Four Loko, the caffeinated alcoholic poison drink, has been in the news a lot lately. It's being banned in some states, forcing the manufacturer to strip out the caffeine. But what's it do to your body? Let's find out. Live updating
I'm going to be drinking a can of it right now, in the next hour or so, and liveblogging the results. In the course of it, I'm also going to be explaining why Four Loko is potentially dangerous, as well as how it feels to actually drink one. If you're over the age of 25, this is kind of your chance to experience it without having to hang out with college-age kids. Here we go.
1:14: I'm opening up the can. It's watermelon.
1:15: Smells like someone threw a bag of Jolly Ranchers into a Coors Lite.
1:16: The first hit stinks of booze, then has a very candy aftertaste.
1:17: I made sure to have Indian buffet for lunch, so that any potential vomit could be as disgusting as possible.
1:18: So why all the fuss? It's a pretty big-ass can, coupled with its high alcohol content (12% by volume), as well as having caffeine, sugar, guarana and taurine. The stuff that's in energy drinks. So this is an energy drink coupled with a social lubricant.
1:18: To be clear, I'm fairly sensitive to energy drinks, as evidenced by my liveblog of the Health potion. That was fun. And I'm not too huge of a drinker either.
1:21: The typos have already started.
1:22: Four Loko surprisingly doesn't taste HORRIBLE. I was expecting ass in a can. And not good, luscious ass either. I mean Steven Segal ass.
1:24: Why do I have all these tabs open?
1:24: So as of two days ago, the FDA is poised to act. And by act, I mean crack the FUCK down on Four Loko. They are going to: