Caffeine Informer is an encyclopedia of sorts for — you guessed it — all things caffeine. In addition to having an eerily complete database of caffeine products sorted by category (coffee, soda, energy drinks, tea, shots), the website aggregates articles exploring caffeine’s positive and negative effects, withdrawal and overdose symptoms and potential for addiction. Many are pretty stunning reads and just might have you thinking twice before heading out for your daily Venti Doubleshot this afternoon.
We combed through the product listings for the better part of an afternoon and came away with these five eye-opening facts:
- There is an energy drink called Cocaine — and its caffeine level is considered “extreme.”
- Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee’s 32-ounce mix has the highest caffeine concentration on the list and three times as much as the next-highest product.
- DynaPep’s energy shot has more caffeine per fluid ounce than liquid caffeine.
- Big brand names (Red Bull, 5 Hour Energy, Monster) have relatively low levels of caffeine in the energy drink/shot category. First place in the category goes to the aptly named ALRI Hypershot.
- Long live Shasta Cola!
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