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india Updated: Jun 18, 2010 02:06 IST

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‘Magic’ anti-drunk drink
A “magic” drink claiming to reduce drunkenness and ease hangovers launches in France this week, its makers said Tuesday, prompting scepticism and alarm among experts and health and safety campaigners.

The makers of Outox, a sparkling canned drink, claim it is a “revolutionary” product that “greatly speeds up” the breakdown of alcohol in the blood. But sceptics say the drink has not been scientifically proven and could encourage people to drink more or to drive while drunk.

Outox launches today in France. The health ministry said authorities will be unlikely to ban the drink itself is not considered dangerous.

Now, snack on ‘nothing’
Flavoured edible paper or Slim Chips, originally a concept design by Icelandic product designer Hafsteinn Juliusson, are about to become a reality. Juliusson says that Slim Chips, “sort of like a baked church ostia”, will hopefully be available for purchase online via HAF, his online portfolio and store, this September and a bag will cost about €15.

If you are an unconscious snack-addict, the Slim Chips will help you avoid gaining excess weight with their ‘Don’t get fat’ motto and you might even curb your appetite for snacks altogether given the hefty price tag.

The chips will be available in a variety of flavours: mint, cheddar, wasabi, sweet potato, or blueberry.