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June 15, 2007

Alcohol in Powdered Form


Found at cnn.com:

"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) -- Dutch students have invented powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gram packets that cost €1-1.5 ($1.35-$2).

Top it up with water and you have a bubbly, lime-colored and -flavored drink with just 3 percent alcohol content.

"We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it with Bacardi-mixed drinks," 20-year-old Harm van Elderen told Reuters.

Van Elderen and four classmates at Helicon Vocational Institute, about an hour's drive from Amsterdam, came up with the idea as part of their final-year project.

"Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16," said project member Martyn van Nierop.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.
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I am sure there will plenty of companies interested in promoting one more thing that will add to the destruction of future generations. The young people of today are the adults of the future. I feel sorry for them. They are bombarded on all sides by so many things that keep them from being focused, healthy, productive, and happy.

4 comments:

Chuck Cliff said...

[sound of jaw dropping]

This ain't a joke? It must be some form colloidial emmulsion or gel -- in which case courts will have to decide whether or not it is a liquid.

that frolicsome kid said...

*shakes head* These people are seriously crazy for profit. How dare they willingly sacrifice their future generations by indulging in such crazy business antics! >=(

Lorna said...

So very, very sad.......that makes my heart ache just thinking about it. :-(

Coffee Messiah said...

It's all madness! ; (