Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kickapoo Joy Juice

Back in June, I made a post about Fred Flintstone's favorite drink, Cactus Juice, and its real-world counterpart.  I recently found out I have another such drink in my collection, Kickapoo Joy Juice.

Li'l Abner was before my time.  I had heard of the name, but knew nothing about it until now.  This is from the wiki entry:

Li'l Abner is a satirical American comic strip that appeared in many newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe, featuring a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished town of Dogpatch, Kentucky. Written and drawn by Al Capp (1909–1979), the strip ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977. Read daily by scores of millions of people, the strip's characters and humor had a powerful cultural impact.

And what was Li'l Abner's favorite drink?  Kickapoo Joy Juice, which was originally coined as a "volatile brew" in the comic strip.  The real-world counterpart is a non-alcoholic citrus-flavored soft drink brand owned by The Monarch Beverage Company.  The can even states it's "The Original Dogpatch Citrus Soda."

For more info, check out Kickapoo's wiki page.

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