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Tito’s Vodka Is Asking People To NOT Use The Drink To Make Hand Sanitizer

The recent coronavirus outbreak has led to a massive influx of hand sanitizer purchases, often to the point where stores run out of stock. Of course, this leads to some people creating their own solutions, not all of which are the safest or smartest choices.

Tito’s Vodka has had to respond to a number of people tagging it on Twitter, talking about using the spirit to make their own hand sanitizer. This is based in part that it is possible to create your own hand sanitizer using rubbing alcohol and aloe vera.

However, rubbing alcohol is at least 60% alcohol (that’s 120-proof for those in the spirit world), and Tito’s falls below that mark. As a result, they’ve been asking people to not use the vodka for sanitation purposes via tweet:

Washing your hands under warm water and soap for 20-25 seconds will always be the optimal sanitation method. If you don’t have access to water, however, and need to make your own sanitizer, just don’t be using Tito’s (or other lower-proof alcohol) in the process.

190-proof Everclear, on the other hand…

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Chicken Tender Stuffed ‘FAT TACO’ Is The Hangover Cure We Need To Drown In Salsa

Photo courtesy of Tito’s Burritos and Wings

When going on a taco run, I never come home with less than four of any type of taco. I may want to reconsider that rule after laying my eyes on this hard-shelled behemoth.

New Jersey is home to Tito’s Burritos and Wings, a restaurant chain that specializes in massive menu items that are hands-down not for the faint of heart. One of their newest items, the Fat Amy Taco, is one you’d have to step back to be able to take in.

Known for naming items after celebrities and fictional movie characters, Tito’s taco is also inspired by local favorites. It takes it name from the tradition of the “fat sandwich,” a New Jersey staple of stuffing sandwiches with an excess of fried foods as a means to cure the dreaded hangover. It is also influenced by the fictional character “Fat Amy” from the Pitch Perfect film series, whose personality is “loud and proud” — just how the restaurant describes this massive taco.

At 12 inches, the tortilla shell is deep fried and stuffed with fried chicken tenders, hand-cut French fries, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo salsa, cheese, and a spicy chipotle sauce.

The Fat Amy Taco can be found at all five of Tito’s New Jersey locations (Summit, Morristown, Ridgewood, Boonton, and South Orange). You can bring a friend and share, but tackling the massive taco on your own is also a true culinary feat.