Powdered alcohol is creating a buzz. Find out why Palcohol could be the latest drinking trend.

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Powdered alcohol – If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon because Palcohol is creating quite a buzz as the first of its kind to be FDA-approved. While powdered alcohol sounds like some space ship concoction, it could in fact be available to consumers later this year.

Palcohol isn’t sitting well with some, however, who fear that it will have some pretty dangerous effects. For one, there’s the fear that Palcohol will be improperly ingested (read: snorted) but the company put those rumors to rest on its website.

“To take precautions against this action, we’ve added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain,” the warning read.

Experts are also concerned that Palcohol, which comes in a bevy flavors, will tempt children far younger than age 21. “The other potential is that given the flavors, there’s the potential for it to be very appealing to small children,” Dr. Kennon Heard told CBS News.

Meanwhile, Palcohol stands by its claims that the new form of powdered alcohol is just as safe as the liquid version. More perplexing, however, is Palcohol creator, Mark Philips’ explanation of who the product is geared toward.

“It is a great convenience for the person involved in activities where weight and bulk is a factor… like hiking, backpacking, etc. One package weighs about an ounce and is small enough to fit into any pocket,” Philips explained.

Do you think powdered alcohol is brilliant or a bust? Sound off in the comments below.

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Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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