Energy drinks are different from conventional soft drinks due to their unique composition and function. Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain functional ingredients, which have a beneficial effect on the human body. Energy drinks usually contain caffeine and a number of added water-soluble vitamins, most often a selection of B-group vitamins.  Energy drinks also include taurine and other ingredients with a nutritional or physiological function. Flavourings, colourings and other additives that are also permitted in soft drinks are sometimes added to energy drinks for taste. Conventional soft drinks are non-alcoholic flavoured beverages consumed by the general population (including children) mainly for their refreshing taste. They are offered in a variety of flavours. Traditional soft drinks are mixtures of water with flavourings and are usually carbonated to give them a refreshing feel. Soft drinks can be sweetened with sugar or non-nutritive sweeteners. This category includes cola-type beverages which contain caffeine as a flavouring substance in smaller amounts when compared to energy drinks. Generally, they do not contain other functional ingredients.

Filter Coffee

Cup of Coffee

Cola Drink

Cola Glass

Conventional Soft Drink

Conventional Soft Drink

Fruit Juice

Orange Juice

* Information relate to standard drinks without consideration of sugar-free / light versions