It’s Very Easy To Get Drunk On Food Alone

Around Christmas, a lot of food comes laced with alcohol. But while the commonly held view is that much of it gets burned off in the cooking process, this video demonstrates that there’s plenty left in there to see you exceed the safe limits for driving.

This responsible piece of journalism, put together by the folks at New Scientist, shows how even a cooked appetiser can put you over the legal driving limit for blood alcohol. And that’s not to mention the wine in the main course and the booze-soaked pudding. So, it shows that you need to be relatively careful — if you’re going to adhere to the law, at least — when it comes to food choices. [New Scientist]