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Four Loko Goes Decaf

Drama juice! The saga continues as Four Loko’s parent company changes the recipe.

November 17, 2010

Sorry, I will never tire of these cats.

It’s been widely reported that the FDA will almost certainly declare caffeine-containing alcoholic beverages "unsafe" today, effectively banning their sales in the United States.

To get out ahead of the game, Four Loko parent company Phusion Projects is cutting caffeine from their recipe, according to NPR.

"Phusion Projects said late Tuesday it would change the formula for Four Loko to eliminate caffeine, guarana and taurine," NPR reports. Those ingredients are what classify Four Loko as an "alcoholic energy drink," such drinks have already been banned in several states—including Washington—following an incident at Central Washington University in which students were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko.

Your move, ban-happy government entities.

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