Are you loco for Four Loko?

1/3/2011 Update:

Four Loko inspires littering in Hoboken

Taking a walk through the park at Maxwell Place yesterday – I noticed a “littering crime scene.” After seeing the Four Loko litter at Elysian Park recently, and now here at Maxwell Place – the trend nowadays seems to be “get trashed drinking this concoction, and throwing the empty on the ground.”

Also left behind at this CSI:Hoboken, was some NJ Light Rail tickets, and receipts for Panera Bread and Dunkin Donuts.

Maybe Maxwell Place should hire some additional security guards to do more than sit behind a desk?

See original Four Loko update after the jump…

12/10/2010:

New take on Four Loko: Quattro Zany

The clever comedians at the Upright Citizens Brigade – created this spoof on the Four Loko jacked-up malt beverage mentioned here on Hoboken411 a few weeks ago. This time, the drink is targeted “For Adults Only.”

Have fun with your drink of choice at Happy Hour tonight!

10/29/2010:

Super charged high alcohol drink all the rage

I’ve seen these “Four Loco” beverage signs all over the place. Never paid much attention to them, because I’m more of a traditionalist. Beer or red wine is more than enough to enjoy a relaxing drink from time to time. And I know that the more sugar in my drink, the worse the hangover can be.

However, that may not be the case for everyone – as this 23.5oz malt beverage is taking the world by storm. At 12% alcohol, plus a big jolt of caffeine – each $3 can is almost the same as drinking an entire bottle of wine.

Irresponsible kids cause Four Loko Controversy

Now, the Drink Four Company is apparently under a lot of controversy. Many kids love the drink, and are getting completely wrecked in a hurry after slugging three or four cans – even suffering from acute alcohol poisoning (BAC exceeding 40% in some cases!) Control-freaks want to ban this beverage at places like Central Washington University after many kids just over-did it at a recent party.

It was also banned at Rutgers University as well.

Drink Four is defending their products – and rightfully so, as you can see from a statement they issued regarding the latest incident.

Reluctant to try

The owner of Yash Liquors was kind enough to give me a can of this the other day, encouraging me to try it.

However, after reading up on some of the controversy – like at the NY Times, and this (seemingly bogus) “review” of the drink – I’m waiting until I’m in a more controlled environment. However, while talking about the drink at Yash – I was very surprised to see practically everyone in the store had tried it. Am I missing something here?

I found one decent article in my search, though. The Seattle Weekly had a fun post entitled: Four Drinks that should be banned before Four Loko. Good laughs.

Have you tried it? Do you think it should be banned?

Should any government entity tell you what legal product you should or shouldn’t be able to ingest?

Leave a Reply

10 Comments on "Are you loco for Four Loko?"

Angry Bird
Member
Angry Bird

The Hudson-Bergen Light rail – HA! Big surprise! It’s primary purpose served is to bring people to Hoboken who lost interest in trashing their own dumpy neighborhoods.

homeworld
Member

Isn’t this the same as drinking Red Bull and Vodka? That’s not banned, so why should this drink, as long as it’s not being sold to minors.

hobokenj
Member
hobokenj

Does any place in Hoboken carry this?

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

This is where I first heard of Four Loco:

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

I hated ll the talking head news hype about Red Bull and vodka when that was the rage. I had never drank enough to be super wired or super drunk, and if you binge drink on any type of alcohol, cough syrup, prison toilet bowl hooch, etc., bad things happen. Personally I might have to try it to see what the crazy kids are up to, I just don’t want to turn into a snookie!

wpDiscuz