Turkey Goes Cold Turkey

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According to this Business Week article, the Turkish government has announced that they are officially banning the sale of all energy drinks with more than 150 milligrams of caffeine in them. Tea and coffee will still be allowed (thank God!), but popular energy drinks like Red Bull are being forced to change their formulas to comply with the stricter standards. Of course, the saddest part of this whole announcement is the bad timing. If only the Turkish government had known that BOTH Hulk Hogan and Steven Seagal are offering energy drinks of their own, perhaps they could have been swayed to reconsider. Seagal's Lightning Drink brand seems particularly interesting since it comes in "flavors" like The Asian Experience, which I'm assuming tastes like  my study abroad in a can? It's also touted as the first energy drink to use the Chi symbol on its label. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds delicious.

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May 11, 2006 - 3:24am
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