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