Those little clips of the office that pop up on your suggested youtube video feed.
I spend hours watching them, giggling about the selected best antics of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Micheal–every single character in massive lecture halls filled with hundreds of people. Only a few of my classmates look at me funny. It’s worth it.
One of my favorite characters is Creed Bratton. The weird, old paper salesman that delivers some of the best one-liners of the entire show. He’s a minor cog in the machine that is the show, but it wouldn’t be the same without him.
And one of his best, and weirdest, moments, comes when he dyes his snow white and thinning hair black, spray tans his skin, and talks like a “thirty year old” for an entire episode. In one scene, he walks into the lunchroom where corporate boss Ryan is sitting at a table. He walks to a vending machine, looks inside, turns to Ryan and says “hey bruh, can we think about getting some red bull in here? A guy’s gotta ride the bull sometimes, you know?”
Which brings me to the entire point of this idea-depraved blogpost–giving you a decent list of energy drink facts and products that can get you through the day or an all-nighter.
As you’re probably aware, caffeine is the number one ingredient in an energy drink, with some containing as much as 500 mg. These drinks raise your heart rate and blood pressure dramatically, and do provide a short burst of increased energy and concentration before you crash, making them perfect for finishing up that last minute assignment before bed or getting you through that lengthy lecture on a Friday afternoon. Although they do terrible things to your body, sometimes you just need that extra kick. We’ve all been there . Here are three of my favorites.
- Bang: With Creatine and flavors such as Star Blast, Sour Heads, and Power Punch, this one’s perfect for the gym fanatic who likes to work out hard and then stay up late, this one has a ‘modest’ dose of 340 mg of caffeine in each plus-sized can. But it tastes great, and will definitely keep you awake.
- Starbucks Double Espresso Shot: Although it’s technically a coffee drink, I’ve included it here because it’s one of my favorites and two will wake you up immediately. They contain 130 mg of caffeine, but taste great in the morning and pack a little sugar as well.
- Red Bull: The classic, the reason for the post, simply the OG. The brand has expanded so rapidly the last few decades that it’s barely an energy drink corporation anymore. 111 mg of caffeine and 27 g of sugar in a can. The most popular and probably second (to bang) most powerful drink on the list
I hope that you’ve at least laughed at this post, and have maybe found a new energy drink to try. As with any food or drink, it’s best to consume in moderation. Good luck in the last term, comment your favorite if it didn’t make the list.