NEW YORK – Ghost energy drink makers PBF Energy and Natural Energy Boosters have been named among the top 100 best energy drink brands in the United States by consumers.
The top 100 list, released Monday by the consumer-products group, was based on customer feedback and consumer perceptions on energy drinks from the companies.PBF Energy, which also makes its own energy drinks, won the best energy-based product category at $13.90.
Pegasus Energy, also known as Pegasus, won a second place win for the best natural-based energy drink category at about $13 per 8-ounce bottle.
Natural Energy Booster, also owned by PepsiCo, is the fourth best natural energy drink brand, followed by Pegasus Energy and Pegasus Natural.
The Top 100 list includes more than 1,400 energy-related products, including energy drinks such as Monster Energy, Monster Energy Boost, Monster X, and Monster Power, and nutritional supplements such as Vitamin N-4, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, and Zinc, as well as beverages such as coffee, tea, energy drinks and juices.
Energy drinks are a big part of the overall diet of Americans, which has surged since the 1980s.
Consumers spent more than $2 billion on energy-containing products in 2014, according to the Energy Drink Association, which represents about 80% of the market.
In its analysis, consumers rated the energy drinks based on energy content and how well they are perceived to deliver the right amount of energy to the body.PEGASUS Energy, a subsidiary of the PepsiCo Inc. company, is a natural-energy drink company based in West Virginia.
It makes a wide range of energy drinks for men and women, including the popular Monster Energy Booster, which is made with a blend of apple juice and water, and the Monster Energy Ultra, which comes in three flavors: Monster X Blue, Monster Z Black and Monster Energy Light.
PepsiCo and the American Beverage Association did not disclose how many of the products they named on the list were based in the U.S.PEPPESO CO.
“The top energy-focused energy drink is a great honor to receive the recognition of being named the #1 best energy product brand for consumers,” said Mark Bortolotti, PepsiCo chief marketing officer.
“Pepeso has been consistently innovating and improving the way energy drinks are consumed in the marketplace, and it is exciting to see such a strong brand like ours on the forefront.”PEGSOMENOW energy drinks include water, apple juice, citrus fruit juice, cranberry juice, raspberry juice, grape juice, and ginger ale.
PBF is based in Washington state.
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