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What's wrong with Koolaid?

  1. JG11Bravo profile image91
    JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago

    Seriously. I like Koolaid. Does that make me a bad person? It tastes alright, easy to make, cost-effective, and quite popular.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Is someone here attacking koolaid!?! I want that account banned immediately!

      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Aha! Another member of my pro-beverage Crusade!

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      MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think I'm the only person on the planet that does not like Kool-Aid. There I said it. *Runs for cover*

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I don't ever drink it either... just chemicals and sugar and the last time I did, it gave me some kind of heartburn which doesn't seem possible, but my friend said it happens to her too.

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        MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I just thought of a plus side to this...Now that I'm out of the, Dislikes-Kool-Aid-Closet, no one can ever accuse me of "drinking the Kool-Aid" just for the record folks! Har Har!

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          It's not like you can prove it sir.

        2. bBerean profile image59
          bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Plausibly still metaphorically applicable.  You can't escape that easily!

  2. HollieT profile image88
    HollieTposted 3 years ago

    I have no idea what CoolAid is, I'm British! Although I have noticed that the term is banded around quite a bit in the forums, presumably as an insult- but I have no idea why.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image91
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.koolaid.com/

      It's just flavored drink mix.

      1. HollieT profile image88
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!

        I think Beth37 has just given an explanation, in the 'look at me my writing's fantastic' thread, about what people mean when they say you've been on the Koolaid. Now, I follow. smile

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this
      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Blame the crazy cultists, not the beverage!!!!

      2. GA Anderson profile image86
        GA Andersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        LOL Almost right, must have been a brain freeze - It is from the Jonestown Mass Murder

        The poison was put in the kool-aid and everyone voluntarily or were forced to drink it.

        You had it right with the link - just must have been a moment from screen to keyboard

        GA

  3. HollieT profile image88
    HollieTposted 3 years ago

    Aha, now I have explanation and historical context!

    Thank you, Ladies! big_smile

  4. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    LOL, well, seriously, the artificial color added most likely is what makes it bad, and too much sugar, if one adds sugar, but what would Kool-Aid be without sugar?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      pig hooves? or is that just jello?

      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Gelatin is made from animal bits. That's in Jello and many candies.

    2. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed, what would lattes, Ovaltine and Robinson's Barley Water drinks be without sugar. Some beverages just demand sugar!!

  5. JG11Bravo profile image91
    JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago

    I don't know what those things are, but I agree in theory. Sugar is mandatory sometimes.

    1. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latte
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley_water (This is also sold as a cordial, made by Robinsons)
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovaltine

      I hadn't realised that it was only the British who referred to milky espresso as Latte. Honestly, you learn something new everyday. Btw, all three drinks have to contain sugar, imho.

    2. tsadjatko profile image78
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You mean they still use sugar in Koolaid? I'd figure they'd have been the first to use High Fructose Corn Syrup.

      1. MizBejabbers profile image90
        MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The sweetened I've seen lately uses artificial sweeteners like splenda. I haven't seen a package of naturally sweetened Koolaid in years. I prefer to mix sugar in the unsweetened kind, but I usually don't drink it because it is mostly chemicals.

  6. JG11Bravo profile image91
    JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago

    Somehow I totally missed latte when I read your prior post. That one I'm aware of, though I've never had one.

    1. HollieT profile image88
      HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm completely addicted, I have to say. In fact, I'm drinking one right now and they are beautifully complimented by Jaffa cakes. Some like steak and a nice glass of red, I'm just a Jaffa cake and latte type of girl. lol.

      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I like my coffee black. Milk is a no no.

        1. Faith Reaper profile image85
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, 100% Colombian or Dark Roast.

          1. JG11Bravo profile image91
            JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            -Applause-

  7. JG11Bravo profile image91
    JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago

    How did I not notice that?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You drank the kool aid.

      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Well-played, madam.  Well-played.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol

  8. bBerean profile image59
    bBereanposted 3 years ago

    It was actually Flavor Aid at Jonestown.  Not sure if overall the advertising has helped or hurt Kool-aid's brand.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image91
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I can't imagine it helped any.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You drank the flavor aid, just doesn't have the same ring to it.

      1. JG11Bravo profile image91
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

  9. bBerean profile image59
    bBereanposted 3 years ago

    I don't drink any of that stuff now, and never was a big kool-aid fan, (except to make popsicles, as a kid).  Back then I was more into Tang.  I mean, if it was good enough for the Astronauts...

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My mom was a health food nut. We had oj and that was about it. She grew her own sprouts, made her own yogurt... everything was whole wheat. I'd probably really appreciate that now.. .back then not so much.

      1. bBerean profile image59
        bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I love orange juice.  It has fallen to disfavor for high sugar content, but I still count it as health food.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          They make low sugar oj as well as low acid. I feel like Im at work now.

          1. bBerean profile image59
            bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            This will date me...I remember being very young and anxiously awaiting the arrival of the milk man so I could run out and purchase an orange drink they carried, under the label of "Beep".  Loved that stuff.  After most of the milk men quit running routes, it could still be procured from the drive through "Milk Barns".

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Holy cow... the milk man? That's the stuff of Happy Days.

              1. bBerean profile image59
                bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Hey! In my defense, there are still milk men in some communities.  We could be talking about last week.  We're not...but we could be.  wink

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I think you're referring to ppl who milk their own cows. There couldn't possibly be a milk man left in 2013.

                  1. bBerean profile image59
                    bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    We're not allowed to wager here, are we?  big_smile

 
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