Skip to comments.Powdered Alcohol is Coming to a Liquor Store Near You
Posted on 04/20/2014 3:33:08 PM PDT by lbryce
Putting a can of beer in a brown paper bag is about to look like child's play. A new product that's somehow been approved by US regulators makes booze as discreet as a packet of sugar. It's called Palcohol, and it transforms a shot of vodka or rum into a pocketable pouch of powder. Tear it open, add some water, mix, and you've got hard liquor. Considering the age group that Palcohol is going to appeal to, however, the sweet, pre-mixed powders are probably going to be far more popular. To start off, the company plans to make margarita, mojito, cosmopolitan, and lemon drop flavors.
It's not hard to come up with ways kids are going to get in trouble with this one, but Palcohol offers a few suggestions on its website (cached) ranging from sneaking booze into places like movie theaters and college sporting events (where alcohol is banned) to sprinkling it directly onto food so teens don't even have to stomach the bitter alcohol flavor. Just in case you don't get the idea, the product's motto is "Take your Pal wherever you go!" The original site, which has now been replaced with a more responsible, updated version, even offered this gem:
(Excerpt) Read more at theverge.com ...
(Whisper) Powdered Cocoa Leaves.......Shhhhh.
Guess I’m gonna need another salt shaker for my dining room table!
The way it works is by encapsulating the ethanol inside a complex sugar derivative, called Cyclodextrin. When mixed with water, the encapsulating molecule breaks, freeing the ethanol.
This sounds like a very very very bad idea
I want to be the first to mention the Sugar Free Gummy Bears reviews on Amazon (look it up - WELL worth the time). I mention this because the Cyclodextrin sounds suspiciously like a powerful laxative (let’s hope not).
99 packets of beer on the wall, 99 packets of beer...
I don’t believe it
Kids have been using Vodka to make Jello for decades.
How will the TSA know?
I’ve just consulted with the Palcohol website and have confirmed that it is, indeed, gluten free.
So what happens when you snort it. Cause you know someone will.
Hmmm.... Just checking my cargo shorts pockets. Looks like I could be a walking Carnevale. Just need a garden hose or hydrant and I’m in bidness. Folk in New Orleans ain’t goin’ like dis.
“Let me have a Red Solo Cup of water, that’s all.”
Frat boys must be lining up to snort it, smoke it and shoot it up their butts.
Necessity is the mother of invention. This nonsense would never need to be invented if we had reasonable laws concerning alcoholic beverages.
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