Flavor Aid

Flavor Aid

About Flavor Aid

Flavor Aid is a non-carbonated soft drink beverage made by Jel Sert in West Chicago, Illinois, introduced in 1929. It is sold throughout the United States as an unsweetened powdered concentrate drink mix, similar to Kool-Aid drink mix. Flavor Aid comes in cherry, raspberry, grape, berry punch, tropical punch, orange, lemonade, lemon-lime, strawberry and kiwi-watermelon. Flavor Aid has also introduced several flavors that catered to the Hispanic population with bilingual packaging and various exotic flavors. The Hispanic versions do not include cherry or berry punch, and have instead root beer, mango, apple, Jamaica, tamarindo, tangerine, and pineapple-orange. Flavor Aid is known to be the drink given to the members of Jonestown by Jim Jones on November 18, 1978. It was taken by the members of the community with the intent of committing mass suicide; the Flavor Aid was laced with sedatives and cyanide. A total of 908 people died from the cyanide poisoning.