Updated 3/26/2020 by Danielle Robertson Rath (the “GreenEyedGuide”)
When Energy Drinks Look Like Coffee Drinks
Monster Energy hit US markets in 2002 and helped establish the energy drink stereotype. Over 10 years later, there are still plenty of energy drinks that still fit this stereotype, but is Caffe Monster one of them?
Monster Energy is undeniably an energy drink company. In fact, they’re one of the Big Three responsible for the “Energy Drink Boom”. In this post, we’ll discuss whether Monster Energy’s wannabe-coffee warrants the same level of concern as their standard energy drinks.
Hi there, I research energy drinks.
I declared myself a biochemistry major in 2003 – right at the beginning of the Energy Drink Boom. I’ve always been fascinated by caffeinated drinks and all the fears surrounding their use. That’s why I’ve put my education toward understanding the science behind energy drinks and their ingredients.
After 10+ years in this field, I believe parents have a right to be concerned about energy drinks, but that concern needs the right context to do anybody any good.
How concerned should we be about the safety of Caffe Monster Energy Coffee?
An In-Depth Review of Caffe Monster
For this month’s in-depth review, we’ll assess:
- Caffe Monster Energy Coffee ingredients
- A comparison between Caffe Monster and a Stereotypical Energy Drink
- A comparison between Caffe Monster and Starbucks Frappuccino