Seriously. I like Koolaid. Does that make me a bad person? It tastes alright, easy to make, cost-effective, and quite popular.
Is someone here attacking koolaid!?! I want that account banned immediately!
I think I'm the only person on the planet that does not like Kool-Aid. There I said it. *Runs for cover*
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.
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!
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.
It's just flavored drink mix.
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.
It comes from the Waco massacre
http://mentalfloss.com/article/13015/jo … g-kool-aid
Blame the crazy cultists, not the beverage!!!!
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
Aha, now I have explanation and historical context!
Thank you, Ladies!
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?
Indeed, what would lattes, Ovaltine and Robinson's Barley Water drinks be without sugar. Some beverages just demand sugar!!
I don't know what those things are, but I agree in theory. Sugar is mandatory sometimes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley_water (This is also sold as a cordial, made by Robinsons)
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.
You mean they still use sugar in Koolaid? I'd figure they'd have been the first to use High Fructose Corn Syrup.
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.
Somehow I totally missed latte when I read your prior post. That one I'm aware of, though I've never had one.
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.
It was actually Flavor Aid at Jonestown. Not sure if overall the advertising has helped or hurt Kool-aid's brand.
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...
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.
I love orange juice. It has fallen to disfavor for high sugar content, but I still count it as health food.
They make low sugar oj as well as low acid. I feel like Im at work now.
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".
Holy cow... the milk man? That's the stuff of Happy Days.
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.
I think you're referring to ppl who milk their own cows. There couldn't possibly be a milk man left in 2013.
I don't think the Puget Sound is in America... It's not even a real place.
Emerald city? Space needle? Great Wheel? Favored to be Superbowl contenders this year with the Sea-hawks? Coffee capitol of US. Original home of Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, REI, Costco, and many more major corporations. Upper left corner of the left coast, (and politically earning it's geographical description). Beautiful part of the country to visit, particularly if you don't mind getting wet, and like greenery...or your milk delivered.
Never heard of any of that. You're making it all up.
...and in my imaginary world, big boats called Ferries, make up part of the highway system, so some folks have commutes that afford the opportunity to watch whales playing in the water, (think "Sleepless in Seattle"). There is a giant troll, palming a Volkswagen, living under a local bridge.
Fairies? And you still think it's real?
Who's the president of this "real place?" President Pan maybe?
Time to get your feet on the ground and take part in real life mister.
There's help for ppl like you. smh
This is all about you having to go to the store to buy your own milk, isn't it?
I work at a grocery store... when I run out of things like milk and t.p. I think there is no hope for me at all.
I wish my milk was delivered. I despise going to the grocery store.
Actually, in many places you can do all your grocery shopping online now, and have everything delivered.
I recall hearing about that... but honestly, the store is five minutes away. My desire to never interact with humans isn't quite that overpowering.
Imagine what it's like for me! I have a total recluse mentality and I work with the public constantly. On my breaks, I never even go to the break room... it doesn't matter if it's raining or hot out, I go outside by myself so I can disengage for a while.
I can relate. Worked in retail for WAY too long, and being the recluse that I am it got to the point where I didn't want to leave the house except for work.
Do you have kids? If you have kids you don't have that luxury... but the minute Ive done what's required of me, that's it... Im like a horse headed for the barn.
Ppl order their groceries online at our store... we gather them all up and take them out to their car... they're not old or disabled ppl either, they're rich ppl. The whole thing has drained me of the will to live.
Why don't I send you a few bucks and you can go to the greeting card section at your store and pick yourself out something nice.
I just need your credit card #... don't forget the ex. date.
and the security code on the back... I may need a gift too to feel better... my bday's coming up.
If you want money, you'll have to go to the ATM for it. Good luck with that. I suppose I could send you a nice Jib Jab card though.
I don't know what jib jab is but I have a feeling ATM is not anxious to send me any gifts.
Jib Jabs are a lot of fun. You'll like them. Get your family photos, add the faces per the instructions, and send out your Holiday cards. http://www.jibjab.com/holidays Lots of fun themes, also. Some of the folks at work do them and send them around from time to time. They also have political ones. Worth exploring for something on a lighter note.
Perhaps it isn't real after all. Marijuana is legal there, and may have found it's way into the kool-aid.
Unfortunately, they don't sell this where I live, so we have to settle for Kool-aid. Actually, I had never heard of Flavor-aid, outside of the Jonestown incident. I guess they are a very old company though. Do they sell it at your store?
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