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(X-Entertainment)   The ultimate tribute to "Sharkleberry Fin" Kool-Aid, the only Kool-Aid flavor fronted by a pink shark wearing sunglasses...   ( x-entertainment.com) divider line
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2005-03-28 08:42:31 AM  
ooooh yeah!

/remembers drinking this sickeningly sweet stuff
//people collect Kool-Aid?
2005-03-28 09:57:45 AM  
Tasted really good, loved this stuff!
2005-03-28 09:57:49 AM  
Yes, iccarus98 they do collect Kool-Aid in hopes that modern science will one day find a cure.
2005-03-28 10:03:43 AM  
I'm more of a purple-saurus rex fan
2005-03-28 10:04:15 AM  
Yet another example of trend marketing. When Jaws came out, a slew of shark based campaigns sprouted up as did several rip off movies, a cartoon, the infamous fonzie motorcycle jumping and SNL land shark.

The trend continued into rap wherein we saw Barney Rubble 'rapping' about fruity pebbles and Colonel Sanders chanting, "Go Colonel, Go Colonel"...
2005-03-28 10:05:07 AM  
I went to Hastings College (Hastings, NE), and the library was originally funded by Edwin Perkins, Kool-Aid's inventor. There's a little display on the second floor--a glass case w/ old Kool-Aid packages, news clippings, etc. It's one of the college's two claims to fame (the other being that Tom Osborne was a student).

Just a bit o' trivia festering away in my brain... I never thought I'd be able to use it. Behold the power of Fark.
2005-03-28 10:13:26 AM  
Whimmy wham wham wozzle!
2005-03-28 10:13:46 AM  
I wish I had been allowed to have Kool-Aid as a kid. Sugar makes me hyper and jittery. Of course now as an adult I can drink what ever I want... And I WANT SOME MOTHERFARKING KOOL-AID.
2005-03-28 10:15:26 AM  
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We were all into this stuff when we were growing up. I'm still hyper years later.
2005-03-28 10:16:01 AM  
Excuse me, Mr. man. Candy gram for those scrump-thus cheeks of yours. And I ain't talking about facial either.

I hated that critter.

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2005-03-28 10:16:28 AM  
New Berry Blue...it's comin' at you!

That jingle is still burned into my synapses after all these years.

/RIP Berry Blue
2005-03-28 10:17:32 AM  
Barney Rubble 'rapping' about fruity pebbles

Here's something I never understood on many levels.

The first and most obvious is why would Barney be trying to steal Fred's Fruity Pebbles, he has his own (vastly superior) Coco Pebble cereal to satiate his fake rock flake fix.

The second is why all the elaborate schemes? They're like $3 a box, or 3 clams I guess, over the years Barney must have spent hundreds of thousands constructing sets, designing costumes, hiring actors and the like. (also see Trixie the Rabbit for examples)

And lastly, what's up with the green Martian guy? Shouldn't he have his own cereal?
2005-03-28 10:19:58 AM  
the fact the people would waste their time putting together a long FAQ about freaking Kool-Aid is astounding. I mean I know people are into some wierd stuff, but kool-aid??? I do not get it.
2005-03-28 10:22:43 AM  
how fast can you type "fake rock flake fix" 5 times?
2005-03-28 10:23:04 AM  
2005-03-28 10:25:04 AM  
I don't like it when my juice wears tights.
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Don't touch me drink.
2005-03-28 10:34:03 AM  

/seriously though, that stuff tasted great.
2005-03-28 10:34:52 AM  
Kool-Aid was the stuff the other kids' parents bought when I was growing up. I was one of those kids whose parents only bought unsweetened juices and brown bread. Not that I have any regrets about that - I think my parents rocked for not caving in to aggressive kiddie marketing - but I certainly remember how exotic it was to have Kool-Aid at a party or a friend's house.
2005-03-28 10:36:49 AM  
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2005-03-28 10:42:58 AM  
I am gonna go run around my house 40 times to celebrate how much I loved that stuff
2005-03-28 10:44:14 AM  
purplesaurus rex kicked it's ass all over the place.

I've tried mixing grape and lemonaide myself, but can't get the right damn mix... if anyone who works for koolaid is reading this....rerelease it you bastards!... oh yeah.. and is Kool Aid Man a real jerk in real life?
2005-03-28 10:45:04 AM  
It's scary how excited I got from reading "Sharkleberry Fin." That was one of my favorites. 6 for $1 always included 2-4 Sharkleberry Fins.

/also a couple packets of some whacked blue one
2005-03-28 10:55:19 AM  

Me and my friends got bored the other day and made Purplesaurus Rex the other day, I loved that stuff.
Just mix purple and yellow.
2005-03-28 10:55:35 AM  
The first and most obvious is why would Barney be trying to steal Fred's Fruity Pebbles, he has his own (vastly superior) Coco Pebble cereal to satiate his fake rock flake fix.

The second is why all the elaborate schemes? They're like $3 a box, or 3 clams I guess, over the years Barney must have spent hundreds of thousands constructing sets, designing costumes, hiring actors and the like. (also see Trixie the Rabbit for examples)

And lastly, what's up with the green Martian guy? Shouldn't he have his own cereal?

Well, first of all, maybe he wanted the Fruity Pebbles beacuse it wasn't his. It's like when you're dating a girl, yet when you're out with her you keep looking at other chicks.

Second, the schemes are to make the Pebbles even better than the Cocoa Pebbles. So Barney was just giving them publicity stunts.

And last, who gives a fark about the martian guy? It's like the Leprechaun movies, or Cotton... I think... Damn it, I need coffee!.
2005-03-28 10:56:07 AM  
Ahh damnit, I hate posting while drunk.
2005-03-28 10:59:08 AM  
nice dane cook ref.

"oh yeah"
"oh no! you get back there and you fix that wall!"

/one more vote for purple-saurus rex
2005-03-28 11:01:19 AM  
still sad they don't have it out anymore:(
2005-03-28 11:02:06 AM  
NathanAllen The only reason Barney is after pebbles is for a little "bamm bamm".

/window seat please.
2005-03-28 11:03:27 AM  
Heathens. Kool-Aid begins and ends with Tropical Punch.
2005-03-28 11:06:09 AM  
You probably like Duke too
2005-03-28 11:26:03 AM  
Jayhawk. You seem to have forgotten Sunshine Punch.
2005-03-28 11:28:14 AM  
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I think this about says it all. Kool enough for his own video games.
2005-03-28 11:29:30 AM  
Jayhawk knows whats up. Tropical punch is the shiat.. straight or drowned in vodka, can't go wrong!
2005-03-28 11:30:27 AM  
You couldn't keep me from drinking Sharkleberry Fin Kool-Aid even if you offered Guatemalan wish-granting miracle water as an alternative. That's right, folks -- not even Guatemalan miracle water would keep me from a shark this kool.

Use the miracle water to make the Sharkleberry.

I wish I could break through people's walls with no need for compensation other than fruity reasonably priced sugar water.
2005-03-28 11:42:50 AM  
If you want to puke and die try new arctic green appple. i did and it tastes like green apple toothpaste water, yum.
2005-03-28 11:44:52 AM  
dillo: I don't like it when my juice wears tights.

Those aren't tights. That's JUICE, man!
2005-03-28 12:06:17 PM  
i liked initial taste of the sharkleberry, but it had this weird aftertaste in the back of my throat like lemon flavored chalk.

/don't eat chalk, it's bad for you
2005-03-28 12:11:27 PM  
Worst new flavor.
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2005-03-28 12:21:23 PM  
Did anyone else ever drink Freshie? I think there was some bird as the mascot.
2005-03-28 12:22:21 PM  
Mbooda - they did not drink Kool-Aid, it was grape Flavor-Ade (A Kool-aid rip off)

...and yes I collect Kool-Aid (has over 1,000 packages of Kool Aid dating back from the 40's)
2005-03-28 12:45:29 PM  
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm KOOL-AID!

I love the stuff. Now I only drink the sugar free Kool-Aid. just as good.
2005-03-28 12:46:41 PM  
I think I've still got some fossilized orange-flavoured Freshie in my pantry somewhere.

A book I have says the Jones cult people drank Strawberry Kool-Aid.
2005-03-28 12:56:39 PM  
Maybe the Jim Jones cult wouldn't have seemed so crazy if they had drank Sharkleberry Fin.
2005-03-28 01:31:59 PM  
Wow, what an innocent name for a kid's beverage. I totally forgot about his, but in retrospect, that was pretty tasteless. Will they ever have "N-word Jim's Grape-Tastic Blast?"
2005-03-28 01:35:40 PM  
Sharkleberry Fin and Berry Blue fueled my junior and senior years in college. One packet and one full cup of sugar. The sugar kept me up late to study, and the Kool-Aid chemicals killed off any virus or bacteria that was dumb enough to try and invade my system.

The pitcher I made the Berry Blue was this translucent white, and it always reminded me of whatever drink it was that Aunt Baru was pouring in Episode IV.

Oh... have I established my geek cred enough yet? If not, I was writing my papers on an Amiga 500 with an Okidata Microline 92 dot matrix printer.

2005-03-28 03:05:28 PM  
i'm a kool-aid junkie. got a mug of k-a lemonade next to me now. its a consession to my doctor to keep from having kidney stones. he wants to keep me off of caffeine.

as much as tropical punch is the best old flavor it is too hard to clean up, so i just stick with the lemonade flavor.

of all of the different new flavors of kool-aid that have ever been marketed, sharkleberry fin was my all time favorite.

about a year after it went off of the market i found a partial box somewhere in a grocery store. i bought it all. i had no idea how popular it was until one day when having a friend over i offered him some. he nearly went into convulsions when i told him what it was. although it didnt last long enough it was one of the best investments i had ever made. that stuff is worth more than gold in wyoming.

now this article has my heart a thumping from the thought of having a jug of sharkleberry.

since ive found out you can get it in the uk, i'll be calling a buddy in scotland to score me some.

sure wish you could get it here.

does my heart good to know so many others liked it too.

i'll get on the bandwagon for its return if i find it.

bring it back....bring it back....bring it back

2005-03-28 03:53:47 PM  
My favorite was always Mountain Berry Punch, god that stuff was like magic! I had a comic book that had different Kool-Aid men, like one was Sunshine Punch wearing shades, and Mountain Berry punch was some kind of mountain climbing yodeler. Does anyone else remember that?

I hope X-Ent comes up with that soon. Roast my toast, I must be a little too old for that Sharkleberry stuff, I don't remember it.

I have a pitcher of black cherry kool-aid in my fridge still...
2005-03-28 04:05:13 PM  
The main thing I remember about Sharkleberry Fin is that I had some friends in college that swore it was the best Kool-Aid flavor for mixing with vodka.

I always used Dr. Pepper myself.
2005-03-28 04:53:24 PM  
Wow I didn't know anyone else did this...
I found a shelf case of purple saurus rex & a case of rockadile red on the same day at the meat shop in commack long island, i nearly wet myself. I drink the stuff though, but i also open my pez and star wars figures so go figure.

THe wierdest place i found discontinued kool aid was at this road side snack shack wAAAAAAy up in the mountains of West Jamaica. This time it was 6 packs of sharkleberry fin. the rasta manning the stand was a little wierded out, but i think that was the best thing i (legally) brought back from jamaica.
2005-03-28 05:24:58 PM  
Forsythe P. Jones: My favorites were Choo Choo Cherry and Jolly Olly Orange.
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