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    I wanted something cold to drink other then ice tea, which we drink by the gallons around here. I didn't want fruit juices and I don't buy sodas so I happened to notice the packages of Kool Aid in the store. I found a new flavor, new to me, Mango. This mango flavor is very good. :D Anyone tried it?

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    My boys used to drink Cool Aid when we were stationed near to an American Air Base in Germany - that was over 10 yrs ago. They still talk about it now LOL.

    Tisha

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    It's on sale here 5 packages for $1. I'll be happy to mail you some KoolAid. :D Just PM me.

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    Thanks Bella

    I'll ask them - I think they may have grown out of it & prefer a beer now LOL. :wink:

    Tisha

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    We drink alot of kool aide. Our favorite is probably cherry.
    Judy in Ohio

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    I haven't had any Kool Aid in a loooooong time. I did get back to drinking that Country Time lemon aide last summer though and it is really good, especially when you mix it too strong :lol: (like I do) :lol: :lol:

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    My generation grew up on Koolaid. My grandkids love it too. I buy the individual packs and add one to a sportcup when I have kids here. That way it doesn't go to waste if it isn't used when they go home. I hate throwing it out but my husband and I are diabetic and can't drink the reg. kind. I do buy the sugar free version for my husband.
    When I was a kid we froze it in ice cube trays for a treat. Now there are so many things on the market the simple Koolaid ice cubes are lost in the shuffle as a treat.

    I buy the single packets to make homemade playdo with also. It gives the playdo a scent as well as being warm and pliable. And you can make a lot of differant colors with it.

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    whenever I'm sick I like cherry kool aid. Must have been something Mom gave me a long time ago and I associate feeling better with it.

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    I like Kool-aid, I use Splenda in it! My favorite is LIME!

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    I have a little bag of kool aid but i was only intending(when i bought a few years ago,lol)

    to use it to die yarn with; actually got me thinking can it be used to colour cotton with :wink:

    Have anyone of you tried to colour cotton fabric before?
    with kool aid or something else??

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    I will have to try Kool-Aid, but I sure do drink a lot of icewater! :lol:

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    Can't stand the stuff any more. Back in college, I was totally broke (had about a dollar to my name) for a week until my paycheck came in. Only stuff in the cupboard was cherry Jello, cherry koolaide and popcorn. So that's what I ate for a week.

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    we always had kool-aid stands when we where kids. lime was my favorite.
    my girls used it to dye their hair with it in the 80's.
    kids don't seem to like it as much as we did, they know it isn't healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    I will have to try Kool-Aid, but I sure do drink a lot of icewater! :lol:
    I think that's so much better for you

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    I hadn't had Kool Aid in years, but now my DGD loves it so it is always in the fridge.























































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    We grew up drinking that stuff. My girls did too and I used only about 1/2 the sugar in the unsweetened packs. People would wrinkle their noses when I would say that, but they couldn't tell it didn't have the sugar in it that they put in it. Gotta love the stuff!
    I still keep a few packs around just for something different.

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    I make it without sugar and everyone can sweeten a glass how they want. I use Truvia in mine. My grandmother use to sprinkle orange flavored in whipping cream to put on top of her fruit salad. I don't think it's unhealthy at all as far as a drink treat.

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    Kool Aide was developed in Hastings Nebraska. The museum there has an exhibit and every year they have Kool Aide Day with a parade and special event at the museum. We drank a lot of Kool Aide as kids on the farm and my kids love to make it too.

    Janelle

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    Kool Aid is still & always will be the BEST!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    i like the sugar free koolaide :D

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    I buy drinks to go and koolade is one of them. you can add them to abottle of water. they come in a box of 8 to 10. they are sugar free . I get them at walmart. At home i add tap water and ice...then everyone can have there choice and the refridegator isn't full of pitchers.

    these look like a section of a paper straw, and easy to throw in your purse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I buy drinks to go and koolade is one of them. you can add them to abottle of water. they come in a box of 8 to 10. they are sugar free . I get them at walmart. At home i add tap water and ice...then everyone can have there choice and the refridegator isn't full of pitchers.

    these look like a section of a paper straw, and easy to throw in your purse
    I buy these too for the grandkids and then I don't waste any when they leave. I used to make a pitcher but if they didn't use it I had to throw it away. I have to give med to my autistic grandson and I use koolaid to make the med taste better. So the singles work really well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I buy drinks to go and koolade is one of them. you can add them to abottle of water. they come in a box of 8 to 10. they are sugar free . I get them at walmart. At home i add tap water and ice...then everyone can have there choice and the refridegator isn't full of pitchers.

    these look like a section of a paper straw, and easy to throw in your purse
    I buy these too for the grandkids and then I don't waste any when they leave. I used to make a pitcher but if they didn't use it I had to throw it away. I have to give med to my autistic grandson and I use koolaid to make the med taste better. So the singles work really well!

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    Koolaid Playdough

    2 1/2 cup flour
    1/3 c. salt
    3 T. oil
    2 c. water
    2 unsweetened koolaid pks
    I use 2 of the same flavor. You can experiment with mixing if you like. It doesn't matter.


    Put all ingredients into a saucepan and cook over med heat. It will start to get thick and it will form a ball. Just keep stirring all the time and it only takes a few min to ball up.

    Take the ball out of the pan(it will be hot!) and knead it like breaddough.
    As soon as it cools enough I divide it and give portions to the kids to let them help knead it. You may see streaks of flour so the kneading will work it all into an even consistancy. It is really warm and the kids get a kick out of the warmth.

    I make several colors with differant scents. The koolaid gives it a great smell ( not always real strong but still there)
    This is a great sensory experience for kids!

    Use cookie cutters and rolling pins. Or run cars over it for a neat design. I give them butter knives and straws to make holes in their creations. Straws make great eyes when they poke a hole in the dough. Play scissors and toy dishes give them a creative experience also. They love to "cook" with the playdough
    Any playdough that hits the floor gets taken away!

    I store them in plastic baggies. They last quite awhile.

    I also have recipes for making peanut butter playdough as kids like to eat things-Finger paint-Silly putty and puffy paint- and salt dough. This is nontoxic play.

    If you like you can add cinnamon instead of koolaid and either way you can make things in the playdough and let them set on a cookie sheet til they dry. We have made Christmas ornaments this way. My kids love to make animals and let them dry to take home. It takes several days for it to dry. Or you can dry them in a 200 degree oven. They sometimes look a little cracked but that just adds to their charm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Thanks Rhonda! You are super to share this! I will have to make it next time the little grandsons come from St Louis. They would love to watch it all come together too.
    You're welcome Loretta I learned to do this when I went to work in The Owl's Nest Day Care center several years ago. It has stood up to the test of time. It is easy to do and lasts pretty well. One recipe I have uses food coloring instead but I have had some not so great experiences with food coloring!! It can stain your hands. :evil:
    I used food coloring in cool whip for the 4th of July at Day Care one time. I had strawberry shortcake so thought I would be smart and tint the cool whip blue. The only problem was everyone(over 60 kids and teachers) had a blue face and tongue for the rest of the day!!!!!!! It was funny!!! but I never did that again!! :mrgreen:

    Another recipe I have uses 2-3 T of cream of tarter to make it last longer but I don't use it. I just keep the playdough in the fridge. The salt is enough of a preservative in my opinion.

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