• We don’t want no stinkin Kool-Aid!

    No way siree bob! Back when we were kids, we didn’t get no fancy schmancy kool-aid! We had freshie and we liked it! I still remember the little packages stacked in their boxes on the shelf at the CO-OP in Clarenville.  I’m sure the flavours had names too, but no one called freshie by its flavour name.  You had red freshie, or purple freshie, or orange or green.  I also remember Mom had these little Tupperware popsicle things, and we’d pour the freshie in those and have our own popsicles.  Tasted so much like a Mr. Freeze!

    I’m not sure why it was the drink of choice for us, I assume it was likely cheaper, and maybe promoted a little more locally as I’ve since found out it was a Canadian product.

    Tang

    Tang

    Thinking back on drinks, we also had the legendary Tang.  I remember reading that tang was developed for the space program, but I’m not sure how true that is.  What you may not remember though is that Tang also came in other flavours  Yes we had grape and red tang back in the day.  (Red is so a flavour! Stop arguing!)

    Anyway a brief memory from today when someone mentioned something was tangy!  Anyone remember any other little things like this that bring back memories?

    Raised in outport Newfoundland in a town of 65 people, I pursued a post secondary diploma in Information Technology right out of High School. I’ve always been a geek at heart, but yet I love the rural life I grew up with. Fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors are still loves of mine, even if I don’t pursue them as often as I once did. Sports were always a big part of our lives, and I played many (badly) and loved them all.

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    4 thoughts on “We don’t want no stinkin Kool-Aid!

    • gpcox says:

      Our thing was the ‘Fizzies’ – couldn’t get enough of them until we drank so much we got sick. That was the end of that.

    • Derek says:

      Hey Peter
      I have a very disturbing memory about what i thought and was told was kool-aid in the fridge which turned out not to be kool-aid, freshie, tang or any of the sort, but something totally different with a very distinctive flavor, I am sure you remember if not Eric would for sure.haha, good times.

      GREAT SITE
      DEREK

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