How much caffeine does Monster Energy have?

The original green Monster Energy contains 160 mg of caffeine per 16 oz can. Each can contains two servings. To compare, an average 8 oz cup of coffee contains 80 mg to 100 mg of caffeine. So each serving of Monster Energy equates to a cup of coffee. A can of Coca-Cola contains 35 mg of caffeine.

What is monster energy drink?

Monster energy most known as an energy drink that comes in a variety of flavors. The brand specializes in energy drinks, sports drinks, coffees, juices, and teas. There are 59 drinkable beverages under 8 categories: Monster Energy, Monster Hydro, Muscle Monster, Monster Ultra, Rehab Monster, Java Monster, Dragon Tea, and Juice Monster.

Company Scope

Owned by Hansen’s Natural Company launched in 2002. The company changed its name to Monster Energy in 2012. Monster consists of 35% of the market for energy drinks. It is extremely popular and found in most convenience and grocery stores across the globe.


Monster is known for its brand sponsorships in extreme sports, often endorsed by athletes and celebrities. The official website states that “athletes, musicians, anarchists, co-ed’s, road warriors, metal heads, geeks, hipsters, and bikers dig it- you will too.”

What flavors does Monster come in?

Monster comes in a variety of flavors. Most of the product lines are fruity or tropical. The coffee line boasts all the popular flavors of coffee such as Kona coffee, Java, French vanilla, etc. The tea products come in green tea, lemonade, raspberry and peach.  

How much caffeine do the Monster drinks have?

The original Energy Line contains 160 mg per can, or 10 mg per oz. The two exceptions are Lo-Carb and Zero Sugar which contain less caffeine in it at 140 mg per can or 8.8 mg per oz.

Monster Hydro also contains 160 mg of caffeine in it, but contains more liquid given the 20 oz bottles. This boils down to 8 mg per oz. The Energy Water Advanced Hydration drinks have 150mg per bottle, or 7.5 mg per oz.

Muscle Monster contains slightly less liquid but packs 157 mg per can. or about 10.5 mg per oz.

Fan favorites, Monster Ultra, contain 150 mg per 16 oz can or 9.4 g per oz. There is one exception, and it is Monster Energy Ultra Black which contains 137 mg per can or 8.6 mg per oz.

Monster Rehab is Monster’s exploration into iced tea. Most flavors from this line contain more caffeine than even both original Energy and Ultra at 160 mg per 15.5 oz can or 10.3 mg per oz. These cans contain slightly less liquid than the regular line. The Watermelon flavor contains 150 mg per 15.5 oz or 9.7 mg per oz.

The Java Coffee by far takes the trophy for the most caffeine per drink. : 200 mg per 15 oz can or 13.3 mg per oz, Triple Shot 300 mg per 15 oz can or 20 mg per oz.

Then there’s Dragon Tea which contains 160 mg per 23 oz or 7 mg per oz.

Lastly is Juice Monster, which has 160 mg per can or 10 mg per oz, with the Mango Loco flavor having a smidgen less caffeine at 152 per can or 9.5mg per oz.

In order of the most caffeine to the least caffeine out of all Monster drinks: Java Coffee Triple Shot, Java Coffee Regulars, Muscle Monster, then tied with most Monster Energy, Monster Ultra, Juice, and Rehab, then Hydro and Tea line.

What’s in Monster Energy?

Monster Energy contains a plethora of B vitamins, which help process food into energy and assist in the formation of red blood cells. The popular energy drink also contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. Caffeine is most known for its ability to boost energy levels. Below is a complete list of ingredients in the green can of Monster Energy.

Carbonated Water, Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Taurine, Sodium Citrate, Color Added, Panax Ginseng Extract, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, Caffeine, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Sucralose, Salt, D-Glucuronolactone, Inositol, Guarana Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Maltodextrin, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12). Ingredients list source here.

What’s in Monster Energy vs Monster Energy Zero Sugar?

The differences in Monster Energy vs Monster Energy Zero Sugar are minimal. The original Monster Energy contains sugar and glucose, while those two ingredients are absent in the Monster Energy Zero Sugar. All other ingredients are essentially identical, save for coloring present in the original Monster Energy, and the use of Maltodextrin in Zero Sugar.

Here is a complete ingredients list of Monster Energy Zero Sugar: Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Taurine, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavors, Taurine, Sodium Citrate, Panax Ginseng Extract, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, Caffeine, Sucralose, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Acesulfame Potassium Benzoic Acid(Preservative), Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Color Added, Salt, D-Glucuronolactone, Guarana Extract, Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12) Ingredients list source here.

How many calories does it have?

A 16 oz can of Monster Energy contains 210 calories.

How much carbs does it have?

Monster Energy has 27g of carbohydrates.

What does it taste like?

Monster Energy can be described as fizzy, sweet, tangy, and reminiscent of apple juice, Sprite, or even Mountain Dew.

How much can you safely consume in a day?

Generally, avoid exceeding 400 milligrams of caffeine a day. This works out to about 2.5 cans of Monster Energy. Limit consumption to 1 to 2 cans a day. Exceeding this limit could ensue jitters, anxiety, elevated heartbeat, etc. The official Monster website recommends that pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine should not consume their drinks.

How much sugar does it have?

In the 16 oz can of Monster Energy, there are 54 grams of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 36 g of sugar consumption for men and 25 grams for women.

Overall, Monster Energy contains the caffeine amount equivalent to 1 or 2 cups of regular drip coffee. The Zero Sugar product does not contain any sugar, but tastes similar to the original Energy flavors. Try from 59 different flavors of Monster, but please always consume it responsibly.