Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Powdered toiletries for the TSA

Grind chemicals. Don't pour water on them til you get there.
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Given the aversion of airport security staff to liquids, perhaps the purveyors of popular shampoos, deodorants and drinks could market a "travel range", consisting of only the solid ingredients in powder form.

Upon arrival at your preferred destination (or New Jersey), simply add water to the level marked on the container and - gadulka! - instant whatever!

This will not work for ingredients which are inherently and irrepressibly liquid, such as the ethanol in alcoholic beverages. However, the ethanol component of a bottle of wine or beer will be comfortably under 100ml, allowing it to be transported legally.

[some time later]

But wait! It appears that your friend and mine, ethanol, can be bound by cyclodextrins to produce a dry powder! When dissolved in water, the powder releases the ethanol, to yield an alcoholic drink.

MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 05 2013

Powdered alcohol http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Alcohol_powder
No, seriously. [MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 05 2013]

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       Nice idea - I'd have to see powdered champagne work before I was totally convinced though
hippo, Nov 06 2013
  

       *Instant whatever* is what I always say.
xandram, Nov 06 2013
  

       The manufacturers would hate this, as it would show consumers just how much of the product they're paying for is "Aqua" ...
8th of 7, Nov 06 2013
  
      
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