You might be surprised to learn that Tide laundry detergent is actually one of the most commonly shoplifted products. It’s expensive, almost everyone uses it, and it’s almost impossible to prove that it’s stolen — that’s why it’s become a popular form of currency among drug dealers. People load up shopping carts full of the “liquid gold” and run out of the store before they can be stopped by security. Stolen Tide is then traded for illegal substances or sold online for profit.
The energy drink craze is over, but these controversial beverages aren’t going away any time soon. Most people are still willing to shell out $2 or more for a drink that gives them a nice boost. Of course, a lot of people aren’t willing to pay that high price and just steal them instead.