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University of Texas Students React to Four Loko Ban [VIDEO]

Four Loko
Photo by Nathan Bernier for KUT News
With Four Loko effectively banned by the FDA, how are college students reacting? KUT News hit the UT campus to find out.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning yesterday to the makers of potent caffeinated alcoholic drinks like Four Loko. The New York Times saysthe FDA warned them to remove the caffeine in 15 days or stop selling the products.

These popular bevearges are marketed heavily at college students. KUT News took a stroll outside our studios and talked to some undergrads about their impressions regarding the ban. Check out the video below.

The New York Daily News reported this morning that people in that city were rushing to stock up before the current stock of Four Loko ran out. 

Near the UT campus, a store clerk at the 7-Eleven on Guadaulpe said caffeinated alcoholic beverages were selling as usual, except for one customer who came in at 8 a.m. and bought a 12-pack of Four Loko.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.