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43 What kind of Kool-Aid was consumed at Jonestown Guyana?




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This article is from the Kool-Aid FAQ, by Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt dawsons@visi.com with numerous contributions by others.

43 What kind of Kool-Aid was consumed at Jonestown Guyana?

It is a popular misconception that 900 followers of cult leader Jim Jones
committed suicide by drinking Grape Kool-Aid laced with cyanide at their
commune in Jonestown Guyana in the late 1970's. This is not true. The
followers of Jones actually drank cyanide laced Flavor-aid, a cheap
imitation of Kool-Aid. The Flavor-aid flavor they consumed was grape.
Therefore, Kool-Aid played no part in this tragedy.


 

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