Yes, this is true folks. Our once favorite drink that provided instant drunkness while being completely alert is now being converted into auto fuel. According to Fox News, large amounts of Four Loko and other alcohol-energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities claimed that the beverages were dangerous and caused drinkers to be “wide-awake drunk”.
States like North Carolina, Maryland and east coast states started sending cases of these drinks to MXI Environmental Services in Virgina after the FDA implemented harsh critiques on the sale of of the beverages.
According to the article, MXI Environmental Services is one of three facilities in the U.S. that recycles ethanol. Brian Potter, vice president of operations at MXI says that the company has acquired truckloads of beverages a day and that they are at full capacity.
MXI plans to distill the drinks and then sell the fuel to be mixed into gasoline. The company then sells the cans to a recycler.
With all of this being done to our beloved drink, I wonder if this will lower gas prices or inspire someone to make a more intense and tastier version of Four Loko.