Introducing Palcohol, The Powdered Alcohol You’re Not Allowed To Snort

The powdered alcohol, which comes in sachets, is now approved for sale in the States...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Just in case Jägerbombs, vodka jelly, skittles vodka, absinthe-soaked, flame-grilled sugar cubes and plain olds strawpedoes didn't give us enough ways to get drunk, America's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau have just approved something called Palcohol. No, it's not a friend who makes you do dizzyingly giggly and happy that you feel drunk in their company. It's a powdered alcohol.

The product, which comes in a few different flavours; vodka, rum, as well as four cocktails - Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Powderita (which 'tastes just llke a Margarita', despite its gross-sounding name) and Lemon Drop, is packaged in sachets.

Each sachet is the equivalent of a drink, when it comes to alcohol content. And, before you think it, no, you really can't snort it. Well, you could, but you could snort soap shavings or iron filings or cinnamon but no-one does because it is stupid.

Though the powder just needs water to be turned into a drink, and the manufacturers recommend it is sprinkled over foods for an extra kick, it's been adapted it so that it can't be snorted. The website states: 'We have seen comments about goofballs wanting to snort it. Don't do it! It is not a responsible or smart way to use the product.'

'To take precautions against this action, we've added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain. Just use it the right way.'

Powdered alcohol apparently exists in Japan and Germany, but whether it reaches the UK, legally, is still to be decided.

The Palcohol website does say, however: 'Because Palcohol is powder and very light, you can take it just about anywhere to enjoy a cocktail! Something tells us that, next time a kind friend brings us treats back from a trip to America, it's not going to be Lucky Charms…

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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