Who else makes alcoholic energy drinks?
Linda Shrieves, Orlando Sentinel
November 18, 2010
The crackdown on alcoholic energy drinks isn't limited to Four Loko. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission have targeted these drink makers:
• United Brands Co., which sells Joose and Max caffeinated alcohol beverages. The carbonated malt beverages come in fruity flavors, and one 23.5-ounce can of Joose or Max has about the same alcohol content as four regular or five light beers.
• Phusion Products LLC, which sells Four Loko and Four Maxed carbonated malt beverages offered in fruity flavors. Four Loko is sold in 23.5-ounce cans, which have the same alcohol content as four regular or five light beers, as well as added caffeine, taurine and guarana. Four Maxed is sold in 16-ounce cans, which have the same alcohol content as about three regular beers and contain added caffeine.
• Charge Beverages Corp., which sells Core High Gravity, Core Spiked and El Jefe carbonated malt beverages sold in fruit flavors, with added caffeine, taurine, guarana and ginseng. One 23.5-ounce can of Core High Gravity or Core Spiked contains the same alcohol content as four regular or five light beers. A 32-ounce can of grape-flavored El Jefe has the same alcohol content as six regular or seven light beers.
•New Century Brewing Co., which sells the caffeinated malt-alcohol beverage Moonshot. A 12-ounce bottle of Moonshot contains 5 percent alcohol by volume.