm and make 1
  liter(not the usual 2L or 2 Quarts). I got a English-Russian dictionary
  and tried my hand at a translation of the Cyrillic language. There
  really isn't a one to one match of characters since the Russian language
  has 33 characters. The best you can do is to give somewhat of an English
  phonetic interpretation of what the Russian characters sound like. I
  compared my translation to one Matt Coon did and they are similar enough
  that I feel the translation is close. Of course an exact translation
  from a native Russian speaker would be best, however, since I don't have
  that, here are the Russian flavors with translation.

English         Russian
---------         -------
Strawberry      Klubinka
Orange          Apelsin
Raspberry       Malina
Cherry          Vishnya
Tropical Punch  Tropicheskiye Fruktui
Lemonade        Limon   (actually lemonade translates just a little
                        different as Limon means Lemon not Lemonade)
Note: The 'i' in the above words is pronounced like ee in see.

Venezuela:  Lynn Weigard
Venezuela   English Translation
-----------   -------------------
Cereza      Cherry
Fresa       Strawberry
Kolita      Cola Champagne
Tropical    Tropical Punch
Uva         Grape
"Kolita" is a kid's flavor--like a cola, but brilliant red.

Brazil:  Gary Boltralik
I now have a set of five Brazilian Kool-Aids. I don't know if there are
  more than five flavors, but the person shopping for me bought everyone
  sold. The packets are all sugar sweetened, make 1 liter and are in
  Portuguese. Gee, another language I don't know. After quite a bit of
  browsing all the Portuguese dictionaries I could find both on the
  Internet and local library, I am ready to take a stab at translation.
  The flavors are as follows:

Brazil            English Translation
--------            -------------------
Laranja           Orange
Morango           Strawberry
Uva               Grape
Guarana           OK, this isn't a fruit flavor. I finally found out that
                  this is a Brazilian plant. A Spanish dictionary listed 
                  it as a "refreshing drink" made from the seeds of the
                  plant. I guess it would be like a Mexican Cola or a
                  Rootbeer in that its a "plant" flavor rather than fruit.
Frutas Vermelhas  The Tropical Punch equivalent. Frutas means Fruit (duh).
		  Now Vermelhas, well, it is an adjective that describes
                  something as red. It doesn't necessarily mean something
		  is the color red. Kind of like China having a Red Army.
		  The Army itself is not the color red but it is called
		  red. That's how Vermelhas describes Frutas, literally
		  as Red Fruit. So it could be viewed as Punch, anybody's
		  guess really.

The packs have Ki-Suco Wacky as there title instead of Kool-Aid.

+ In Portuguese Kool-Aid is called Ki-Suco.
+   As you may know, "suco" is "juice".
+   "Ki" has the same sound of "que", in Portuguese. This means it's
+   something like "what a" in English.
+   The translation of "Que suco!" would be something like,
+   "What a juice!"
+   - Paula Casellato Carnasciali (

The Philippines:  (From the Kool-Aid Koolectors Home Page)
Flavors:  Cherry, Grape, Great Bluedini, Lemonade Sparkle,
  Orange, Orange Enerjooz, Pineapple, Pink Swimmingo,
  Strawberry, Tropical Punch, perhaps others.

Notes:  Pouches are constructed of something similar to Mylar and bare
  surprising resemblance to soggy North American coffee packages. No
  full-package mix instructions are listed, but the bag claims to
  make approximately 11 200ml (6.4 fl. oz) servings on an as-needed
  basis. Filipino Kool-Aid, contains real that will
  perhaps come as a mild disappointment to the true Kool-Aid
  aficionado. Equally disheartening, Filipino Kool-Aid contains a
  stunning array of 17 "essential vitamins and minerals"...especially,
  my bags seem to note, beta carotene. The Orange tastes a bit too
  suspiciously like Tang, a drink that does serious business in the

Pouch backs feature puzzles or games. Shown, right, the complex maze
  on the back of the pouch of Great Bluedini, Kool-Aid Juicer. The
  following inspiring text appears to the top right of the maze:
  "This is Kool! Hey! Meet the new Kool-Aid Magic. Yo check this out.
  Color changes quick. New Kool-Aid...Great Bluedini, Super Fruity
  Blue, Yummy-yummy Kool! Kool-Aid Great Bluedini. Yo It's Kool."
  Sigh, maybe I really am too old for this stuff.

There are two known sweetened pouch designs:
  * Early:  Packets feature roughly rendered designs that are at times
    equivalent to the US Super-Fruity (SF) and Pre-Super-Fruity (PSF)
    design series. Filipino pouches features some new designs and/or
    color schemes.
  * Late (Current):  Photographic-styled pouches show Kool-Aid,
    bountifully pouring forth from fresh fruit into a small fountain

Columbian Packet Profile:  (From the Kool-Aid Koolectors Page)
(Known) Flavors:  Strawberry(Fresa), Orange (Naranja).

Notes:  A small number of packets that somehow made it to the store
  shelves of Michigan are all that there is to show here for Columbian
  Kool-Aid. The bilingual Spanish and English packets are composed
  of stiff, glossy, unfoiled paper and were produced in Columbia by
  Columbina General Foods S.A. Because of the older-style GF logo on
  the packets, we suspect they date back to 1983.

Kool-Aid in Great Britain:  Keri Rains
Thanks to Keri, who supplied us with the location of England's
  underground supply of "black market" Kool-Aid...

I am American, but I'm studying in Manchester, England this year. No one
  here knows what Kool-Aid even is, let alone where I could buy some, so 
  my mom has been mailing some to me every week. However, when browsing
  through Affleck's Palace (a big building with stalls where they sell
  stuff, like a market sort of thing), I found a guy who was selling
  individual packets for 50p, which is about 75 American cents! It is
  robbery, but the guy has to have friends in the US mail him the Kool-Aid
  every month, so the costs are bound to be high.

+ According to our newsgroup friends in Great Britain...Affleck's Palace 
+   is no longer a place you can buy Kool-Aid. (mid 1998)

Sweden:  Mats Fjellner (
Kool-Aid is not sold in Stores in Sweden, but a dealer from the United
  States sends "all the Kool-Aid that they need". Mats Fjelner and his
  friends celebrate Kool-Aid periodically (about once a month) by holding
  a festival, known as the "Lappis Kool-Aid Festival". They have been
  holding this festival since 1995. The Festival is named after the area 
  of Sweden where it is held.

Norway:  Cato Hognestad Jensen (
I know that you can get Kool-Aid from the NATO store here in Stavanger,
  but they aren't allowed to give any or sell any. If they do, they can
  get deported from Norway. A kid last year got a fin on 120 US Dollars
  for doing it, and his dad a NATO person got put on probation for 1 year,
  if anything like that happens again they will get deported.

Japan:  Lynn Wiegard (
Kool-Aid has started a Trial run in Japan. If you have anymore info on
  the Japanese sale of Kool-Aid, please inform Paul Dawson-Schmidt
  (, or post to alt.drinks.kool-aid.

If you have friends in other countries, ask them if they sell Kool-Aid
  where they live.

+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about where Kool-Aid sales:
+   From its earliest days, KOOL-AID has been available in Latin America.
+     KOOL-AID began printing a Spanish version of its label shortly after
+     launching the product. KOOL-AID is also available in Canada, the
+     Caribbean, and Asia.
+   Based on per capita sales, KOOL-AID is most popular in Memphis,
+     Tennessee. The other top five cities are (in order) Little Rock,
+     St. Louis, Oklahoma City, and Jacksonville, Florida. (all in US)
+   Today, one glass of KOOL-AID - which cost less than a penny a glass
+     back in 1927 - is still a bargain, costing less than a nickel a
+     glass and beating the rate of inflation since 1947!
+   KOOL-AID is certainly an All-American favorite. So it's no surprise
+     that more KOOL-AID is sold the week right before and the week after
+     the 4th of July than any other period during the year.
+   More than 563 million gallons of KOOL-AID are consumed each year,
+     with more than 225 million gallons in the summer. In other words,
+     17 gallons of KOOL-AID are consumed every second during the summer
+     season!
+   If all the envelopes of KOOL-AID sold in a year were laid end-to-end,
+     they would stretch 58,524 miles, which would wrap around the Earth's
+     equator twice - or between Los Angeles and New York more than 20
+     times!

XX.  What kind of Kool-Aid was consumed at Jonestown Guyana?
It is a popular misconception that 900 followers of cult leader Jim Jones
  committed suicide by drinking Grape Kool-Aid laced with cyanide at their
  commune in Jonestown Guyana in the late 1970's. This is not true. The
  followers of Jones actually drank cyanide laced Flavor-aid, a cheap
  imitation of Kool-Aid. The Flavor-aid flavor they consumed was grape.
  Therefore, Kool-Aid played no part in this tragedy.

XXI.  What is "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test?"
"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is a book about author Ken Kesey ("One
+   Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" etc.), the Merry Pranksters (the band to
+   later become The Greatful Dead), and assorted other "60s types" going
  around in a refurbished school bus and giving people Kool-Aid spiked
  with LSD to see how they react. This was in the real early days of the 
  hippie culture, (1965-66) before LSD was criminalized (in late 1966).

I daresay the publicity people at Kool-Aid were not very happy about
  having their product associated with such things. You won't find it in
  official company histories.

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" was written by Tom Wolfe ("The Right
+   Stuff") and published in 1968(first edition hardback). Apparently,
  Kesey et al. weren't too fond of Wolfe or the book. He seems to have
  hung around for a few days and then headed back for the big city, where
  they know how to look after guys in white suits.
  -David Jones (
  -Mats Fjellner (
  -Donovan (

+ This link will let you see the orginal dust jacket of this book:
+   Front cover and inside: 
+   Back cover and inside:

+ Amazingly enough, it is back in print and available from

XXII.  What is the Wacky Warehouse?  Paul Dawson-Schmidt
-------------------------------------  (
The Wacky Warehouse is a trading post of sorts that rewards loyal
  Kool-Aid drinkers to mail in their Kool-Aid points for prizes. In the
  past, Kool-Aid watches, walkmans, t-shirts and smiling pitchers have
  been available. In 1995, the Warehouse changed the way it operates, and
  now only offers prizes on a periodic basis.

If you want to find out what specifically is available you can call the
  Kool-Aid number and select the Wacky Warehouse part.  The number is
  1-800-367-9225 (in the US) or 1-800-268-7808 (in Canada).

+ There is also finally a website for the Wacky Warehouse at:

You can also write the Wacky Warehouse in the US:
P.O. Box 3328
Maple Plain, MN  55593-3328

Or in Canada:
P.O. Box 5120
Paris, Ontario
N3L 3W5

XXIII.  Is there a difference between regular and super-fruity Kool-Aid?
Well, there is substantial debate about this. On December 27, 1994, in my
  kitchen in Winnipeg Manitoba, I conducted a taste test between Regular
  Orange and Super Fruity Orange. The next day I performed a similar test
  between regular and super-fruity Cherry. My conclusion was, that in both
  cases, there was no difference at all. However, others refuse to believe
  those results, and adamantly deny my claims.

For those who don't remember, old Kool-Aid (Pre-1995) was not "super
  fruity". Late in 1994, Super Fruity Kool-Aid made its appearance on
  store shelves.  Rob Buisson

+ I made similar taste tests and have found no difference what-so-ever.
+   I guess you will have to be your own judge. Calling Kraft on this,
+   they had no comment. Donovan (

XXIV.  When has Kool-Aid been featured in the Media?
Recently, Kool-Aid has received much attention from the media, mainly due
  to the hair dying craze. Here is a brief list of appearances the
  Kool-Aid has made in the media (this list is surely incomplete).

+ Here is what The Kraft Homepage has to say about the Kool-Aid Man:
+   KOOL-AID Man, originally known as the Pitcher Man crashed onto the
+     scene in 1975. 
+   KOOL-AID Man traditionally wears a rainbow-striped shirt, jeans and
+     sneakers. But his wardrobe varies according to the occasion. For
+     example, he wears: 
+       An open Hawaiian print shirt with a bathing suit and flip flops on
+         Island Twists flavors
+       Khaki walking shorts and hiking boots on Mega Mountain Twists
+         flavors
+       Army fatigues and boots on packages sold on military bases
+       Skis, earmuffs, goggles and mittens on new KOOL-AID KOOL-POPS and
+       A parka and snowboots for new frozen KOOL-AID SLUSHIES 
+   The famed frosted KOOL-AID pitcher has been part of the company since
+     1954. Three different messages appeared in the frosted pitcher ads 
+     that summer:
+       One had 5=A2 drawn in the frost
+       Another had a heart and an arrow and
+       One had the smiling face that has endured until today. 
+   Much thought went into the location of the handle on the KOOL-AID
+     pitcher. It was finally decided to place the handle on the right
+     side so that right-handers (which make up 90 percent of kids) would
+     be able to see the smile on the pitcher while pouring. 
+   KOOL-AID has distributed more than 3 million plastic pitchers to
+     consumers since 1963. In addition, more than 1 million plastic
+     pitchers were handed out in supermarkets in April, 1998! 

+ 1969 These links show Kool-Aid commercials by screen shots featuring:
+   The Monkees and Bugs Bunny:
+   The Monkees:

+ 1980's: 2 commercials were made for Kool-Aid by an internet graphics
+   company called, Celefex:
+   Here are the links to see a screen shot slide show of both of them:

January, 1996: Article entitled "Never too old to be a Kool-Aid kid"
  appears in a 'Zine called "Avalanche". (The article is available online
  at The Kool-Aid Web Archive).

April 17, 1996: A Canada Newswire article appears about a charitable
  project called "Kool-Aid for Kids" (available on-line via the Kool-Aid
  web archive).

July, 1996: Article entitled "Kool-Aid Goes to Kids heads" appears in the
  Wall Street Journal. It also appears in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald on
  July 24. It is written by Yumiko Ono, and is available on line at the
  Kool-Aid Web Archive.

July-August 1996: Not to be outdone, CBS News and the Fort Lauderdale
  Sun-Sentinel both interview Matt Mankins, (Creator of the Hey Kool-Aid
  Page) for stories about Kool-Aid hair dying. Data about when these
  stories appeared is incomplete.

September 16, 1996: A mini-article entitled "Dye-namite fun" appears in
  Maclean's Magazine, on page 15. (The article is about kool hair-dye).

October 1, 1996: An interview with Rob Buisson, Keeper of the Kool-Aid FAQ
  at that time, is featured on page 65 of "Internet Underground". It is in
  the October 1996 issue (Issue #11). The FAQ, the newsgroup and of course
  Kool-Aid are discussed.

ShadZ ( found this about Kool-Aid in an Archie Comic:
  IN: Betty #46 (Feb 1997)
  PUBLISHER: Archie Comics
  TITLE: To Dye For
  WRITER: Bill Golliher
  ARTISTS: Stan Goldberg & Mike Esposito

PLOT: Veronica is showing off her expensive new hair-do. Betty is bummed
  because she can't afford to do anything new with her hair, until a
  12-year-old skateboarder shares the secret of dying hair with Kool-Aid
  (referred to in the story as "Cool Juice"). Betty wows everyone at a
  party with her new pink hair (thanks to Radical Raccoon Rootin' Tootin'
  Raspberry flavor Cool Juice), but Jughead can smell her secret... (I'd
  better stop there before I give away the ending :-) )

May 22, 1998 (Reuters press release):  Kool-Aid is declared Nebraska's
  official state drink to recognize the fact that it was invented in the
  state 61 years before.

August 1998 (exact date unknown): An upcoming article on Kool-Aid Days
  (see the next section of the FAQ) that may or may not include part of
  an interview with Paul Dawson-Schmidt, Keeper of the Kool-Aid FAQ.

If you know of any other media stories about Kool-Aid, please e-mail
  Paul Dawson-Schmidt with the details ( or

XXV.  What is "Kool-Aid Days?"  Todd Kirshenbaum (
1998: I work at The Hastings Museum in Hastings, Nebraska, USA...the home
  of Kool-Aid. We are planning the first ever Kool-Aid Days next August.
  It should be a lot of fun. Just in the planning stages right now, but
  if you want more info, feel free to contact me at the address below.
  Todd Kirshenbaum - - (402) 461-2399

[note - This was written for 1998. The First Annual Kool-Aid Days
  did take place at the Hastings Museum on August 15, 1998.]

XXVI.  Where else can I find Kool-Aid on the 'net?
+ Kraft's NEW Official Kool-Aid Page:

+ Kraft's OLD Official Kool-Aid Page:

+ The Kool-Aid Trader's List:
+    Walter Klimczak ( is "The Keeper" of
+    The Kool-Aid Trader's List. His site has an excellant Photo
+    Archive of Kool-Aid packets and many other Kool-Aid stuff. If
+    you wanted to know what something looked like, you will probably
+    find it here. He also has a Koolectability Rating for each
+    packet that let's you know aproximately how hard a certain
+    packet is to acquire.

Homepages with Kool-Aid as the main topic:
The Kool-Aid Web Archive
+ Celefex - Kool-Aid Advertising Company
+ The Kool-Aid Koollectors' Reference Guide
+ Super Fruity!
+ The Iceman's Kool-Aid Gallery
+ Queen Kool-aid's Grape Kool-Aid Homepage
+ The Unofficial Kool-Aid Homepage
+ Hey Kool-Aid Man Homepage
+ Lappis Kool-Aid Festival
+ A Very Aritfical Homepage - Kool-Aid

Other places the Kool-Aid FAQ's are archived:
version 4.3 "totally linked"
version 6.0
version 6.1 "linked"
+ version 7.0 "totally linked"

The Kool-Aid FAQ is available by FTP at:

Mail Server:
The Kool-Aid FAQ is available through a mail server at:

To get the FAQ, just include the following message in the body of
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send usenet/news.answers/food/kool-aid-faq

This FAQ was originally compiled by the one and only Kaptain Kool, AKA
Kevin Whalen ( It was taken over by Robert Buisson,
who guided the FAQ to new heights, in October of 1995.  Paul
Dawson-Schmidt, the current FAQ maintainer, took control from Rob in
April of 1998.  Donovan deserves a hearty thanks for the formatting
changes introduced in version 7.0 of the FAQ.
Anyone who has anything to add to the FAQ or would like to have a copy
mailed to them may feel free to e-mail Paul Dawson-Schmidt at or (c) 1995 - 1999

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