Jitter Is Good (Update)
9:00 AM -- Following is an updated chart of the most readily available caffeinated beverages. My fellow buzz seekers pushed me to try Cocaine, which easily tops the chart with the most caffeine punch per liquid ounce.
For the record, Cocaine tasted about as strong as you'd imagine. It was not good, but it did work as advertised. I'm actually hovering over my desk right now.
Table 1: The Philter's Buzz Index
|Product||Serving Size (ounces)||Milligrams of Caffeine||Punch (Milligrams of Caffeine per Ounce)|
|Cocaine Energy Drink||8.4||277||32.98|
|7-Eleven, Inc.'s Fusion Energy Coffee||12||250||20.83|
|Monster Energy Drink||16||140||8.75|
|SoBe No Fear||16||140||8.75|
|Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino||9.5||71.8||7.56|
|Mountain Dew Live Wire||12||48.2||4.02|
|Nestea Cool Lemon Iced Tea||12||11.5||0.96|
|Sources: 7-Eleven Inc., Folger's, The Journal of Analytical Toxicology, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and Consumer Reports|
* For Starbuck's, I used the average caffeine measurement reported by five different major U.S. media outlets over the past 3 years
** This is based on the grocery store price of a canister that yielded 80 six-ounce servings. And, yes, I drank every cup
Hope you find the chart helpful. Let me know if there's anything else I should try to keep my eyes wide open and my heart racing through the work day.
— Phil Harvey, Person of the Year, Light Reading