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Funny Face

funny funny face drink mix photo

Funny Face was a powdered instant drink mix similar to Kool-Aid, marketed by Pillsbury in the 1960s and 1970s. They originally used calcium cyclamate as a sweetener, but because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of cyclamates, the sweetener was changed to saccharin, with the option of buying packets with no sweetener. The product line was sold to another company which limited the distribution and discontinued it in 1978. An animated series based on the drinks is being produced by Renegade Animation.

10 Comments to Funny Face

  1. Wow, I remember that commercial when it was on tv.
    I loved that stuff, raspberry and orange were the best, grape tasted like cardboard

  2. NR on July 29th, 2011
  3. Oh, wow…

  4. Ryan on August 5th, 2011
  5. HEY–I have eight collectible cups up on display in my kitchen!! Loved Funny Face when I was a kid

  6. momofthree on August 20th, 2011
  7. My father wrote the music and copy for this ad! Chinese Cherry bacame choo-choo cherry and Injun orange becam Jolly-olly Orange. He came up with the new names too! I have lists of the alternates. I also own the Goofy Grape Record, and the Funny Face Fun Book!

  8. MNStormer on October 10th, 2011
  9. I don’t see anything controversial about this. China is still a Communistic country today, we don’t have any significant relations with them. This crap called Political Correctness should be abolished !

  10. Krystal Kritter on October 14th, 2011
  11. I had the Funny Face drink stand; I don’t remember if I sent in empty packets or won it in a contest,
    but I had the best drink stand in the neighborhood! Back then we sold drinks for 2 cents or sometimes 5 cents a glass!

  12. Carol on December 28th, 2011
  13. My Father produced this cartoon! I still have the orignal storyboards!

  14. Tim on February 13th, 2012
  15. I meant Commercial

  16. Tim on February 13th, 2012
  17. TIm,
    I would pay $ 5000 for the storyboards.


  18. Jim Rash on July 7th, 2012
  19. I have a metal store display with the plastic inserts. Injun orange Chinese cherry ect….how much is this worth?

  20. Mark Parker on September 16th, 2013

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