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Kool-Aid is an American brand of flavored drink mix. The product is owned by Kraft Foods.[1]

History[change | change source]

Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska.[2] Before Kool-Aid, there was a liquid drink called Fruit Smack. To cut down shipping costs, Perkins found a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack and leave only a powder. The powder was called "Kool-Aid".

Perkins moved his production to Chicago in 1931. Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953.

Kool-Aid is usually sold in powder form, in packets and small tubs. The actual beverage is made by mixing the substance with water and sugar. But there are some sugar-free varieties. The drink is usually served with ice or refrigerated and then served chilled.

The Kool-Aid Man is associated with Kool-Aid. He was created in the 1950s. He was made over in 2013.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The History of Kool-Aid". The Hastings Museum. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  2. "The History of Kool-Aid". Thought Co. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. "New Kool Aid Man". IBT Media. Retrieved August 22, 2018.