Energy Drink Mixes: Caffeine, Calories, and Varieties
An energy drink mix is a caffeinated flavored dry powder mixed with water. This creates a non-carbonated energy drink at a fraction of the price of a ready to drink (RTD) variety.
All mixes are sweetened with artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, or Ace-K), and some contain surprisingly high amounts of caffeine.
Here is a complete list of energy drink mixes, ranked by caffeine content.
It’s clear there are a number of markets: The tubs (Gfuel, Berserk, Rogue) are marketed to gamers (and some as pre-workout mixes) The other mixes are aimed at consumers who want a pick-me-up but don’t want to spend all the money on carbonated energy drinks.
Most Popular Energy Drink Mixes
According to research, in 2018/19, the top 5 selling drink mixes were (in order)
- Crystal Light Energy
- Private Label Energy Drink Mix (e.g. Great Value from Walmart).
- 4C Energy Rush
- True Lemon