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2020-09-18 10:54:04 AM  
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Did they make it?
 
2020-09-18 10:58:04 AM  
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2020-09-18 11:59:09 AM  
Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.
 
2020-09-18 12:22:36 PM  
If I wanted to drink pea I'd drink Budweiser.
 
2020-09-18 12:23:00 PM  

casey17: Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.


I would buy it. Just for the green pea-ness.
 
2020-09-18 12:52:45 PM  
nice headline!
 
2020-09-18 1:03:57 PM  

casey17: Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.


In vodka the calories are determined by the alcohol percentage. It doesn't matter what you started from.
 
2020-09-18 1:43:48 PM  

Ivo Shandor: casey17: Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.

In vodka the calories are determined by the alcohol percentage. It doesn't matter what you started from.


See, I see that on some charts & articles, but then see this repeatedly:

"Vodka is the alcohol with the lowest calories, at around 100 calories per shot (that's a 50 ml double-measure). Whisky is slightly more, at roughly 110 calories a shot. Gin and tequila are also 110 calories a shot."

The article it's from: https://www.esquire.com/uk/life/fitne​s​s-wellbeing/a10882/the-five-least-fatt​ening-ways-to-get-drunk/

What's up with that?
 
2020-09-18 1:50:18 PM  
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2020-09-18 1:51:51 PM  
Somehow I don't think I will ask the barkeep for the pee flavor vodak.
 
2020-09-18 2:27:12 PM  

casey17: Ivo Shandor: casey17: Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.

In vodka the calories are determined by the alcohol percentage. It doesn't matter what you started from.

See, I see that on some charts & articles, but then see this repeatedly:

"Vodka is the alcohol with the lowest calories, at around 100 calories per shot (that's a 50 ml double-measure). Whisky is slightly more, at roughly 110 calories a shot. Gin and tequila are also 110 calories a shot."

The article it's from: https://www.esquire.com/uk/life/fitnes​s-wellbeing/a10882/the-five-least-fatt​ening-ways-to-get-drunk/

What's up with that?


It's probably some combination of rounding errors, unit conversion, and differences in the particular products tested (e.g. a 45% whisky vs. a 40% vodka). I poked around a bit and found this: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patienti​n​structions/000886.htm ("Trusted Health Information for You"):

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Apart from one obvious typo, this shows that the calorie content of distilled spirits is determined by the alcohol content. Whiskey and rum would have a marginally higher calorie content than vodka of an equal percentage due to the other organic compounds which provide the color and flavor, but those aren't present in a high enough concentration to matter.

Someone who was writing an article based on this data would likely choose to round "97" rather than publishing it directly. One person might be writing about gin and might pick "95" while another author might write something about vodka and round up to "100". A third writer could later look up both of those articles and use them to pitch gin as a "lower-calorie alternative" to vodka (along with a warning to avoid 80-proof rum because it's twice as fattening as anything else).
 
2020-09-18 2:36:19 PM  

Ivo Shandor: casey17: Ivo Shandor: casey17: Peas are crazy high in calories. I wonder if this will be the same for the vodka, since vodka having the least amount of calories is a selling point for some people.

In vodka the calories are determined by the alcohol percentage. It doesn't matter what you started from.

See, I see that on some charts & articles, but then see this repeatedly:

"Vodka is the alcohol with the lowest calories, at around 100 calories per shot (that's a 50 ml double-measure). Whisky is slightly more, at roughly 110 calories a shot. Gin and tequila are also 110 calories a shot."

The article it's from: https://www.esquire.com/uk/life/fitnes​s-wellbeing/a10882/the-five-least-fatt​ening-ways-to-get-drunk/

What's up with that?

It's probably some combination of rounding errors, unit conversion, and differences in the particular products tested (e.g. a 45% whisky vs. a 40% vodka). I poked around a bit and found this: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientin​structions/000886.htm ("Trusted Health Information for You"):

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Apart from one obvious typo, this shows that the calorie content of distilled spirits is determined by the alcohol content. Whiskey and rum would have a marginally higher calorie content than vodka of an equal percentage due to the other organic compounds which provide the color and flavor, but those aren't present in a high enough concentration to matter.

Someone who was writing an article based on this data would likely choose to round "97" rather than publishing it directly. One person might be writing about gin and might pick "95" while another author might write something about vodka and round up to "100". A third writer could later look up both of those articles and use them to pitch gin as a "lower-calorie alternative" to vodka (along with a warning to avoid 80-proof rum because it's twice as fattening as anything else).


I figured rum was higher in calories 'cause it's made from molasses /sugar cane. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2020-09-18 2:52:09 PM  

casey17: I figured rum was higher in calories 'cause it's made from molasses /sugar cane. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Sugar turns into alcohol. If you start from starch (e.g. potato vodka), the starch first turns into sugar and then into alcohol.

The distillation step separates the alcohol from whatever else was left over from the fermentation process. Then you optionally add in a few other compounds by aging it in wooden barrels or soaking some juniper berries.
 
2020-09-18 3:38:15 PM  
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Could I just say, Fark, for one moment that I have a new idea about vodka?
Oh, what is my idea? Oh what is my idea, that it is. Yes, well you may well ask, what is my idea. And well you may. Yes my word you may well ask what it is, this idea of mine. Well, this idea that I have--that is to say, which is mine-- ...is mine.
Where? Oh, what is my new vodka idea? Oh, my idea that I have follows the lines I am about to relate. Cough. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. Ahem. The Idea for a New Vodka, by A. Elk. That's A for Anne, it's not by a elk.
This idea which belongs to me is as follows. Ahem. Ahem. This is how it goes. Ahem. The next thing that I am about to say is my idea. Ahem. Ready?
(Host moans)
Elk: The idea by A. Elk brackets Miss brackets. My idea is along the following lines.

Vodka can be made from peas.
 
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