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    Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

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

    The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros ($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.

    In Germany, alcopops -- sweet drinks containing alcohol and in powder form -- caused quite a stir when launched on to the market. Alcohol powder, classified as a flavoring, was sold in the United States three years ago.

    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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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    wow powdered alcohol
    ??? what will they come up with next

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    Now all the kids are going to want those PIXIE STIX straws for Halloween!
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    It would be great for backpacking trips, or even business travel.
    I want some powder booze.
    Yippie!!

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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    I want to invent something cool!!!!!

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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    It would be great for backpacking trips, or even business travel.
    I want some powder booze.
    Yippie!!
    Don't get too excited. It's only 3% alcohol, which is less alcohol content than the 3.2%
    bunny piss beer that you buy in the grocery stores.

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    Re: Just add water - students invent alcohol powder

    Isn't everything the astronauts eat in space powdered?
    Now we'll have drunk driving in space.

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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Isn't everything the astronauts eat in space powdered?
    Now we'll have drunk driving in space.
    Of course not.......





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    "singersp" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    It would be great for backpacking trips, or even business travel.
    I want some powder booze.
    Yippie!!
    Don't get too excited. It's only 3% alcohol, which is less alcohol content than the 3.2%
    bunny piss beer that you buy in the grocery stores.
    Would that matter for college kids? Hell no.

    They jump at anything as long as it has the words "alcohol" in it. Hell, they could manufacture REAL bunny piss with alcohol in it and it would be drunk all over college campuses.

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    "Ltrey" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    It would be great for backpacking trips, or even business travel.
    I want some powder booze.
    Yippie!!
    Don't get too excited. It's only 3% alcohol, which is less alcohol content than the 3.2%
    bunny piss beer that you buy in the grocery stores.
    Would that matter for college kids? Hell no.

    They jump at anything as long as it has the words "alcohol" in it. Hell, they could manufacture REAL bunny piss with alcohol in it and it would be drunk all over college campuses.





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