Anti-energy drink

Drank is a new "anti-energy drink," designed to, er, "slow your roll." The grape-flavored drink is fortified with melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips. Based on the color and the name of the beverage, I'd venture to say that they're playing off the popular underground libation Purple Drank. This Village Voice quotes the following from a press release:
 Forkintheroad Drankcan From design to production, every aspect of this calming drink was inspired by today’s popular hip hop artists who embrace the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind.
Link (Thanks, Alex Codlin!)


  1. “…the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind.”

    Thanks for starting my day off with a good laugh!

  2. Upper Drinks and now Downer Drinks, I can’t wait until the Psychedelic Drinks hit the market. And I don’t mean the packaging.

  3. I’m thinkning this is funny. A good way to get kids hooked on an upper/ downer cycle before they can legally drink alcohol and such.

  4. “hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind.”

    Let’s just sit here and think about this statement for a bit.

  5. Valerian tastes like shit. I wonder how they can put it in a drink without it ruining the flavor?

  6. @ dculberson

    you know, like how all those hip hop songs are all pacifist and peaced-out, rolling with the punches and not holding grudges. oh, and not worrying about stupid shit like money and status.

  7. Ooh, dose with melatonin at the wrong time of day and you can induce jet-lag. Have fun with that. Chamomile would probably have been a better choice.

  8. #9: You’re thinking of rap, not hip-hop. There is a difference. But then again Wu-tang is “hip-hop” and they be talkin’ bout splittin’ wigz left and right.

  9. Yeah, melatonin is really some pretty serious stuff when taken orally. Some people don’t get a big effect, but the normal doses in supplements tend to put me out for about 10 hours if I let myself fall asleep and if I don’t, will cause me to be drowsy for a couple of hours. I hope that they’ve put much smaller doses in here, otherwise they’re going to be facing lawsuits when people drink it and then fall asleep at the wheel.

    Actually, that is how a pretty good percentage of hip hop is. Don’t assume that the rap music you hear on the radio or see on MTV is a representative sample of hip hop.

  10. As a coffee drinker I’ve kinda wished for a beverage like this when my evening plans fell through and I was all wired up already. :|

    I’d be willing to try it.

  11. Why not just throw some lemon balm, kava root, l-theanine, Magnolia Officinalis and the aforementioned codeine and cough surrup in there to really mess people up but good?

    And yeah, Valerian smells like Feet; the perfume/flavor people must have had a field day.

  12. @ #13 KeithIrwin:

    Yeah, melatonin is really some pretty serious stuff when taken orally.

    A full dose straight out of the bottle (3mg I think, I don’t have the bottle in front of me) leaves me wasted for a full day. I have to split the tab in thirds for a dose that doesn’t completely do me in.

  13. #15 Exactly what I was thinking. I wonder how they get around the feet smell. It’s overpowered anything I’ve ever used valerian in. I take a brand called “slumber” on a regular basis and that smells like feet too. You can tell it’s got valerian as soon as you open the bottle.

    I can see thier marketing for the drink …
    “It’s purple and smells like feet!”

  14. Finally, a legal way to “get yo lean on.”

    Hmmmm. . . “calming” drink? The real sizzurp/drank is more like a “numbing drink” as it is just codeine.

  15. “I’ma buy you a drank (ooh wee)
    I’ma take you home with me
    I got money in the bank
    Shawty whatchu think about that
    Find me in the gray Cadillac”

    -T Pain

  16. Valerian tastes like shit.

    I don’t think that it’s any worse than unsweetened chocolate. Definitely no worse than horehound.

  17. That stuff has been out in Houston for a while, although I can’t seem to find it anymore. My gf and I split a can and slept for 14 hours. Granted we had been drinking a few hours prior, but still…shit be potent.

  18. Also, the D in drank is clearly a bastardized, upside-down flyers logo.

    Flyers suck, go Wings.

  19. There’s a whole subgenre of music based on cough syrup?!?!? I am so out of touch with the youth of today.

    /stickin’ to warm milk before bedtime
    /kids these days, I swear
    /razzn frazzn

  20. Valerian smells like feet? Thanks guys! I know valerian has kind of an… off… smell, but I never likened it to feet. Now that it’s in my mind, though, we’ll see how I feel next time I put it in my tea…

    1. you’ve obviously never had a nasty case of boot rot because that’s exactly how it smells. Valerian is like a combination of stale mushrooms and athelete’s foot.

  21. You can buy it at tobacco for less now. It tastes pretty good, and doesn’t resemble feet. It’s certainly better than many energy drinks. It’s only got 1mg of melatonin. Didn’t make me very sleepy, but it did, “slow my roll.”

  22. If someone in the Houston area would be willing to purchase 2-3 cans for me and ship them to Arkansas I would be glad to pay you a little for your efforts? I have PayPal. Thanks in advance!

  23. If you’re in the DFW area, I found Drank at

    D&H Mini Mart, 800 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76022 and

    2402 Sherman St., Grand Prairie, TX 75051

    Watch your back, cameras everywhere.

  24. I drank this the other day and i’m drinking it now. After about 3 hours i was ready to paaass out. and it doesnt taste like shit it actually tastes good. they do a good job covering up the valerian. all in all good

  25. on the can it says dont take 2 servings of this in 24 hours. 1 can = 2 servings. I had 3 cans in 24 hours. Right now im running a pretty nasty fever. but that shit knocked me out and had me feelin pretty low. so it does what it says, just dont drink alot of it.

    P.S it tastes just like sprite remix if you guys remember that. so yeah the valerian is covered up great.

    1. If you’re in the Northwest Arkansas region, you can get them at the Hastings in Fayetteville or the other Hastings in Springdale. I bought 4 in Fayetteville yesterday.

  26. why drink a whole can on that rubbish when you can just take melatonin in pill form (available anywhere) or better yet just have a joint.

  27. If you take valarian 30 minutes before bed not only can it help you get to sleep (safer than alternatives) but it promotes a more productive sleep. Sometimes as we get older we don’t sleep as long, but science says we still need 8 hours of sleep (more or less). Doctors will be quick to proscribe something but I would try this first. Just plug your nose and swallow the capsules (2 of the standardize herbal ones), because although the capsules don’t have a taste, they smell like cow dung.

  28. I had one for the first time over the summer on a trip to Mississippi.
    After sleeping the whole night, I drank a can of “Drank” and slept an additional 8 hours.
    Love this stuff!

  29. I have had this drink on multiple occasions and it truly does relax everything about you. Physically and mentally. It made me feel like Jello. Don’t criticize until you’ve tried one.

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