I shocked myself this week when I drank American Kool Aid for the first time in perhaps 2 years. I found some that I'd kept in my freezer and decided to whip up a batch. When I first got to Taiwan, I drank Kool Aid all the time as a comfort drink. Tiny packages make for easy transport over the ocean, and the dividends are huge.
It called for 1 cup of sugar--I added less than a 1/4 cup of Splenda. I already knew to add less "sugar" for my new Asianesque tastebuds. However, I was not prepared for the explosion of overpowering sweet cherry that was about to pour over my taste buds.
Wow! That's some strong stuff! I seriously was overwhelmed by black cherry Kool Aid. I watered it down--1 part kool aid and 3 parts water--and enjoyed it much, much better.
Who'd a thunk it?