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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
[Trendzilla] The pros and cons of getting your fix via a puff
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
Flickr user Annie LindgrenThe 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!
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>