Picture of some cans of Jolt Cola courtesy of the RealJoltCola Facebook Page.
Just when you thought that highly caffeinated and high sugar sodas were becoming a thing of the past, Jolt cola is making its return, September 2017.
For the La Croix, R.C. Cola, Cheerwine, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and other niche loving "fizzy beverage" fans and consumers out there, beware. Touting itself as "The Original American Energy Drink," Jolt Cola, that highly caffeinated and high sugar soda introduced in the mid-1980s is making a return to the U.S. markets in September of this year. Will you be swayed to buy on the Jolt Cola news?
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All the Sugar, 2X the Caffine, Jolt Cola Slogan. Courtesy of RealJoltCola Facebook Page.[/caption]
Now, for those who may enjoy the "fruit essence," cherry flavor, or unique tastes of particular fizzy drinks, Jolt cola may not
be a suitable object of your beverage consuming affection. This news is for all those people, like myself who made their parents raise eyebrows or cringe in the mid 1980s knowing that their child was consuming two times the caffeine and all the sugar that could be packed into an eight-ounce can. But, they did eventually cave a let us have a few. And this was before dinner time, and right after the day's school work had been done, mind you that Jolt got downed with a few trepidatious sips to start after cracking the can open.
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Image of Can of Jolt Cola, Jolt Cola Tee Shirt and Thumbs Up. Courtesy of RealJoltCola Facebook page.[/caption]
Sure, as a kid during the Atari 2600, Atari 7800 and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) 8-bit game playing days (I'm a Late Gen-Xer), fellow neighborhood chums and school kids alike looked in downright awe to mention the fact that a six pack of the sugary liquid rocket fuel would be downed in less than a few hours. Or that we were able to get our hands on something that contemptuous from the adult or parents, in this case. It was a real treat, the rare times it was allowed after multiple requests to my parents while at the supermarket, by yours truly. I have to admit, there was a short time as a Freshman in high school of people getting their hands on Jolt Cola as a sign of being a rare or fringe member of the sugar soda drinking sect. It was quite a novelty to drink it... But, I digress.
Alas, for those looking to find Jolt Cola in your large supermarket chains like the 80s and early 90s days of yore, we hate to disappoint you. It will only be sold in Dollar General stores, $1 per can, according to reports. There are many Dollar General stores in the state of Maryland and Virginia, so finding them this month should not be much of a concern. It really boils down to whether or not one needs the sugar and the caffeine, or the recollections of 80s youthfulness and that once, carefree life.
What is your favorite, highly caffeinated or high sugar content laden beverage of choice? Do you remember the Jolt Cola drinking days? Will you be buying Jolt Cola when it returns in September? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Featured image courtesy of the RealJoltCola Facebook Page.