02-18-2005, 10:57 AM
how much does it cost to make a case of an energy drink?
i hear that it costs 6 to 8 dollars, is this true?

02-18-2005, 11:41 AM
It really depends on several factors such as packaging, labeling, and ingredients. Volume also comes into play as it does with most things.

SP Energy Drink is an expensive product to make because they use a glass bottle, a wrap label, and pure cane sugar. Compare that to an 8 ounce can with no added label cost and high fructose corn syrup and you have a product that cost half as much to manufacture.

The top brands are manufactured for less than 6 dollars a case.

Coco Rico
02-18-2005, 08:56 PM
Well, the top brand uses actual glucose and sucrose and not HFCS and is imported from Austria where it is still manufactured to this day. That adds significantly to the cost.


Ron Swedelson
02-19-2005, 11:55 AM
RB costs $8...but that includes shipping.

02-19-2005, 12:09 PM
cheap crap. J/K.

02-19-2005, 12:19 PM
Manufacturers always make bank on product. We just peddle it and get the lower leftover profit. Jk LOL

[ 02-19-2005, 12:20 PM: Message edited by: EnergyKing ]

03-04-2005, 01:23 AM
not counting the can, is the sweetener the most expensive item in production of an Energy drink ?

Christian Prickett
03-04-2005, 08:58 AM
A container which holds an energy drink costs between 19 cents for a 12 oz glass bottle delivered, 12 cents for a 12 fl oz. can without the pull tab lid, 16 cents for the 8 fl. oz. can (like Red Bull) or 22 cents for a 20 oz PET bottle with a closure. Deco on a sleve label is about 8 cents a color, a can depends who you have color it. On average, a total package costs about 30 cents (container, closure, deco).

03-06-2005, 05:14 AM
Sweetner is the most expensive ingredient if you use real cane sugar.