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June 06, 2007

Dutch Students Develop Powdered Alcohol Drink “For Kids”

Posted in: Child Welfare,WTF

Drunk-kidsIf you were to guess what country would come up with a way to get around the minimum drinking age for minors, what would it be? Most readers of the site would guess the Netherlands and would be right.

A college student has designed a new alcoholic powder that skirts the under 16 drinking limits in the Netherlands. Of course, the idea that a college graduate is so concerned with getting the under 16 crowd drunk is probably it’s own concern. Maybe he wants to room with a certain someone we all know who is attending University in the Netherlands.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros (70 pence-1 pound).
Top it up with water and you have a bubbly, lime-coloured and -flavoured 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. via Yahoo! News.

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