Add an extra buzz to your cup of hot chocolate, your slice of apple pie, or your favorite cocktail with Whipped Lightning, alcohol-infused whipped cream that comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavors.
Dubbed “whipahol” by its makers, this sweet fluff claims to be the world’s first of its kind. Whipped Lightning’s Web site lists the following flavors, each ranging from 16.75 percent to 18.25 percent alcohol per volume, the equivalent of more than three beers: German Chocolate, Caramel Pecan, Hazelnut Espresso, Amaretto, White Chocolate Raspberry, Spiced Vanilla, Tropical Passion, Coconut, and Strawberry Colada. Yum!
But in light of the recent federal crackdown on caffeinated alcoholic beverages that led to some states banning popular drinks such as Four Loko, this product is sure to have parents and school officials concerned. Lucky for them (but bad for those of us who are 21 and over), some states are devoid of this flavorful beverage-topper. To find out where to buy it near you, go here. The prices are not listed on the product’s Web site, but a quick Internet search shows that prices can vary from $7.99 to $12.91.
But for those of us who are of age, “whipahol” is a delicious and decadent addition to our liquor cabinets. That’s right: there’s no need to refrigerate it. This brings us to the slightly disturbing fact that the FDA does not need to regulate “whipahol” because it’s considered an alcoholic beverage and not a food product. But is there even any actual cream in it? Is it super fattening? Apparently we don’t need to know, and this will surely open a whole new can of worms — delicious, creamy (or should it be “creamy?”), alcoholic worms at that.