A new trend, or yet another sign that the world will soon come to an end? Deep fried Kool-Aid balls. “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian created these little cherry balls of doughy goodness and debuted them at the 2011 San Diego Country fair, and they were definitely a hit. They were even trending on Twitter, meaning more people than I’d like to imagine are eating these high octane “doughnut holes”. Chicken Charlie’s sold 400 to 600 orders of deep-fried Kool-Aid per day the first weekend. They went through over 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour.
Sooo, would you eat deep fried Kool-Aid? It seems to me we are grasping at straws looking for that next unique concoction. I hope the next ones manifest as something a little healthier.
SOURCE: Jonathan Horn VIA signonsandiego.com
Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins, and was originally sold by mail order in the 1920’s as Fruit Smack
Drink The Kool Aid
By definition “Drink the Kool Aid” means to become a firm believer in something; to accept an argument or philosophy wholeheartedly or blindly. Sadly the term originated with Jim Jones, the cult leader who ordered his followers to drink poisoned kool aid in a mass suicide. – About.com
While putting this post together, I stumbled across this old commercial from the 1970’s, and felt it worthy of adding it here. After all, the Kool-Aid Man is a FoodOddity of his own…