Top 7 Energy Drinks For 2021

Are you searching for more information on the best energy drinks to carry in your micro market or vending machines in 2021?  In this article, we will break down the best energy drinks for 2021 and offer you insight into which ones you should consider offering to your customers. 

Energy drinks continue to be a very popular beverage among people of all ages because they offer the caffeine boost that most people need and a wide variety of vitamins and chemicals like Taurine. 

Red Bull Energy Drinks

#1 – Red Bull 

Red Bull is ranked as the top energy drink every year for one reason, Red Bull consistently delivers the energy consumers want and need.  Red Bull contains about 80 mg of caffeine per serving and roughly the same amount of sugar that you will find in most juices, along with a dose of taurine and B Vitamins. 

Since it’s been one of the top energy drinks for decades now, Red Bull rarely changes its marketing or packaging.  

Consumers can still enjoy Red Bull in the same dependable can and they can also find their favorite energy drink in a variety of flavors including Red Bull Cola, orange, yell, blue, green, and red edition. 

This popular energy drink also comes in a sugar-free purple edition, proving that Red Bull wants to still be the energy drink of choice for people who are concerned about their sugar intake. 

Reign Total Body Fuel

#2 – Reign Total Body Fuel 

Hot on the heels of #1 is Reign Total Body Fuel, the ‘new kid’ on the energy drink market that offers 300 mg of caffeine per serving. 

What’s ideal about this energy drink is that it’s the right choice for anyone who wants a sustained release of caffeine, especially people who want any energy boost that lasts for their workout or day at work.  

Reign Total Body Fuel contains a mixture of B vitamins and BCAA’s too that have been proven to be helpful for recovery after workouts. 

With no artificial colors or flavors, and just 10 calories per serving, this energy drink is a beverage that most energy drink fans are sure to enjoy and at just 10 calories per serving, Reign is an energy drink that anyone can enjoy without having to be concerned about the calories. 

AMP Mountain Dew Energy Drink

#3 – Mountain Dew Amp Energy 

Mountain Dew has been an ‘energy drink’ by itself for some people for decades because the popular soda contains 91 mg of caffeine. 

The popular beverage has now been a part of the crowded energy drink market for a while thanks to their Mountain Dew Amp Energy line which contains an awesome 142 mg of caffeine and tons of B vitamins in a 16 ounce can. 

People who are fans of Mountain Dew’s iconic taste will instantly love their Amp Energy drink because it has the same Mountain Dew citrus flavors that make it an energy drink that’s enjoyable to consume. 

RockStar Energy Drink

#4 – Rockstar Pure Zero Energy Drink 

Rockstar is another energy drink brand that’s been in business for years and has instant brand recognition because some people have grown-up drinking Rockstar energy drinks like they would drink a glass of orange juice. 

Knowing that they have to keep innovating to stay competitive, the company is always releasing new versions of their iconic energy drink brand including their latest, Pure Zero Energy Drink. 

What’s not to love about this energy drink? It tastes great, has 240 of caffeine and it also comes in 25 flavors too including a popular fruit punch flavor. 

Like most energy drink brands, Rockstar is often marketed as an energy drink for people who live active lifestyles but in today’s world, this popular energy drink is often consumed by people of all ages and professions. 

Starbucks Triple Shot Energy Drink

#5  Starbucks Tripleshot Energy Extra Strength 

When most people think of coffee, Starbucks comes to mind because the iconic Seattle-based coffee company makes some of the best coffee in the world but what about energy drinks? 

Thanks to their Tripleshot Energy Extra Strength energy drink, Starbucks fans now have the coffee energy drink that they’ve been waiting for. 

Like most well-known companies that break into the energy drink market, Starbucks chose not to break the mold with their energy drink. Their Tripleshot is simply what it’s labeled as, three shots of espresso and smooth cream per serving. 

This Starbucks energy drink does have 225 mg of caffeine per 15 ounces can so anyone who decides to enjoy one of these energy drinks should be prepared and ready to handle the ‘buzz’ that will come from consuming one. 

There are also 200 calories per can too, so consumers who are counting calories might want to skip this one but for those consumers who want to enjoy a coffee-flavored energy drink, it’s certainly the way to go. 


#6  CELSIUS Sparkling Orange Fitness Drink 

Created as a pre-workout energy drink, CELSIUS has quickly become one of the most popular energy drinks on the market because it’s essentially sparkling water in a can and that makes it easy for anyone to consume. 

CELSIUS is more than just sparkling water, it contains 200 mg of caffeine, no sugars or artificial flavors in each 12-ounce bottle. 

This energy drink is also ideal for people who want to consume ‘clean’ ingredients because it also contains guarana seed extract, green tea extract, and ginger root as well along with other vitamins and minerals. 

Zevia Energy Drink

#7 – Zevia Zero Calorie Energy Drink 

Last of all on our list of top energy drinks for 2021 is Zevia Zero Calorie energy drink. 

Like most popular energy drinks, Zevia Zero Calorie Energy Drink comes in a 12-ounce can but it contains only 120 mg of caffeine per serving. 

For consumers who want to enjoy a ‘clean’ energy drink without any artificial flavors or colors, Zevia is also another excellent option to consider because its only ingredients are carbonated water, caffeine, stevia leaf extract, and other natural flavors. 

Zevia Energy Drink is also available in a variety of flavors including mango ginger, raspberry, grapefruit, and cola. 

2021 is going to be another great year for energy drinks because most consumers who drink coffee also consume at least one soda per week, or the consume at least one energy drink regularly, so every vending or micro-market business owner should consider adding energy one or all of these energy drinks to their product line.  

By Jeremy Raglin, Editor