Monster Energy Drink
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The New York state attorney general and San Francisco city attorney have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.
The move comes as products like Cracker Jack’d Cocoa Java Power Bites – a caffeinated version of the popular snack – and a new caffeinated gum by Wrigley called “Alert Energy” hit store shelves.
The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.