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The U.S. Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved powdered alcohol.

The alcohol powder that will be coming to the States includes vodka and rum powders, along with powdered cocktails like Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Margarita. They're all going to be marketed under the brand "Palcohol."

The Internet has greeted Palcohol with skepticism. Gawker calls Palcohol "a product that, in the wrong hands, could make the darkest days of the Four Loko era look tame."

This cached version of the Palcohol website

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I heard about this on the radio this morning. I'm curious to know what percentage of the powder is alcohol. I would assume it has to be extremely high if it's meant to be mixed with water. (and still remain at a normal alcohol percentage afterwards)

 

If this powder is simply alcohol and flavoring, then it seems pretty dangerous. What prevents someone (albeit, a stupid someone) from eating several packets at once and dying of alcohol poisoning? Or, spiking someone's already alcoholic drink with a few packets of this stuff. Yeah, I don't see any way this could blow up in their faces.

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Does it mix with pudding ?

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how exactly do they dehydrate alcohol?

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Question is, how long will it be before someone tries snorting this and runs in to serious health issues? Seems dangerous.

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how exactly do they dehydrate alcohol?

 

 

According to food chemist Udo Pollmer of the European Institute of Food and Nutrition Sciences in Munich, alcohol can be absorbed in cyclodextrines, a sugar derivate. In this way, encapsuled in small capsules, the fluid can be handled as a powder.

 

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

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Hrm.  If somebody packages it in little packets like sugar for your coffee, I could feed two addictions at once.  Multitasking.

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Question is, how long will it be before someone tries snorting this and runs in to serious health issues? Seems dangerous.

 

My first thought when reading this was what would happen if you tried to snort it like cocaine.

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Can't see it ending well.

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My first thought when reading this was what would happen if you tried to snort it like cocaine.

 

 

just mix both together, and then you wont have to spend any money inside the club at all.

 

:rofl:

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I can see someone at a large office secretly replacing all the sugar packets with this stuff... :shiftyninja:

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If this powder is simply alcohol and flavoring, then it seems pretty dangerous. What prevents someone (albeit, a stupid someone) from eating several packets at once and dying of alcohol poisoning?

Johnny Raincloud here again......... :iiam: Just ask Philip Seymour Hoffman, Slipknot's Paul Gray,AC/DC's Bon Scott,Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, I could go on, and on. And, that's just a few from the music industry/Hollywood.

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So... Who's up for a line of this?

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So... Who's up for a line of this?

 

haha.  I Was going to post how long until someone snorts this.

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I hope I'm wrong, but this may get used as a 'date rape' drug.

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I hope I'm wrong, but this may get used as a 'date rape' drug.

 

As could any other number of substances.

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it a step closer into a tabletized booze, just add water,

and you wont complain about your liquor being 'watered down'.

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Sweet Mother of All that is Holy.

 

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Good god...no thanks. That's just asking for trouble in my eyes.

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I can't see this product having a positive impact upon society.

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if you mixed this with your coffee will it counteract both affects? Could be a new thing, drunk & sober  :/

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^ That's the power of Neowin :happy:

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