Reddit is More Addicted to Energy Drinks than BuzzFeed
Our Death By Caffeine web app has been pretty popular over the years and it also can give us some interesting data regarding which sources of caffeine are preferred by its users.
Over the past year both BuzzFeed and reddit featured Death By Caffeine and sent a lot of visitors to it. We thought it would be fun to see how the caffeine habits of BuzzFeed users compared to the habits of reddit users.
Here’s what we discovered. The beverages are in order from most popular to least.
BuzzFeed vs. reddit
|BuzzFeed Users||Reddit Users|
|1||Coffee (Brewed)||Red Bull|
|2||Coca-Cola Classic||Coffee (Brewed)|
|3||Red Bull||Coca-Cola Classic|
|4||Coffee (Espresso)||Monster Energy Drink|
|5||Monster Energy Drink||Coffee (Espresso)|
|6||Diet Coke||Mountain Dew|
|7||Coke Zero||Coke Zero|
|8||Mountain Dew||5 Hour Energy|
|9||Dr Pepper||Dr Pepper|
|10||Coffee (Instant)||Pepsi Cola|
|11||Pepsi Cola||Tea (Black)|
|12||Latte||Monster Absolutely Zero|
|13||Tea (Black)||Diet Coke|
|14||Monster Absolutely Zero||Green Tea|
|16||Green Tea||Coffee (Instant)|
|17||Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino||Monster Assault|
|18||5 Hour Energy||Sprite|
|20||Rockstar||Red Bull Total Zero|
|21||Red Bull Total Zero||NOS Energy Drink|
|22||Water Joe||Coca-Cola C2|
|23||Iced Tea||Surge Citrus Soda|
|24||Coca-Cola C2||Monster Extra Strength|
|25||Caffe Mocha||Chocolate Milk|
|26||Coffee (Decaf, Brewed)||Fanta|
|27||Diet Pepsi||Amp Energy Drink|
|28||Fanta||Cocaine Energy Drink|
|29||Americano Coffee||Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino|
|30||Chocolate Milk||Jolt Cola Energy Drink|
It seems as if BuzzFeed users and reddit users have slightly different tastes when it comes to caffeine consumption.
A few observations include:
- BuzzFeed users prefer coffee based drinks, while reddit users prefer energy drinks.
- Both rank energy drinks in the same order. Red Bull, Monster, then Rockstar.
- BuzzFeeders like Diet Coke, while redditors like Coke Zero the best.
- Both prefer Coke over Pepsi.
- Both are confused about the caffeine content of Sprite (Sprite has no caffeine in case you were wondering).
- The top 5 of both had the same drinks but just in a different order.
Which Group Weighs More?
Since our Death by Caffeine App requires that users enter their weight, we can also determine which group weighs the most.
Research has shown that those who drink carbonated beverages weigh more than those who don’t, so let’s see if this holds true for reddit users since they seem to prefer energy drinks and sodas over coffee and tea.
The average weight entered by all BuzzFeed users = 167 pounds
Which Top 30 Drinks Have the Heaviest Drinkers?
Pretty counterintuitive that 4 of the 6 beverages are diet drinks, but they are all indeed soft drinks. App users who weighed the least were instant coffee drinkers averaging just 137 pounds.
For comparison’s sake, here’s how the general traffic to our site ranks caffeinated beverages.
|General Visitor’s Caffeine Preference|
|3||Monster Energy Drink|
|7||5 Hour Energy|
|10||Monster Absolutely Zero|
|18||NOS Energy Drink|
|21||Death Wish Coffee|
|23||Red Bull Total Zero|
|25||Redline Energy Drink|
|26||Chameleon Cold Brew|
|27||Monster Extra Strength|
|29||Cocaine Energy Drinks|
It’s interesting how different segments of the world wide web have different preferred ways to get their caffeine and luckily choice does indeed abound. Just see our Beverage Caffeine Database with now more than 650 items!
Is there anything that stands out to you regarding the way Redditors or BuzzFeeders consume caffeine?
Disclaimer: Our Death by Caffeine web app records only anonymous data such as weight and drink choice. No names, IP’s, email addresses, or other personal information is captured nor recorded. This is not a scientific investigation: we only measured analytics data from web traffic REFERRED from either buzzfeed.com or reddit.com.
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