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Monday, November 15, 2010

Banned

So there's all this hoopla about Four Loko and it's upcoming banning in New York Sate. You can be for it, or against it... and that's all well and good. But what about other alcoholic/caffeinated beverages that have also been banned? Where's the uproar for them?

Well here it is.

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Everclear - No, I'm not talking about the band (although I do like them). Everclear, that grain alcohol I discovered on a trip to Iowa. Now that is some crazy stuff... the effects of drinking beverages with this alcohol mixed in didn't show itself until the next morning. And at a whopping 190 proof, it has been banned in a number of states, including New York. Sure, I was sad I couldn't buy any here... but then again, there is plenty more out there to drink.

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Jolt Cola - Long before Red Bull was this ditty of a drink called Jolt. And like Red Bull, I'm sure it was mixed with some alcohol for that extra kick. Not that I ever used it for those purposes. I've had a Jolt once... maybe twice in my life, and it was purely for all academic reasons. It was all the rage back in high school, and then it was banned in this area. Or perhaps businesses agreed to not sell it after incidents with teenagers and this drink. All I remember is some people saying they would drive to Jersey to buy it, but I suppose people moved on to the next fad, because I didn't hear about Jolt again for a very long time.

That's all I can think of regarding banned drinks. Are there others?

EDIT - Looks like the people over at All Over Albany went ahead and tried Four Loko and Joose. Someone get them something better to drink.

2 comments:

leashieloo said...

Omg, Everclear is my enemy. When we were in college, people would soak fruit with it and it was so not right!

Lilimonster said...

lol... it is not right indeed.

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