I could guzzle gallons of this stuff and never get tired of it. My favorite is grape; then orange; then cherry.
I have had some bad experiences with Kool Aid but this was simply because the person who made it skimped on the sugar ration. I cannot overstate how crucial it is that one use copious amounts of sugar when preparing unsweetened Kool Aid. Of course, if you are using the pre-sweetened version, simply make sure you don’t over-dilute the powder base.
I’ve always loved the Kool Aid Guy.
If I had a Kool Aid Guy costume I’d go dancing around town, making people happy, pouring them Kool Aid. I think there should be many, many, many more Kool Aid people in this ol’ world. I hope my kids grow up to be Kool Aid dancers.
I also like Kool Aid because it gives you a nice Kool Aid mustache if you drink it correctly. When I drink Kool Aid I am so happy I just want the world to know and a Kool Aid mustache is a fun way to do that.
Finally, I like the fact that Kool Aid is spelled with a “K”. I think that’s very clever and have always wanted to ask the creators of Kool Aid why they chose that spelling. I’m sure there is probably some sophisticated reason and I think if I found it out I would have uncovered a Deep Secret.
I must have had a deprived childhood, because I don’t get the whole Kool-aid thing. I actually think it’s pretty gross, to tell you the truth. From my babysitting experience, I also know that it stains like crazy, which is a really stupid attribute to give a drink for kids. Kids. I have never bought Kool-aid for my own kids. I also think it’s annoying to make because you have to add sugar to it. Kind of defeats the point of an “instant” drink, no?
We recently got given a few packets of generic kool-aid stuff, and my hubby and kids are in rapture. I opened the fridge the other day and it reeked of grape kool-aid. Mmmmm, tasty. Not.
When I was a kid and we would go on furlough, I was also kind of wigged out by the commercials featuring the giant Kool-aid pitcher on wheels that would come blasting through a wall, or some such thing. I could never really understand why the kids were so happy to see it, and did not run away screaming.
As a poor deprived missionary kid, I was subjected to Ecuador’s version of Kool-aid, Yupi. See?
We drank the peach flavor. It was marginal, but passable.
My hubby and kids are also fans of Tang. GAAAHHH! Recently we found maracuya (passion fruit) flavor, which was the least disgusting powdered mix drink I’ve had lately. My ridiculous daughter thinks that the Tang is better than FRESH maracuya.
As Bill Cosby would say, BRAIN DAMAGE.