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Palcohol, powdered alcohol, approved last year then revoked days later, has returned, and they’re looking to be on the shelves as early as this summer. While ludicrous sounding, powdered alcohol is a neat chemistry trick. Cyclodextrins are a type of carbohydrate molecule that are, as the name might imply, circular. In the center of the […]

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Expect a “Palcohol Banned” update soon because New York’s State Senate just passed legislation against any powdered alcohol product nearly unopposed, 57-1 with 3 abstaining. Senator Chuck “Buzzkill” Schumer must be dancing at the thought that rum spiked Eggs Benedict will never come to be. All about Palcohol here. Meanwhile, I’ll keep asking for a quad […]

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The alcohol blog Bevlaw found a release by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau that outed “Palcohol.” Their approved product is “powdered alcohol.” Update: The bureau made the approval “in error.” No powdered alcohol for you. BUT WHAT IS THIS WITCHCRAFT? It’s a family of simple carbohydrates called cyclodextrins. Cyclodextrins are molecular doughnuts (or cronuts if you’re willing […]

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