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Powdered Alcohol is Coming to a Liquor Store Near You
The Verge ^ | April 20, 2014 | Dante D'Orazio

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 ...


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KEYWORDS: powderedalcohol
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Hey, ATF,

(Whisper) Powdered Cocoa Leaves.......Shhhhh.

1 posted on 04/20/2014 3:33:08 PM PDT by lbryce
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Guess I’m gonna need another salt shaker for my dining room table!


2 posted on 04/20/2014 3:34:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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This is going to get the nanny-staters panties in a wad.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/20/2014 3:37:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclodextrin


4 posted on 04/20/2014 3:39:18 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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5 posted on 04/20/2014 3:40:01 PM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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This sounds like a very very very bad idea


6 posted on 04/20/2014 3:40:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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).


7 posted on 04/20/2014 3:42:37 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: lbryce

99 packets of beer on the wall, 99 packets of beer...


8 posted on 04/20/2014 3:43:53 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I don’t believe it


9 posted on 04/20/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: lbryce
I always wonder what happened to Lik-m-aid...


10 posted on 04/20/2014 3:46:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

Kids have been using Vodka to make Jello for decades.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 3:48:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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You must be right. If God intended for us to have powdered alcohol, He surely would have foretold of it through His prophets.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/20/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Camping trips will be happier.

How will the TSA know?

13 posted on 04/20/2014 3:51:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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I’ve just consulted with the Palcohol website and have confirmed that it is, indeed, gluten free.

Rejoice, friends!


14 posted on 04/20/2014 3:52:48 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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So what happens when you snort it. Cause you know someone will.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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So what happens when you snort it.

Damn you! That was my first thought.
16 posted on 04/20/2014 4:03:23 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.”


17 posted on 04/20/2014 4:04:30 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwfxXWefyCA


18 posted on 04/20/2014 4:07:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lbryce

Frat boys must be lining up to snort it, smoke it and shoot it up their butts.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 4:14:48 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is Ballot Stuffing)
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To: lbryce

Necessity is the mother of invention. This nonsense would never need to be invented if we had reasonable laws concerning alcoholic beverages.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 4:18:12 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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