Four Loko Alcoholic Energy Drink Review
I think nearly everyone has heard of Four Loko by now. It's been all over the news, and banned in several states for sending many people to the hospital. This is prime territory for adventurous drinkers (see spike shooter) -- I had to see what all the fuss was about.
For those of you who haven't heard of Four Loko, it's an energy drink that contains about 12% alcohol, and it comes in a gigantic can. I've heard that one can has the same amount of alcohol as 5 or 6 beers, and the same caffeine as two cups of coffee. Fruit punch Four Loko tastes like Hawaiian punch with a bite. It has the "energy drink" flavor too, like monster. Overall not that bad tasting though. You can barely tell that it has alcohol in it, and it goes down pretty smoothly.
I could definitely feel it in my heart started beating faster after about a quarter of the can, and I felt a little achy in my stomach not long after that. The effect though, is less like alcohol, and more like an energy drink. With 2 of my friends, we killed two cans of Four Loko between the three of us in about half an hour, and I was feeling really pumped and energetic, not at all tipsy.
It took about an hour after finishing the can that I started to feel the effects of the alcohol and then it continued to have a greater effect over the next few hours. I could easily see how someone could drink one or two in a short period and not realize that they were getting drunk because of the offsetting effect that the energy has on you. I don't recommend anyone drinnk it, and if you do, definitely not more than one can, no matter how good you feel after the first one. I think it's going to be hard to get for most people anyway. The day after I tried it, Four Loko was banned in New York.In my excitement, I could only get a crappy cameraphone photo of my Four Loko. I thought you would like this one by GhostDad better. I wish I had that classy of a setup when I drank it.