Skip to comments.How Teens Smuggle Booze Under Your Nose
Posted on 10/24/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT by justlurking
You can watch the full video at the link, but I'll summarize:
Under-age teens have figured out that they can soak Gummi candy (bears, worms, LifeSavers, whatever) in vodka, and then carry the candy into school, sporting events, movies, etc. The knowledge is spreading quickly through social networking like Facebook.
Left overnight, the gelatin in the candy can soak up a lot of liquid. Since vodka doesn't have much of an odor, you have to eat the candy or smell it carefully to realize it has been soaked in liquor.
the same way you did when you were their age?
They will find a way to smoke and drink if they want to.
I had Jack Daniels in a coke bottle inside my locker during high school. Some of the uppity cheerleaders who had lockers next to mine never ratted me out(God Bless Them) and one actually asked me for a swig before one of her big tests.
I was a real piece of white trash in high school before I grew up.
I am embarrassed that I never thought of this.
What I find disturbing is how they are drinking. I used to drink to excess, get sick, pass out and sleep for several hours - wake with a hangover and swear to never repeat that process again. I think many of us did.
But, what’s changed now is the emergence of “5 Hour Energy” drinks. If you haven’t tried one, you out to; just to see how well they really do work. It’s not just caffeine (no jittery feeling), not just complex carbs (sugar free) and only 4 calories. I suspect they bind up Seratonin, but that’s just a wild conjecture on my part (I’m an engineer, not a MD or biologist).
What I do know, is that they make you wide awake, alert and full of energy; now what the kids are doing is mixing a shot of Vodka with a shot of this stuff - so you wind up with a highly stimulated drunk, who can’t sleep if his life depends upon it. So, instead of getting drunk and sleepy; they get drunk and are wired and frenetic.
I don’t see anyting good coming from this mixture - I would antiipate seeing an increase in alcohol poisoning; something that used to be relatively rare.
I don’t ever remember ‘gummy-shots’ in high school, seems they’re relatively new. I just think no one knew they could soak that much alcohol otherwise we probably would have tried it in high school.
Just an old twist on the jello shot.
Didn't care much for it then. I was much older before I discovered the reason why: I can't stand the mass-market American beers.
When Carter signed a bill legalizing home-brewing in 1979, the craft beer industry followed, providing many more choices. It was one of the few things he did right.
Not any different that when I was in HS in the early 60’s. (OK, the candy was different and we used hypodermic needles to inject vodka into oranges) but the principle was the same - sneak booze.
Kids these days have it too easy. Back in my day we had to do a little recon before we deposited the stash in the shrubbery in the cul-de-sac where I lived. Then we had to distract the stepfather so that we could smuggle the beer into the basement. All that work made us thirsty.
I think you mean a "new" twist. :-)
And yes, that's exactly what I thought when I first heard about it.
We used to take a hypodermic syringe with a horse needle on it and use it to inject oranges with vodka. After they sat overnight you couldn’t detect any alcohol until you actually ate one. Each orange was the equivalent of a screwdriver. I scored the outside of the needle to render it useless for intravenous injection just in case it was ever discovered.
“we used hypodermic needles to inject vodka into oranges) but the principle was the same - sneak booze.
As did all of us in Prep School, early 60s. We had a snack break at 10:15 every day.
I’ve seen the YouTube videos, and can tell you that this is not a smuggling scheme. The candy becomes a soupy mess, as opposed to becoming invisibly smugglable.
This isn’t about spiking gummi bears. It’s about dissolving gummi bears in vodka to make it taste like candy.
Mr. Vulcan, please be so kind as to report to the Headmaster’s Office.
didn’t have gummy bears when I was a teen, had to drink from bottle
We had a friend who worked in a hospital. She got us some hypodermic needles which we used to inject vodka into oranges - we’d stand on the corner and eat them right in front of the cops. They never suspected a thing.