Edwin E. Perkins Invented Kool-Aid

on November 19, 2000

In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins of Hastings (pop. 22,008) decided to change his popular “Fruit Smack” from a bottled soft drink syrup to a dry powder, which he packaged in envelopes and shipped at a lower price. He named the product Kool-Aid.

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