ShareThis Page
Home

Trib tested: Kool-Aid Fun Fizz

| Monday, April 19, 2010

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz drinks are sugar-free and surprisingly refreshing. The fizz action is mildly entertaining the first time you do it. After that it's just a delaying tactic as you wait for a minute or so, because you don't want to ingest the undissolved tablet.

We tried Partyin' Punch and Laughin' Lemonade. The punch was pretty sweet, but the lemonade was something I would drink. My daughter liked both, although her comment was, "It's just like Kool-Aid." And if it's just like Kool-Aid, I'd still go for the cheaper packages that make a large container of drink, as opposed to the Fun Fizz which is $1.99 for eight drops that each make 8-ounce drinks.

-- Sue Jones

Being constantly on the run -- we have two very active kids -- anything that combines a not-bad-for-you drink with easy-to-do is more than welcome.

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz drops are perfect if you find yourself scrambling to get out of the house while your children are begging for something to drink on the road. Grab a water bottle and a couple of Kool-Aid Fun Fizz pellets, and you're good to go. The kids can make their own drink on the way. There's also the entertainment factor: Watching the colorful pellets dissolve in water is quite neat, according to my 5-year-old.

But the best thing is they taste just like Kool-Aid -- we tested Partyin' Punch and Laughin' Lemonade -- and they're sugar free. Yeah, the cost might be more than the packets that make larger quantities, but you're paying for the convenience. And in this era of on-the-run families, that might be well worth it.

-- Chris Pastrick

Additional Information:

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz

The claim: Fun Fizz drink drops quickly bubble and sparkle into a refreshing, non-carbonated beverage that makes kids excited to drink water. The drops are convenient and mess free and designed to fit into the opening of a standard water bottle. The sugar-free, 5-calorie drink comes in three flavors -- Partyin' Punch, Gigglin' Grape and laughin' Lemonade.

Cost: $1.99 for a package of eight

Where: Supermarkets

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me