“Energy Drinks” are some of the most popular things you’ll find in the military these days, or at least in the Army. They are even displacing good ol’ coffee as the go-to drink for a quick perk-me-up. I am a traditionalist; I love coffee. I’ve tried a variety of energy drinks –Monster, Rockstar, and others– and I have found very few of them that are very tasty. To be honest, with few exceptions, I find most of them comparable to cough syrup that has been carbonated. I know I am in the minority opinion, here, especially among the young troops (“There’s ol’ Sarge yelling ‘get off my lawn’ while chugging his coffee again!”) but that’s just my take on the matter.
I admit that typical military coffee that you get in the chow has is pretty bad, and usually the coffee made individually by personal percolators in someone’s office can be pretty hit-and-miss as well. Usually the choices for coffee grounds are not that great (limited to what you can find at the PX, which usually isn’t gourmet to say the least) and if you are the type to spurge and get really good quality coffee, people swarm to your office for “just one cup”.
All that being said, I still have a hard time with the energy drinks. Most of them taste bad and they sit in my stomach like battery acid– which is what motivates today’s comic.
Oh, and I said I didb’t like “most” energy drinks– so clearly I’ve tried some that I liked. Which energy drinks did I try that I liked? Why, the coffee-flavored ones, of course.