Wednesday, September 19, 2012

From the Beverage Aisle: Zany Zoo Drink Aid

Product: Zany Zoo Drink-Aid
Company: Kroger
Years: 1966-?

Sorry for the lack of posts lately - between work and me and my family moving into a new house, been pretty busy, so this is gonna be another quick one. Today I'd like to bring up Zany Zoo Drink Aid.

I gravitate towards packages for different reasons, and this product sticks out simply because the packaging is so unbelievably awesome. It's before my time, but I can picture this sitting on a shelf at the supermarket, me begging my mom to skip the Kool-Aid for once, and forget about the Funny Face Mix (don't worry, I'll get to it), but instead grab a few colorful packs of various fruity flavored animals.

Behold: Rhino Raspberry, Lion Lime, Turtle Tangerine, Cougar Punch, Ape Grape, Cheetah Cherry, and Ostrich Orange. These should be in my collection, but aren't. So they are moving to the top of my list.

Ostrich Orange Zany Zoo drink aid
Image by rasharoo

Drink Aid Zany Zoo Packs
Image from traci*s retro


  1. You know what you need to do? Track down the generic food they used to sell at the Food Basket supermarkets from the 1970s to 1987-ish. I know they used some of it onscreen in "Repo Man", but the stuff I remember (probably cereal) came in yellow boxes with the product type on the label.

  2. Wait, why do all the other animals have awesome alliterative names/flavors (with the exception of Ape Grape, but at least he rhymes), except Cougar Punch? Did someone get lazy in the marketing department?

  3. Lazy is right. That's the "Its ten to five on a Friday afternoon and we need to come up with one more flavor" flavor. And no animal rhymes with "punch".

  4. I came across your blog while looking up Fingos. Thanks for it!