80s icon Jolt Cola returns in 2017 with all the sugar and twice the caffeine

Fans of the 1980s will surely remember Jolt Cola, America’s original energy drink, which promised all the sugar and twice the caffeine of regular soda beverages.

Jolt Cola disappeared from store shelves in 2005 due to alleged “bad business decisions,” but returns with a vengeance after a 12 year hiatus. Originally launched in 1985, the sugary soda will once again be available for college students and anyone else looking to get wired.

Jolt Cola has just dropped into Dollar General stores nationwide for only a buck, which is half the cost of a typically smaller sized Red Bull.

It should be a new cheaper option for students, gamers, and others looking to pull all-nighters for whatever reason. At 160 milligrams of caffeine and 50 grams of sugar per 16 ounce can, Jolt will definitely have you bouncing off the walls. In fact, a 16 ounce can of Jolt has just 2 grams less sugar than Coca-Cola and slightly more caffeine than a 16-ounce Red Bull, which checks in at 148 mg. That’s a lot of energy packed inside of a can!

You know what they say, there’s nothing like caffeine and sugar to start your day! Ok, for real, not really, a healthy breakfast is truly the best way but, nonetheless, Jolt is back and ready to steal your sleep once more.

About Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.