Who can forget the flavored drink mix, Kool-Aid? The powdered drink mix was originally named Fruit Smack by its creator, Edwin Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska. In 1927, Perkins experimented with liquid concentrates in the Fruit Smack and found out that the liquid was leaching. He then developed a method to remove the liquid from the powder. In 1953, he sold the beverage to General Foods, and the drink became known as Kool-Aid.
Before the company began selling Fruit Smack in the 1980s, it was available only as a liquid concentrate in four-ounce bottles. These bottles were expensive to make and ship and often leaked syrup. Perkins realized that his product needed to be made cheaper and sold in paper envelopes. Today, the product is still the world’s most popular drink mix. This history is fascinating, and the company behind it still owns the brand.
The first Fruit Smack was a powdered flavor concentrate that was sold in corked glass bottles. The bottles were difficult to ship and break, and the price to make and ship the drink was very high. The company also had to pay outrageous shipping fees to get it to consumers. That’s when they came up with the solution – turning Fruit Smack into Kool-Aid. During the 1920s, it was one of the most popular soft drinks and the brand still exists today.
As the name implies, Fruit Smack was originally known as Kool-Aid. The beverage mix was produced in Hastings, Nebraska and later moved to Chicago. It was later sold to General Foods for $80 million. Nowadays, it is the official soft drink of the state of Nebraska. In the past, the name Fruit Smack referred to Kool-Aid. And although it is no longer sold in glass bottles, it is still sold in corked glass bottles and a cheap paper envelope.
The beverage was first sold as a liquid concentrate in bottles. The bottles were expensive to produce and to ship. And since the drink was sold in liquid form, it was easier to transport. And the name remained the same. But its success is more than its taste. A good example is Fruit Smack. The brand is owned by Kraft Foods. It is an example of how a drink can change the world.
The beverage was originally called Fruit Smack. It is now known as Kool-Aid, but the brand used to be called Kool-Aid. But this name has since changed due to the brand’s name being associated with Kool-Aid. Its owners own the company. In fact, it has been around for a very long time. It was the first drink to be named after a brand.