Tostitos chips has just released potato chips bags equipped with an alcohol sensor…so a drinker can breath on the bag and know their BAC and decide if they’re too drunk to drive.
I’m not sure how I feel about potato chip bags with breathalyzers on them.
I can somehow picture drunk-Jenn arriving at a party with a bottle of wine and potato chips with sensors on them. (My inner math-nerd is curious as to how accurate this sensor is.) (My inner-lawyer is surprised that this could pass by Tostidos legal team)…anyhow…
Maybe they’ll help increase awareness and prevent drunk driving.
But it concerns me whenever I see drinking so normalized. If you’re sitting in a bar breathing on a potato chip bag…it’s possible you have a problem.
But maybe I’m sensitive to the subject as a former problem-drinker, current sober-woman.
I think the sensor on the potato chips bags is a promotion for SuperBowl. I used to get very, very drunk watching football. Now I dont.
If you are struggling with your alcohol use….please know that it’s perfectly normal for a drug to be addictive and to wreak havoc with your life. Alcohol is a drug. Alcohol advertising is powerful and can make us feel like we should be able to drink a ton but always look fabulous and never look drunk (like on most alcohol commercials).
The super bowl can be enjoyed sober. That’s how I plan to spend mine.
Now…if only they’d install a calorie-alarm on those bags so I’d know when I’ve had a serving.