People often wonder whether Bang Energy Drink contains alcohol or not.
The fact is, Bang Energy Drink doesn’t contain any alcohol and it’s not an alcoholic drink.
So why is it that people might think that Bang is alcoholic? Is it the hardcore image the brand puts out? Is it the young hedonistic influencers?
Or is it that some people probably mix Bang with alcohol, blurring the lines of what’s actually inside a can of Bang?
If you’re looking for answers, this article is for you. Join me for a closer look at Bang and it’s relationship with alcohol.
Bang Energy Ingredients
As you can see from the ingredients listed below, there’s no alcohol in the list of Bang ingredients:
Every 16 fl.oz can of Bang energy drink contains the following:
- 300mg caffeine (that’s a lot!)
- 0 calories
- 0g total fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 40mg sodium
- 85mg potassium
- 0g total carbohydrates
- 0g total sugars
- 0g protein
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12
The following ingredients are included in “trace amounts”:
- Carbonated water
- Citric acid anhydrous
- Sodium benzoate (preservative)
- Potassium sorbate (preservative)
- Potassium citrate monohydrate
- Sucralose (artificial sweetener)
- Natural flavors
- Potassium phosphate dibasic
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Acesulfame potassium (artificial sweetener)
- Magnesium chloride
- SUPER CREATINE (Creatyl-L-Leucine)
- Calcium chloride
- Calcium disodium EDTA
But, clearly, there is no alcohol in anything listed above. Therefore, if you were steering clear of Bang for fear that it contained alcohol, you can put those worries to the side and enjoy a can of Bang without any concerns.
Do People Mix Bang Energy With Alcohol?
It’s common practice for party-goers to mix alcohol with energy drinks, including Bang. I’m not familiar with any specific venues that happen to sell both alcohol and also Bang (unlike Red Bull, where there are many places that sell Red Bull alongside alcoholic drinks).
However, I’m sure there are many people who drink Bang who also occasionally drink alcohol. Taking things a step further, I’m sure some of those people have experimented with mixing the two together.
Is It Bad To Mix Alcohol With Energy Drinks?
Most people will agree that it’s not a smart idea to mix alcohol with energy drinks. The main reason for that is that the two beverages affect your body in competing ways. The alcohol acts as a depressant, while the energy drink acts as a stimulant.
What can end up happening is that you often end up drinking more alcohol than you otherwise would, simply because you don’t feel so drunk. That’s the caffeine in the energy drink masking how drunk you actually are.
This phenomenon is known as being “wide awake drunk”.
This is quite dangerous for a number of reasons, including:
- getting more drunk than you realize you are
- engaging in more high-risk behaviors than you otherwise would
- dangerously high consumption of caffeine and the associated risks from that
To provide the counter argument, some party-goers report enjoying mixing alcohol and energy drinks, citing an increased ability to drink more and reduced feelings of drunkenness.
Despite reporting feeling less intoxicated, studies found no change in objective measures of drunkenness.
Although common sense would dictate that it’s not a good idea to mix caffeinated drinks (such as energy drinks) with alcoholic drinks (such as vodka), that doesn’t stop many people from doing exactly that every weekend.
To hear another opinion about why it’s bad to mix alcohol with energy drinks, check out this video:
Do Any Energy Drinks Have Alcohol In Them?
Finding alcoholic energy drinks is not possible in most of the world. In times past, it was common for a while to see alcoholic drinks that contained caffeine, but not so much anymore.
Some previous brands of alcoholic energy drinks include Four Loko, Charge, Sparks and Torque.
In the United States, the FDA decreed in 2010 that alcoholic drinks are not to contain caffeine.
In some other parts of the world, it may still be possible to buy alcoholic energy drinks.
Is Red Bull Alcoholic?
Like Bang, Red Bull is also a non-alcoholic energy drink. Red Bull contains caffeine, but no alcohol.
Fears about Red Bull being an alcoholic drink are misplaced. The same is true of rumors that Red Bull contains bulls’ semen.
Red Bull contains neither alcohol or bulls semem.
Is Monster Energy Alcoholic?
Monster Energy Drink doesn’t contain any alcohol, just as Red Bull and Bang also are free of alcohol.
If you’re concerned about any of these brands containing alcohol, you don’t need to worry. There is no alcohol included in the list of ingredients for any of these brands, including Monster.
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Final Word On Bang & Alcohol
In summary, Bang Energy Drink is not an alcoholic beverage.
It’s not clear exactly where these rumors or questions originated, but it’s obvious from looking at the ingredients listed on the back of a can of Bang that alcohol is not present inside Bang.
I hope this article was helpful and informative, enjoy your day!