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.
The company's founders said in a statement that while they still believe the drink is as safe as rum and Coke or Irish Coffee, they would stop adding caffeine to comply with the regulators.
Four Loko has been a nationwide topic as hot as the elections and the McRib after it was blamed for several deaths and banned in several states. (Though not Cali. Gustavo gulped one down and lived!)
I guess we're on to the next alcohol fad. What will it be?
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Orange County dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.