New Zealand Meths
In an interesting twist, New Zealand
meths does not actually contain any methanol
, nor anything else poisonous
: it contains flavouring
. Nasty flavouring
. Like everywhere else, it is also dyed
so that you don't accidentally drink
It is cheaper to add flavouring than to add methanol.
Due to the vile
flavour, only the most down-and-out drunk
s would ever consider drinking this stuff, and when they do, they don't run the risk of going blind
. Those who perhaps wish to retain the most insignificant shred of dignity
may drip the spirits through brown bread
before drinking, removing the dye. Still tastes bloody awful, though.