Topic: caffeine

Mountain Dew Is Making A New ‘Breakfast Drink’…That Sounds A Lot Like An Energy Drink For Kids

Mountain Dew Is Making A New 'Breakfast Drink'...That Sounds A Lot Like An Energy Drink For Kids

Because it isn’t already loaded with enough sugar and caffeine to last you 24 hours, Mountain Dew is gearing up to claim their stake in the energy drink market with “Kickstart,” a caffeine- and juice-infused beverage set to come out later this month. The company says their so-called “breakfast drink” won’t contain nearly the amount of caffeine found in controversial brands like Monster energy drink or even Red Bull, but it’s not necessarily the caffeine content that disturbs us: It’s the fact that this sounds suspiciously like a drink designed to be sold to kids. More »

Wired Wyatt’s Caffeinated Maple Syrup: Like Energy Drinks For Hip Foodies (But Just As Dangerous)

Wired Wyatt's Caffeinated Maple Syrup: Like Energy Drinks For Hip Foodies (But Just As Dangerous)

The scandals surrounding Monster energy drinks and Four Loko’s alcoholic energy drink, and increasing research proving that caffeine-sugar bombs like Rockstar and 5 Hour Energy are bad for you had us hoping that the trend towards caffeinated-everything might fizzle out, but we might have been wrong. Not only does Wired Wyatt’s new caffeinated maple syrup take the trend to new heights–it also seems to be targeted at a hipper foodie crowd. Because they’re already putting bacon in everything, so why not add some powdered caffeine! More »