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Chewy Vodka Bars -- April Fool's Day, 1994
The Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported that an alcoholic beverage company had invented a new kind of candy sure to be a favorite with the Russian people: chewy Vodka Bars. These bars, designed to compete with Mars and Snickers bars, would come in three flavors — lemon, coconut, and salted cucumber. The same company was also perfecting another new product: instant vodka in tea bags.

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, Newspapers, Russia, 1994.
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