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Kool-aid was recognized as the official Soft Drink of Nebraska in 1998.

In July 2008, Kent Couch flew 235 miles from Bend, Oregon to Cambridge, Idaho using 150 helium filled balloons strapped to a garden chair. He used gallons of cherry flavored Kool-Aid for ballast. This was Couch's third garden chair balloon flight.

Kool-Aid was developed by Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska from a concentrated liquid drink mix he had been producing. Problems with breakage and expensive shipping led him to develop the powdered mix in 1927. He sold the packages of 'Kool Ade' for 10 cents. The name was later changed to 'Kool-Aid.'

Kool-Aid originally came in seven flavors: Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Grape, Orange, Lemon-Lime and Root Beer.

Supposedly originating in the Mississippi Delta, the popularity of Kool-Aid Pickles is spreading. You can find them in red, yellow, orange.... all the colors of Kool-Aid, and kids love them. Just make double strength Kool-Aid, add sugar and pickles (cut lengthwise) and let it sit for a week in the fridge.




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