Energy drinks pack monster caffeine punch; soon you'll know just how much
March 25th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
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Facing renewed controversy about the safety of energy drinks, Monster Energy Corp. has decided to market its products as beverages instead of dietary supplements.

The company recently joined the American Beverage Association, which recommended it sell its products as a food, according to spokeswoman Tammy Taylor. Monster Energy's products will not change, but in the coming months its labels will include the caffeine content in each can.

"Monster has a commitment to being responsible and wants to be transparent about the ingredients in their products," Taylor said in an e-mail.

Energy drinks have been under intense scrutiny lately. Last year the parents of a 14-year-old girl filed a lawsuit against Monster after their daughter died following the consumption of two Monster Energy beverages that contained a combined 480 milligrams of caffeine. That's the equivalent of drinking about 20 8-ounce cans of soda.

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  1. Jeanna Taube

    Other than caffeine levels, how do energy drinks differ from sodas and sports drinks? Soft drinks are mainly water, sugar and flavoring. They don't do anything for your body; they're just supposed to taste good. Sports drinks are designed to replenish fluids lost during activity. They typically contain water, electrolytes and sugar. *';"

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    June 20, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  2. edwin

    "Last year the parents of a 14-year-old girl filed a lawsuit against Monster after their daughter died following the consumption of two Monster Energy beverages that contained a combined 480 milligrams of caffeine. That's the equivalent of drinking about 20 8-ounce cans of soda."

    ...or ONE large cup of coffee. Way to sensationalize, CNN.

    I really hope this lawsuit gets thrown out, anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together knows that loads of caffeine is bad for you, just as anyone with common sense would know that something marketed as an energy drink is bound to have just that.

    March 26, 2013 at 11:55 am |
    • moose2823

      except like you said, a single rockstar does NOT have loads of caffeine in it. This is coming from a guy who (apparently) drinks at least four times the amount of caffeine in a rockstar daily. And Im not the worst by far, nor am I having any health problems from it (that I'm aware of anyway).

      March 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm |
  3. Bob1god

    Monster drinks = food. War is Peace. Etc. Etc. !!!!!!!

    March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
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