If you’re anything like me you decided at some point that you HAD to try Four Loko. Had to. I couldn’t see news story after news story about people getting blackout drunk, how this was the worst scourge since the Bubonic plague etc. without trying Four Loko for myself. So a few months ago I bought a four pack and tried one. It was disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. At least Sparks, for all it’s foulness, tasted like liquid Smarties. In fact the word that came to mind when I tried Four Loko was “kerosene.” As in, “ugh, this stuff tastes like kerosene.” It turns out my taste assessment was more spot on then I could have ever imagined.
Virginia wholesalers have been buying back Four Loko from retailers after the wave of bad publicity and criticism from government, health and consumer groups. With Four Loko now disappearing from shelves either voluntarily or by mandate, there’s a lot of surplus Four Loko to get rid of. So what to do with it?
Wholesalers from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and other East Coast states started sending cases of the high-alcohol, caffeinated malt beverages to MXI Environmental Services in Virginia after theÂ Food and Drug Administration cracked down on the sale of such beverages in November.
So what will MXI be doing with all this excess Four Loko?
MXI distills the alcohol from the drinks, then sells the fuel to be blended into gasoline
Excellent. Coming soon to a road near you: a Four Loko powered car. So from now on, when someone tastes a food or beverage and says it tastes “like gasoline”, it may not be hyperbole. It turns out one mans drink is another mans (car) fuel.