People Will Require ID for Whipped Cream
The fine folks at Whipped Lightning are excited to present whipped cream infused with enough alcohol that people who enjoy the sweet cream will require an ID. That is because up until recently, whipped cream was about fun, family and safety; however, today whipped cream means do not drive under the influence.
Alcohol related crashes kills someone in the U.S. every 22 minutes and alcohol related accidents are the leading cause of deaths among young people. That doesn’t matter because the makers of this alcohol bases whipped cream believe whip cream is not just for kids and family. "Whipped cream's not just for kids anymore. It's all about style & sophistication," the New York Daily News quoted Whipped Lightning saying on its website.
The question would be is it healthy for you. Their website states, "We've never had Whipped Lightning tested to determine how many calories are in a serving. Whipahol is not a food product and is not subject to FDA labeling requirements; it is an alcoholic beverage.”
The other question would be is America ready for another alcoholic product like Four Loko which has been in the headlines news for mixing alcohol with an energy drink.
The new alcohol infused whipped cream is being monitored by many. "They can get a significant amount of alcohol in one shot,’’ said Dr. Anita Barry, a director at the Boston Public Health Department. She further said that alcohol-infused whipped cream needs to be monitored for potential abuse.
It appears that one of the big concerns is if the canisters prominently mention that the product contains high alcohol levels. That will not stop people from seizing the alcohol product off the shelves as fast as they can.
At the Wine Emporium on Tremont Street, Cream sells for $12.99, and it’s "flying off the shelves", general manager Max Pendolari said. “I’m amazed at the amount we’ve sold,’’ he said. “I thought these would be one of those kitschy things we pulled off the shelf in six months, but within the first week we had already sold out the initial order.
Dr. Michael Siegel professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, said it’s getting harder and harder to keep track of all the new alcohol gimmicks. “There are so many different alcohol trends out there,’’ said Siegel, who’s putting together a grant request to study what types of booze are being sold to whom and how brand liquor sales can be tracked. “What we need is a good surveillance system to be able to monitor these things,’’ he said. He further stated that he believes that there’s little doubt that Whipped Lightning will be aimed at young drinkers.