17. April 2024


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Here’s How To Make The ‘Kool-Aid Candy’––Yes, You Need To Try It

If you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, chances are you remember mixing up a batch of Kool-Aid on a hot summer day. My mom used to babysit our neighbor and I remember he used to drink his glass of red Kool-Aid in two gulps and he’d sport a mustache for the rest of the day, and he didn’t even care. Which really bothered me.

Now I haven’t made any of that sugary liquid in so long, but shit, when my daughter sent me a TikTok with a Kool-Aid and corn syrup candy that you freeze, the memories came flooding back.

I think I was about thirteen the last time I had a glass of Kool-Aid, and my teenage kids have never had it. 

So, my daughter and I set out to buy some the other day because she had to try that candy — and honestly, I was kind of excited to see if it would turn out like it did in video.

Presently, my youngsters love treats like most children yet here is the thing that I don’t get: They will go for the chewy fruity stuff over chocolate anytime. Rather than a frozen yogurt, they need a slushie. Disregard the cake or pie, they will take a Ring Pop or a sack of Sour Patch Kids.

At the point when I see them going after the Nerds when we go out to see the films (rather than Junior Mints or a Snickers, hi) I can’t help thinking about how we are even related. This is a method of eating my range doesn’t comprehend.

So, when they see that you can make a whole bottle of chewy, fruity, gummy candy with only two ingredients at home, they are all over it.

Despite my affinity for chocolate, I have to admit that making this candy, and even watching my kids, was very satisfying. And yes, it does work just as well as the video. Here’s what you do:

Get an empty bottle, fill it with corn syrup and one packet of Kool-Aid (please do this over your sink, you’re welcome), then store it upside down in your freezer. That’s it.

When it sets up in a couple of hours, you extract the container and a firm sweets comes from the top.The best part is you simply chomp it off. It never freezes, yet remains the ideal consistency so you can press and chomp at whatever point you get the inclination.

I understand it presumably makes your teeth hurt just to ponder gnawing into something that cold and sweet yet I need to say, it took a nibble of it and surprisingly however fruity treats isn’t my thing, it was great.

The manner in which I take a gander at it, on the off chance that you let your children have treats it’s stacked with corn syrup and counterfeit color at any rate, so why not let them make their very own portion and eat it?

We got a few different flavors — black cherry, blue raspberry lemonade, and green apple — and cherry was voted the favorite. 

It has definitely been a fun experiment and a great treat for my kids to have on a hot summer day. Of course I love the fact it wasn’t too messy, cheap, and easy … since most things in life don’t seem to be lately.

The best part of course is that it’s squeezable and they can make themselves an entire bottle of candy which, if I think about it, was probably one of my goals as a child too. Since there wasn’t anything like TikTok back then though, I had to settle with saving my allowance and walking my ass to the store if I wanted anything with corn syrup in it since my parents didn’t buy such nonsense.

In case you are searching for something cool to do with your children during these most recent couple of long stretches of summer, you should check this out.

Furthermore, if fruity candy is your jam, you will cherish this. Simply ensure you stow away it from the youngsters on the grounds that trust me, they will suck down a whole container of this while you are in the shower and all you’ll be left with is a kid with a blue or green tongue who needs you to make them more.