GUMMY BEAR VODKA
Beware the bear.
That’s the warning being sent to hundreds of schools and police agencies around the state, asking them to watch for kids getting drunk by eating Gummi bears soaked in vodka. The vodka is odorless and, depending how much booze is used, the bears maintain their relative shape, making it difficult to spot them at sports games, at dances or even in classrooms. The end result is “drunken gummies” that can be put into plastic bags and taken to parties, the movies, football games, and just about anywhere. The danger lies in the fact that teens can’t tell how much alcohol they’re actually putting into their system with the drunken bears.