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(SacBee)   Monster Energy to change labeling so product can qualify as a drink. That's right, that swill you were guzzling didn't even count as a drink by this government's very lenient food standards   (sacbee.com) divider line 36
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2013-02-13 08:42:52 PM
5 votes:
I've never had one of these non-food item Monster Energy Drinks.

My preferred method of "waking up" is getting sufficient sleep the night before.
2013-02-13 09:00:51 PM
3 votes:
Stop beating around the bush and just buy caffeine pills, save yourself some money and empty calories.
2013-02-14 02:01:26 AM
2 votes:
IlGreven: /Currently 72 mg/12 fl. oz.
//Red Bull clocks in at 114
//Monster hits 120


A caffeine pill is 200mg
A bottle of 100 caffeine pills is ~$5

These energy drinks are highway robbery, just get fruit juice and have a pill.
2013-02-13 11:00:17 PM
2 votes:

Madman drummers bummers: KrispyKritter: one more reason to boo and hiss at the 'America is #1' propaganda. this type of shiat doesn't fly in Germany. their government looks out for their people. their airplanes are properly maintained. their children are safe when those little carnivals come to town because everything is inspected.

plus they got that whole wimmen & beer thing going for them, too.

AND their trains run on time.


who farking cares? Did your wages go to build a train that will operate in the middle of a farking winter?

I've been on trains in Germany in the middle of farking winter. Not once did I think "Gee, I wish America was like this!" Germany has a great train system and a great highway system but it is a different country and it also operates under a lot of different conditions.

I'd recommend you just move to Germany although I suspect their immigration laws are at least as tough as those "racist" US immigration laws.
2013-02-13 09:48:55 PM
2 votes:
I never liked those sugary/sweet energy drinks.  I prefer coffee.  If any of you coffee drinkers have never tried Turkish coffee, I highly recommend it.
2013-02-13 09:46:24 PM
2 votes:
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2013-02-13 09:19:02 PM
2 votes:
Ah FFS.

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2013-02-13 09:01:07 PM
2 votes:

sanriosucks: max_pooper: I've never had one of these non-food item Monster Energy Drinks.

My preferred method of "waking up" is getting sufficient sleep the night before.

I work near a heavy agriculture area and in the morning I see the local crop pickers at the gas station all buying one or two monsters. I'm a pretty big fan of hydration, so I always wince at the thought of a no water, all monster day in the hot sun while picking squash.


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2013-02-13 08:38:48 PM
2 votes:
Monster Energy Cable to change labeling so products can qualify as a drink overpriced and useless. That's right, that swill those cables you were guzzling coerced into buying by your local brick and mortar store employee didn't even count as a drink inherently as good as the cables at Monoprice by this government's very lenient food communication standards

Whew. Fixed that to fit into another eventual greenlight. You're welcome
2013-02-13 08:37:13 PM
2 votes:
As long as it wakes my ass up I don't care what they call it.
2013-02-14 07:40:26 AM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-13 11:08:28 PM
1 votes:

poorjon: Monster was considered a dietary supplement? The laws governing supplements in the USA are recorkulously derped up. Thanks, Orrin Hatch.

/Every time I see a "homeopathic cold remedy" sold on the same shelf as real remedies with packaging that makes it look like a drug, I cry inside a little bit.


You know, I don't really care about how the FDA classifies products on the shelf of my SUPERMARKET.  But I know something in the farking soda/pop (I want to be all inclusive) aisle is not a "dietary supplement " or an  "homeopathic cold remedy" .

/maybe it's just me
2013-02-13 10:42:54 PM
1 votes:

sanriosucks: max_pooper: I've never had one of these non-food item Monster Energy Drinks.

My preferred method of "waking up" is getting sufficient sleep the night before.

I work near a heavy agriculture area and in the morning I see the local crop pickers at the gas station all buying one or two monsters. I'm a pretty big fan of hydration, so I always wince at the thought of a no water, all monster day in the hot sun while picking squash.


The roots of the epidemic, scientists say, appear to lie in the grueling nature of the work performed by its victims, including construction workers, miners and others who labor hour after hour without enough water in blazing temperatures, pushing their bodies through repeated bouts of extreme dehydration and heat stress for years on end. Many start as young as 10. The punishing routine appears to be a key part of some previously unknown trigger of chronic kidney disease, which is normally caused by diabetes and high-blood pressure, maladies absent in most of the patients in Central America.
2013-02-13 10:40:31 PM
1 votes:
Monster was considered a dietary supplement? The laws governing supplements in the USA are recorkulously derped up. Thanks, Orrin Hatch.

/Every time I see a "homeopathic cold remedy" sold on the same shelf as real remedies with packaging that makes it look like a drug, I cry inside a little bit.
2013-02-13 10:39:03 PM
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: Sorry guys, I prefer not to give my money to a lawsuit happy company that believes it owns the trademark to anything with the word monster in it or that incorporates the letter m in their logo.  This company is scum of the Earth, in my opinion.

Right now they're pursuing legal action against one of the best online resources for aquarium hobbyists (Aquariacentral, Monster Acquaria, et. al.).

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?265212-Monster-E ne rgy-Drinks-vs-Monster-Fish-Keepers-spread-the-word!&highlight=monster+ energy


Man that sucks, I knew about there on against the beer company. I thought it was mean to go after them but at least it is a drink. but this suit against aquarium stuff.. Lame.
2013-02-13 10:29:40 PM
1 votes:
Sorry guys, I prefer not to give my money to a lawsuit happy company that believes it owns the trademark to anything with the word monster in it or that incorporates the letter m in their logo.  This company is scum of the Earth, in my opinion.

Right now they're pursuing legal action against one of the best online resources for aquarium hobbyists (Aquariacentral, Monster Acquaria, et. al.).

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?265212-Monster-E ne rgy-Drinks-vs-Monster-Fish-Keepers-spread-the-word!&highlight=monster+ energy
2013-02-13 10:24:45 PM
1 votes:
I used to drink Mtn Dew 44oz big gulps when I was younger and more stupid.  I don't drink any of those types of products any longer now that you can get off my lawn.

But, we had half a pallet of "double shot, r*star" left over, (like 24oz cans!!) and most of the people that wanted the r* Bull tried a can.  They said they tweaked so much they wouldn't touch the rest of it.  I also think that the r* Bull cola product didn't taste too good.  Maybe if you mixed some vodak??
2013-02-13 10:15:53 PM
1 votes:
I love how "energy drinks" like to brag about how few calories they contain without any trace of irony.
2013-02-13 10:12:42 PM
1 votes:
I've never had any of that nasty-sounding stuff, but I have known 2 people who had the ambulance called because it gave them erratic heartbeats.
2013-02-13 09:58:52 PM
1 votes:

MrEricSir: Say what you will about Monster Energy, at least it has nothing to do with Michael Savage.



I'm guessing I should feel bad for preferring Rockstar over Monster...

/ Rockstar Recovery & Rockstar Roasted Mocha are my favorites...
// both are non-carbonated..
2013-02-13 09:49:41 PM
1 votes:

Candygram for Mongo: As long as it wakes my ass up I don't care what they call it.


coffee. they call it coffee
2013-02-13 09:38:17 PM
1 votes:
I can't wait until we look back on these energy drinks in the same way we look back on cigarettes.
2013-02-13 09:37:23 PM
1 votes:
Jolt is the only "energy" drink I have ever had.

I'm old.
2013-02-13 09:29:39 PM
1 votes:
You can buy it on food stamps too. Fake money for fake drinks.
2013-02-13 09:26:05 PM
1 votes:

wyltoknow: Nem Wan: TFA says taurine is a little-known additive. How does anybody not know what taurine is? You know, the thing your cat MUST eat to prevent blindness?

I don't have a cat and I hardly drink energy beverages except for coffee. Why am I supposed to know what taurine is?


A lot of people don't because packaged cat food, kibble or the gooshy fuds, usually has enough taurine. You usually don't see taurine deficiency in cats that are eating commercial cat food, but you can see it in cats who own people who aren't aware of its importance in a cat's diet and feed it a home cooked diet or vegetarian diet.

Basically, it's an essential amino acid for cats and as such, is a precursor to muscle growth, among other things. Not only can they go blind due to macular degeneration, but they can have stunted growth and suffer heart failure. The problem is that taurine is not one of the nine essential amino acid for humans, so vegetarian or vegan owners may not know if they're going to put their kitteh on a veg diet, they need to match amino acids or supplement with essential amino acids for their cat, just like they do for themselves - just add some taurine for the cat.

In other words, it's not a huge problem unless someone is nutty enough to want a carnivore for a pet, but they want it to be a vegetarian and don't research the amino acid matching and supplementing of essential amino acids. They may not even be aware that kind of thing varies among species.
2013-02-13 09:20:15 PM
1 votes:
"Notably, companies that make dietary supplements are required to report incidents of adverse effects to the FDA while food makers are not. A spokeswoman for the FDA did not immediately know how many, if any, reports of adverse effects Monster had made to the agency."

And there you have it.  Every time some 12 year old drinks 5 cans of monster and ends up in the ER, they had to report it.  Now they don't.  Better to change the formula a little than kill the golden goose through bad PR.
2013-02-13 09:18:49 PM
1 votes:

Milo1974: Easy way to get more sales, the rule is products with "nutrition fact" labels are allowed to be sold with food stamps, while products with "supplemental fact" labels are not.


This is 100% true. This will allow Monster to be covered by Link now.
2013-02-13 09:14:41 PM
1 votes:

max_pooper: I've never had one of these non-food item Monster Energy Drinks.

My preferred method of "waking up" is getting sufficient sleep the night before.


How can I sleep with all of these energy drinks in my system?
2013-02-13 09:08:37 PM
1 votes:
Easy way to get more sales, the rule is products with "nutrition fact" labels are allowed to be sold with food stamps, while products with "supplemental fact" labels are not.
2013-02-13 09:08:02 PM
1 votes:

Nem Wan: TFA says taurine is a little-known additive. How does anybody not know what taurine is? You know, the thing your cat MUST eat to prevent blindness?


I don't have a cat and I hardly drink energy beverages except for coffee. Why am I supposed to know what taurine is?
2013-02-13 09:05:07 PM
1 votes:

max_pooper: I've never had one of these non-food item Monster Energy Drinks.

My preferred method of "waking up" is getting sufficient sleep the night before.


Right there with you. Never had a Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar whatsoever. A coffee will do the trick, and if it doesn't, I'll be asleep a bit earlier today.
2013-02-13 09:01:22 PM
1 votes:
So, what is with the people who accessorize with the Monster logo? Why would you want that on your truck, hat, or body? I don't get it.
2013-02-13 08:57:34 PM
1 votes:
TFA says taurine is a little-known additive. How does anybody not know what taurine is? You know, the thing your cat MUST eat to prevent blindness?
2013-02-13 08:49:48 PM
1 votes:
one more reason to boo and hiss at the 'America is #1' propaganda. this type of shiat doesn't fly in Germany. their government looks out for their people. their airplanes are properly maintained. their children are safe when those little carnivals come to town because everything is inspected.

plus they got that whole wimmen & beer thing going for them, too.
2013-02-13 08:43:25 PM
1 votes:
Label it as a diet enhancer.
for the fatties.
Then it will fly off the shelves at woolmort.
2013-02-13 08:39:25 PM
1 votes:
Say what you will about Monster Energy, at least it has nothing to do with Michael Savage.
 
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