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Spike Your Holiday Party with Whipped Lightning

"I imagine this is what alcoholics think clouds taste like." -- avclub.com taste test

Move over, Four Loko. Meet Whipped Lighting. It's nitrous oxide-propelled alcohol (a.k.a. Whipahol), and it's currently sold in 13 states, including Texas.

Available in flavors like Spiced Vanilla, Amaretto, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Cinnamon, the product promises to make every shot or shooter "dangerously delicious." It's no surprise that Whipped Lighting is flying off the shelves in college towns across America. Jell-O shots topped with coconut-flavored whipped alcohol? Now that's a party.

Popularity among the binge-drinking sector combined with an alcohol content ranging from 15 to 18.5 percent (three times greater than beer) have put Whipped Lightning and similar competitors (Cream, Get Whipped) on a number of state alcoholic beverage commission watch lists. Earlier this month the FDA banned Four Loko (12 percent alcohol)after concerns over college students abusing the booze-laden energy drink. However, according to their website, Whipped Lightning is an alcoholic beverage, not a food product, therefore not subject to regulation by the FDA.

Ed note: Our sister food blog in Orange County, Stick A Fork In It, reviewed a similar product today called CREAM. Great minds, etc., etc.

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