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    Nifty New Product--the Alco Sachet

    This is one of those simple "why didn't I think of that" ideas: the Alco-Sachet It's a simple plastic sleeve, sealed at both ends, containing a measured portion (e.g. 25 ml) of liquor. They developed it for the airline industry because it is 65 percent lighter and 60 percent smaller than a plastic mini, when full, and 80 percent lighter and 98 percent smaller than a plastic mini when empty. I can also see applications for any venue where portion control is important. Obviously, it's not something you want to see the barkeep at your neighborhood watering hole using, but it's perfect for any kind of service bar. I'm not exactly sure why they chose 25 ml (a little more than 4/5 oz.), which is a light bar shot by any standard, but two of the little jobbies is equal to an airplane mini. I think I've seen something similar used for coffee creamer.
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    Re: Nifty New Product--the Alco Sachet

    Those things would have been perfect for the old 'pat down' going into college football games!

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    Re: Nifty New Product--the Alco Sachet

    In the late 70's my dad, who worked for the Port Authority, brought home some experimental samples that the FAA and ATF were reviewing for use on aircraft. They looked like 50ml drink boxes and had booze in them. I remember Cutty Sark. They had a little tear off button that exposed a small hole that the liquor could be squeezed out of. I don't know if they ever appeared in aircraft, but they were very cool. Kind of like big ketchup packets.

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    Re: Nifty New Product--the Alco Sachet

    I think the reason for the tiny 25 mL is that it is the smaller of the two allowable Euro standards for a shot (the other being 35 mL). Pesonally, I consider 50 mL to be one shot: anything more is good manners!

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    Re: Nifty New Product--the Alco Sachet

    See, I would have thought 35 ml, because that's equivalent to the standard U.S. bar shot of 1.25 oz.

    That's so European. Only two sizes allowed. That cracks me up.

 

 

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