Four Loko Alcohol Energy Drink Causing Young People to Black Out?
Four Loko is an Alcohol Energy Drink That Some Are Saying Causes Young People To Black Out
Four Loko, made with guarana, taurine and caffeine, is said to contain 12 percent alcohol volume, which is almost three times the amount of a regular beer, and is being marketed as a 'caffeinated alcoholic beverage'.
It comes in a variety of flavors including Four Loko Cranberry Lemonade, Four Loko Watermelon, and Four Loko Brazilian Berry, and it is proving to be quite popular among young people that not only want to get their jolt of caffeine but also get drunk faster.
It is however, also causing some controversy in some communities such as Delaware and was even called 'legalized liquid cocaine' by Reverend William Rocky Brown.
In a press conference with Nafis Nichols, the senior program coordinator for the Chester Youth Collaborative, Brown, the candidate for the state House of Representatives and the Chester Police Chaplain said:
“We know that this new drink is having our young people black out, We know that this new drink is being sold to minors. … We know that adults are standing in front of various locations and purchasing this drink for young people.”
According to the Delaware Country Daily Times, Brown said that he believes the Four Loko drinks are 'fueling the violence in the Delaware community' and he wants business owners to take it off the shelves.
“When you look at the packaging, it looks basically like a ginger ale soda or an Arizona tea,” said Brown, a preacher and former city councilman.
John Chong, one of the business owners who sells the product said if it is legal he can sell it and a worker thinks Brown is just using this issue and his store to gain political points.
“We’re mostly Democrats here,” said a worker named Dennis. “If he’s coming here, then he should go to every store in Chester that sells the stuff.”
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