In its heyday, drinking a can or two of Four Loko was like filling up your old Honda with racing fuel. You'd party hard and fast, but there was always a chance you'd either lose control and crash, or your insides would burn up from the raw power. Well, good news, auto fans! You may not be able to fuel your inner party machine with caffeinated booze anymore, but you can power your actual machines with it.
The New York Postreports that hundreds of truckloads of Four Loko and other caffeinated booze drinks are arriving at the MXI Environmental Services plant in Virginia, where they're being turned into ethanol, which will later be turned into gasoline.
Brian Potter, the company's VP, told the Post that his crews may spend the next several months processing the arriving loads of demon swill.
"We're equipped to process four truckloads a day, and we're at full capacity," he said. "There are about 30 different products involved, and we've only seen a couple of them at this point. It could go on for several months."
The company apparently treats the Four Loko cans like Native Americans treat a slain buffalo--not wasting anything of value. The drink itself, besides making ethanol, also has its water distilled and recycled. The plant then recycles the aluminum from the cans, the cardboard from the cases, and the wood from the shipping pallets.
So next time you fill up your car at the station, know that even if you drive a car-seat-sporting minivan or your mom's Ford Taurus, the gas you just put inside may have just turned it into an instant party mobile.