Ever wonder why all energy drinks taste like cough syrup? No doubt this strange medicinal taste makes consumers feel like they’re deriving real benefits from one of these cans. All they’re really deriving, though, is an overpriced chemical cocktail with the caffeine content of a strong cup of coffee.
Check out our chart above to find out what's actually making up the bulk of your energy drink. And if you're curious about all those "energy blend" ingredients, use our report on energy drink ingredients to find out whether they live up to their claims and whether they're really safe.