I refrained from discussing the potential health hazards of energy drinks in my article yesterday, but this has recently been brought to my attention (link from ABC News):
“The aftermath of the party, at which police found students passed out all over the house and rushed nine to the hospital, has renewed calls for bans on the drink Four Loko, which combines as much alcohol as a six-pack of beer and the equivalent of one cup of coffee.”
Four Loko is (according to Phusion Projects) “a mix of caffeine, taurine, guarana, and alcohol. The brand name “Four” is derived from the use of these four ingredients.
Four Loko comes in eight flavors: blue raspberry, cranberry lemonade, fruit punch, lemon-lime, lemonade, orange-blend, uva (grape) and watermelon. Four MaXed comes in citrus and grape.”
Yikes! Better think twice before picking up that energy boozer. I’ll stick to my espresso-martinis, thank you… Oh, wait a minute…