(Washington) Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry, known for his past problems with cocaine use, announced this week his plans to run for office again in the district. Perhaps more surprising was Barry's statement that he had just signed an endorsement deal with the makers of Kool-Aid.
The popular soft drink will launch its new flavor "Marion Berry" later this month. There is no word on what artificial flavors are being used to create the berry blend, but packets of the flavor are said to contain a conspicuous white powder.
Kool Aid Spokesperson Jennifer Horton expects the flavor to be an instant hit " The flavor tested very well in trials. Our subjects said they just couldn't get enough of the stuff," Horton said, " In fact, many of them didn't even use water or sugar."
"I was very flattered when Kool-Aid approached me," said Barry, "I'm the first Celebrity to endorse them. They even let me help with the recipe"
Horton says if the new flavor goes over well, consumers can expect an entire line of celebrity-based flavors. "We are currently developing 'Cherry Seinfeld,' 'Kiwi Herman,' and a movie tie-in, 'The Passion Fruit of the Christ"