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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1031896/The-soft-drink-called-Cocaine-claims-legal-alternative-drugs.html

 

A soft drink named Cocaine could be on the shelves within weeks.

 

Billed as the 'legal alternative' to the Class A drug, the high energy drink has three times more caffeine than its rival, Red Bull.

 

It expected to be launched in Britain this summer and will be sold with the word 'Cocaine' spelled out in what looks like a white granular substance, resembling the recreational drug, on the side of the can.

 

Yesterday anti-drugs charities accused the drink's makers of 'cynical and irresponsible' marketing which could tempt young people in trying drugs.

 

Alcohol groups are also likely to protest against the drink as fears grow about the effects of high caffeine drinks, such as Red Bull, on young drinkers.

 

Harry Shapiro, director of DrugScope, said: 'This is clearly a piece of cynical and irresponsible marketing. However, I hope people will not be fooled by it.

 

'They have obviously picked this name because it is a high energy stimulant drink and there are other high energy stimulants out there  -  cocaine being one of them.'

 

David Raynes, of the UK National Drug Prevention Alliance, added: 'It is people exploiting drugs. It is a pretty cynical tactic exploiting illegal drugs for their own benefit.

 

'The fact is that subliminally it is making the image of drug use cool and that's what kids want to be, cool. Kids will be drinking Cocaine and will inevitably link the two. The drink is relatively innocuous, but they will be linking it with cocaine use and the market, which is far from innocuous.'

 

The Cocaine drink is made from guarana, a natural 'caffeine' berry from South America, and contains 350 per cent more caffeine than Red Bull.

 

Las Vegas-based drinks company Redux Beverages claim the only way to get more caffeine per ounce is with an espresso.

 

The U.S. version of the drink also contained wasabi and cinnamon, which numbed the throat to mimic the effect of taking cocaine for drinkers.

 

However, in February this year Redux was forced to relaunch the drink after complaints from the Food and Drug Administration over its purported health benefits.

 

A source from the newly-formed UK parent company Ocke Cokey, based in Kent, said the drink will be on the shelves in the next few weeks.

 

'It is going to create controversy, but that's the beauty of this name  -  everyone that objects to it is going to be selling my product,' the source said. 'You've got products like the perfumes Charlie and Opium and they're fine.'

 

Concern has been growing in recent times in Britain about the effects of high caffeine drinks, such as Red Bull, on young people. Last month one high school in Worthing, West Sussex, made headlines after it banned pupils from drinking Red Bull on the premises.

 

Anne Ward, head of Chatsmore Catholic High, said she took action because of concerns that it was affecting pupils' behaviour. They were buying the drink on their way to school and being hyperactive and disruptive in lessons, she said.

 

Red Bull is also used as a mixer by teenagers and young adults when drinking spirits such as vodka.

 

One can of a high-energy drink contains roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of filter coffee  -  or two cups of instant. Drunk in moderation, caffeine is a stimulant and drinking it 'wakes up' the person, giving them a jolt.

 

But drunk in excess, it can lead to insomnia, anxiety and hyperactivity.

 

The Hatemail's readers are going to love this...

 

Personally I'm looking forward to trying it with vodka or Jager.

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James, have you been on the cocaine yourself?

 

My mother's occupation means i dont do drugs.

 

Still breast feeding?

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James, have you been on the cocaine yourself?

 

My mother's occupation means i dont do drugs.

 

Alright then, have you been on the drink tonight?

 

yeah, since about 6pm, not been a good evenin

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James, have you been on the cocaine yourself?

 

My mother's occupation means i dont do drugs.

 

Still breast feeding?

 

nah, my mum helps pregnant women with drug/alcohol problems. Brilliant woman, but you hear bad stories.

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James, have you been on the cocaine yourself?

 

My mother's occupation means i dont do drugs.

 

Alright then, have you been on the drink tonight?

 

yeah, since about 6pm, not been a good evenin

 

Ah, sorry to hear that dude, least we got some bad (good?) puns in tonight, made me laugh.

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Anyone tried Red Bull's cola? Seen it advertised. Sounds cack.

 

They were giving it away for free - I mean, to try - at our "O2 Orgy of Fun" event last month....tasted like Rola Cola tbh...not the best

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James, have you been on the cocaine yourself?

 

My mother's occupation means i dont do drugs.

 

Alright then, have you been on the drink tonight?

 

yeah, since about 6pm, not been a good evenin

 

Ah, sorry to hear that dude, least we got some bad (good?) puns in tonight, made me laugh.

 

no worries, they say good news comes in threes, but is only in twos as i discovered, but not long now till i can move on in sept

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They tried that in the states a year or two ago. It was a total failure. Besides the problematic name, it apparently burned while going down  and just sucked overall.

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They tried that in the states a year or two ago. It was a total failure. Besides the problematic name, it apparently burned while going down  and just sucked overall.

Tried it when it was out over here.  The taste was shite but it did wire you up something fierce.

 

The best I can describe it as is ... you know when you've been running hard and have to suddenly stop time seems to slow down a little and if you stare at a space on the ground it seems to move a little away from you, you feel a little dizzy, and the world has its volume turned down for a few seconds so all you can hear is the beating of your heart in your ears as blood is rushing past?  It was kind of like that, but for 45 minutes.  This was after 2 in quick succession on a dare. 

 

Probably should have killed me..

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