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Food FYI: Wait, energy drink labels are lying to me?

October 25, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • A study finds that some energy drink labels list lower caffeine levels than actual amounts.
A study finds that some energy drink labels list lower caffeine levels than… (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles…)

ENERGY DRINKS: Consumer Reports magazine released a study Thursday that finds 11 of the 27 top-selling energy drinks in the U.S. do not specify caffeine amounts, and of the 16 drinks that did list amounts, five had more caffeine per serving than listed -- by an average of more than 20%. The study follows news that federal regulators are investigating reports of five deaths that might be associated with Monster Energy drink. [Reuters]

SCARY COCKTAILS: Celebrating Halloween the way adults do: with spooky drinks. Here are eight Halloween drinks to help ward off trick-or-treaters, or at least soberness, including the Black Martini (made with black vodka such as Blavod, which sounds as if it will suck your blood), the Green Ghoul and the Morguerita. [The Hairpin]

T-DAY AIRFARE: How far are you traveling for your turkey this Thanksgiving? The average round-trip domestic airline ticket for Nov. 17 to 27 is $386, including tax, a 9% increase over last year, according to Travelocity. [Los Angeles Times]


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