Four Lokos: Proceed with Caution
If you didn’t yet know what a Four Loko was from experience, you’ve probably at least heard about it.
The AP reported that nine students were hospitalized at Central Washington University on Oct 8. for what police thought was drug use. To their surprised, Four Lokos are the culprits.
AP reported, “A 23.5-ounce can of Four Loko sells for about $2.50 and has an alcohol content of 12 percent, making it comparable to drinking five to six beers. The caffeine in the drink can also suspend the effects of alcohol consumption, allowing a person to consume more than usual, officials said.”
It packs the punch to say the least.
Four Lokos are cheap, discreet and it tastes good in all flavors, so it’s not uncommon that college kids will devour it by the pack at parties.
The drink has already been banned from Ramapo College in New Jersey where attending students were also hospitalized last month.
Peter Mercer, the President of Ramapo College is trying to get the drink banned from the state of New Jersey altogether.
The combination of caffeine and alcohol at the levels that this drink contains is clearly not safe but again, at $2 per 23.5 ounce, it’s obvious why Four Lokos are so popular, especially among college students.
Of course, like any other alcoholic beverage, drinking in moderation is the logical thing for you to do…