So everybody’s buzzing about Four Loko, the alcoholic energy drink that is causing medical emergencies all over the country. I live in Washington State, where nine college students were hospitalized after drinking it at a party. Naturally, this made me curious to see what all the controversy was about. And, of course, I wanted to do it with science.
I tried Sparks, the first alcoholic energy drink, when it was first test marketed in New York City. It tasted like Ecto Cooler that had been brewed in Amy Winehouse’s p*ssy. So I wasn’t expecting much from Four Loko. Matters were worsened by the fact that the convenience store had been cleaned out by tweakers, leaving just six cans remaining – four Watermelon and two Fruit Punch.