Cocaine Energy Drink Is Back After Being Banned

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Redux Beverages have created an energy drink and called it “cocaine”.


I suppose if they want a lot of PR – this is the way to get it – but naming a drink after an illegal drug?

“When a person sees the name of the drink, some psychological effect happens and the person is already experiencing the energy buzz before they even open the can,” speculates Cocaine inventor Jamey Kirby.

The makers of the drink claim that it is 350% stronger than Red Bull.

The Ban

Shortly after the energy drink was released, The FDA sent a letter to Redux, demanding that they cease production and sale of Cocaine.

This was primarily due to the drink’s glorification of an illegal drug as well as its high caffeine content. The marketing behind the drink didn’t help either……

The drink came with this warning:

*Warning – this beverage should be consumed by responsible adults. Failure to adhere to this warning may result in excess excitement, stamina, fun and possible feeling of euphoria.

Cocaine has 280mg of caffeine per 8.4 oz (250ml) can.

That’s a lot – and puts it on our most caffeinated energy drink list.

The Re-Release

Redux Beverages have evidently worked through the issues with the FDA and the drink is for sale in the USA and a few places around the world.

Online the drink is easily obtained from here.

Cocaine is available in 3 variations: regular, cut, and free as well as an energy shot.

“Cut” is a formulation without the burn (i.e. the cinnamon flavor), and “Free” is a zero-calorie sugar-free formulation.

Cocaine contains a massive 280mg of caffeine in its 8.4 ounce can and should be consumed responsibly by adults only.

Cocaine Energy Drink Still Banned in Australia

cocaine2.jpgThe energy drink called cocaine will not be going on sale in Australia or New Zealand who are not allowing companies to import it.

Apart from the most unfortunate name of the drink, Australia has restrictions on caffeine levels in drinks – currently 32mg per 100ml.

The Australian Food Standards Code restricts the addition of caffeine to kola-type soft drinks, flavoured cordials and flavoured syrups.   In these drinks, the total caffeine content must not exceed 145 mg/kg (36mg/250ml serve) in the drink as consumed.   The Code does not prescribe limits for naturally occurring caffeine in food – for example, tea, coffee and guarana.   The caffeine levels in these foods will not normally exceed 100 mg in a standard serving.

Source: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

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  • YourMom

    You are quite possibly the single most annoying & ignorant person I’ve ever heard. Your spelling is atrocious and your arguments are, for lack of a better word, stupid. You’ve gone off on several rants that make no sense…comparing the use of caffeine to communism, talking about your excessive night of bong hits while preaching the gospel. Who cares what color your EX girlfriend was. I capitalize EX, because I assume she soon saw the error of her ways in dating you. I can already tell you’re a person who tries much too hard to fit in, without much success. AND, either of these are correct- I’m or I am. I’am is not. IDIOT

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  • Jason

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  • PsilocybinRulz

    Nice troll lol

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    True…but the only thing anyone here diasagrees with is you grammar, are you sure your not under 18? Or maybe your in second grade? Because my ten year old can write far better than you ….moron.

  • bash tash

    Artifacts? What in the HELL are you talking about? You make no sense at all, your just writing and thinking things which would easily diagnose you with some sort of mental handicap.

  • Jason

    Nice Elf.

  • RuleZzY

    Oh my… Learn the difference between “you’re” and “your”. Maybe your ten year old writes better that you – his dad. Seriously…

  • Jessica

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  • Grammar Police


  • Grammar Police


  • RuleZzY

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  • John Thimakis

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    A quote I often use is:
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  • John Thimakis

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  • John Thimakis

    Toxicity is a matter of dosage. That means you can overdose on virtually anything even water and oxygen if you take too much. Fortunately with marijuana you tend to become so smashed that you can’t smoke any more. There is a far greater risk of overdose if it is eaten when marijuana is cooked into food.

    If you are interested you may want to read this:

    This article actually says a THC overdose cannot lead to death:

  • John Thimakis

    Typical of the Australian government to baby us.

  • Bishop

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  • z s

    I typically drink two Rockstars (“recovery” edition) a day, one in the morning before work around 7am and the other at noon or after work at 5pm. Each can has 160mg, so that’s 320mg just to stay a little buzzed throughout the day. I could easily see myself drinking two Cocaine’s a day, 2 energy drinks per day here is the norm amongst my college friends.

  • solarpoweredtoaster

    I really want to get my hands on this energy drink… I never see this energy drink, or any other varieties in my area besides Monster or Rockstar. It sounds even more intriguing with the spicy cinnamon flavor, and the extra amount of caffeine packed in (Even though 280 mg isn’t that much more than a normal energy drink)

Last Modified: September 11, 2014