You Can Get Drunk on Popcorn Now, If You Really Want To

by Ryan Hudak on Sep 12, 2017 in Culture

Listen, everyone—I like booze.  I like it a lot.  I drink it more often than I should, I write about it, and people sometimes even ask my opinion on it.  But, even I know when to draw the line, and that line is drawn at eating it.  Why is this a trend?  Why can’t we just drink our alcohol like all the generations before us? Is this not an effective road to alcoholism anymore? Now, in addition to gummy bears and donuts and glitter and nail polish, we’ve got popcorn with a 5% ABV.

Yes, a UK-based company called Joe & Steph’s is pushing out alcohol-infused popcorn like it’s a good idea, and it comes in a variety of flavors like Crisp Gin & Tonic, Refreshing Mojito, Zingy Margarita, and Fruity Cosmopolitan.  Mmm, fruity—just the flavor I’m hoping for when I reach for popcorn.  Never mind that they’ve felt the need to give each drink a descriptor, which is probably because anyone willfully paying for boozy popcorn probably doesn’t know what a real gin and tonic tastes like.
 
The good news is, bags are only around $5 USD.  The bad news is, if you want them to ship to America, you’ll have to pay about $14 for shipping, so it’s clearly not worth it.  Even if you bought in bulk to make the shipping price reasonable, you’d still be stuck with a ton of crappy booze popcorn. Although it will probably come in handy when you Netflix and chill all by yourself.
 

Photo via Flickr user yourbestdigs

 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Gin Pong is Here to Class Up Your Next Soiree

Gin Pong is Here to Class Up Your Next Soiree

Gin pong is here, just in time for the holidays....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Oct 17, 2017
Applebees Employee's Video Shows Crappy $1 Margaritas Even Crappier Than You Thought

Applebees Employee's Video Shows Crappy $1 Margaritas Even Crappier Than You Thought

Applebee's is offering a $1 margarita throughout the entirety of October at any of their participating restaur...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Oct 13, 2017
California Wildfires Burn 150,000 Acres, Majorly Affecting Vineyards Throughout Wine Country

California Wildfires Burn 150,000 Acres, Majorly Affecting Vineyards Throughout Wine Country

Wildfires have swept through Napa and Sonoma counties, killing 15 and putting the livelihood of wine country a...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 10, 2017
SPONSORED
Where to Find Late Night Happy Hours in Portland

Where to Find Late Night Happy Hours in Portland

Luckily, plenty of other places offer an additional happy hour later in the evening, after the dinner rush is over, when you actually have time to mak...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 10, 2017
Johnnie Walker Is Selling a Blade Runner 2049 Scotch

Johnnie Walker Is Selling a Blade Runner 2049 Scotch

With the Blade Runner sequel in theaters now, Johnnie Walker has designed a blend to commemorate the film: Johnnie Walker Black The Director's Cut....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 10, 2017
Oregon's Union Wine Co. Teams up with Wildfang Clothing to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Oregon's Union Wine Co. Teams up with Wildfang Clothing to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Oregon's Union Wine Co. and Wildfang Clothing are teaming up to raise money for Planned Parenthood with a new ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 2, 2017
Boozy Ice Cream is Here To Boost Your Buzz

Boozy Ice Cream is Here To Boost Your Buzz

A Maryland company, ArcticBuzz, has given us the gift of combining vodka and ice cream to create the ultimate boozy treat....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Oct 2, 2017
Celebrate Fall in Style with Flask Cocktails from Coopers' Craft

Celebrate Fall in Style with Flask Cocktails from Coopers' Craft

Spice up your autumnal drinking with coffee cocktails that fit perfectly in a flask made with Coopers' Craft Kentucky Bourbon, which pairs perfectly w...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 29, 2017
NPR is Starting a Wine Club to Fund Public Radio

NPR is Starting a Wine Club to Fund Public Radio

With funding for public radio possibly under fire, NPR is finding a way to fund its own shows that fits perfectly in their own tote bags - a wine club...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 27, 2017
Summer Isn't Over Yet, Thanks to a Rose Festival in Texas This October

Summer Isn't Over Yet, Thanks to a Rose Festival in Texas This October

Summer may be over, but rose season isn't done quite yet, thanks to a rose wine festival this October in Dalla...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 27, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close