Don't drink and drive, drive on drink!
Yes it's just another of the trendy Energy Drinks with the benefit of added alcohol to make sure you're not only drunk enough to lose your own feet, but wired enough to spend the next 8 hours searching for them!
These drinks have been all the rage in nightclubs across North America and in Europe as well, but they seem to be getting a lot of negative attention from the folks at the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States.) It would seem that the FDA is deeming these unnatural products to be something of a threat to public health, and in some ways to public safety. (Who knew mixing cardio-stimulants and blood thinners in the same can would cause such issues?) As Canadians (which most of our readers are) we might not recognize the name of Four Loko. Up here in the great white, we had drinks like Rev 6.0 and my personal favorite Octane 7.0 (see picture below)
The company that produces the Four Loko products have decided, in many states, to reinvent their brand as (get this) a chemical additive to gasoline! That's right, an ethylene based octane booster for performance engines. The chemicals are already there. Once we remove the sugar and the flavouring, the rest of this beverage is simply enhanced hydrocarbons in convenient, tank sized doses. So that's it, next time you're at the LCBO or any other liquor store, take a second to think about that Rockstar with Vodka. Think to yourself just what it is you are about to consume and what other purposes it might have.
Cheers to chemistry, and splitting a drink with your ride! (Don't drink and drive!) Also, cheers to another fun fact: The original Ford Model T and Model A's were made before gas stations existed. The cars ran on moodshine...