Can Hawaiian Punch Concentrate be bought as we did in days of yore? If so, where? We used to make it booty-kickin' strong when I was a kid.
According to an old ad from a 1956 newspaper, Hawaiian Punch is made from five fruit juices,
(with artificial color)
A 1970's label on Google images lists these ingredients
and states there are 7 juices:
Water, sugar syrup, concentrated orange,
pineapple and grapefruit juices, passionfruit juice,
apricot, papaya and guava purees, citric acid,
dextrin, gum acacia, natural fruit flavors,
The above info is for the original red Hawaiian Punch.
Hawaiian Punch History
In 1934 A.W. Leo, Tom Yates and Ralph Harrison developed the first Hawaiian Punch recipe in a converted garage in Fullerton, Calif. It started as an ice cream topping.
In 1946, Reuben P. Hughes purchased the company with other investors and renamed it the Pacific Hawaiian Products Co.
In 1955, Hawaiian Punch became a national brand.
In 1963, RJ Reynolds Company acquired Hawaiian Punch.
In 1981, the business was transferred to Del Monte, a wholly owned subsidiary of RJR.
In 1990,Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) acquired the Hawaiian Punch business from Del Monte.
In 1999, Cadbury Schweppes acquired all rights to Hawaiian Punch from P&G.
Today, Hawaiian Punch is part of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group.