At Long Last, a Drink with Extra Fat!

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Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, worried about the popular Four Loko drink, said that caffeine-infused alcoholic beverages were a “public health concern” and took them off the market. There will be no more Four Loko for college kids (and the roughly .04 percent of other Americans who regularly enjoy the beverage) after December 13.

This came after Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the drink, one can of which has the alcohol of four beers and the caffeine of four cups of coffee, “a death wish disguised as an energy drink.”

Well, gone but not forgotten. According to a piece in WFTV News, students at the University of Central Florida are really excited about a new product called whipped lightening, “the world’s first alcohol-infused whipped cream.”

As the company explains, the product “is a one-of-a-kind alcoholic beverage that’s sure to excite your inner Whipalogist. Why not practice a little Whipalogy today?” Well, perhaps because you’re not a 15-year-old girl, that’s why not.

The alcohol content of the product is apparently about 18 percent by volume, three times that of most beers.

It’s apparently selling very, very well in stores near campus. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer