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People Are Freaking Out Over The Fact Fireball Whisky Has An Antifreeze Ingredient In It

"Totally explains why it makes me puke and make bad decisions." Don't panic, it's not banned in America.

Posted on October 29, 2014, at 10:35 a.m. ET

It was discovered on Tuesday that Fireball whisky was being recalled in parts of Europe because it contains propylene glycol, a compound commonly found in antifreeze.

Finland's state-owned alcohol retailer, Alko, released a statement saying it would be pulling it from shelves. Swedish state alcohol distributor Systembolaget followed suit with its own recall.

As news spread, a whole bunch of people started freaking out, assuming their favorite cinnamon-flavored whisky was being recalled and might have been dangerous to drink.

So apparently fireball was recalled for having antifreeze in it. I guess that's why it makes you feel warm even in the cold

J. Izzo@jonizzoFollow

So apparently fireball was recalled for having antifreeze in it. I guess that's why it makes you feel warm even in the cold

1:47 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fireball recalled for having antifreeze in it... I mean who is surprised? LOL

Ellie@elliedarlingsFollow

Fireball recalled for having antifreeze in it... I mean who is surprised? LOL

9:47 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Fireball got recalled for containing antifreeze omg

Slayla@aylanicolemFollow

Fireball got recalled for containing antifreeze omg

9:10 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Good news fireball was recalled because it has antifreeze in it. #wtf

Amanda Johnston@Amandahhh17Follow

Good news fireball was recalled because it has antifreeze in it. #wtf

1:28 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fireball being recalled has explained so many things 😏

Madison Ashley@MaddMoneyTinerzFollow

Fireball being recalled has explained so many things

9:55 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So fireball is getting recalled for having antifreeze in it... That totally explains why it always makes me puke and make terrible decisions

seneca@senecarussooFollow

So fireball is getting recalled for having antifreeze in it... That totally explains why it always makes me puke and make terrible decisions

9:55 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So thats why i was addicted to fireball over the summer..

Molllzz@mollyodonnellllFollow

So thats why i was addicted to fireball over the summer..

9:51 AM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Propylene glycol is an organic compound used in marine antifreeze and aircraft de-icers due to its low freezing point. It's also used as a food preservative in a lot of frozen foods, such as ice cream and frozen dinners.

Luckily for most American frat parties, though, the Food and Drug Administration says propylene glycol is "generally recognized as safe" as long as you're consuming it at a safe level.

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The "safe level" part refers to the propylene glycol, not the amount of Fireball you chug, however.

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