Will Jell-O Shots Help Ohio’s Economy?

A tray of gelatin shots prior to refrigeration.

At least one Ohio State Senator believes we can fuel an economic comeback on Jell-O shots.

Tucked away in the Ohio budget is a proposal that Ohio allow the sale of food and confections containing alcohol.  Existing Ohio law doesn’t allow the sale of food and confections containing “intoxicating liquor” of more than one-half of 1 percent alcohol by volume.  The proposed law would revise the “ mixed beverages” definition to include solids and confections “obtained by mixing any type of whiskey, neutral spirits, brandy, gin, or other distilled spirits with water, juice, or other flavorings and that contain between one-half percent and 21 percent of alcohol by volume.”  The state economy would benefit from the taxes derived which would fall under the mixed-beverage excise tax of $1.20 per gallon of alcohol purchased. As reported in the Columbus Dispatch, “[a]lcohol-infused products are available in other states. Those products include ones made by a Santa Monica, Calif., company called SnoBar. The company offers margarita Popsicles containing tequila and Cosmopolitan Popsicles with vodka and triple sec with up to 14.6 percent alcohol, along with Pink Squirrel and Brandy Alexander ice creams that are up to 10 percent alcohol.”

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