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Powdered drink sachets anyone?

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by British Red, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Melonfish

    Melonfish Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    those look really nice! cherry and elderberry about to be ordered :D
     
  2. spartacus

    spartacus Forager

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    I was at the supermarket today and a sachet for flavouring water was as low as 4pence for two ltr mix. The other was more expensive at 6pence. I bought some to give then a try.
     
  3. troyka

    troyka Forager

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    just a thought but if they come in big packs and u want enough for a small drink you could buy or make a tablet press to make them carryable and easy to use..
     
  4. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I think Kool-Aid was probably the 1st as evidenced by this excerpt from Wikipedia; I know I've been drinking it over 50 years:

    Invention and production
    Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins and his wife Kitty in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. All of his experiments took place in his mother's kitchen.[1] Its predecessor was a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. To reduce shipping costs, in 1927, Perkins discovered a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack, leaving only a powder. This powder was named Kool-Aid. Perkins moved his production to Chicago in 1931 and Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953.

    Flavors
    Original 7 flavors[5] Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Raspberry, Strawberry, Root Beer (Discontinued)[6]

    Singles flavors[7] Black Cherry, Tropical Punch, Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Rhubarb, Cherry, Watermelon

    Sugar-Free flavors[citation needed] Double Double Cherry, Triple Awesome Grape, Lemonade, Soarin' Strawberry Lemonade, Tropical Punch, Raspberry, Watermelon

    Agua Frescas flavors[8] Jamaica, Mandarina-Tangerine, Mango, Tamarindo, Piña-Pineapple

    Other flavors worldwide or previously available[8] Apple, Bunch Berry, Blastin' Berry Cherry, Blue Berry Blast, Cherry, Cherry Cracker, Chocolate, Cola, Eerie Orange, Frutas,Vermelhas, Golden Nectar, Grape, Grape Blackberry, Grape Tang, Melon Mango, Strawberry Splash, Great Blueberry, Great Blue-dini, Groselha, Guaraná, Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade, Incrediberry, Kickin-Kiwi-Lime, Kolita, Lemon, Lemonade, Lemonade Sparkle, Lemon-Lime, Lime, Man-o-Mangoberry, Mango, Mountainberry Punch, Oh-Yeah Orange-Pineapple, Orange, Orange Enerjooz, Pina-Pineapple, Pink Lemonade, Pink Swimmingo, Purplesaurus Rex, Rainbow Punch, Raspberry, Roarin' Raspberry Cranberry, Rock-a-Dile Red, Root Beer, Scary Black Cherry, Scary Blackberry, Sharkleberry Fin, Slammin' Strawberry-Kiwi, Soarin' Strawberry-Lemonade, Strawberry, Strawberry Falls Punch, Strawberry Split, Strawberry-Raspberry, Sunshine Punch, Surfin' Berry Punch, Tangerine, Tropical Punch, Watermelon-Cherry, Shaking Starfruit, Watermelon

    Also available were Solar Strawberry-Starfruit , Artic Green Apple , Swirlin' Strawberry-Starfruit and Lemon Ice.
     
  5. beachlover

    beachlover Full Member

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    Thanks for that. I bought some of the Mixed Berry stuff today. Not bad at all.
     
  6. Tengu

    Tengu Full Member

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    If anyone wants to try some Kool aid PM me your addy.

    Its ghastly stuff and needs sugar as well.

    (Says she who likes Screech)
     
  7. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Yeah, takes about 1 cup of sugar per quart unless you get the artificially sweetened.
     
  8. Elines

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    I was just about to post a query re best/cheapest rehydration powders which met the following NHS advice

    "Rehydration solutions

    If you are dehydrated, you will have lost sugar and salts as well as water. You should, therefore, drink a rehydration solution that contains all the essential ingredients that you need to re-establish the right balance of body fluids. The solution should contain a mixture of potassium and sodium salts, as well as glucose or starch.

    Several different rehydration products are available from pharmacies or on prescription from your GP, including solutions suitable for infants and children. Ask your GP or pharmacist for advice."

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dehydration/Pages/Treatment.aspx

    When I realised that Bolero do something that seems to fit the bill:

    http://www.drink-bolero.com/shop/article_BD25/Isotonic.html?shop_param=cid=3&aid=BD25&

    About 51p per sachet if you buy 24, or 45p per sachet if you buy 48 (No p&p)

    Anybody know of any better option?

    (Amazon has 6 sachets for £4.48 = 75p each)
     
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    Good tip - always searching for something like this. I always crave fruit and citrus flavours when away for a few days. Have ordered the Bolero lemon and forest fruits.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Sounds like Gatorade for adults. I think someone said it's available there. Sounds like Pedialyte for infants. They both contain sugars and salts (potassiums/electrolytes) and starches (carbs) That does give it a somewhat salty taste also though. I like it but others might not.
     
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    Ok - thanks for the info - on Amazon it is expensive and seems to be only in large sachets (2.5 gallons) so I will stick with something else - probably Bolero
     
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    I love Lidls fruit teas!
     
  13. Miyagi

    Miyagi Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Powdered Drinks?

    Can't believe no one's mentioned;

    Andrews Liver salts - antidote to biscuits brown AB.
    Askit powder and screech mixture - cures idleness.

    And my all time favourite, an old Army concoction that we were encouraged to try was;

    2 teaspoons of cement powder, add some milk, stir well, drink and harden the f*** up!!!

    Made me the man I am today...

    Liam
     
  14. Nonsuch

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    Got my Bolero sachets in the post and they are very good. It's hard to believe that such a small sachet can flavour 2 litres of water but it can. Definitely going in my pack for lightweight trips.
     
  15. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    I've got a load of Crystal Lite from the US. Cranapple is my favourite but the raspberry lemonade is nice too.
     
  16. Terr

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    Ooooh. This reminds me of the sachets you get in American MREs. The raspberry one is great. OH sometimes brings home Crystal Lite which is nice. Steer well away from the Oceanspray stuff though. I think they make it with formaldehyde as a base.
     

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