7-Eleven Threatens Children with Supersized Alcopop Bargains

In a new report “Alcopops Cheaper than Energy Drinks: 7-Eleven Gambles with Children’s Lives”,  Alcohol Justice, an alcohol industry watchdog,  reports that convenience store giant 7-Eleven cuts prices on supersized, youth-attractive alcopops so they are cheaper than non-alcoholic energy drinks. While on average, alcopops were the same price per standard alcoholic drink as beer, supersized alcopops in 16- to 24-ounce cans were cheaper per standard drink than similarly sized beer. Some supersized alcopops, such as Four Loko and Mike’s Harder Lemonade, entice youth with more alcohol for the price than even similar sized malt liquor.