Washington Bar Sparks Outrage With Its ‘Date Grape’ Drink

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Dozens of protesters gathered outside a bar in Washington state on Saturday to protest a menu item they say trivializes a very traumatic crime.

The Daiquiri Factory in Spokane defended their drink “Date Grape Koolaid.”

On the bar’s Facebook page they posted, “there’s not a ton of drink names … that can be said on TV because they are vulgar” and saying “haters need a band wagon [sic].”

They even bragged Saturday night, “Thanks So Much Spokane! We Sold Over 10 Gallons of Date Grape Koolaid Tonight!!”

“Be sure to bring someone who doesn't want to have sex with you so you can get your date grape Kool-aid on!” commented a male user.

“I loooove Date Grape Kool-Aid Screw the whiners,” wrote one woman.

"To see them using my trauma as a joke, it wasn't something that I can tolerate," protest organizer Taylor Malone told KREM 2 News.

"Jokes are harmful to people like survivors like me," said protestor Lisa Logan.

"I am a recent survivor. I've been raped twice, the most recent was three months ago," said Malone.

"They can do a lot of damage for something they seem to think is just an innocent joke," she added.

KREM reached out to the owners of the daiquiri bar, but they didn’t respond.

Sources: KREM, TheBlaze