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Before powdered alcohol: Other food turned into powder

Published on Apr 24, 2014 12:50 PM

Turn water into vodka - an American company says its powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol, will let you do just that.

The Arizona company called Lipsmark says the powdered alcohol will come six varieties of single-drink pouches and drinkers just need to stir in water for a shot of rum or vodka or add cola or orange juice for a mixer.


Although it now looks like Palcohol will not be available anytime soon because of a labelling problem, there are other food items which have been reduced to powder with varying degrees of success. The big draw for powdered food is its longevity, but you don’t have to be a survivalist stocking up on supplies for your doomsday bunker to appreciate its usefulness. Check out these examples:

Powdered egg
Powdered eggs have a long history, with their production method first developed in the 1930s in Britain. During World War II, they were rationed and became a staple for housewives, as the powdered eggs had a longer shelf life and real eggs were in short supply.

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