Judge rules that Jell-O shots qualify as alcoholic beverages

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What’s the deal with Jell-O? Is it a liquid? A solid?

Well, if it’s mixed with vodka, it’s an alcoholic beverage, an administrative law judge has ruled.

Administrative Law Judge Laura Lockard’s ruling on jello was part of an eight-page decision that found the Union Bar in Iowa City allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor. The bar has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of $500 to the Alcoholic Beverages Division.

Among arguments made during the hearing, Union Bar co-owner George Wittgraf III argued that Jell-O shots do not qualify as alcoholic beverages. Lockard disagreed, however.

Full story: Union Bar penalized for selling Jell-O shots to minors – Iowa City Press Citizen