Alcohol has been whipped, vaporized, canned into energy drinks and mixed into Jell-O shots. Now, meet powdered alcohol.
A new product called Palcohol will instantly turn water into a Kool-Aid for adults. Just add water to the powdered drink mix for a fast cocktail.
To the surprise of critics, federal regulators have given the powder a thumbs up. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved several flavors this month - including the liquors vodka and rum, and cocktails such as Lemon Drop and Cosmopolitan.
With a package weighing only an ounce, the powdered alcohol is more portable than a bottle or flask of liquor. But critics have taken to Internet blogs to say maybe it's a bit too convenient and potentially dangerous.
Read - Powdered alcohol could be in the mix
You are all very very beautiful. urp
Nice. Something to bring into ball games and concerts. Much easier to hide than a flask!
So would mixing 2 packets of powder into an 8 ounce glass of water produce a stronger proof? If so I see lots of overdose deaths in the future.
Just add liquor. Wow.
With no control over the content being mixed there is no control over the proof. I see this as the next cause of fatalities of teens so eager to experiment and push the envelope...and always capable of getting their hands on things like this. I really don't know what the FDA was thinking.
you the Observer that used to post at the Marquee?
Turns out the approval was rescinded. A "label approval" was granted in error. Something about a discrepancy in fill level, how much powder is in the bag. Isn't that always the issue?
ok...is this real? I'm beginning to wonder.
HEY!! The shipping charges will be miniscule! YEA!!!
This will change the way I go backpacking. Weight is precious. I always carry a bit of strong vodka – to clean wounds and to lift a spirit or too. Imagine keeping a packet of alcohol that weighs grams instead of ounces, that takes up a spot in your first aid kit instead of a canteen spot.
This is something that sounds ridiculous, even after smoking some herb. I want it.
I have a bad feeling about this...
Well, I feel great!
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