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Honest Four Loko Commercial
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Nov 30 2010 7:51AM
Well all anybody has been talking about lately is the recent banning for the highly-alcoholic energy drink FOUR LOKO in NY State.
If you never had a Four Loko let me describe it for you...its like drinking battery acid with a hint of watermelon (or orange if you get the 'orange' flavor etc.)
The drink has been popular amongst college students and under-agers as it is extrememly cheap ($3 a can) and pretty much only ONE can will get you drunk.
The dangers that lie withing Four Loko (and mostly the reason why its been banned in many states, now including NY State) is because of the high caffeine content mixed with its high alcohol content (12% alcohol by volume) which means...people who drink ONE can still dont realize how drunk they are just yet because of the energy given by the caffeine, taurine etc.
According to Wikipedia: The name "Four" is derived from the drink's four main ingredients: alcohol, caffeine, taurine, and guarana. It also contains carbonated water, sugar, and natural and artificial flavoring.
So people will end up drinking more, until its too late. And in some situations...end up in the hospital even. Or blackout. Yea...its apparantly THAT BAD for some.
But in the spirit of things, and since theyre in recent news, i stumbled upon a funny parody (but brutally honest) of a Four Loko commercial.
So for those still unfamiliar to the new (and now banned) energy drink...lets catch you up to speed.
So in a nutshell...that pretty much sums up the dangers of drinking Four Loko.
From personal experience i will say that after trying Four Loko several different times...the hangover from it the next day SUCKS. Worse than regular beer or alcohol. I dont know why, just something ive experienced.
But not for much longer...we have until Dec. 10th before all retailers are ordered to pull Four Loko from the shelves FOREVER.
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Your post regarding the affects of Four Loko was helpful. The accompanying "honest" ad was also extremely hilarious. Thanks for the facts!
I just found this cool infographic while I was researching an article for our library newsletter on Four Loko and thought you might be interested. You can check it out here: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/four-loko.
I thought your readers might enjoy the graphic and wanted to see if you would consider posting a link to it from your blog. Let me know what you think of it.
Thanks! Lauren :)