In recent years, not only has soda pop consumption skyrocketed, but so-called "energy drinks" have become popular, particularly with young people, such as the ubiquitous Red Bull.
Some of this has to do with drug culture - particularly rave culture, where consumption of drugs such as Ecstasy, combined with lots of exercise, can quickly deplete a person, and a shot of sugar and caffeine often keeps them going. But many others, including very young children, drink this crap, and think not only is it not bad for you, but that it is some sort of health drink.
It is, in essence, concentrated soda pop - water, sugar, and caffeine. And it has a lot of sugar in it.
8 3/10 fl oz (249.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
|Carbohydrate, by difference||27.99 g|
|Sugars, total||26.99 g|
|Sodium, Na||200 mg|