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#1 Elderban

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

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.

 

Source: http://www.theverge....owdered-alcohol

 

No, I don't see this being abused. :rolleyes:

 

Who's the idiot who thought of this, and who's the other idiot at the FDA that cleared it?

 



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:39 PM

A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum varieties. But a representative for the federal bureau, Tom Hogue, said in an email to The Associated Press late Monday that the approvals were issued in error.

 

Source: http://www.usatoday....lcohol/7960361/

 

That was quick.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:11 PM

I bet they were!


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#4 MzSnowleopard

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

It's amazing how fast politics can move when they are all in agreement






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