New Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix

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It seems Kraft Foods is changing their powder drinks to liquid mix drinks. Ever since they came out with Mio liquid Water Enhancer, they are adding Crystal Light liquid Drink mix. Now they are adding Kool-Aid liquid drink mix.  As you know, Kool-Aid is usually sold in powder form in the packets and now they are in the liquid form in small bottles.  Are they going to change the Kool-Aid mascot too? What about the catch phrase “Oh, Yeah!”?

New Kool Aid Liquid Drink Mix

New Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix Orange

The aroma coming out from the bottle did not smell like the natural orange at all and it was more like rotten orange smell. The statement on the bottle which is artificial flavor makes sense after you smell it. The color was obviously orange whether the flavor was natural or not and the texture was same as other liquid drink mixer or enhancer that Kraft Foods had made so far. As for the taste, the first sip tasted lightly sweetened fruity candy. The flavor was hard to recognize in the beginning because that was based on how many squeezes you had put into the water. After few more sips, there’s this unconvincing orange flavor started to show up in the taste along with the dry feeling for the aftertaste. Also, the orange flavor fades pretty quickly in your mouth and it didn’t seem to be adding up the flavor while you were drinking it. If you compare this flavor to the Mio Liquid Water Enhancer Orange flavor, Mio tasted way better than this.  However, it tasted better than the Kool-Aid powder drinks.

Kool-Aid Liquid Orange mix

New Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix Cherry

Since the artificial cherry aroma coming out from the bottle smelled a bit heavier than the artificial orange flavor, you could sense the cherry scent a lot better.  The color and the texture were the same as the orange flavor except its cherry flavor.  As for the taste, first couple sips didn’t taste the true cherry flavor even though the water was all in cherry color with two squeezes.  As you drink more and more, about one third of the 16 fl oz bottle, the artificial cherry flavor started to show up. Now if you had more squeezes, then the flavor would appear much faster than mine. Again, the cherry flavor tasted just like cherry fruit candy from grocery store.  If you continuously sip 3 times in a row, you could actually sense the tart taste after you swallow down the sip.  The dry feeling in your mouth after the sips didn’t appear faster than the orange flavor.

Kool-Aid Liquid Cherry Mix

New  Kool–Aid Liquid Drink Mix Tropical Punch

This natural tropical punch aroma was hard to detect because it was very light. You had to sniff it around the opening for couple seconds in order for you to smell the fruity scents.  The color for this tropical punch looked same as the cherry flavor when you squeeze it to the water, but it’s actually slightly lighter than the cherry flavor if you look at the water after the flavors dissolves it.  As for the taste, the first very sip tasted just like tap water with the same amount of squeezes as the previous flavors.  The flavor was extremely light and started to wonder if they actually put anything in there.  After adding couple more squeezes, you could sense the tropical punch, but it wasn’t convincing at all in the beginning but it tasted better after couple sips. However, that flavor wasn’t natural at all and it’s more like previous flavors.  The aftertaste was same as well.

Kool-Aid Liquid Tropical Punch

Ingredients for Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix Orange includes:  Water, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Gum Arabic, Sucralose(sweetener), contains less than 2% of natural and artificial flavor, Acesulfame Potassium(sweetener), Sodium Citrate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Yellow 6 , Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate(preservatives).

Ingredients for Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix Cherry includes: Water, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Gum Arabic, Sucralose(sweetener), contains less than 2% of artificial flavor, Acesulfame Potassium(sweetener), Potassium Citrate, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Red 40, Blue 1, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate(preservatives).

Ingredients for Kool–Aid Liquid Drink Mix Tropical Punch includes: Water, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Gum Arabic, Sucralose(sweetener), contains less than 2% of natural flavor, Acesulfame Potassium(sweetener), Sodium Citrate, Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin,  Red 40, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate(preservatives).

Kool-Aid Liquid Mix Facts

Overall, if I had to pick one flavor out of these three, then I would pick the Cherry because it just tasted better than the other two flavors.  If you don’t know the history of Kool-Aid, you can check it out here.

Details:

Price: $3.12

Size: 1.62 FL OZ

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Where to buy:  Retail Stores

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  • Steven Gibbens

    Would like to know or interested if Kool-aid is going to come out with more flavours and if one will be lime. Got to love the green kool-aid!

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