I’m sure by now you are at least familiar with the controversy surrounding this beverage; but how many of you have actually had the pleasure/displeasure of partaking in this Satan-in-a-can? Of course, if you haven’t already, it is gonna be pretty hard since it’s been pulled from most shelves.
I personally had a couple of the fruit punch, and the best way I can describe the taste, is a mix between box wine and cough medicine. Its very similar to the old hood favorite, Cysco or “liquid cocaine”. I put two down pretty quickly, mostly because of the horrible taste, and was definitely buzzed. At 12.5% alcohol, its easy to see why. One can is about the equivalent of five beers. This however is not the reason the beverage has been banned. The issue is the fact that along with the high alcohol content, it is loaded with caffeine.
So now that they have warehouses full of a now banned concoction, what do they do? Well it seems Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol and other products. They distill the alcohol from the drinks, and then sells the fuel to be blended into gasoline. The aluminum cans are sold to a recyclers which are then turned around as another beer can in about 30 days.
Just think, you could be driving around in a car running on watermelon Four Loko. This kinda gives new meaning to DUI doesn’t it? Terrible I know, throw tomatoes in the comments.