In 1927, Hastings, Nebraska, Edwin Perkins experimented with the drink 'fruit smack' that was very popular in the 1920s-1930s. To reduce shipping costs, he discovered a way to remove the liquid from 'fruit smack', leaving only the powder behind.
He named the powder 'Kool Aid'. He began to sell 'Kool Aid' in Chicago in the year 1931, and was recognised by General Foods in 1953.
Just like hamburgers, there is a yearly summer festival called Kool Aid Days on the second week in the month August to claim the fame of Kool Aid.
Ingredients include: water, sugar, kool aid powder, and sometimes ice cream or fizzing tablets.
Here are a few pictures of Kool Aid: