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Smithford
04-21-2014, 12:53
Seriously. Powdered alcohol. What will they think of next?

http://www.palcohol.com/home.html

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And how come the COLA trollers weren't all over this?

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/powder.pdf

I double checked the approval date, just to make sure it wasn't April 1st.

Restaurant man
04-21-2014, 13:44
I must own one :laugh:

squire
04-21-2014, 13:57
Coffee anyone? I've got a packet of this new 'sweetner'.

darylld911
04-21-2014, 14:33
I must own one :laugh:

Count me in for 1! I'm just thinking of the baking possibilities :lol:

BigRich
04-21-2014, 16:03
I must own one :laugh:

One? They're like Pokemon...gotta get 'em all!


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cowdery
04-21-2014, 16:45
There were several articles about this today in various media. Really, they were the same article repeated several times. What none addressed is the science of this. How is it possible? I'm extremely skeptical.

AaronWF
04-21-2014, 16:58
How is it possible? I'm extremely skeptical.

Here you go.

http://gizmodo.com/powdered-alcohol-3-important-things-you-should-know-1565706005


The chemistry of modern booze

In nature, alcohol, aka ethanol, exists as a liquid, so how do you make it into a powder that's dry to the touch? We spoke to Sam Bompas, half of the food design and research team Bompas & Parr about what powdered alcohol might actually be. According to Bompas, the ethanol is probably "micro-encapsulated" in some kind of molecular container, kind of like a teeny gelcap. Or a mountain of them. "The alcohol molecules themselves will still be liquid, they are just enrobed in a microscopic shell," he told us.

Richnimrod
04-21-2014, 17:26
There were several articles about this today in various media. Really, they were the same article repeated several times. What none addressed is the science of this. How is it possible? I'm extremely skeptical.

Me too! How far into one's cheek can one force one's tongue before it busts through and loox like a sudden new tumor?
Just askin.... :rolleyes:

fishnbowljoe
04-21-2014, 17:31
I'm not too much into the powdered drinks and stuff, except for the Crystal Light I use to perk up my daily water intake at work. If they ever come up with an intravenous bourbon however, I might just be interested in that. :lol:

Thig
04-21-2014, 18:01
Might beat a Goodies Headache Powder,or give you a headache. Can't you see kids skipping the water and just popping these things in.

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DaveOfAtl
04-21-2014, 19:40
You know some idiot is gonna snort this stuff.

squire
04-21-2014, 20:07
Or try to smoke it.

Smithford
04-22-2014, 07:12
You know some idiot is gonna snort this stuff.
It's funny you say that, because apparently the company started out by suggesting that, but then changed their mind:


An early version of the product’s website pitched the portability of the powder, which could be smuggled into concerts, sporting events, movie theatres, and even on to cruise ships to avoid buying booze.


Not only that, the website stated, but Palcohol can be snorted.

“You’ll get drunk almost instantly because the alcohol will be absorbed so quickly in your nose,” the site said, before stressing this is a bad idea and Palcohol should only be used responsibly.

Since news of the product broke, the company has removed that text from their website, explaining it was a “humorous and edgy” first draft they didn’t intend the public to see. (View the web page cache here (http://bit.ly/1mwssqu).)


The cache has disappeared since yesterday, but it was there.

TunnelTiger
04-22-2014, 08:07
Article in this mornings paper that they re-considered and denied the labels in their current form

cowdery
04-22-2014, 10:56
Yeah, TTB is putting the brakes on the whole thing. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/21/newser-powdered-alcohol/7960361/)

tanstaafl2
04-22-2014, 11:20
Yeah, TTB is putting the brakes on the whole thing. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/21/newser-powdered-alcohol/7960361/)

Oh sure, NOW they act, just as something fun comes along!

Sounds more like TTB approved it without a second thought and now is getting its hand slapped by someone farther up the food chain.

upStomp
04-22-2014, 11:47
In an era when any new and innovative consumable has an instant enemy industry/interest group ready to spout about its real or imagined dangers (you know, for the children™), I don't see this stuff making it very far. That is, unless the heavy hitters deem it worth gobbling up to market and sell by themselves.