A bottled sangria with 13.9% alcohol content is getting people so drunk that it’s being called the ‘new Four Loko’
By Nian Hu
May 15, 2018
Capriccio Bubbly Sangria.World Market
- Capriccio Bubbly Sangria is making the rounds on social media because people claim it gets them extremely drunk.
- On Friday, a Twitter user went viral when she said that the alcoholic beverage must contain a “secret” ingredient because it’s “wild asf.”
- Many others are taking to social media to share their experiences getting drunk from the bottled sangria, with some comparing it to Four Loko.
- People are so curious about the beverage that it has even started to sell out of stores.
People on the internet are warning each other about a bottled sangria that is deceptively powerful. Innocuously packaged in a fruity bottle, Capriccio Bubbly Sangria has become infamous on social media for its surprising ability to get people extremely drunk without even realizing it.
The product was first launched in 2014 by Florida Caribbean Distillers, a company based in Florida with distilleries in Puerto Rico. According to the company’s website, Capriccio Bubbly Sangria is the number one selling sangria in the Caribbean. Not much information is disclosed on the website, aside from the claim that this beverage is “bursting with fruits and bubbles” and has a 13.9% alcohol content.
The product is sold in a 4-pack for only $8.99, and retailers describe it as a blend of red wine and real fruit juices.
In the tweet, @TheStateOf__ wrote that “this drink must have secret s— they don’t include in the ingredients cause this wild asf.” Her tweet quickly went viral, amassing over 21,700 likes, over 5,800 retweets, and over 830 replies at the time of this post.
As proof, she included screenshots of Facebook posts from two different people. In one of the posts, the person circled the top half of the bottled sangria and wrote: “That is all I drank and was in slow motion the rest of the night.”
This would not be the first time that an alcoholic beverage develops a reputation for getting people very drunk.
Four Loko, as many have pointed out, was a popular alcoholic beverage that attracted significant controversy because it got people extremely drunk, sometimes to the point of alcohol poisoning, coma, and even death.
According to the CDC, Four Loko was dangerous because it contained a mixture of alcohol and caffeine. Caffeine delays feelings of drunkenness, making it difficult for people to estimate how drunk they are becoming and leading them to consume more alcohol than they would normally. As a result, the original formula of Four Loko was banned in 2014.
Capriccio Bubbly Sangria has not been linked to alcohol poisoning or death. Right now, it just seems to be getting consumer very drunk, very fast.
According to an online review from the producer of Capriccio Bubbly Sangria, the beverage is made with premium grape wine, real fruit juices from pineapples, oranges, and grapes, and 100% natural fruit flavors. It remains unclear why the bottled sangria is having such a strong effect on people,
Florida Caribbean Distillery did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.