Read: About a week ago, HuffPostCollege published a blog post summarizing college admin reactions to FourLoko, a drink which combines alcohol and caffeine.
This past week, a Daily Campus reporter interviewed a UConn health official to ask about the issues surrounding the drink:
“This makes it very seductive to someone who is drinking for intoxication purposes,” said Dr. Beth DeRicco, director of Wellness and Prevention Services at UConn. DeRicco said that the caffeine increases physical signs of wakefulness, while the alcohol has the opposite effect, as it is a depressant.
A Boston Globe staffer took a different approach to the articles detailing the dangers of the drink by offering his opinion of the drink’s taste:
“Sickly sweet with a metallic aftertaste, Four Loko is a dreadful concoction, an acidic swill of artificial flavors chased by a sting of malt. I had looked forward to the chance to drink on the job, so to speak, while I watched a football game.”
However, I can think of many college students who disagree. And, besides, many students don’t necessarily drink for the taste — there’s a “Four Loko Challenge” similar to “Icing” with Smirnoff. So what’s you opinion? Do you like the taste? Do you think it should be banned, or can people drink it responsibly?