Kool-aid cups

One of the best parts of growing up is getting to go back to your parent’s house and curate the museum of your life.

Found these bad boys (still in use for grandkids, by the way) on a recent trip. They’re probably not as old as the Pop-Tart gang, and they are certainly in better shape. Pictured are (from top) Rootin’ Tootin Rasberry, With-It Watermelon and Rootin’-Tootin’ Rasberry. On the back, they each say “The Pillsbury Co., 1974” (you can click on the picture to get a larger view).

I found some information about the characters here, but I’m not sure how our family got them. I believe my mom sent off for them in exchange for Kool-Aid wrappers, but I don’t know how many. If anyone has any information, please share in the comment section.

Although their bumpy exteriors make drinking from these cups a little tough, seeing these still in the cabinet sure puts a smile on my face; mainly because their existence helps explain my predilection to collect the occasional odd kitsch.

After all, if mom does it, it can’t be bad … can it?


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