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Topic: Dyeing question: Is regular Kool-aid "unsweetened"?  (Read 912 times)
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« on: July 13, 2006 09:13:28 PM »

I want to do some Kool-Aid dyeing but of course, in Australia, we don't have Kool-Aid.

I've found somewhere I can buy it pretty cheaply on-line, but I just wanted to make sure am I supposed to buy *regular* Kool-Aid (just listed as Kool-Aid then the name of the flavour) or should I look for Unsweetened Kool-Aid? I've found Sugar-Free Kool Aid, is that what I'm supposed to egt? It only seems to come in a few flavours...

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006 09:15:15 PM »

Kool-Aid doesn't come sweetened. The regular has more calories than the light stuff.

« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006 09:20:07 PM »

I just got confused because some people say to use unsweetened Kool-Aid... I guess they might have meant "don't add sugar to it!" like you would if you were going to drink it!

So, the normal stuff is what you use to dye wool?

« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 10:42:55 PM »

Actually Kool-aid and most generic versions come in three varieties,
unsweetened (meaning you add sugar if you want it to taste like anything you would want to drink),
sweetened (meaning they have added the sugar for you - I think this kind is only sold in canisters now), and
sugar free (already sweetened with some type of "artificial sweetener" or "sugar substitute" - I believe they use Splenda or Nutrasweet).

For dyeing you would want the original "unsweetened" kind. I'm pretty sure this is what the "plain" kind you are refering to is - it should be the cheapest and come in the most varieties.

I don't think using the "sugar free" kind would hurt the yarn but it might be difficult or messy to get the sweetener out of the yarn and it usually cost more than the plain kind.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006 12:46:31 AM »

Whee, thanks for the clarification! I'm so excited, I've ordered 40 packets! haha.

Thanks for your help I spent 2 days going through the 60-odd pages of koolAid dyeing 101 before realising I'd just have to ASK! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006 08:22:20 PM »

The Albertsons in the Phoenix area has Kool Aid at 10 packets for $2.   I don't know how this compares, and the weight of a packet is 3.6g (0.13oz).

I mention this in case it makes more sense to ask someone domestically in the US to buy you KA and have it shipped (even at airmail, with letter post it might not be that expensive).

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