Marley’s Mellow Mood drink sickens students in NJ school
A new relaxation drink has sickened students in a New Jersey School.
Deemed Marley’s Mellow Mood, the cans feature the likeness of reggae star Bob Marley and come in both soda and tea forms. Soda flavors include citrus and berry, while teas range from green tea with honey, to black tea with raspberry, passion fruit, peach, and half lemonade flavors.
The drink was brought to the attention of William R. Satz Middle School on Friday, after students who consumed it complained of becoming tired, ill, and having headaches.
One of the student’s parents, Jennifer Damaskinos, expressed anger about her son’s nausea, drowsiness, and high heart rate after consuming the drink.
“He just hasn’t been himself,” Damaskinos told the Asbury Park Press. “He’s all out of sorts.”
Chartwells, the school’s food service provider, claimed that Marley’s Mellow Mood had not been approved for sale at any of its schools and immediately removed the beverages.
According to Marleysmellowmood.com, while the drink has many beneficial ingredients such as chamomile and passion flower that help reduce stress and anxiety, it is not recommended for children.
When used by adults, however, it should promote relaxation.
“Marley’s Mellow Mood helps move my family’s mission forward with the principles of our father’s belief in that calm breeds peace, respect and love,” said Bob’s daughter, Cedella Marley, on the product’s website.