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Fireball whisky banned
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Posted 10/25/14 , edited 10/25/14

x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Wow. Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in Antifreeze. Its used in many Other things but at very small quantities. With that, I can see why it's banned.


Yeah.. It's not exactly the best thing for human consumption hahaha. I believe it is actually put in more foods than people realize.. Just not in large amounts.. People are just now becoming more conscious of it, so it is getting cracked down on a bit more..
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x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Wow. Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in Antifreeze. Its used in many Other things but at very small quantities. With that, I can see why it's banned.


Eldritch drink anti-freeze all the time. Can't humans do it too?
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Posted 10/25/14
antifreeze, lol.

well considering e85 automotive fuel is 65% ethanol, and everclear is 95% ethanol.....hell, why not?
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Dry counties are more the exception than the rule in my part of the States. Local restrictions are just "feel good" laws anyway, as they don't really accomplish anything whether you're restricting alcohol, guns, prostitution, certain books, etc.. Cars make it quite easy to make trips over to wherever regulation is loosest.

Can't say I've ever had or even heard of Fireball. I usually drink shots of JD when I am in the mood for whiskey. Generally, I would say I'm okay with restrictions on ingredients that are known to be significantly dangerous to your health being used in a product. The majority of consumers don't read ingredient lists and just assume the product is safe for consumption.

Per Wikipedia propylene glycol is generally safe when in concentrations of less than 1g/L. Are you sure the U.S. restriction is 5g/L? Seems more likely it would be at 0.5g/L while Europe generally being more cautious with such things being at 0.1g/L would make sense.
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Posted 10/25/14 , edited 10/25/14
People will eat/drink it even if it will make them sick. Twinkies for example.
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Posted 10/25/14
Fire Style: Fireball Whisky
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Posted 10/25/14

nemoskull wrote:

antifreeze, lol.

well considering e85 automotive fuel is 65% ethanol, and everclear is 95% ethanol.....hell, why not?


This is exactly what I was thinking!! If everclear (which is just a sneeze away from being rubbing alcohol) is still out on shelves, there is no way something like fireball would have been taken out haha.
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Posted 10/25/14
This stuff is tasty. It tastes like the fireball candy.

This stuff.

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Posted 10/25/14
the crap we eat truly scares me.
Posted 10/26/14
I've had Sinfire. Drank some and dumped the rest. I'll stick to my single malt scotch thanks.
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Posted 10/26/14
Wow that's unfortunate. I really don't like whisky but this was the exception. I'd mix it together with a hard cider called "Angry Orchard". It literally was apple and cinnamon but with a kick to it. Best drink I've had in a while since I honestly don't drink much.
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Posted 10/26/14 , edited 10/26/14
Propylene Glycol is relatively non toxic. The EU probably has standards for a set amount of each chemical aloud in food or drink before they have to ban it due to regulations.

If it was ethylene glycol (anti-freeze), that's a different story since that is extremely toxic.
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Posted 10/26/14

x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Wow. Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in Antifreeze. Its used in many Other things but at very small quantities. With that, I can see why it's banned.


That's ethylene glycol, different chemical properties. Propylene glycol actually metabolizes into cell energy cycle compounds. That said, apparently it has some HAZMAT issues, namely that it can be dangerous to aquatic life.
Posted 10/26/14 , edited 10/26/14
looks like a labeling issue

not bothered about this.
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Posted 10/26/14 , edited 10/26/14

KP_Wrath wrote:


x-Cellar_Door-x wrote:

Wow. Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in Antifreeze. Its used in many Other things but at very small quantities. With that, I can see why it's banned.


That's ethylene glycol, different chemical properties. Propylene glycol actually metabolizes into cell energy cycle compounds. That said, apparently it has some HAZMAT issues, namely that it can be dangerous to aquatic life.


Ahhhhh, Appreciation on the correction.
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