Bob Marley ‘Anti-Energy Drink’ Sends Students Home


Adelle Platon / December 4, 2012

A group of teachers were shocked when some of their students ended up running to the nurse’s office after sampling a drink dubbed as Bob Marley’s ‘anti-energy drink.’

According to reports, students at a New Jersey middle school became ill after drinking a beverage called Marley’s Mellow Mood, named after the deceased reggae star, which they purchased in the school cafeteria. The drink is described as the ‘anti-energy drink’ because 100% natural, calming botanicals. Fox 5 News reports some students spit up and threw up while others said they were drowsy and lethargic after consuming it.

The label of the drink reads: “The all natural botanical ingredients in this product have been specially blended to mellow your mood, and may cause drowsiness. Best enjoyed when you are ready to relax. Do not mix with alcohol. Not intended for children…”

A letter was sent home to parents from The William R. Satz School in Holmdel saying, “Several students went to our nurse’s office to report symptoms of nausea, headaches, light-headiness, and a feeling of lethargy.”

The drinks have since been removed from the schools.