The Original Kickapoo Joy Juice! It’s a unique Citrus Soft Drink with an extra kick of caffeine. Named after a fictional and “mysterious” drink from the popular 1940’s comic series “Li’l Abner”, this soda’s crisp citrus flavor promises to bring out your Joy Face.Homer Soda Company
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KICKAPOO JOY JUICE HISTORY
The name, “Kickapoo Joy Juice”, was originally coined as a “volatile brew” in Li’l Abner, an American comic strip. Al Capp, the cartoonist, described the drink as “a liquor of such stupefying potency that the hardiest citizens of Dogpatch, after the first burning sip, rose into the air, stiff as frozen codfish”. It was said to be an elixir of such power that the fumes alone have been known to melt the rivets off battleships.
Capp asserted in 1965 that the cartoon “never has suggested that the drink is moonshine”, in response to claims that the Kickapoo Joy Juice of Li’l Abner was an illicitly distilled liquor. Brewed by Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat, two of the comic strip’s backwood poachers, the ingredients of the brew are both mysterious and all encompassing, (much like the contents of their cave, which has been known to harbor prehistoric monsters.)
When a batch “needs more body,” the formidable pair simply goes out and clubs one (often a moose), and tosses it in. Over the years, the “recipe” has called for live grizzly bears, panthers, kerosene, horseshoes and anvils, among other ingredients.