CNN reports that a Las Vegas based beverage company is pulling it’s energy drink — named “Cocaine” — from store shelves nationwide. Seems they’ve run into something of an image problem with its label. Redux Beverages company spokesperson Clegg Ivey says they plan to sell the drink under a new name for now —
“Of course, we intended for Cocaine energy drink to be a legal alternative the same way that celibacy is an alternative to premarital sex,” Ivey said. “It’s not the same thing and no one thinks it is. Our product doesn’t have any cocaine in it. No one thinks that it does. We think it is most likely legal in the United States to ship our product.”
Presumably the company’s planned launch of “Crystal Meth” pop-rock candy and “Exstacy” jelly beans are unaffected by this setback.