Caffeine Lovers, Rejoice: Jolt Cola Is Coming Back
The nostalgia train that’s brought back ‘90s favorites like Zima and Crystal Pepsi is still rolling along, and now we can add Jolt Cola, the high-octane soda that was launched in 1985 and was removed from shelves in 2010, to the mix.
Starting September 21, fans of the cult-favorite beverage and curious newbies alike will be able to stock up on Jolt once again, but there’s a catch: It’ll only be available at locations of Dollar General. The good news? Cans will cost just one dollar.
Jolt, which will be sold in 16-ounce cans with a design scheme that closely resembles the ’80s-era original, boasts that it has “all the sugar and twice the caffeine” of other colas, and that’s actually an understatement: Each 16-ounce can contains 160 milligrams of caffeine, putting it on par with Red Bull; 16 ounces of Coca-Cola or Pepsi contains just 45 milligrams of caffeine. And as for sugar, Jolt really loads up on that as well: Each can contains 50 grams of the stuff, over 12 grams more than the American Heart Association recommends for men and double the recommended allowance for women.
The market for sugary soda isn’t exactly booming right now, but if there was ever a time to cash in on ’80s nostalgia while it’s still going strong, now is probably it.