Thursday, November 4, 2010

A PSA from UNH Blog

It seems as though every day for the last two weeks I have heard about college campuses sending out warnings or even banning Four Loko. Every morning I expect an email from UNH about it, even though you can't buy them in New Hampshire. UNH may very well be the only school in the country not yet to ban it. For those of you who live underneath a rock, Four Loko is an alcoholic energy drink and just one sip will kill you... or at least that is what colleges seem to think.

The reason they are so "dangerous" is because they come in 24 ounce cans (Arizona Ice Tea size), and one is approximately the equivalent of drinking something like 5 coffees and 6 light beers. They come in various flavors, are 12% alcohol and illegal to sell in New Hampshire. Now, I have never had a Four Loko, but last weekend I had the pleasure of trying a Tilt, which is basically the same thing. (And to my knowledge, not technically on the market right now).

I will now tell you why they are so dangerous: because it was fucking delicious. It tasted like grape soda and it will get you going. It is basically like having a giant vodka and RedBull. Seriously, after a few sips I was ready to rock. Keep in mind I had already had a few drinks, but I could definitely tell what they have the potential to do. I am not a huge energy drink person. I will have a morning coffee, but that is about the limit of my caffeine. I don't even drink a lot of soda. The major problem with these alcoholic energy drinks is that people drink them like they are drinking a regular beer.

So, what I am saying to you is if you find yourself drinking one of these beernergy drinks this weekend, pay attention to your consumption. We don't need a UNH student student falling victim to stupidity. That being said, party on! Time to start my Thirsty Thursday!

Stay classy, not UMassy.


  1. I tried a Four Loko Blue Raspberry, and it tasted like ass mixed with cough syrup.
    So now i'm tempted to try Tilt. Any idea where I could get my hands on one?

  2. Thank You Thank You Thank You for posting this! Ignorance is what got those kids in trouble. Now I want to try Tilt!

  3. I had a 4 loko a few weekends back, your so right, shit is intense. they're not the problem, but kids thinking they can drink a bunch of them like beers is. never had a tilt, but not sure i want to after having a loko. good looking out.

  4. 1st commenter - Not sure where you can get a Tilt. A friend brought over a couple and she said they were given to her. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but she said they're not technically on the market yet. I do know they have had to be reformulated a few times...

  5. Four Loko's are legit. Picked a few different flavors up last weekend when I was rolling through good 'ol MA. Have yet to find a flavor that actually tasted delicious, but you couldn't be more right about them getting you ready to rock. Half way through a can I was so down to party it was ridiculous--this is probably what ends up getting most people in trouble.