View Full Version : ENERGY DRINKS... coca-cola spike? pepsi jolt?

Empire State Buddy
06-22-2005, 07:35 AM
just 2 names i came up with for some cola-flavored energy drinks.

i mean, i know that coke already has "full throttle" to compete with red bull; but why not tack it's world-famous name onto one of those skinny cans, and just add some extra caffeine and some vitamins?

it seems so obvious.

i believe i read somewhere that pepsi is actually testing this in japan.

and, even though i like C2, there's probably a bigger market for coke and pepsi "energy drinks" than reduced-calorie cola.

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-22-2005, 09:28 AM
You mean, a la Amp?

Amp is ok, but tastes nothing like Mt. Dew.

But I agree that there need to be more cola-flavored energy drinks.

Even BevNET themselves said that the cola taste does very well in hiding some of the flavor-pitfalls of energy drinks.

We all know that Coke makes Full Throttle(which is pretty good, btw), but I would say that the average consumer does not, so...

If you slap on the Coke and Pepsi logo to some new energy drinks(that taste remotely like their cola counterparts), then that would instantly attract the Coke/Pepsi diehards in another beverage rivalry.

And everybody wins. tongue.gif

06-22-2005, 01:38 PM
I think he just means a souped-up version of Coke. Like more caffeine. Like JOLT used to be.

06-22-2005, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by riot:
Like JOLT used to be. Used to be? Did they cut back on the caffeine or something?

Red Sox fan
06-22-2005, 02:29 PM
Rockstar Energy Cola, you can only really get it in Nor. Cal or the Northwest now.

06-22-2005, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Mountain Dew Or Crab Juice?:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by riot:
Like JOLT used to be. Used to be? Did they cut back on the caffeine or something? </font>[/QUOTE]I didn't know they still sold that stuff.

DJ HawaiianShirt
06-22-2005, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Red Sox fan:
Rockstar Energy Cola, you can only really get it in Nor. Cal or the Northwest now. Dangit!

I'm so tired of regional distribution of test products!

Because they're usually products I want and it's never my region!


06-22-2005, 07:21 PM
Pepsi has Amp, Adrenaline Rush, NO Fear and their sugar free versions.

06-22-2005, 07:23 PM
And also Starbucks Doubleshot.

06-22-2005, 08:19 PM
I work for CCE down here in Los Angeles and we recently picked up the Rockstar brand of energy drinks but we will not carry the energy cola like 7-up/RC did down here.

06-22-2005, 08:23 PM
I can find Rockstar Energy Cola here in chicago but very hard to find..

I havent seen any sugar free Mountain Dew AMP or Full Throttle, ever... whats the word on these?

06-22-2005, 08:26 PM
There currently is no sugar free Full Throttle, but Coke is reportedly considering it.

06-23-2005, 12:06 AM
Full Throttle and Amp are not "cola-flavored" though. I think ESB just meant a stronger version of cola.

06-24-2005, 01:47 AM
there actually is a sugar free full throttle on pallet tickets it comes in as fullthrottle unleaded yet the unleaded part is not found on the can. This sugar free version has silver flames at the top and the bottom of the can to distiguish it from the regular all black version.

06-29-2005, 07:45 PM
The newer Monster Assault tastes a little bit like a cola.

06-29-2005, 08:23 PM
Hmmm...I'll have to try that. I do not care much for the bubble gum flavor of regular Monster (or of other similar energy drinks like Rockstar).

itS JUSt SOdA dUdE
06-30-2005, 08:28 AM
pepsi x (in japan) is, basically, pepsi with more caffeine.

07-01-2005, 02:41 AM
i'm so glad you're back!

07-01-2005, 02:45 AM
someone's got an orange crush on ESB. ;) LOL

07-04-2005, 11:31 PM
What the world really needs is another kind of liquid speed in a can...