June 3, 2004

Hawaiian Punch Wild Purple Smash

hawaiianpunch.jpgI noticed this Hawaiian Punch flavor, which I had never seen before, at the local Kwik-E-Mart. With a name like “Wild Purple Smash,” I kind of expected that it would have a unique or unusual taste. I was disappointed to discover that it tastes a lot like grape Kool-Aid. Some of the other fruit flavors (there are seven in all) that comprise the drink were there, but they were difficult to discern under the strong grape flavor. Interestingly, grape is not even one of the seven flavors. A visit to the Hawaiian Punch Web site shows that there are many other flavors of Hawaiian Punch beside the original Fruit Juicy Red. After trying Wild Purple Smash, I don’t think I’ll bother to try “Green Berry Rush,” “Bodacious Berry,” or the others. I’ll stick with Fruit Juicy Red.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Jim on June 3, 2004

I tried the "Green Berry Rush" version...don't bother. Not good.

Posted by: CMA at September 24, 2004 2:07 PM

I so did not like this. It reminded me of the lollipops doctors gave you when you were a kid. Guacala.

Posted by: maria at July 26, 2006 3:58 PM

Do not be discouraged! You must try Island Citrus Guava. It is truly the drink of the Gods. All the others are crap though, besides of course the orginal.

Posted by: General Tsou at September 29, 2006 10:54 PM

It has a fine taste. As I drink it in my
Mercedes Benz, it clashes with a fondness

Posted by: Stella at December 29, 2007 3:20 AM

I love this flavor ...I like the flavor packets for water. However I can't find it anymore. Help.....where can I buy these flavor packets?

Posted by: Linda at February 23, 2008 3:23 PM