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Four Loko

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What do folks think about this high alcohol content, highly caffeinated beverage that has recently sent college kids to the hospital?

    A little background if you're not familiar with it:

    I'm normally a free market guy, but this product seems so easy to abuse, is clearly targeted at kids, and is packaged more like a sport drink or an energy drink. Even it's flavors seem geared to people who don't normally drink alcohol.

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  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Looks like a trashier Sparks.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Or Joose.
  4. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I've had one or two and they taste horrible. I can't see how kids would be going to the hospital unless they're drinking three or four of these at a time or stacking other stuff on top of it.
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I've tried Joose. It's so freaking sickly sweet there's no way you can drink more than one. It's a struggle to just get through one.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't understand combining caffeine and booze.

    Many years ago, some friends and I went on a Jagerbomb binge. After eight of them, I called it a night. I was ready to pass out. But wait! The Red Bull's caffeine wouldn't let that happen. I was in bed for two hours before I could drift off.
  7. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    "This is Unleaded?"

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  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I don't know. About 8 or 9 years ago, I was in LA on business.

    It had been a long day, I was super tired, & I had a telephone fight with my (now ex) girlfriend. Had no inclination to go out.

    But, my co-workers talked me into going out & I had a few Red Bulls & vodka. They didn't taste great, but they definitely woke me up & gave me a buzz. I ended up having a great time.

    I've only ever had one again in Vegas under similar circumstances.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I could see them being a problem at a college party.

    If you don't know how strong they are, I could see someone (like a 100 pound girl) drinking a couple thinking they're comparable to a wine cooler (remember those?) and being very drunk, very quickly. Especially if they're also offered a shot or two.

    If you're drinking beer -- or wine or mixed drinks -- you can feel yourself start to get effected by the alcohol. You can make a decision to slow down or stop.

    With something like this and/or shots, the alcohol hits you too quickly and you're drunk before you know it.

    (This is also why I never understand people who do shots at the end of the night. They've usually already had enough and are now just adding to their hangover.)
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Eight Jagerbombs? Holy fuck dude.

    Last winter, I was hanging out with some people that were doing Jager shots and we ended up doing seven of them in a row. I was so wrecked I faceplanted on the way home. It was not a pretty scene.

    As The Hold Steady says ... these parties, they start out lovely, then they get druggy and get ugly and get bloody ...
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The drinks or the idea of banning them?
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