I guess I wasn’t the only person who thought that was a terrible idea.
Yesterday, news broke that a powdered alcohol product called “Palcohol” was approved by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for sale in the US. The founder of Palcohol, Mark Philips, wanted to create a product that would allow him to enjoy an alcoholic beverage after a long day of outdoor activities, like hiking, without having to lug around heavy bottles of alcohol.
Unfortunately for him, the millions of Americans with dreams of smuggling powdered alcohol into theaters, sporting events and houses of worship, and, God help us, the morons who would no doubt try to snort the powder, there was no such approval for the product. A representative for the Tax and Trade Bureau emailed the Associated Press saying that the approvals were issued in error, but no further details were explained, including how the “error” occurred.
Sounds like somebody in the government got cold feet. Probably for good reason, though. Powdered alcohol just couldn’t end any other way but incredibly poorly. False alarm, folks. Guess we’ll just have to stick with our alcoholic Jello and wine that comes from boxes.
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