energy drinks

  • Shock Study: Energy Drinks May Not Be The Healthiest Things To Give To Children

    Shock Study: Energy Drinks May Not Be The Healthiest Things To Give To Children

    Bad news for those of you in the audience who love energy drinks, particularly those of you with children or younger siblings. Well, and if you make a habit of giving energy drinks to said youngsters. A University of Miami study suggests that—and this will shock you—that energy drinks may not be safe for young children, primarily because we have no idea how the combination of… Read More

  • Proposed Law Would Make It *Illegal* For Teens To Buy Red Bull & Other Energy Drinks On Long Island

    Proposed Law Would Make It *Illegal* For Teens To Buy Red Bull & Other Energy Drinks On Long Island

    Here’s an odd one for your Wednesday morning. The Suffolk County Legislature is now considering a law that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 19 to buy energy drinks. Plain ol’ energy drinks, mind you, like Red Bull or Monster, would be banned and not just things like Four Loko (which, since it contains alcohol, is already illegal to buy for anyone under the age of 21). Read More

  • Fein Energy Crystals turn any drink into an energy drink without altering the taste

    Fein Energy Crystals turn any drink into an energy drink without altering the taste

    For those of you who have sworn off energy drinks because of their syrupy, cough-medicine-y, sugary taste, these new “Fein Energy Crystals” might be more up your alley. They’re pitched as “the world’s first flavor-free caffeine crystal product” and can be added to any drink without altering the taste. For those of you who have sworn off energy drinks due… Read More

  • Reebok’s ZigTech likened to ‘an energy drink for your feet’

    Reebok’s ZigTech likened to ‘an energy drink for your feet’

    Oh-kaaay. So Reebok has developed something called ZigTech – basically a zig-zag type foam for running shoes that’s supposed to ease the load on your leg muscles. And one of the first snippets from the press release is, “ZigTech allows your key leg muscles to do less, so you can do more. Simply put, it’s like an energy drink for your feet.” Read More

  • Back to School: A 9 energy drink shootout

    Back to School: A 9 energy drink shootout

    Oh man. I don’t think drinking nine different energy drinks over nine days is that healthy. My life expectancy had to be affected. Oh well, it was done in the name of science and CrunchGear. Before this shootout, I was under the impression that all energy drinks taste like piss and gave you the shakes. Some do, but there are definitely better options than others as I found. A couple… Read More

  • Monster 'BFC' officially takes energy drinks too far

    Monster 'BFC' officially takes energy drinks too far

    In the early days of energy drinks, the tiny 8-ounce Red Bull can was the only game in town. Then somewhere along the line, someone decided to double the can size to 16 ounces. Great — twice the punch for the same price. Then came the 24-ounce energy drink can. A little excessive, sure, but sometimes you need a little extra, extra pick-me-up and a big 24-ounce can is always good for… Read More

  • Review: Health Energy Potion

    Review: Health Energy Potion

    Health Energy Potion is a tiny 1.69-ounce energy drink that resembles a health vial from a video game. And sure enough, the drink promises “to add +160 to gamers’ HP.” Video and review after the jump… Read More

  • Viral ad for Syke Energy Drink crams all your favorite games into one level

    Syke Energy Drink is looking for viral ads and Paul Robertson has whipped up a doozy. See how many of your favorite old school video games you can find referenced in the video. It’s almost nostalgia overload — which can’t be a bad thing. Read More

  • Mega Man energy drink coming soon to Japan

    Mega Man energy drink coming soon to Japan

    The title pretty much says it all. There will be a new energy drink on the market in Japan and it’ll be called “Rockman E Can Drink”. Mega Man is known as Rockman in Japan. It’ll cost around $1.25 per can, which is almost 140 Yen.  Now let’s all sit back, relax, and watch this kid play the Tomahawk Man Theme from Mega Man 6 on the piano. That’s some… Read More

  • Anti-energy drink movement makes me sad

    Anti-energy drink movement makes me sad

    When Aerosmith released a chart-topper called Livin’ on the Edge back in 1993, the opening phrase “There’s something wrong in the world today, I don’t know what it is…” sung by Steven Tyler would have sounded far different had the song been written today. This is what’s wrong with the world today; an anti-energy drink. Why? Why? Why? I’m not going… Read More

  • Be careful with those energy drinks, coders: May encourage 'risky' behavior!

    Be careful with those energy drinks, coders: May encourage 'risky' behavior!

    Might want to find something other than Red Bull or Cocaine for those up-all-night coding sessions, fellers. It seems they may not be too healthy for you, and they may encourage “risky” behavior. Oh my! The Journal of American College Health recently published a study that shows a strong link between the consumption of energy drinks—Red Bull, Amp, Monster, Cocaine… Read More

  • It's about time: Duff and Flaming Moe energy drinks

    It's about time: Duff and Flaming Moe energy drinks

    At Flaaay-ming Moe’s (let’s all go to Flaming Moe’s) — Hot damn, here’s a pair of Simpsons-themed energy drinks. One’s a Duff can, one’s a Flaming Moe’s can. The Duff can’s a full 12-ounces of power, while the Flaming Moe version comes in a Red Bull-esque 8.4-ounce can. Neither contains alcohol, though. Just pure jitter. They’re… Read More

  • Taste Test: 'Rockstar Roasted' energy drink

    Just noticed this new blend today in my local convenience store. According to the company, it’s an “amazing mix of the finest espresso coffee, fresh milk and cream packed with the powerful blend of Original Rockstar.” To me, it tasted like cold coffee with milk and now my vision’s kind of blurry and everything’s moving in slow motion. Wheee! Rockstar Roasted… Read More

  • IRL: Warcraft Mana Energy Potion has lots of caffeine

    [photopress:manaenergypotion.jpg,full,center] Like the Final Fantasy potion before it, this World of Warcraft-inspired Mana drink is silly and only for uberfans. $7 (plus s/h) will get you two, 40mL bottles of Mana Energy Potion, which promises to give you 5-8 hours of “jitter-free” energy. It’s essentially citrus-flavored caffeine: there’s approximately two Red Bulls… Read More

  • Did you know? There are energy drink review sites! Lots!

    [photopress:energy2.jpg,full,center] Geeks like energy drinks. It could be said that the fad started in the early 90s with the famous Jolt Cola, which was consumed primarily as an alternative to coffee for all-night D&D campaigns. Yes, I was there. Later, the caffeine content of Mountain Dew was upped, and it became the staple of late-night coding sessions. One famous computer worm, the… Read More

  • Skyrocketing energy drink prices make gas look cheap

    Skyrocketing energy drink prices make gas look cheap

    I’ve been drinking energy drinks for a about five years less than I’ve been driving a car. At the time I got my license in 1995, gasoline cost about a dollar per gallon and now it’s up to about three dollars per gallon. The price of energy drinks over the last eight years or so had remained relatively stable at about two dollars per can for an 8-ounce can of Red Bull. Then a… Read More

  • Lokesh Dhakar's Fancy Coffee Drink Cheat Sheet

    Lokesh Dhakar's Fancy Coffee Drink Cheat Sheet

    New to the world of fancy coffee drinks? So is Lokesh Dhakar, as he admits on his blog. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me where I’d heard his name before but I assumed he was famous for some reason. Any web developer that’s used the Lightbox technique before may have been thinking the same thing I was, for Lokesh is the guy who wrote that now-famous… Read More