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Louisiana: Free The Wine Ice Cream!

Did you know it's illegal to sell wine-infused ice cream in Louisiana, or any frozen dairy product containing alcohol? And a bill to change that has come to a standstill in the Louisiana legislature for the second time, reports The Times-Picayune.

Why the holdup? "This to me is an attractive nuisance," objected State Representative Ray Garofalo. "This to me is something that is going to attract kids." Retorts Buzz Bar Representative Steve Duke, "If a kid gets an (fake) ID, he's not going to go after a $5 ice cream bar."

The Buzz Bar is infused with spirits and, with names like "The Blitzed Berry" and "The Drunken Cookie", appears to give credence to Garofalo's concerns. Wine ice cream, on the contrary, seems a bit more demure. One company that has shown interest in selling its products in Louisiana is Mercer's. They offer these flavors of ice cream, each containing 5% alcohol: Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Peach White Zinfandel, Port, Red Raspberry, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

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