Topic: Four Loko

Alcoholic Whipped Cream? Yes, Please

Alcoholic Whipped Cream? Yes, Please

And here we thoughts whippits went out of style after high school graduation. But there’s a product that’s got parents worried about dessert toppings again: alcoholic whipped cream.

Companies like Cream and White Lightning are selling canisters filled with 30 proof cream. Which naturally has parents and concerned citizens worried about alcohol poisoning. And us worried about one thing: Where do we get some?

Come on. It’s called White Lightning? These people are just pandering to the Four Loko/Bros Icing Bros crowd. And it will probably work. More »

Against Four Loko: One Hungover Woman’s Harrowing Tale

Against Four Loko: One Hungover Woman's Harrowing Tale

Four Loko, your days are numbered: Here in New York City, the demonically energetic malt liquor beverage has just one month left to peer menacingly from bodega shelves before it’s evicted forever. And I can’t say I’m upset by this news, because I was wronged by the drink. Betrayed by one of those camo-colored tallboys. That’s right, Four Loko, with all its promise of fun-filled and enlightened party going, screwed me over me in a truly horrific manner that I will recount as a warning to you all.

Cut to: Me at 2 a.m., on a street corner of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, hunched over a trash can and vomiting a four-hour-old plate of barbacoa tacos (with everything) into a trash can. Sure, a few beers entered my system that night, and there was a red plastic cup filled to the brim with WIld Turkey, but I blame the Four Loko. Because I am a fully grown and reasonably responsible human who has been around the block once or twice inebriating-substance-wise — and that shit messed me up in unprecedented ways. More »

The Four Loko Test Drive Taste Test

 The Four Loko Test Drive Taste Test

Four Loko is the color of glow sticks. You likely didn’t know this, since you’ve been drinking the magical elixir from a can. Or, more likely, you haven’t manned up and downed a serving of the stuff.

The mainstream media coverage of Four Loko has generated a lot of hype, as well as the ceaseless circulation of meaningless terms like “blackout in a can” and “liquid cocaine.” I’d take a guess and say that most of the anchors reporting on the drink haven’t themselves experienced the can-induced blackout. So for the sake of journalism, I’ve taken the plunge. More »

Four Loko: Delicious, Disgusting, Or Dangerous?

Four Loko: Delicious, Disgusting, Or Dangerous?

Hey parents, have you heard that your kids are drinking caffeinated alcoholic malt beverages again? This time its coming in the form of Four Loko, and sweeping campuses across the nation after being created by three Oho college students. It’s either delicious or disgusting, depending on which over-stimulated teen you ask, but it’s also very dangerous. Or at least, so says the attorney state general of Washington, after nine students were hospitalized after drinking the beverage. Though technically, it is not a date-rape drug, so that’s good. More »