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The Future Is Here: Powdered Alcohol Has Been Approved By The FDA

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powdered alcohol“Liquid booze is such a hassle” said no one ever, but that didn't stop some mad scientists from coming up with powdered alcohol (patent pending).

Alcohol in powdered form sounds like something out of science fiction: booze for astronauts, or like some sort of trendy drug that teens are using at their sex parties, but it's real and here's the kicker: it's FDA approved. Are you shocked? Even the powdered booze company, Palcohol, was “caught off guard” by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's approval. Lehrman Beverage Law is “absolutely astonished” that that the product was approved. They say it “seems highly likely to raise a large number of legal issues and controversies.”

Palcohol's powdered alcohol, invented by a man named Mark Phillips, is expected to be available for purchase in the fall. Consumers will have six options to choose from. Some of the varieties are straight up options like vodka, but others will be just-add-water mixed drinks like the Powderita, a powder margarita.

If you're a hooligan or weirdo, you probably zoned out once you processed the word “powder” and are wondering if Palcahol can be snorted. The Palcohol website answers that for you:

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.

Once this product hits shelves, we'll be able to see see what crazy binge drinking and dangerous antics college kids and party animals alike get themselves into. Hopefully, people will consume responsibly, but I for one, can't wait to see what the women on The View have to say about powdered booze.

H/T Newser//Image via Palcahol Website