Best and Worst Tasting Energy Drinks
Everyone has a different palate and a different idea of what taste good, keeping this in mind there are some reviews on the taste of energy drinks available on the web that can help you decide if you are trying out your first energy drink or really disappointed in the past by the ones you have tried. In this article we will list the energy drinks at the top and bottom of everyone's list so you know what to avoid and what to go out and try or at least consider the next time you are worn out and falling asleep at the wheel.
Most often judged as the best tasting energy drink out there is Monster Energy Drink. Containing the all natural ingredients of; Taurine, Ginseng, L-Carnitine, Caffeine, Inositol, Guarana and with a good but not extreme amount of energy it will keep you awake with out causing you to jump off the walls and experience some of the nastier effects of caffeine intoxication. The exact amount of caffeine in a 16 oz can of Monster Energy is 160 mg, or about the same as a cup of espresso at your local Starbucks, only a lot less.
In fact another way in which Monster Energy is better is the price, you get about twice as much as in the standard can of Red Bull or Rock Star energy for the same price. Monster is also said to have a sweet bubblegum like taste to it without the commonly reported strange aftertaste of most other energy drinks and tend to be a great pick for those just starting out with energy drinks or looking for the prefect one. And being second in popularity only to Red Bull you can find this energy drink almost anywhere.
At the other end of the great tasting spectrum is Cocaine energy drink. The FDA and others have been after this company because of the name after the highly illegal drug I am sure you all know, not personally but in the general sense. And it was actually first marketed as “the legal alternative to cocaine” maybe not so smart advertising as it was pulled from the shelves in 2007, less than a year after its introduction. But it is now back with a new campaign and most say it is the worst of the worst as far as taste goes. Not only does it taste bad, several people described it to spoiled kool aid or bad fruit punch, it leaves a burning taste in your mouth akin to hot peppers or chemical burn.
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Cocaine energy drinks have also been shown to cause stomach ulcers and are at the higher levels as far as caffeine goes with about 280 mg per 8.4 oz can, nearly twice that of Monster, Red Bull and Rock Star, the three leading energy drinks in America and many times more than a 24 oz can of Coca Cola or Pepsi.