When it comes to energy drinks, there’s one brand that gives Red Bull a run for its money—Monster Energy. With over 3 dozen flavors to choose from, it’s no wonder e-sports athletes have fallen in love with the “meanest energy drink on the planet.” But have you ever wondered what size cans Monster Energy comes in?
Monster Energy is mostly sold in 16-ounce cans that stand 6.9 inches tall and measure 2.45 inches in diameter. You can also pick up this energy drink in a variety of can sizes.
In this guide, I’ll go into detail about the specific dimensions of each Monster Energy can size, as well as discuss the nutritional value and popularity of this energy drink.
Monster Can Sizes
Like other energy drink brands, Monster Energy is sold in a variety of can sizes, with the standard can size being the 16-ounce variety. These cans measure 6.9 inches in height and 2.45 inches in diameter.
However, if you scour the internet, you’ll find that Monster Energy drinks are available in cans ranging from 10.5 ounces all the way up to 32-ounce cans. Below, I’ll provide a table that describes the various Monster Energy can sizes and their dimensions.
|10.5 fl. oz.||5.05 in.||2.02 in.|
|12 fl. oz.||6.125 in.||2.25 in.|
|15 fl. oz.||5.9 in.||2.61 in.|
|16 fl. oz.||6.9 in.||2.45 in.|
|18.6 oz.||6.61 in.||2.60 in.|
|24 oz.||8.46 in.||2.87 in.|
|32 oz.||7.6 in.||3.29 in.|
How Many Monster Energy Flavors Are There?
If you take a look at Monster Energy’s website, you’ll find that the company has 7 beverage types, offering at least 4 different flavors per type.
I’ll include the links to all of Monster Energy’s beverage types. From there, you can navigate to the various available flavors.
Monster Energy—Classic Monster Energy flavors with a sweet-and-slightly-salty flavor profile.
Monster Hydro—Bottled sports drinks spiked with natural flavors, B vitamins, and electrolytes.
Monster Ultra—All the flavor and caffeine you want from Monster Energy without the sugar and calories.
Rehab Monster—Helps consumers refresh, recover, and revive for nightlong gaming sessions.
Java Monster—Coffee-flavored energy drinks without steam and foam.
Juice Monster—Monster’s take on fruit flavors combined with the iconic flavor profile of classic Monster Energy.
Dragon Tea—Brewed green tea infused with fruity flavors and tons of caffeine.
Monster Energy Drink Nutrition Facts
To be honest, Monster Energy doesn’t contain very much in terms of nutrition. According to Nutrition Value, a single 16-ounce can of Monster contains the following:
- 191 calories
- 77 mg (3% DV) sodium
- 45 g (16% DV) carbohydrates
- 43 g (86% DV) sugar
- 3.778 mg (222%) vitamin B6
- 11.35 mcg (472%) vitamin B12
- 163.3 mg caffeine
The sugar and caffeine content of Monster drink types can vary dramatically. For instance, Java Monster, surprisingly, only contains 100 mg of caffeine, whereas Juice Monster contains 160 mg per 16 ounces.
How Much Monster Energy Can I Drink at a Time?
Since Monster Energy drinks are packed with caffeine, you should be mindful of how many cans you drink per 24-hour period. The FDA has stated that adults should limit their daily caffeine intake to 400 milligrams per day, which is the equivalent of 2.5 16-ounce cans of Monster Energy.
That said, you should understand how your body reacts to caffeine, especially if you’re not a huge coffee drinker. Consuming too much caffeine can lead to dizziness, diarrhea, insomnia, and irritability. However, extreme symptoms of caffeine toxicity include confusion, chest pain, and involuntary muscle movements.
If you have a child that can’t go a day without a can of Monster Energy, you might want to seek professional help. Kids aren’t supposed to have more than 100 milligrams of caffeine per day, while pre-teens should avoid it altogether.
Do Energy Drinks Really Give You Energy?
Not really. Most people associate caffeine with energy, which is true to some extent. The actual ingredients that make the drinker feel energized are taurine and L-carnitine.
These amino acids boost metabolism energy but do nothing to make you feel refreshed or ready to stay awake all night. What they can also do is stimulate the nervous system, giving you a temporary boost in energy, but the crash afterward can be pretty severe.
So, the next time you want to grab a can of Monster or Red Bull for a nightlong gaming session with the boys, the drinks might not actually do much for you unless you’re already used to staying awake at odd hours of the night.
Why Is Monster Energy Sold in Tall Cans?
When you look at the soda can dimensions—specifically the 12-ounce size—you might notice how Monster Energy uses tall, slim cans as opposed to regular cans. Why is that?
There are generally 2 ways to look at it—from a marketing standpoint and from a logistics standpoint.
In terms of marketing, companies will do whatever it takes to make their product become more pronounced, especially when they’re shelved beside dozens of competing brands. It should surprise no one that tall cans, especially those with colorful designs like Monster Energy products, catch the eyes of shoppers more easily than shorter, wider cans.
Something else worth noting is how tall cans have a greater surface area than regular-sized cans. If you were to cut and flatten a regular 12-ounce can (4.83 × 2.13 inches), it would have a total surface area of about 32 square inches.
A 12-ounce slim can has a surface area of 43.3 square inches. This allows companies to add more details to their products’ packaging in the hopes of grabbing the attention of consumers.
In terms of logistics, tall cans have a tinier footprint, which allows stores to stock more of the product on shelves and in coolers. This, in turn, can incentivize retailers to purchase more of a product per order placement.
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