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Smirnoff Introduces U.S. To 2 New Flavored Vodkas

Originally published on January 2, 2012 7:33 am
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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Maybe you shouldn't drink and then deal with your money. The top-selling vodka brand in the United States has made another entry in the competition for flavored vodkas. And that's our last word in business today: A shot of fluff.

Smirnoff is selling what's called Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka. And also, if that's not to your taste, whipped cream-flavored vodka. While trying to come up with the right formula, the company said it studied vanilla-scented laundry soap and candles that smell like cookies. It ended up coming up with these new flavors for alcohol.

The Russian-born brand is trying to attract drinkers in their 20s and 30s - at least that's what they say, although some groups complain that fluffed marshmallow flavors are targeted at underage drinkers.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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