MillerCoors to reformulate Sparks energy drink

Milwaukee-based MillerCoors agreed to remove caffeine, taurine, guarana and ginseng from Sparks and not produce caffeinated alcohol beverages in the future. The company also will pay $550,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into Sparks.

The money will be split between the states and San Francisco, MillerCoors spokesman Julian Green said.

“The caffeine makes drinkers stay up all night and think they are not impaired, when actually they are supercharged drunks who think they are bulletproof,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch said in June it would reformulate its Tilt and Bud Extra drinks to remove the stimulants as part of a settlement with 11 attorneys general.

Sun Herald