Energy Drinks & Beyond

Dr Deb reacts to Monster Energy threat: 'Let's air your dirty laundry'

nutritionist enlists senatorial support as monster threatens legal action

Dr Deb reacts to Monster Energy legal threat: 'Let's air your dirty laundry in public'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Senator Richard Blumenthal has denounced Monster on Twitter for threatening kids’ nutritionist ‘Dr Deb’ with legal action, following ‘false and defamatory’ statements on energy drinks made in a newsletter aimed at children aged 6-10 and their parents.

Coffee fans don’t ‘chug it down’: Top docs warn FDA on energy drinks

ABA SAYS 'BODY' OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE DOES NOT BACK CLAIMS

Coffee fans don’t ‘chug it down’: Health pros warn FDA on energy drinks

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite industry claims energy drinks contain no more caffeine than Starbucks coffee, a group of top US health professionals tells the FDA energy caffeine content differs in ‘three important ways’ and says the agency should apply GRAS standards for soda...

Blackmailers take a poop at defiant Red Bull

Blackmailers take a poop at defiant Red Bull

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Red Bull tells BeverageDaily.com that Austrian blackmailers have threatened to contaminate the firm’s drinks with faecal matter if they are not payed off, but insists the firm 'is not and never will be susceptible to blackmail'.

‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

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‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, tells BeverageDaily.com that a new breed of healthy ‘energy’ drinks face an uncertain EU future, given conflicting guidance as to how we actually define the category.

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

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Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Philip Bromley from US biotech firm VIRUN tells BeverageDaily.com that one form of the science ‘Holy Grail’ is a pill that gives you everything food does and more, without Oompa Loompa-style side-effects, but in the meantime there are science-backed functional...

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

By Elaine WATSON

There is “no medical or scientific evidence that would support a finding that the death of Anais Fournier was causally linked to consumption of Monster Energy drinks”, say experts hired by Monster to address allegations in a lawsuit filed by the Maryland...

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The CEO of Californian biotech company Virun has revealed to BeverageDaily.com that his firm has sealed two novel equity deals that involve it taking significant equity stakes in beverage brands, in exchange for access to its patented ingredient delivery...

Steaz co-founder Eric Schnell on successful brand building

Big interview: Eric Schnell, founder MetaBrand; co-founder I AM Enlightened nutrition, Healthy beverage Co (Steaz teas)

Shot in the arm: The secret to success in shots... without going head to head with 5-Hour Energy…

By Elaine WATSON

Want to get a slice of the action in the shots category? Build a brand with a compelling story or ‘mission’, and formulate a product that delivers a discernible effect on consumers in 20-30 minutes, or you’re wasting your time, beverages and shots guru...

Killer chords that could rock the beverage industry in 2013: Part 1

beveragedaily.com predictions for 2013: part one

Killer chords that could rock the beverage industry in 2013: Part 1

By Ben BOUCKLEY

If the beverage world were a band poised on the brink of super stardom, here are some of the killer chords and rollickin’ riffs that could shake up the scene in 2013, as we solo on everything from carbonates to beauty drinks and beyond...

High caffeine extraction from ethyl lactate

High caffeine extraction from ethyl lactate

By Rod Addy

Ethyl lactate offers an eco-friendly and efficient method of decaffeination, according to a study just published in the journal Food and Bioproducts Processing.

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

By Ben Bouckley

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives BeverageDaily.com readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

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