What’s better than a great-tasting energy drink? A great-tasting energy drink with a plentiful selection of flavors for you to choose from, which is exactly what Bang has in spades.
With 300mg of caffeine, Bang is definitely an energy drink that doesn’t shy away from giving you a solid boost, all in a sugar-free, zero-calorie package.
Of course, the effectiveness of Bang is only half the story.
The other half is how well Bang tastes, because let’s face it, the taste is definitely one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing an energy drink.
So if you’re looking for which flavors of Bang are the best, you’re in the right place. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Bang, what exactly gives it it’s taste, and which flavors I find the most enjoyable.
Bang Energy Nutrition Facts
At the core of Bang’s nutritional value is the fact that it’s free of sugar and calories, having 300mg of caffeine along with a variety of other nutrients such as minerals and vitamins.
(Of which Saturated)
(Of which Sugars)
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||5mg|
Being calorie-free, sugar-free, and having a caffeine content nearly double that of a 16 fl.oz can of Rockstar (300mg vs. 160mg), Bang certainly stands out even from a nutritional standpoint.
If you’re looking for an energy drink that might help with your workout routine, or keep those pesky calories at bay, then Bang might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Although Bang may be a healthier energy drink compared to some of its sugary rivals, it isn’t exactly for everyone due to its high caffeine content, especially if you happen to be more sensitive to caffeine than others.
Apart from that, Bang has the usual energy drink ingredients such as B-Vitamins, as well as the rarer Vitamin C, which isn’t often found in energy drinks.
While Bang’s is otherwise well-balanced nutritionally, due to its high caffeine content, you might find it a bit much to handle. Still, Bang Energy is definitely a better alternative to most of the sugary energy drinks on the market in my mind.
Bang Energy Ingredients
All the ingredients of a Bang Energy drink from the back of the can:
- Carbonated water
- Citric acid anhydrous
- Natural flavors
- Malic acid
- Caffeine anhydrous (300mg per 16 fl. oz can)
- Sodium benzoate
- Potassium Citrate Monohydrate
- EAAs (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-lysine, L-threonine, L-phenylalanine, L-histidine, L-methionine, L-tryptophan)
- Potassium phosphate dibasic
- Vitamin C
- Potassium sorbate
- Magnesium chloride
- SUPER CREATINE® (Creatyl-L-Leucine [Creatine bonded to L-Leucine])
- Calcium chloride
- Calcium disodium EDTA
- Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
- CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
How Much Caffeine Is In Bang?
Regardless of flavor, each can of Bang has 300mg of caffeine, which places it on the higher-end of caffeinated energy drinks.
Even if you happen to be rather seasoned with energy drinks and caffeinated beverages, Bang’s high caffeine content might (and should) give you some pause, especially if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
While most energy drinks are satisfied with having around 80mg to 160mg of caffeine per serving, Bang turns the dial right up to 11 with a thumping 300mg per regular 16 fl.oz can.
As someone who prefers having about 100mg of caffeine per serving in their energy drinks, Bang’s high caffeine content isn’t quite my cup of tea, to be frank.
So your experience with Bang is really depends on your overall caffeine tolerance; there’s a fine line between Bang giving you hours of energy and focus, or it possibly giving you a mild headache, or worse.
With all caffeinated beverages, the FDA recommends a maximum caffeine intake of 400mg per day. Having any more than that, or more than what you can usually tolerate can lead to some serious side effects, such as:
So try not to have too many cans of Bang in quick succession, and be sure to pace yourself so that your body isn’t overwhelmed with 300mg of caffeine right from the get-go.
Does Bang Have Artificial Sweeteners?
If you’re wondering why almost all flavors of Bang still taste pretty similar to a regular sugary energy drink, that’s mostly due to the artificial sweetener, Sucralose, which is present in the drink.
As a zero-calorie sweetener, you won’t have to worry about Sucralose spiking your blood sugar levels, or adding anything much to your diet, calorie-wise, which is definitely a good thing.
But despite having a lower nutritional impact on you than normal sugar, artificial sweeteners such as Sucralose are often the topic of various health concerns, with their low-calorie nature and artificiality being a point of contention for some.
While controversies exist, it’s worth noting that the FDA has approved the use of artificial sweeteners, so as long as you’re not having too many drinks with artificial sweeteners in them, you shouldn’t need to worry much.
Vitamin Content in Bang
Vitamins and energy drinks go hand-in-hand, so it’s not surprising that they’re present in Bang Energy as well.
There’s a pretty reasonable amount of B-Vitamins in Bang, plus Vitamin C, which is definitely not something you see very often in an energy drink.
Despite its presence, the vitamins in Bang are marginally beneficial at best, and if you really need more of vitamins, supplementation is a lot more effective than trying to get them from an energy drink.
In any case, the vitamin content in Bang is appreciated, so here’s a table below detailing what each vitamin does, or click on the link here if you want to read more about vitamins and minerals in general.
|Vitamins||Purpose||Amount Per 16 fl.oz of Bang|
|C||Maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage||27mg|
|B3||Helps the body release energy.||5mg|
|B6||Store energy from protein and carbohydrates,||0.5mg|
|B12||Release energy from food.||1.5µg|
How Bad Is Bang Energy For You?
As long as you’re relatively healthy and know how to control your caffeine intake properly, you should be able to have a can of Bang without worrying about its effects on your health.
When compared to other typical energy drinks, Bang actually falls on the healthier end, being both sugar-free and calorie-free.
Unfortunately, this is countered by the fact that there’s a lot of caffeine present, which, while not detrimental in the long-term, isn’t exactly great for you if you’re unable to handle it, which many people cant.
Bang is definitely a drink you should stay away from if you happen to be at all caffeine-sensitive, and you should definitely be putting the can down if you start to feel any notable caffeine-related side effects such as shakiness, headaches, or dizziness.
In any case, so long as you can tolerate its strong caffeine kick, Bang will definitely do more good than harm for your daily routine. Just be sure not to have more cans than necessary.
If you want to read more about Bang and how it affects your health, have a look at the article I’ve written about that exact subject linked below, you’re guaranteed to find it informative.
Bang Energy Drink Flavors
Bang has an exceptionally wide and varied range of flavors, ranging from fruity, alcohol-reminiscent, to even one that’s candy-like. It’s pretty hard to pick a favorite out of all of them, but here are some top choices below:
- Bangster Berry
- Birthday Cake Bash
- Black Cherry Vanilla
- Blue Razz®
- Candy Apple Crisp
- Cherry Blade Lemonade
- Citrus Twist
- Cotton Candy
- Frose Rose
- Key Lime Pie
- Lemon Drop
- Miami Cola
- Peach Mango
- Pina Colada
- Purple Guava Pear
- Purple Haze
- Root Beer
- Radical Skadattle
- Rainbow Unicorn
- Sour Heads
- Star Blast®
Does Bang Energy Taste Good?
Despite not having any sugar, Bang does taste really good. That said, if you’re not too fond of the taste of artificial sweeteners or overly strong flavors, Bang might not be up your alley.
Bang doesn’t exactly have an original flavor to go off, so it usually tastes like what the flavor describes on the side of the can, although your enjoyment may vary for each one.
It’s always difficult to say a particular energy drink tastes good or bad, because taste is subjective. But the thoughts expressed here are my opinion.
One constant among every Bang flavor is its carbonation. All Bang Energy drinks certainly have some extra pep added in them, which makes each of their flavors pop even more, for better or worse, depending on your opinion of each.
As for the artificiality of Bang, a certain degree of artificiality is to be expected with energy drink flavors. The fact that Bang has such a wide assortment may contribute to its artificial taste, even more so for its less common flavors.
You’re probably going to fare the best with the more classical, fruity flavors, while the more candy or sweet-inspired may have a more artificial taste than you’re used to.
In any case, Bang does deliver on taste despite lacking sugar. With such a wide variety of flavors, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll find at least one flavor that you enjoy if you can get past the artificial taste of Bang.
Which Flavors of Bang Are The Best?
You’re probably going to want to go through all the Bang flavors yourself and see which flavors tickle your tastebuds, but from my personal experience, here are some of the better flavors of Bang (in no particular order):
If you enjoy the taste of candy, Radical Skadattle is definitely your Bang Energy flavor of choice. Featuring an indiscernible candy-like taste, the best way I can describe its flavor would be akin to liquid Skittles.
Including blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry, there’s a lot of berry flavors going into a Bang Bangster Berry, so much so that the only definitive thing I can say about its flavor is that it has a distinct berry flavor.
It’s definitely one of the more unique fruit flavors that Bang has to offer, so try it out if you’re not too fond of their candy selection but still want something new to spice up your taste buds.
Probably one of the more refreshing fruity flavors available on Bang’s selection, Bang’s Peach Mango blends both fruits together into a refreshing mix that’s reminiscent of mango with a peachy aftertaste.
If it’s your first time having a Bang, I would highly recommend going for this one.
These are all, of course, my personal opinion on Bang flavors, so if you need another perspective, have a look at the video below, which has a detailed tier-list ranking each and every flavor of Bang.
There are a lot of different Bang flavors. If you ask 10 people to tell you which flavor is the best, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. That’s the problem with something as subjective as taste.
However, if you can get past the 300mg of caffeine in each can and the artificiality of Bang, I’m pretty sure that you’ll find a flavor that works for you.
I’d suggest trying a few that you think you might like to see which one you like the best.
I hope you found this article helpful and informative, enjoy your day and your Bang!