Fancy fruit flavors are a hit with the kids.
Kool-Aid has four new flavors of thirst quenchers: Mega Mountain Twists, Soarin' Strawberry Lemonade, Grape Berry Splash and Roarin' Raspberry Cranberry. The .14-ounce packets are priced at 4 for $1.Nihla Lake (married, two children at home): "When we were growing up, life with Kool-Aid was simple - grape, orange, cherry, lime, etc. But in our high-tech world of today, we have to get a little more complicated. Simple Kool-Aid becomes Mega-Mountain Twists. We tried the Grape Berry Splash flavor, and at least the taste was simple - it was still Kool-Aid. The grandkids loved it.
Edyth Jensen (married, son, wife and one grandchild at home): "We use Kool-Aid all the time. We've tried the Mega Mountain Twist before and we'll use it again."
Don Russell (married, five children at home): "Our grape berry beverage was quite predictable. It didn't yield any surprises. If there was any slight surprise at all, it was that we couldn't detect the berry flavor. This new version tasted pretty much like the grape Kool-Aid nearly all of us have tasted at one time or another. I just don't get too excited over Kool-Aid period. I suppose kids would have a tendency to give this beverage a better review."
Linda C. Tingey (single mother, two sons at home): "It's nice to have a new variety. The kids and grandkids liked it so it's great to have on hand for when the grandkids come."
Bill Allred (married): "You know, you can give this drink mix all the fancy and over-the-top names you like (Mega Mountain Twist; Roarin' Raspberry Cranberry) and in the end what you have is Kool Aid. I've never really been much of a Kool-Aid man myself. I like the instant gratification of an already mixed fruit drink. This stuff is OK, I guess, if you don't mind lots of sugar."
Conclusion: No matter how you dress up the names of these fruit punches, they are still Kool-Aid. The fruit flavors are well-enchanced with sugar, but kids still love them.