Truckers who have been around a while most likely will recall the arrival in 1985 of an alternative to coffee to help keep them awake and alert on the road. Jolt Cola arrived with the none-too-subtle slogan: “All the sugar and twice the caffeine,” at a time when many soft drink companies were trafficking diet-friendly versions of their products that were sugar and caffeine-free.
Regardless of which one you buy — Monster, Red Bull, 5 Hour, Rockstar, or Full Throttle — it pays to read the label and know what’s in them before you pop the top and hit the road.
(Just FYI: While Jolt’s fortunes waned and production was eventually halted, it returned in 2017 and is available exclusively at Dollar General stores and online at Amazon.)
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