Energy drinks might slowly be losing steam. Reuters reported that some popular energy drinks have more caffeine than what their labels say.
Consumer Reports magazine released a study on Thursday morning that 11 of the top 27 most popular energy drinks in the United States mislabel their amounts of caffeine. Some of the drinks tested had more than 20 percent more caffeine than advertised. Arizona Energy, Clif Shot Turbo Energy Gel and Sambazon Organic Amazon Energy, Venom Energy, and Nestle Jamba Energy were a few of the culprits.
Energy drink suppliers aren’t required to label the amount of caffeine their drinks contain. But with a few fingers pointed at Monster Energy — five possible associated deaths and a lawsuit that claims a 14-year-old girl with a heart condition died after drinking two Monster drinks within 24 hours — that might change in the near future.
Looks like Jessie Spano had something to fear after all.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 25, 2012