The FDA issued an order for the removal of all alcohol-caffeinated beverages from the market because of “a public health concern.”
The beverages such as “Four Loko, Joose, and Moonshot,” are packaged in 24 ounce cans, with a 12% liquor content. Drinking one can of the liquor is the equivalent to having four beers and having cups of coffee.
Critics are claiming that the beverages, which are targeting college students, are creating “drunk but wide awake virtual zombies.”
This is just what we need: More zombies. As if there isn’t enough zombies texting and making phone calls while driving their vehicles haphazardly through traffic─we can add a little “Four Loko” in the equation and really have a good time.
While the makers of these power drinks claim that their beverages are safe, the FDA disagrees. Mixing caffeine and liquor together is like taking a mini-speed ball. A number of people have already been hospitalized by these products, and there is at least one death directly attributed to consumption of them.
With that being said, I guarantee that sales of these products will rocket until they are taken of the shelves.