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Hawaiian Punch

randyjl Nov 3, 2012 04:18 PM

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.

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    1. Antilope Nov 6, 2012 10:14 PM

      According to an old ad from a 1956 newspaper, Hawaiian Punch is made from five fruit juices,
      and sugar.
      (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,
      artificial color.

      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.

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        chocolatetartguy Nov 6, 2012 03:03 PM

        Do you mean the big bottles of HP syrup? Seems like I have seen the frozen concentrate not too long ago.

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        1. re: chocolatetartguy
          randyjl Nov 6, 2012 03:14 PM

          Yep, the syrup. Useful for so many tasty drinks.

          1. re: chocolatetartguy
            mamachef Nov 6, 2012 03:19 PM

            Do you remember where, chocolatartguy? 'Cause I want some.

          2. mamachef Nov 6, 2012 01:54 PM

            I WANT! To mix with seltzer! YUM!

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            1. re: mamachef
              sisterfunkhaus Nov 6, 2012 02:08 PM

              That sounds really tasty.

              1. re: sisterfunkhaus
                mamachef Nov 6, 2012 02:42 PM

                With a shot of rum and a squeeze of lime. Mmmmm Island punch!

            2. Antilope Nov 5, 2012 06:21 AM

              There is a Hawaiian Punch Concentrate for Sno Cones that may be the same thing as the old drink concentrate at Amazon.com:


              1. Antilope Nov 3, 2012 06:01 PM

                1972 Hawaiian Punch Concentrate ad

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