enery shot without artificial sweeteners
August 18, 2012 12:40 PM Subscribe
Where can I find a 2oz energy shot that's not made with artificial sweetener?
posted by washburn to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm one of those people who can't stand bitter tastes (like coffee), or the taste of artificial sweeteners (sucralose, saccharine, and stevia taste terrible to me). Unfortunately, my aversion to bitterness and artificial flavors, coupled with my need for caffeine has led me to drink too many Mountain Dew-type soft drinks.
So, I'm interested in drinking less sugar by moving from large soft drinks to using (in moderation) 2oz "energy shot" drinks instead; however it seems like all or almost all such energy shot drinks are sweetened with sucralose or stevia or aspartame, etc.
Can anyone help me find a 2oz energy drink that contains no artificial sweeteners? (It could be sweetened with sugar, honey, corn syrup, xylitol (ideally), or left simply unsweetened).
Warning: trying to Google this leads one into a world of discontinued, not-yet-offered, and worryingly "extreme" boutique energy drinks (I don't really want to ingest dangerous mega-does of vitamin B-12, etc.).
I'm just looking for some drinkable caffeine in a small bottle without some horrible artificial sweetener in there. I'm surprised this is so tricky.
Thanks for any suggestions.