Sunday, January 23, 2011
Four Lickles and Yahtzee
Some friends and I got together on Saturday eve to throw back a few adult beverages and to engage in heated Yahtzee death matches. I decided that this was an opportune time to inflict my Four Lickles on some willing (sort of) test subjects. If you haven't been keeping up, here is a frightening picture of the red and briny bastards.
I cracked open the jar in my hosts kitchen and within seconds the entire ground level of the house was filled with watermelon pickle stink. The smell spread quickly, I was reminded of mustard gas or some other vile implement of war.
I boldly began the testing phase by fishing out a Four Lickle and breaking it in half to get a looksy at the level of Four Loko/Food Coloring penetration.
As you can see the red Four Loko brine penetrated almost to the pickly core, implying that the creations would be fill of watermeloney, caffeine-y, boozy flavor. My merry band of compatriots each steeled their bellies, girded their respective loins, and fished out a worthy pickle. Here is a friend of mine bravely wielding his chosen prize.
Imagine sucking two or three watermelon Jolly Ranchers and then going to town on a gherkin and you will have a pretty good grasp of the Four Lickle experience. It was a slightly interesting blend of tart/fruit/sour/sweet/salt flavors, not altogether pleasant, but also not entirely vomitous. Being undeterred by the relative failure of the Four Lickles proper, we lined up a round of brine shots.
Proof of our courage, as if you needed it.
And that my friends, is that. The end of the Four Loko Pickle odyssey. Sort of anticlimactic as most of my experiments tend to be. I do have an idea that mayhaps will save the whole deal, does Four Loko Pickle relish sound pretty good to anyone? Anyone..?...