20 Kool-Aid Flavors You Won’t Believe Exist


When you have been on the market as long as
Kool-Aid, you’re bound to have rolled out a lot of flavors. Some of those flavors latch onto the taste
buds of the consumer and refuse to let go, which ensures a permanent place on the shelves
in supermarkets. Others, however, were not that fortunate and
soon disappeared. We’re digging deep for those lost relics
to unearth the 20 Kool-aid flavors you won’t believe exist. Eerie Orange Kool-Aid Eerie Orange was one of those products that
only a few consumers had access to. In this case, it was released only in the
Canadian market in 1996. To be fair, it wasn’t a new flavor or anything. It was just a repackaging of an existing flavor. And if you’re wondering as for the reason
for this subterfuge, you need only look at the name for a clue. It was Halloween season and kids needed something
spooky for some serious trick and treating. And because of its ephemeral nature, Eerie
Orange soon vanished into the night never to be heard from again. Sometimes we stay up at night thinking of
Eerie Orange and what could have been if it just had managed to survive that fateful Halloween. Pink Swimmingo Kool-Aid When you have a name like Pink Swimmingo,
it doesn’t matter what flavor or taste you carry inside the packet. The name alone brings joy to the drinker. But Pink Swimmingo packs a joyous flavor as
well. It tastes like cherry watermelon, and the
bright cheerful color will make your heart dance. That is, if you can get your hands on a box
of the colorful drink. Sadly the pink one was available to children
in the 90s and didn’t last long enough to see the glorious new century we live in. But take heart. If you can’t have Pink Swimmingo, the cherry
watermelon flavor is still sold today. Not under the same name though. Swirlin’ Strawberry-Starfruit Kool-Aid When you have a cool name like Swirlin’
Strawberry-Starfruit then the flavors in the packets are supposed to explode on your tongue. Between rainbows and fireworks, your mouth
will have a part of it. Unfortunately, the combination of strawberry
and star fruit couldn’t quite cut it with the thirsty customers. And after a brief limited release, it was
pulled off the shelves. These days you need to scour eBay to find
a box of the rare flavor. Great Blue-dini Kool-Aid The one thing really going for this Kool-Aid
flavor is the fact that it’s unsweetened. So if you’re worried about your children’s
daily sugar intake this one will put your mind at ease. But other than that, there’s nothing exceptional
about it. The citric base and artificial flavors don’t
distinguish this product in any way. The color though is a different story. When you mix the contents of the packet with
water, the color will change. You get a combination of yellow and blue which
for some reason doesn’t turn into green as one would expect. The new color is perhaps why anyone would
want to try this flavor. Incrediberry Kool-Aid This was Kool-Aid’s take on comic books
and superheroes of the time. It made its first appearance in the early
90s and featured Kool-Aid Man dressed as a superhero, looking jacked. And if the name didn’t tip you off, this
packet was all about berries. You can see a blob next to Kool-Aid Man that
represents some sort of a berry. That berry dwarfs Kool-Aid Man which implies
that the berry flavors are strong in this one. You’d need to add sugar and water to get
those flavors out in the open though. It was also strong on vitamin C, so that’s
something else going for it. Unfortunately, neither of those things saved
the product from an untimely demise. Oh-Yeah Orange-Pineapple Kool-Aid Another relic from the 1990s. Which makes one almost envious of the kids
who grew up in that era. Or maybe they were not easy to satisfy which
would explain all the new flavors Kool-Aid had to roll out and test. Now you’re supposed to shout “Oh Yea! Orange Pineapple!” when you took the first
sip of the drink. At least that’s what the jovial name suggests. But we’re not really sure that orange and
pineapple go together. Which everybody seemed to agree on back then. So naturally, the new flavor didn’t last
long on the shelves and soon disappeared from the market. Purplesaurus Rex Kool-Aid When Kool-Aid saw that dinosaurs were big
among kids in the 80s, this was their response. The flavors here are grape and lemonade. Hardly Jurassic, but what you lack in authenticity,
you can make up for in design. There’s a purple dinosaur eating grapes
on the packet which should tell you all you need to know. To be fair, grape has never been the kind
of flavor that drew new customers or appealed to old ones either. And as soon as the Jurassic era was replaced
with the next big thing culturally speaking, Purplesaurus Rex went extinct. Strawberry Falls Punch Kool-Aid Like grapes, strawberry is one of those fruits
whose natural taste has little to do with the juice that food companies manage to squeeze
out of it. Sometimes, strawberry on its own is not the
best of flavors. But maybe the 80s was a time of experimentation
at Kool-Aid or the era was just welcoming and people were open to trying anything new. Who knows. One thing is for sure, though. Strawberry Falls Punch couldn’t deliver
and was soon part of the company’s history that nobody liked to talk about. Rock-a-Dile Red Kool-Aid Another flavor that was more about the mascot
on the package than about a new and explosive flavor inside it. It’s like when a company tries to cash in
on a fad and when the fad fades into obscurity, the company pulls the product and hopes everyone
will forget about it soon. Rock-a-Dile Red is about a couple of mascots
that were supposed to be sidekicks to the main character Kool-Aid Man. The sidekicks were flashy but didn’t have
the drawing power of the dashing superstar. The red in the name however referred to the
berries, grapes, and cherries that came together to create a cool flavor. Tamarindo Kool-Aid One thing about Kool-Aid is that it’s more
than just a fruity drink. You can just about do anything you like with
that small packet of powder. I mean, people dye their hair with the bright
hues of Kool-Aid. Which probably explains why this specific
flavor is quite popular. Not to make a pitcher of a cold fruit juice,
but rather to make a dessert. If you like to make snow cones, Tamarindo
will make the perfect syrup for your dessert. But that doesn’t mean that some customers
don’t prefer it as a juice. It’s still popular and people rave about
the green color and the exquisite flavor. Surfin’ Berry Punch Kool-Aid The last time Surfin’ Berry Punch was seen
cresting that high wave was in the early 1990s. It was in 1987 when the not-so-famous surfer
made its debut. Almost immediately it climbed the steep pinnacles
of success. Maybe it was the flavor of wild berries that
swept people off their feet and splashed their faces with the cool spray of the ocean. Or maybe it was something else. What is known is that by the end of the year,
Surfin’ Berry Punch was no longer the favorite flavor that Kool-Aid fans were raving about. Even the purple powder that turned red once
it hit the water had failed to capture a permanent place in people’s hearts. Arctic Green Apple Kool-Aid This one was so popular that when it disappeared
from the market, people launched many campaigns to bring it back. Which is not so uncommon among food products
that for some reason or another get discontinued. And even for years after the product was no
longer available in stores, you could still buy it online. This has to do with the long shelf-life of
Kool-Aid. Anyone who has a few boxes of the product
will store them and wait for the price to go up once they become rare. And reading the online reviews and how people
missed the flavor, makes one question the logic behind Kraft pulling the popular flavor
off the market. Man-o-Mangoberry Kool-Aid People feel so strongly about this one that
there are Facebook campaigns to bring it back. Sadly the only place you can find it now is
on eBay. Rare boxes of Man-o-Mangoberry sell for top
dollar. Now it’s not clear if those who buy them
would drink them or not. Most likely they’re collectibles and even
after the powder has expired, its proud owners would still display it as one of their most
valuable possessions. Rainbow Punch Kool-Aid A popular flavor from the mid-80s. In fact, this one is so popular these days
it’s not hard to find a package on eBay. It belongs to the “Punch” family of Kool-Aid
and collectors fancy these flavors. And it’s not just the flavors of the family
that still bring a strong tone of nostalgia whenever the name is mentioned. The design of the packages is also a throwback
to an era before digital media and Photoshop took over. It’s probably the same reason early editions
of comic books fetch high prices among collectors. But whatever the motivation behind their popularity,
if you can get your hands on this popular flavor, treasure it. Solar Strawberry-Starfruit Kool-Aid See that star fruit on the package? It’s the star of the show. The theme of this flavor is space travel and
it has a futuristic design about it that makes it a favorite among fans. It’s not clear how much the star fruit added
to the taste here. But we’re guessing it didn’t go well with
strawberry. In either case, it only made a brief appearance
before it was blasted off to the archives. Not many people remember it today and there
are no campaigns to bring it back. Yet fans of Kool-Aid and its short-lived products
collect this one like baseball cards in bygone times. Golden Nectar Kool-Aid As soon as you see the word nectar on the
package you know this must be a unique flavor. It’s not clear what went into this one anyway. It dates back to the 1950s. So as far as the oldie but goodie is concerned
this one takes the cake. Just look at the design here and the excited
children running to have a taste. Takes you back to a simpler time when stick
figures were all the graphic design you needed to sell your product. Scary Black Cherry & Scary Blackberry Kool-Aid It seems that every Halloween, Kool-Aid would
dish out a limited edition of a scary flavor that’s actually a repackaging of an already
existing flavor. But it seemed to sell well and the customers
didn’t mind. And there was something about black cherry
that made it appeal to both children and grownups around this time of year. Of course, these flavors are still around
under different names. But how exactly did they taste back then is
anyone’s guess. I don’t think that even getting one on eBay
would help solve this mystery. It’s way past its expiration date anyway. Jamaica Kool-Aid Hibiscus is a vibrant flower. It has a tangy taste that is easy to distinguish. But the bright color it produces when you
mix it with water makes Jamaica one of the most sought after flavors. As we mentioned before you can do a lot with
the right packet of Kool-Aid. And this one is one of the most versatile
packets you can get your hands on. It’s even advertised as a product that you
can use for just about anything you can think of. That bright red color is just as good in coloring
food as it is in creating the right highlights in your hair. Sharkleberry Fin Kool-Aid We’re not really sure what is going on here. Is that a shark? And is the pitcher riding the shark? We know there are berries in there somewhere
but what’s with the fin? So many questions and so few answers. Yet this classic flavor has been around for
decades. It must be doing something right because people
it seems can’t get enough of those berries. As for the design which has remained basically
the same since its inception, it just implies that the flavor will give you the same sensations
as riding a shark in the open ocean. Which at some point was probably the pinnacle
of adventure. Not that we’re judging or anything. Root Beer Kool-Aid People say you can’t go wrong with root
beer. Most people would agree with that statement
except those with a dislike of this popular soda flavor. The key word there is soda. A nice mug of frosted root beer or a root
beer ice cream float all sound delicious and refreshing. However the first thing to come to mind when
talking about root beer is definitely not Kool-aid. Well at one time back in the 1970s Kool-Aid
thought a root beer flavor would be good idea. That fad seemed to pass as the product didn’t
last too long. I guess people realized that if they wanted
the taste of root beer, they wanted the bubbles to go with it and Kool-aid does not deliver
on the bubble front. This sounds more like a soda that’s just
gone flat. The one thing that this flavor did have going
for it was the ability to make homemade root beer popsicles. Now that sounds like it could be a pretty
cool Kool-aid treat. Treat yourself to more and tap that screen
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