Energy Drink Cost Comparison

Energy Drink Cost Comparison

Energy Drink Cost Comparison

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’m just dragging. Maybe I stayed up a little too late or I need to push through a project, but I’m lethargic. Somedays I need an energy boost to help me refocus and perform my best.

A Little Energy Drink History

Besides the natural caffeine perk found in coffee and tea, energy drinks are a relatively new phenomenon. Caffeinated soft drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi tried to get into the morning perk me up market, but couldn’t compete. Caffeinated soda only has a third to a fourth of the caffeine found in a coffee.

Today’s energy drink market didn’t develop until Red Bull hit the US market in the late 1990s. It was Dutch businessman Dietrick Mateschitz who added carbonated water to the Asian energy tonic Krating Daeng to make the worldwide popular brand, Red Bull. Krating Daeng’s energy formula contained caffeine, taurine, and B-Vitamins. Red bull’s energy formula also uses caffeine, taurine, and vitamin B12.


Krating is a large type of wild cattle found in South Asia, and Daeng means red in Japanese. Krating Daeng was marketed to Japanese businessmen using the symbol of two bulls facing off in front of a rising sun.

More recent flavors of Red Bull cut their image to a single bull ready to take on anything. Red Bull marketed to the daredevil mindset by sponsoring extreme sports and motorsports including NASCAR driving.

About 15 years after Red Bull started the US energy drinks market, Hansen Natural Drinks Company developed a monster beverage. Using an M made from claw marks, Monster invites users to “unleash the beast”. Monster Energy added panax ginseng to their energy formula and doubled the amount of caffeine.

A couple of years later, 5-Hour Energy followed. 5-Hour Energy took out the sugar and carbonation, added an energy blend of amino acids, and upped the caffeine to 200 mg all in a 1.93-ounce shot. Their extra strength shot contains 230 mg of caffeine.

Around 2005, the energy drink market exploded. Now when you walk into a convenience store, you are bombarded with numerous popular energy drinks and their accompanying sugar-free and low-carb options.

Teacher Power’s Energy Drink Story

A few years ago, a young man fell in love with a young preschool teacher. This young preschool teacher was tired of the cost and inconvenience of powering her day with coffee or soda. In an act of compassion, the young man developed an energizing powder formula for her to mix whenever she needed it.

That formula became Teacher Power Energy Drink. Our energy drink simply uses caffeine and B-vitamins to help energize the body and refocus the mind.

Energy Drink Cost Comparison

Your energy drink cost might not matter that much to you. But then again, if you are on a tight budget especially a teacher’s salary, the cost might be a game-changer.

For your educated consumer choice, we’ve compiled a comparison list of popular energy drinks. We’ve organized the cost comparisons by carbonated, non-carbonated, and powder mixes.

Caffeine content, calories, and costs obtained from Starbucks coffee information obtained from Starbucks.

Carbonated Options

  • Monster Energy Drinks
    • Original 16 ounces
    • 160 mg of caffeine
    • 230 calories
    • $1.42 per serving
  • Red Bull
    • Original 8.4 ounces
    • 80 mg of caffeine
    • 160 calories
    • $1.40 per serving
  • Rockstar
    • Original 16 ounces
    • 160 mg of caffeine
    • 130 calories
    • $1.32 per serving
  • Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel
    • Original 16 ounces
      • 142 mg of caffeine
      • 90 calories
      • $1.92 per serving
  • NOS
    • Original 16 ounces
      • 160 mg of caffeine
      • 210 calories
      • $3.75 per serving
  • Bang
    • Black Cherry Vanilla 16 ounces
      • 300 mg of caffeine
      • 0 calories
      • $1.98 per serving

Non-Carbonated Options

  • Starbucks Coffees
    • White Chocolate Mocha 16-ounce grande
      • 150 mg of caffeine
      • 430 calories
      • $4.45 per serving
    • Pumpkin Spice Latte 16-ounce grande
      • 150 mg of caffeine
      • 380 calories
      • $4.95 per serving
    • Caramel Frappuccino Blended Coffee 16-ounce grande
      • 90 mg of caffeine
      • 380 calories
      • $4.45 per serving
  • 5-Hour Energy Shots
    • Grape 1.93 ounces
      • 200 mg of caffeine
      • 4 calories
      • $2.14 per serving
  • V8 + Energy
    • Black Cherry 8 ounces
      • 80 mg of caffeine
      • 45 calories
      • $0.65 per serving
  • Ocean Spray Cran Energy
    • Cranberry Pomegranate 10 ounces
      • 75 mg of caffeine
      • 40 calories
      • $2.56 per serving

Powder Mixes

  • Zip Fizz
    • Fruit Punch 16 ounces
      • 100 mg of caffeine
      • 20 calories
      • $1.00 per serving
  • Crystal Light Energy
    • Wild Strawberry 16 ounces
      • 60 mg of caffeine
      • 10 calories
      • $0.25 per serving
  • True Lemon Energy
    • Lemonade 16 ounces
      • 120 mg of caffeine
      • 0 calories
      • $0.18 per serving
  • PureBoost
    • Citrus Sunrise 16 ounces
      • 100 mg of caffeine
      • 25 calories
      • $0.60 per serving
  • Teacher Power Energy Drink
    • Black Cherry 16 ounces
      • 100 mg of caffeine
      • 0 calories
      • $0.40 per serving


Discover the Advantages of Teacher Power Energy Drink Mix

Cost-wise Teacher Power Energy Drink is one of the most economical on the market. Unlike the other powder mixes that come in single-serving packets, Teacher Power Energy Drink comes in a convenient, environmentally friendly tub.

With the tub, you determine the energy boost you need at the moment. A full scoop of powder contains 100 mg of caffeine. A half scoop contains 50 mg of caffeine.


In addition, Teacher Power Energy Drink has a full array of B Vitamins to aid metabolism and help boost brain functioning. Neither the Crystal Light nor True Lemon Energy contains 100% of the daily value of B-Vitamins.

You can conveniently purchase Teacher Power Energy Drink on our website or from


Article by Miss Jae


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