Thursday, April 21, 2011

The cocktail that will make you vomit before you've had too many

Firstly, agar agar is generally used in petri dishes to cultivate controlled bacterial growth. A seaweed derivative, it has lots and lots of applications as a food additive for texture. These things aside, it is not food.

Secondly, I do care about waste reduction.

Thirdly, I love a good stiff drink more often than I would care to admit.

But come on! This is gross:

Our Edible Cups re-imagine the concept of drinking, and impart a new experience in the way they feel, taste, smell, and move. The cups are made of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink. The cups can be nibbled on while drinking and any leftover remnants can be composted.

The very idea that a cup has the integrity of old jello is alone enough to leave this on the trash heap of bad ideas, even if they are compostable.
And really? Where do you get this liquor for these eco-cocktails, anyway? Can you compost the Absolute Vodka signature glass bottles? Here's an eco-tip: To save waste, just drink out of the bottle like I do.

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