Total Posts:42|Showing Posts:1-30|Last Page
Jump to topic:

Energy Drinks

tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 7:42:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
So I've got a big project on at work right now and after weeks of fvcking around, I've got like 2 and a half days to get it to a reasonably complete point.
So I'm on energy drinks.
Red Bull claims:
"Red Bull Energy Drink is specially developed for periods of mental and physical exertion."
That sounds like me!
"Increases performance"
I need that!
"Increases concentration and reaction speed."
YEAH!!
"Improves Vigilance."
Well I suppose that could be handy...
"Stimulates metabolism."
So I can eat more? THIS STUFF IS AWESOME!!!

Anyway, what is the actual science of Energy Drinks?
Is there any truth to these claims or is it simply an overpriced soft drink?
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 7:54:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
MY CHEERIOS!!!

Translation: Energy Drinks are overpriced soft drinks.

Damn. :(
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
Kleptin
Posts: 5,095
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:06:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Why not just get some No-Doz caffeine pills and dose accordingly? A $3.50 bottle of 15 caffeine pills has as much caffeine as 10 cans of monster. Just take 2 pills and it gives you 200mg of caffeine, Monster only has 160mg.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
Kleptin
Posts: 5,095
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:06:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Edit: 16 pills per bottle. Sorry.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Man, that sucks. Thanks J.Kenyon...

I have a Monster every morning and lunch. Well, at least it tastes fvckin' good.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:10:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:06:02 PM, Kleptin wrote:
Why not just get some No-Doz caffeine pills and dose accordingly? A $3.50 bottle of 15 caffeine pills has as much caffeine as 10 cans of monster. Just take 2 pills and it gives you 200mg of caffeine, Monster only has 160mg.

Monster is easier to find, and I'm assuming tastes better.

I drank 6 cans in 2 hours once.

-it has already been established that they are overpriced soft drinks-
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
Kleptin
Posts: 5,095
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:13:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:10:06 PM, lovelife wrote:
Monster is easier to find, and I'm assuming tastes better.

I drank 6 cans in 2 hours once.

-it has already been established that they are overpriced soft drinks-

Caffeine pills are just as easy to find. They usually have them anywhere that would carry Monster, come to think of it! As for taste, well, you just pop 2 pills along with whatever drink you want.

No one really drinks Monster for the taste anyway. Might as well get your caffeine drinking your favorite drink instead, and for much cheaper.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
Kleptin
Posts: 5,095
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:16:07 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:15:05 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:13:46 PM, Kleptin wrote:
No one really drinks Monster for the taste anyway.

False.

Conceded. I do remember my friends saying that they like the taste, but I don't.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:17:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:13:46 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:10:06 PM, lovelife wrote:
Monster is easier to find, and I'm assuming tastes better.

I drank 6 cans in 2 hours once.

-it has already been established that they are overpriced soft drinks-

Caffeine pills are just as easy to find. They usually have them anywhere that would carry Monster, come to think of it! As for taste, well, you just pop 2 pills along with whatever drink you want.

No one really drinks Monster for the taste anyway. Might as well get your caffeine drinking your favorite drink instead, and for much cheaper.

See my post above yours,a little up? I'll reiterate just in case:

'At least they taste fvckin' great.'

Monsters = Deliciousness :P
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
Kleptin
Posts: 5,095
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:22:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The last time I had monster was years ago. I barely remember anything about the taste besides the fact that I disliked it. Maybe I'll give it another try.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:26:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:13:46 PM, Kleptin wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:10:06 PM, lovelife wrote:
Monster is easier to find, and I'm assuming tastes better.

I drank 6 cans in 2 hours once.

-it has already been established that they are overpriced soft drinks-

Caffeine pills are just as easy to find. They usually have them anywhere that would carry Monster, come to think of it! As for taste, well, you just pop 2 pills along with whatever drink you want.


I have never seen them

No one really drinks Monster for the taste anyway. Might as well get your caffeine drinking your favorite drink instead, and for much cheaper.

Thats a lie. Monster is my fave, but dr pepper is cheaper.
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 8:28:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 8:17:44 PM, annhasle wrote:
^Ignore. Didn't see your post to J.Kenyon.

eeh, same.

I had my first energy drinks on my 14th bday on a band trip at midnight. I drank 14 different one's cause I had $50 (and ate lunch and got beef jerky with that money too)

Loved it all since. (Monster, red bull, rockstar, amp)
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 10:46:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Do you guys get V and Mother?
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
J.Kenyon
Posts: 4,194
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/12/2010 10:53:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 10:52:32 PM, Puck wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a Monster every morning and lunch.

Gross. >.<

No way I could have a Monster with breakfast either *blech.* Java Monsters are good for mornings, though.
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:51:41 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 10:53:56 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:52:32 PM, Puck wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a Monster every morning and lunch.

Gross. >.<

No way I could have a Monster with breakfast either *blech.* Java Monsters are good for mornings, though.

I had the red kind before school and the green kind with my breakfast once (triple chocolate chip muffin) about 3 in first hour (two red one green) and the last one on my way to second hour. Then I had a couple at lunch. That day was awesome.
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:52:21 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I couldn't ever really wake up tho, and I almost fell asleep until 4th hour, when I wished I could sleep.
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
belle
Posts: 4,113
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 5:16:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
they're an aquired taste for sure, but once you get used to them they're quite good. i used to drink a rockstar a day, sometimes two, until i gave up caffeine for awhile. now i only have them occasionally when i am reeeeeeeeeeeally lacking sleep.
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 5:56:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 10:46:52 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Do you guys get V and Mother?

"V" is my favourite energy drink. It's quite tangy.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 5:59:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/12/2010 10:53:56 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:52:32 PM, Puck wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a Monster every morning and lunch.

Gross. >.<

No way I could have a Monster with breakfast either *blech.* Java Monsters are good for mornings, though.

You both are weaklings. Lol

A Monster in the morning is awesome... I don't have it with breakfast though because I don't eat breakfast. Just a Monster. And I can get through the day.... :D
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:01:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 5:59:46 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:53:56 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:52:32 PM, Puck wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a Monster every morning and lunch.

Gross. >.<

No way I could have a Monster with breakfast either *blech.* Java Monsters are good for mornings, though.

You both are weaklings. Lol

A Monster in the morning is awesome... I don't have it with breakfast though because I don't eat breakfast. Just a Monster. And I can get through the day.... :D

I've had Energy Drinks for breakfast many a time.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:02:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Its not aquired, and I agree its good in the mornings. I think tomorrow I may stock up. I never seem to have time or care to eat until 3 anyway and monsters do seem to make my day better. Except when I drink like 6+ but thats cause the limit in canada (a day) is 2, and in the US its 3
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:04:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 6:01:18 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 10/13/2010 5:59:46 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:53:56 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 10/12/2010 10:52:32 PM, Puck wrote:
At 10/12/2010 8:09:05 PM, annhasle wrote:
I have a Monster every morning and lunch.

Gross. >.<

No way I could have a Monster with breakfast either *blech.* Java Monsters are good for mornings, though.

You both are weaklings. Lol

A Monster in the morning is awesome... I don't have it with breakfast though because I don't eat breakfast. Just a Monster. And I can get through the day.... :D

I've had Energy Drinks for breakfast many a time.

Isn't it nice? Lol And I have had 'V' too. Very good, actually. I would drink it more, but here in the US... it is not sold.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
belle
Posts: 4,113
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:07:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 6:02:43 PM, lovelife wrote:
Its not aquired, and I agree its good in the mornings. I think tomorrow I may stock up. I never seem to have time or care to eat until 3 anyway and monsters do seem to make my day better. Except when I drink like 6+ but thats cause the limit in canada (a day) is 2, and in the US its 3

....really? you liked the first energy drink you ever tried? i've never known anyone that did. then again i think almost everything (other than basic stuff like sugar and savoury-ness) is an acquired taste... so...
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
lovelife
Posts: 14,629
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:11:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 6:07:20 PM, belle wrote:
At 10/13/2010 6:02:43 PM, lovelife wrote:
Its not aquired, and I agree its good in the mornings. I think tomorrow I may stock up. I never seem to have time or care to eat until 3 anyway and monsters do seem to make my day better. Except when I drink like 6+ but thats cause the limit in canada (a day) is 2, and in the US its 3

....really? you liked the first energy drink you ever tried? i've never known anyone that did. then again i think almost everything (other than basic stuff like sugar and savoury-ness) is an acquired taste... so...

Lol yep. I had about 10 energy drinks my first time. I was out in about 3 mins and thougt I was dying. It was awesome and best spent $15 of my life.
I also bout a few for my friends that already had and loved energy drinks, but about 3 of those total.
Without Royal there is a hole inside of me, I have no choice but to leave
annhasle
Posts: 6,657
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:11:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 6:07:20 PM, belle wrote:
At 10/13/2010 6:02:43 PM, lovelife wrote:
Its not aquired, and I agree its good in the mornings. I think tomorrow I may stock up. I never seem to have time or care to eat until 3 anyway and monsters do seem to make my day better. Except when I drink like 6+ but thats cause the limit in canada (a day) is 2, and in the US its 3

....really? you liked the first energy drink you ever tried? i've never known anyone that did. then again i think almost everything (other than basic stuff like sugar and savoury-ness) is an acquired taste... so...

I was hooked from the very first one. I had NOS first and thought it was pretty good. But then I had a Monster and a Rockstar, and it's been a drinking habit since then... My kidneys probably want to punch me in the face right now [if they could], but <shrugs> I like tormenting them with Monsters yumminess.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
tvellalott
Posts: 10,864
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/13/2010 6:11:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/13/2010 6:04:12 PM, annhasle wrote:
Isn't it nice? Lol And I have had 'V' too. Very good, actually. I would drink it more, but here in the US... it is not sold.

It's not sold? >:O OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Anyway, I like energy drinks for breakfast when I'm hung over, although apparently they just dehydrate you more. >_<

It seems like Monster is the main energy drink in the US, but it's only stocked lightly here. Our main ones are V, Red Bull (which I can't help but directly relate to Jager) and Mother. I like the orange mother, but they've stopped making it in favour of a lemon one which I haven't tried.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

Muh threads
Using mafia tactics in real-life: http://www.debate.org...
6 years of DDO: http://www.debate.org...