Fireball contains anti-freeze?

fireball-fridayMost of us think of Fireball as a shot or a Pitbull song about a shot or what happened on the NASA launch pad earlier. The cinnamon-flavored shot has been recalled in Europe over a chemical found in antifreeze. Although it’s mild antifreeze if that makes you feel better. In a statement issued by Finland’s state alcohol monopoly said that the Fireball brand liqueur had been prepared according to North American food regulations and does not meet the requirements of the European Union’s tighter regulations concerning recommended levels of propylene glycol.

The substance isn’t necessarily detrimental to individuals’ health, although it is used in a wide range of cases from de-icing compounds in the aviation industry to the preparation of snack foods. It’s also used in alcoholic beverages as a flavor carrier.

The Centers for Disease Control note that it is used to make polyester compounds, and as a base for deicing solutions. In food production, the CDC adds, the syrupy stuff also can be used to maintain moisture… It is a solvent for food colors and flavors. Fireball insists that there are “no health risks” and that “all Fireball formulas are absolutely safe to drink.”

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed propylene glycol as “generally recognized as safe” for use in food products, up to 50 grams per kilogram. The whiskey made by Fireball has less than 1/8 the amount of propylene glycol allowed by FDA regulations, a spokeswoman pointed out.

It sounds about like when Vodka and Redbull were first mixed together and the media went nuts her in the US about how we would all die from something involved in the mixture. They actually still do even with drinks like Monster. We are all still alive well most of us after a night out with Redbulls. Fireball if you do too much of that you have a greater possibility of being ran over or blacking out in front of a moving subway than having too much of the antifreeze ingredient.

Fireball is an orange beverage that comes in a clear bottle with a prancing demon on the label. It tastes like a syrupy incarnation of Wrigley’s Big Red gum with a sweet,spicy burn. The great thing about it is that even though it contains whiskey you do not smell like a drunk because of the cinnamon. It has been battling Jagermeister and other past leaders of this shot market but what is in Jagermeister still intrigues me. There has to be something anti-freeze like in Jager as well for that extra kick.

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