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Whip it good? Maybe not…

30 Nov

I thought I would go crazy if I heard one more news story about the Four Lokos drinking craze.  Luckily, my prayers have been answered and a new alcohol trend has media, consumers and health officials in a frenzy.

Could you guess what all the fuss is over?   Alcohol-infused whipped cream!!!

The two major brands found in liquor stores are CREAM and Whipped Lightning.   Both contain between 15-16.5% alcohol–making this whipped topping shockingly 30 proof!!! Don’t start squirting moutfuls of “whipahol” just yet; there is NO nutritional information available anywhere about the products.

Whipped Lightning’s response to questions about nutritional information on their website:

“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.”

Sorry, folks…I know ignorance is bliss but bliss usuallly turns out to be extremely fattening and unhealthy….

Here’s my nutritional estimation:

2 tbs of Reddi-Whip – 20 calories

+

.5 oz of 30 proof liqeur – 50 calories

2 tbs of alcohol-infused whipped cream = up to 70 calories!!!