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What Energy Drinks Does Coke Own? (Revealed)

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Coca-Cola owns more than 200 brands

Coca-Cola or Coke is one of the market’s well-known beverage companies, that earned its reputation and place in the market by satisfying consumers’ requirements. Coke just recently launched its own line of energy drinks called Coke Energy.

Moreover, Coca-Cola Company has been dominating with its classic soft drinks for quite a while. Additionally, Coke has one of the world’s largest beverage distribution systems, which consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy, and the beverages are sold at a rate of 1.9 billion a day.

Huge, isn’t it?

Other than its own energy drink, Coca-Cola is now in partnership with the most renowned energy drinks which are Monster, NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, and others.

Furthermore, Monster also sold its non-energy line, which includes Hansen’s Natural Sodas, Peace Tea, and others to Coca-Cola. Currently, the Coca-Cola Company has the ownership of about 16.7 percent of Monster which is quite a lot.

There’s so much about Coke that you might not be familiar with, thus I suggest you keep on reading. Let’s begin!

Which Energy Drinks Are Owned By Coke?

Cans of different energy drinks
Coca-Cola owns many energy drinks brand including Power Play

Besides Monster, there are many other energy drink brands that are in partnership with Coke, which means Coke is in half-ownership of them.

Coke has been winning in the market for a long time and is expanding by every year. One of the most successful partnerships of Coke is still considered with Monster.

Some sources reported that the Coca-Cola Company has become Monster’s most preferred distributor globally and Monster has become Coca-Cola Company’s exclusive energy play.

Okay, so some historical facts are coming up, stay with me!

Before 2015, Coca-Cola Company had the ownership rights of Full Throttle, but Monster Beverage closed on the deal to acquire the ownership of all the energy drinks lines owned by Coke.

This way Coke acquired all the non-energy drinks line which included Hansen’s natural sodas, Peace Tea, Hubert’s Lemonade, and Hansen’s juice products.

A can of Original Coca-Cola sof drink
In 2015, all the business of energy drinks was acquired by Monster Beverage

Let’s have a small discussion on the energy drinks brands mentioned above.

NOS

NOS Energy drink comes in 16-and-24-US-ounce cans which were also at some point distributed in a bottle to make them look like a NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) tank, but was discontinued. Currently, NOS is manufactured by Monster Beverage.

NOS energy drink has high contents of taurine and caffeine with other ingredients like guarana. Additionally, NOS Energy comes in several versions including Original, GT Grape, Nitro Mango, Sonic Sour, and Turbo.

Full Throttle

Full Throttle is an energy drink that is manufactured by Monster Beverage which was launched in late 2004 in the United States and Canada.

Full Throttle comes in 16-ounce cans with a good amount of caffeine and vitamins, with an immoderate dose of sugar which is 57 g per 16-ounce and 230 calories.

Burn

Burn is another energy drink that is owned as well as distributed by Monster, with the slogan, “Fuel your fire”.

Moreover, Burn is distributed in more than 80 countries and comes in several flavors including Original, Apple Kiwi, Zero Sugar, and Passion Punch, among other incredible flavors.

The caffeine content of Burn per 100 ml is 32 mg with a few essential vitamins and a fair dose of sugar.

Mother

Mother energy drinks originated in Australia and New Zealand by the Coca-Cola Company. After Coca-Cola’s failed to buy out Red Bull, today it’s competing with the two well-known energy drinks on the market, V and Red Bull.

Per a 500 ml serving of Mother, you’ll get 228 calories, 51 g of sugar, 160 mg of caffeine which comes from guarana extracts, and a number of vitamins.

Midium sized truck painted red and has the Coca-Cola logo
The Coca-Cola Company has launched many energy drinks brands like Gladiator

BU

BU is a Vietnamese energy drink sold in the international market. It claims to have a capacity of 250 ml and is based on Vitamin C formula, including other formulations.

Gladiator

Gladiator drink is a Lucha libre-themed line of energy drink sodas that was initially launched in México in 2008 by The Coca-Cola Company.

Currently, Gladiator comes in three flavors which are: Fruits, Red Citric Citrus Punch (which is available only in Mexico).

Samurai

Samurai is an energy drink brand that was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company, you can find it in bottled, canned, as well as in shot versions.

Samurai is created with Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Caramel Color, and Caffeine. It also includes ingredients that are sourced from genetically engineered (GE) crops, also known as GMOs.

Nalu

Nalu is an energy drink that is produced by the Coca-Cola Company and was launched in 2002. Nalu is sold in Benelux in seven flavors which contain carbonated water, sucrose, sweeteners, fruit juices, caffeine, and B vitamins.

The seven flavors of Nalu are listed below:

  • Original
  • Black Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Frost
  • Exotic
  • Passion
  • Refresh

BPM

BPM energy drink is manufactured by Coca-Cola Bottlers, Ireland, and is sold only in Ireland. Both of the formulations contain vitamins, caffeine, and ginseng.

The thing you need to know is, the Berry Red Bottles contain 71 g of sugar which is an extremely high dose and exceeds the daily recommended sugar limit.

Power Play

Power Play is yet another energy drink that was launched by The Coca-Cola Company and has launched into the Ugandan market and Africa.

Power Play comes in four flavors which include: Dare, Sugar-Free, Forge, and the Original.

Ultra

a classic glass bottle of Coca-Cola
In 2020, Coca-Cola launched its own Energy drink, named Coca-Cola Energy

Ultra energy drink is a brand of Coca-Cola, people often confuse it with the Monster Ultra energy drink, which is a completely different drink.

There’re only four flavors of Ultra energy drink: Original, Mango, Passion Punch, and Apple Kiwi.

Relentless

Relentless is an energy drink brand launched in February 2006 by The Coca-Cola Company.

While it was launched by Coca-Cola, today Monster Beverage is the manufacturer of Relentless as all the energy drink businesses were transferred to Monster Beverage in the year 2015.

Per 100 ml serving of Relentless, there’s 32 mg of Caffeine while in 500 mL serving (16.9 US fl oz), there’s 160 mg of caffeine.

Does Coca-Cola Have Its Own Energy Drink?

It was about time that Coca-Cola launched its own energy drink, Coca-Cola Energy or Coke Energy is a relatively new beverage produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Currently, It is being sold in several countries, including the US.

Coca-Cola Energy includes about the same caffeine dose as a shot of espresso. In one serving size can of Coca-Cola energy drink, there’s 114 mg of caffeine with 39 g of sugar and 140 calories.

Check out the Coke energy drink through this video to know if it’s worth the hype or not.

Is Coca-Cola energy drink worth it?

Ingredients Included In Coca-Cola Energy

  • Carbonated Water
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Glucose
  • Natural Flavors
  • Caffeine
  • Guarana Extract
  • Citric Acid
  • Caramel Color
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Vitamins B3 AND B6 (Niacinamide and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate

Nutritional Facts Of Coca-Cola Energy

A can of Coca-Cola Energy Drink
The backside of the can show its nutritional facts
Nutritional ValuePer 12 oz Serving of Coca-Cola
Energy140 calories
Protein0g
Carbohydrates39g
Sugar39g
Caffeine114mg
Potassium10mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)4mg
Nutritional Facts of Coca-Cola Energy

Flavors Of Coca-Cola

  • Coca-Cola Cherry Vanilla
  • Coca-Cola Cherry Vanilla Zero Sugar
  • Coca-Cola Energy
  • Coca-Cola Energy Zero Sugar
  • Coca-Cola Energy Cherry
  • Coca-Cola Energy Cherry Zero Sugar

Does Coke Own Red Bull?

A can of Red Bull placed beside a glass and a laptop
Red Bull isn’t owned by Coca-Cola, it’s a private Austrian company

Contrary to what people believe, neither Pepsi nor Coca-Cola own Red Bull. Red Bull is an Austrian-Thai private company well-known for its wide range of energy drinks under the same name.

In addition, Red Bull is also known for its many sponsorships of sporting events and teams.

Red Bull was founded by Dietrich Mateschitz and Chaleo Yoovidhya in 1987 which makes Red Bull a 35 years old energy drink company.

Furthermore, an 8 oz can of Red Bull contains 80 mg of caffeine and 27 g of sugar and comes in a wide range of flavors including a Sugar-Free version.

Alternatives To Energy Drinks

There’re hundreds of energy drinks that aren’t owned by Coca-Cola, if you want to know then check out the list below.

  • Rockstar
  • Mountain Dew Energy
  • Starbucks Baya Energy
  • SoBe
  • AMP Energy

Conclusion

  • Coca-Cola is one of the largest beverage companies with more than 200 brands including dairy and soft drinks.
  • Energy drinks once owned by Coca-Cola were: NOS, Full Throttle, Burn, Mother, BU, Gladiator, Samurai, Nalu, BPM, Play and Power Play, Ultra, and Relentless.
  • In 2015, all the business of energy drinks was transferred from Coca-Cola to Monster Beverage and in return, Coca-Cola was given the ownership rights of all the non-energy drinks owned by Monster.
  • In the year 2020, Coca-Cola launched its own energy drink, named Coca-Cola Energy.
  • Coca-Cola Energy comes in several flavors including Coca-Cola Energy Vanilla and Coca-Cola Energy Cherry.

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