Four Loko

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Four Loko Is (Spiritually) Dead

    Well, that's it. Nearly a decade after it was first introduced and four years after it removed caffeine (and two other stimulants) from its formula, the Four Loko that once was is finally dead. Chicago-based Phusion Projects came to a settlement Tuesday with 19 different state attorney generals and ... More >>

  • Food

    January 30, 2014

    Tacos y Birria El Güero: Count On the Consommé

    [Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana restaurant specializes in goat stew and its drippings

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Monster Energy Drink Possibly Linked To Five Deaths

    The FDA is investigating reports of five deaths that may be linked to Monster Energy, the popular caffeine-and-taurine beverage in a big black can.A lawsuit against Corona-based Monster Beverage claims that a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart condition died after drinking two cans of the energy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Five Things an EDM Diva Learned at Burning Man

    See Also: The Fantastic People of Burning Man FYF Fest 2012: A Complex Punk Portrait of the SoCal Music Scene Insomniac Donates $115,000 From EDC Sales Burning Man is an annual event and temporary community based on radical self-expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    5 Great Things To Make With Spam, From Spam Doughnuts to Spam Musubi Push-Pops

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of Spam. Glorious, versatile, just-don't-tell-me-what's-inside-of-it Spam. While not everyone shares the same giddiness for Hormel's glistening canned meat product, those who do know that it can  be a cheap and comforting indulgence. I'll always remember wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    AleSmith's Speedway Stout, Our Drink of the Week

    ​Sometimes, I just want beer and coffee at the same time, not because I enjoy being wired and inebriated simultaneously, just as my Four Loko-loving college-aged brethren do, but because beer and coffee both have a relaxing quality that is unmatched. Unfortunately, bringing a six-pack into Starbu ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 19, 2012

    AeroShot Pure Energy: Inhalable Caffeine?

    [Trendzilla] The pros and cons of getting your fix via a puff

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    [UPDATED with Autopsy Results] Two Teens in Huntington Beach Found Dead Alongside Empty Can of Four Loko

    ​UPDATE, MAY 17, 3:49 A.M.: Autopsy and toxicological reports reveal that the two teens found dead in a Huntington Beach apartment in January overdosed on prescription drugs, with alcohol contributing to one of the deaths, The Orange County Register reports. Aaron Saenz, 15, died from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    This Week in Food: Luxe Loncheras, More Luxe Loncheras, and Even More Luxe Loncheras!

    Photo by the Elmo MonsterOur requisite mention of Piaggio for the week!​We went luxe lonchera crazy this week, and even crazier in other departments. The bedlam after the jump!

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Four Loko Founders Finally Speak Out

    ​ Even as their product was being blamed for everything from teen binge drinking and a slew of date rapes to an atrocious gay-bashing incident and even the deaths of multiple college students, Four Loko founders Jeff Wright, Jaisen Freeman and Chris Hunter mostly skirted the press. But addiction a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Video of Four Loko Being Turned into Gas

    ​As you may recall, earlier this year there was news that after being banned into oblivion, unsaleable stocks of Four Loko were being recycled into ethanol. Now comes the video of the actual process from one of the companies doing it. It shows acres and acres of the stuff, coming in all colo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Lawsuit Demands a Refund For Every Person Who Purchased a Four Loko

    ​Poor Four Loko. All it ever wanted was to get us sloshed and hyper with a single can. Now, not only has it been stripped from shelves and replaced with a decaf version that's totally lame, the company that makes it has been smacked with a massive class-action lawsuit that demands, among other thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Things You Should Know About Flamin' Hot Cheetos

    ​I began eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos in high school, scarfing through bags until my lips were as purple-red as its distinctive tint and my palms looked as if I had just suffered stigmata. I rarely eat them anymore but have marveled at how the chips have exploded in America--a stoner obsession, a ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    [UPDATED] Two Teens in Huntington Beach Found Dead Alongside Empty Can of Four Loko

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 25, 9:41 A.M.: The victims have been identified as Aaron Saenz, 15, of Westminster, and Chelsea Taylor, 16, of Huntington Beach. Their bodies were found at an apartment in the 15500 block of Huntington Village Lane, LA Times reports.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 4:21 P.M.: A 15-year-old ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Wildboys Are Two Lokos

    [Locals Only] Detroit Bar host the electro-lovin' performance virgins

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Unsaleable Stockpiles of Banned Four Loko Being Recycled Into Car Fuel

    ​Remember how the ban on Four Loko effectively outlawed the booze-filled caffeinated energy drink? News today is that some wholesalers are unloading unsold warehouses of the stuff to a company in Virginia. The company will turn it into ethanol and add it to gasoline. No word yet on what second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    This Week In Food: Luxe Lonchera Porn, Getting "Whited" at a Restaurant, and Four Loko-Run Cars?!

    Flickr user Annie Lindgren​The first week of the year is done--just 100 more to go before the Mayan calendar finishes! To get your mind off that horrible deadline, the best of last week after the jump!

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Alcoholic Chocolate Milk Now On Sale at Costco

    ​If this was the year of anything, it's the year of creative and not-so-creative alcohol-based products. You may have heard of Four Loko, the caffeinated alcoholic energy drink that became the subject of bans and dire FDA warnings. Then there was CREAM, the booze-infused whipped topping that our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Dairy Devilment: CREAM vs. Homemade Alcohol-Infused Whipped Cream

    CREAM: Chocolate and vanilla, $9.99/can.​Four Loko has had its metaphorical gonads cut out from underneath it; Joose is in the staging area for the chopping block. What's a lonely hobo, desperate hipster wannabe or unsocialized computer-bound geek to do for that alcoholic, caffeinated hit?On Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    CREAM: Alcohol-Infused Whipped Cream In a Can--Where to Get It

    Directions: Squirt directly into mouth.​EDIT, DEC. 2, 9:55 A.M.: We've taste-tested CREAM and put it up against our own homemade version. Read our review here!ORIGINAL ITEM: When we first heard about CREAM, the alcohol-infused whipped cream in a can being touted as the next Four Loko, we were pret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Four Loko Loses Caffeine--and its Cool-Factor

    ​Four Loko is about to become as hip as Smirnoff Ice.  The popular caffeine-spiked alcoholic beverage, commonly known as "Blackout in a Can,"    has been deemed unsafe by the FDA. A warning letter was sent to Chicago-based Phusion Projects, which makes the stuff.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Five Reasons to Root Against Tom Tancredo in Tomorrow's Debate in Denver

    Denver WestwordAsk a Tancredo!​EDIT, NOV. 16, 6:30 P.M.: Watch the debate live here! EDIT, NOV. 16, NOON: Click here to find out how to watch the debate! After years of effort on the part Patty Calhoun--editor of Westword, our sister paper in Denver--Weekly managing editor Gustavo Arellano will de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Gustavo to Debate Tom Tancredo about Immigration in Denver Next Week!

    ​Oh, is this going to be fun: next Tuesday evening, two of the biggest lunatics in the immigration debate will rant at each other in Denver. On the right side is former Congressman Tom Tancredo, he of the many wild theories about Mexicans over the years. And on the left is yours truly, I of the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Writing Drunk on Four Loko

    We went with the purple can.​Web Editor Vickie wanted one of us in the office to drink something called Four Loko, some energy drink with 12-percent alcohol that's making schools nervous, that was just banned in Michigan, and makes students excited. No one on our staff is stupid enough to waste th ... More >>