Minnesota is the latest state considering a ban on powdered alcohol. The product is better known as “Palcohol.” Its inventor says it’s a convenient way to mix a drink, and federal regulators say it’s safe. It hasn’t even gone on sale yet, but lawmakers in Minnesota and elsewhere want to stop it, saying it will increase underage drinking.
At least five states already have banned Palcohol.
We will let you form your own opinions about Palcohol. Below you will find 14 facts about Palcohol, and also a message from the inventor.
Here are 14 Facts about Palcohol
- Who created it and what exactly is it?
- Mark Phillips is the creator of Palcohol. Is it a powder version of vodka, rum and four cocktails with the same alcohol content.
- Why create Palcohol?
- Mark is an active guy…hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, etc. After hours of an activity, he sometimes wanted to relax and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage. But those activities, and many others, don’t lend themselves to lugging heavy bottles of wine, beer or spirits. The only liquid he wanted to carry was water. So he thought? Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry. Mark searched for powdered alcohol and it wasn’t available. Over a few years, with the help of scientists around the world, Mark was able to create powdered alcohol. So he began his quest to create it. After years of research, experimentation and consultation with scientists around the world, he finally came up with powdered alcohol and called it Palcohol.
- How much does it weigh?
- Palcohol weights about one ounce.
- What is the alcoholic content when consuming it?
- Palcohol, when used as directed, by adding five ounces of liquid to it, is equal to a standard mixed drink.
- What’s in it?
- It varies per version but basically, alcohol….and in the cocktail versions, natural flavorings and Sucralose as a sweetener. The ingredients of each version are listed on the front of the package. Palcohol is gluten free.
- How is it made?
- Currently the patent pending.
- What flavors are there?
- The creator plans on releasing six versions sold in a pouch that is the equivalent to one shot of alcohol:
- V which is powder made from premium vodka distilled four times.
- R which is powder made from premium Puerto Rican rum
V and R can be used two ways. One way is by adding five ounces of your favorite mixer to make a Rum and Coke, Vodka and Orange Juice, etc. Another option is adding five ounces of water to the powder and then adding a flavored drink powder to make it any flavor you want. The result is equivalent to one average mixed drink.
- The four cocktail versions are:
- Lemon Drop
Just add water to these four flavors for an instant cocktail.
- Who owns Palcohol?
- Palcohol is owned by a privately held company called Lipsmark. There are no investment opportunities at this time nor does the company plan on going public anytime soon.
- Are we looking for investors, distributors or employees?
- No, no and no but thanks for offering. For those people who want to sell it or buy packages of it, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive that information down the road.
- Where will it be sold?
- It will be sold anywhere where liquor can be sold and a buyer must be of legal drinking age to buy it. It will be available both in the United States and abroad and it can also be bought online.
- Can Palcohol be added to food?
- Beer, wine and spirits are often added to dishes to enhance the flavor. When you add Palcohol to food, you’re not really adding flavor to the dish, just alcohol.
- As Palcohol is a new product, we have yet to understand its potential of being added to food. As always, please use it responsibly. Because it adds alcohol to the dish, do not serve the dish to minors.
- Can I snort it?
- NO! It would take you approximately 60 minutes of painful snorting to get the equivalent of one shot of vodka up your nose. Why would you do that when drinking a shot of liquid vodka takes about two seconds?
- When will it be available?
- Expected Release is the spring of 2015. No samples will be released ahead of time.
- What is the calorie content?
- Depends on what liquid you add to it. The powder by itself is about 80 calories per bag.
- A Message from the Inventor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYP085QJvtk