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Get Ready for Powdered Alcohol to Hit Liquor Stores This Fall
Mediaite ^ | 4/20/2014 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT by markomalley

Powdered. Alcohol. Putting aside whether you think it sounds like a good idea, does it not seem like an intriguing concept? Well, Palcohol has officially been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, so expect this alcoholic version of the Kool-Aid powder to be in liquor stores soon enough!

Here’s the pitch for Palcohol on its website: “Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.”

They expect to be selling it starting this fall, and offer a variety of flavors to get the powder in. Below are a few of them.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Holy crap powdered alcohol I could snort that!” Well, snorting Palcohol is a serious no-no, with the site explaining “You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain.”

It will be sold in liquor stores where you can buy non-powdered alcoholic things, as well as online, and the same rules about the drinking age obviously apply.

Palcohol did have a slightly edgier website before, but it was edited because, as they put it, “It was not meant to be our final presentation of Palcohol. Also posted were labels that were incorrect.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: alcohol; booze; weird
So I guess they're using encapsulation for the alcohol content.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

How many packets can I add to my water, and can I make a drink which is 400 proof?


2 posted on 04/21/2014 3:22:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: markomalley

If you think airlines had problems with unruly & obnoxious drunks before, just wait till those boors start flying with a pocketful of these alcoholic fizzies...


3 posted on 04/21/2014 3:39:49 AM PDT by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: markomalley

Powdered alcohol always reminds me of a movie from 1966 staring Jerry Lewis called “Way... Way Out.” It’s about astronauts and the Russians have powdered Vodka.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HlEIVgPfmw


4 posted on 04/21/2014 3:42:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Old Rock Hudson, Doris Day film where a scientist makes alcoholic candymints called VIP.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 3:50:44 AM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: markomalley

The fascists approve this but cancer drugs for people who have a few months to live will have to wait another 10 years.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 3:53:54 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
How many packets can I add to my water, and can I make a drink which is 400 proof?

400 proof is 200% alcohol, so I think not.

7 posted on 04/21/2014 3:54:34 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: markomalley

I see a line of 21 and over pixie sticks hitting the shelves within the next year, or fun dip.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 3:56:41 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: markomalley

Hoax - ethyl alcohol is a liquid. There is no way to de-liquefy, IJS!


9 posted on 04/21/2014 4:14:34 AM PDT by quantumman
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To: markomalley
A solution looking for a problem. It will be a fad for a short while until people figure out it will cost much more per drink than regular alcohol.

I agree with you, the guy must have figured out how to micro encapsulate the alcohol.

10 posted on 04/21/2014 4:29:01 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: quantumman

I questioned this in another thread.

The trick is that the liquid alcohol is microencapsulated in tiny dextrose (or something) beads.

So adding water will release the alcohol from the beads. Presumably, the flavoring is mixed in with the beads.

To get a 100 ml drink with 6% alcohol, one would have to add at least 6 grams of beads, or half a tablespoon.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 4:30:48 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: markomalley

Alcohol can’t be powdered. It’s little capsules that open when water is added. But for marketing purposes, “powdered alcohol” goes further.

How long before some sensation-seeking irresponsible idiot tries it without adding water first? Are the emergency rooms ready for this?


12 posted on 04/21/2014 4:33:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: quantumman
That's what I was thinking, but I'm no chemist. The powder would have to magically transform some of the water to alcohol to work.
13 posted on 04/21/2014 4:33:39 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: markomalley
Great, so within 30 seconds, college kids will be snorting this stuff.

The government will cry "Something has to be done" and within 24 hours the democrats will have a law demanding a 50% tax on alcohol.

14 posted on 04/21/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: quantumman
Hoax - ethyl alcohol is a liquid. There is no way to de-liquefy, IJS!

It's already been done with other liquids.

Micro-encapsulation

15 posted on 04/21/2014 4:36:34 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: I want the USA back

Repeat:

It’s a small drop of alcohol encapsulated, so a bunch of them behave like powder.

The same trick is used in baking: A small encapsulated drop of water is added to ingredients as a powder, baking heat releases the water vapor and the resulting baked good is very moist without being mushy.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 4:39:18 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: markomalley

Alcohol can be absorbed in cyclodextrines, a sugar derivate. In this way, encapsuled in small capsules, the fluid can be handled as a powder.

Yes, it is an encapsulation technique.

17 posted on 04/21/2014 4:39:37 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: jjotto
It’s a small drop of alcohol encapsulated, so a bunch of them behave like powder.

Won't change this for the generation of "Hope, change and NOW I CAN SHORT ALCOHOL"....lol!

18 posted on 04/21/2014 4:40:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Antihero101607

I see a line of 21 and over pixie sticks hitting the shelves within the next year, or fun dip.

It will be next to the marijuanna candy.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 4:56:30 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

In other science news, a broad-spectrum cure for cancer and practical fusion power are definitely possible within the next 10 years...just like they’ve been for the last 60 years...


20 posted on 04/21/2014 5:04:15 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Bobalu

Sheesh, I remember the Doris Day in just a man’s pajama top scene. I was just old enough to get it at the time...


21 posted on 04/21/2014 5:05:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: markomalley

I got a package of powdered water, but I didn’t know what to add...


22 posted on 04/21/2014 5:06:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: ClearCase_guy

How many “lines” will do the trick?
Should I wash a packet down with a Colt 45,
or just eat 3?
So many unanswered questions?


23 posted on 04/21/2014 5:13:54 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: markomalley

Prepper PING!

Talk about a space saver!


24 posted on 04/21/2014 5:15:54 AM PDT by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: markomalley
Can you smoke it or mix it with heroin and inject it?
I'm sure some one will find a way to misuse it.
25 posted on 04/21/2014 5:17:02 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Does the federal government qualify as a terrorist organization?)
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To: markomalley

I always wondered why you couldn’t make gelcaps with Everclear in them for people who want the effect but don’t like the taste.

Just pop them like a few NyQuil caplets and no one is the wiser. Thinking back I know there were a lot of girls who would have loved something like that.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 5:17:39 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The fascists approve this but cancer drugs for people who have a few months to live will have to wait another 10 years.

Yeah. At this point in human and technological development, there's no need for an FDA. Private accrediting agencies could provide better and more useful information to consumers.

And if someone wants to huff paint, who's going to stop him? Are we going to outlaw spray paint, too?

Better to take the tax money we spend on the FDA and use it to fund anti-drug PR campaigns. Those campaigns were very effective in decreasing cigarette smoking.

27 posted on 04/21/2014 5:28:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Exeter
If you think airlines had problems with unruly & obnoxious drunks before, just wait till those boors start flying with a pocketful of these alcoholic fizzies...


No, this is targeted at kids, high schools and Jr highs are going to hate this.

28 posted on 04/21/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Might as well “dust your whistle” or “take a powder” while you wait...


29 posted on 04/21/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Caipirabob

“.. college kids will be snorting this stuff..”

Gives new meaning to “powdering your nose”, doesn’t it? :)


30 posted on 04/21/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: markomalley

The neat thing is that now homeless winos will have a use for their bodily fluids, and not spread them over every bus stop. . .


31 posted on 04/21/2014 6:44:11 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: markomalley; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; NFHale; Bender2; BillyBoy; ..

I’m surprised the government approved this, the company must have given enough campaign contributions to the right people.


32 posted on 04/21/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Yep...just like the corn industry.


33 posted on 04/23/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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