Kickapoo Joy Juice - 12 pack

Kickapoo Joy Juice

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Kickapoo Joy Juice soda offers a unique flavor of heavy citrus that will have your taste buds exploding. Delighting soft drink customers since 1934, Kickapoo has the superior flavor and the caffeine to give you the kick you crave.

Kickapoo Joy Juice

  • "The Original Dogpatch Recipe"
  • A true classic of yesteryear
  • Unique citrus drink with a note of ginger
  • Delighting soft drinkers since 1965
  • Extra Kick of Caffeine
  • Sweetened with pure cane sugar
  • 12 ounce glass bottles

History of Kickapoo Joy JuiceKickapoo Joy Juice: The "elixer" from the Lil' Abner comics!
Kickapoo Joy Juice is a citrus-flavored soft drink brand owned by The Monarch Beverage Company. The name was originally introduced in Li'l Abner, a comic strip that ran from 1934 through 1977. The real world drink was introduced in 1965 under NuGrape, a former brand of The Monarch Beverage Company. That year, Nugrape worked out a deal with Al Capp, the owner of the "Kickapoo Joy Juice" rights, to produce the beverage as a carbonated soft drink. Capp, however, would have the last word on all advertising and promotion.

The name, "Kickapoo Joy Juice", was originally coined as a "volatile brew" in Li'l Abner, an American comic strip that ran from 1934 through 1977. 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. Although Li'l Abner's Kickapoo Joy Juice was an alcoholic drink, the real world beverage is a lightly carbonated soda pop. Kickapoo Joy Juice's early advertising campaign was very similar to Mountain Dew's of the time - using characters from Li'l Abner to create and market a hillbilly feeling.

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  • 4
    So delicious!

    Posted by Michael JF. on Sep 21st 2023

    This flavor tastes really similar to Mountain Dew or Mellow Yello but has a slightly different finish. As far as the “kick” from the caffeine is concerned, Kickapoo provides a little more caffeine than a Coke but a little less than a Mountain Dew.

  • 5
    Get one too today!

    Posted by Bernie S. on Sep 21st 2023

    As a citrus-flavored carbonated drink, Kickapoo Joy Juice brings delight to the thirsty and refreshes you.

  • 5
    Joy juice?! I’ll say ? it DOES bring me

    Posted by Mitch 91 on Sep 21st 2023

    Joy! Every time I see this soda or hear it’s name, it’s like a shot of nostalgia and childhood memories.

  • 5
    Kickapoo Joy Juice

    Posted by Capt. Curt on Aug 14th 2023

    This is a very unique and GREAT tasting soda pop drink! Capt. Curt in Harrison, AR

  • 5
    Love Joy Juice

    Posted by Steffan P. on September 25, 2014 on Aug 31st 2015

    What really did it for me was the taste (and awesome name). Crisp, refreshing, and has a "kick" to it. Perfect as a side beverage with food, mixer with alcohol, and just whenever you're thirsty.

  • 5
    A Refreshing Alternative

    Posted by Kyle Phillipson November 17, 2014 on Aug 31st 2015

    Who wouldn't want to try a drink with a name like Kickapoo Joy Juice? If you're wondering what the flavor is like, it's similar to Mountain Dew, but a little lighter and "crispier" (my opinion is it tastes much better than Mountain Dew). I really enjoy it poured over ice. A relative of mine described it as a cross between Mountain Dew and Surge. I'm not really sure why some reviewers are upset about the sugar content… it's not proclaiming to be a healthy drink. I tend to drink soda "on occasion", and Kickapoo will now certainly be one of my "go-to" sodas on those occasions.

  • 4
    If you like Dew, you will like Joy Juice

    Posted by caffeineinformer on Aug 31st 2015

    This flavor tastes really similar to Mountain Dew or Mellow Yello but has a slightly different finish. It's pretty sweet like MD, but has 14 milligrams less caffeine and 2 grams more sugar. If you like Dew, you will like Joy Juice.