Bing Energy Drink – Nutrition Facts, Price and Side Effects

Bing original cherry flavored

What is Bing energy drink?

Bing energy drink is a carbonated energy drink that is made with Bing cherries, a type of cherry grown in the Pacific Northwest and named after the orchard foreman of the time, Ah Bing.

Bing cherries are the most produced variety of cherries in the United States, and this energy drink contains real cherry juice derived from concentrate.

This drink contains 40 calories, 10g of carbohydrates, and 120mg of caffeine.

Where is Bing energy drink made?

It is manufactured by the Bing Beverage company in Denver, Colorado. 

It was initially started by a husband-wife duo, and their main focus seems to be on providing a ‘healthy beverage that delivers great taste and function’.

Bing might not be as big as some of the American energy drinks out there like Monster or Rip It, but its main selling point seems to be that it’s family owned and run, even to this day.

Three Bing energy drinks
Representatives of the Bing energy drink line.

Bing energy drink ingredients

Each 12 fl.oz Bing energy drink can contains:

  • 40 calories 
  • 120mg of caffeine
  • 0g total fat
  • 20mg sodium
  • 105 potassium
  • 10g total carbohydrates
  • 9g sugars
  • 0g protein
  • Vitamin C (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Niacin (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Vitamin B12 (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Riboflavin (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Vitamin B6 (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Pantothenic acid (100% of the recommended daily amount)

The can also notes that it is not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, calcium and iron.

It also contains trace amounts of:

  • Carbonated water
  • Cherry juice (from concentrate)
  • Cane sugar
  • Natural flavors
  • Citric acid
  • Grape juice (color)
  • Taurine
  • Potassium sorbate (preservative)
  • Sodium benzoate (preservative)
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Caffeine
  • Asian ginseng
  • Acesulfame potassium
  • Sucralose
  • Niacinamide
  • D-Calcium Pantothenate
  • Guarana seed
  • Beta glucan
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride
  • Riboflavin
  • Acai
  • Flax seed
  • Cyanocbalamin.
Nutritional facts for Bing energy drink
Nutritional facts on the back of a Bing energy drink can.

Is Bing energy drink vegan?

Yes, it is. Bing energy drink is both vegan and gluten-free, and is pretty low in sugar.

Overall, Bing is very focused on delivering the healthiest energy drink experience possible.

While this is true, the natural flavoring is balanced out by quite a lot of other chemicals and ingredients like preservatives and acids, making it rather doubtful that the drink is actually healthy for you.

Can you drink Bing energy drink while on the keto diet?

It depends- Bing energy drink has 10g of carbohydrates, while the keto diet promotes not consuming as many carbohydrates as you can.

Looking at some online guides, it looks like going as low as only 50g of carbs per day might be necessary, so wasting those precious carbohydrates on this drink might not really be worth it.

In terms of sugars, it contains about 9g of sugars, so again, not the best option if you’re on this type of diet.

Bing energy drink nutrition facts

According to the back of the can, the nutrition facts for a 12 fl.oz Bing energy drink are:

  • 40 calories
  • 0g total fat
  • 20mg sodium
  • 105 potassium
  • 10g total carbohydrates
  • 9g sugars 
  • 0g protein
  • Vitamin C (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Niacin (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Vitamin B12 (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Riboflavin (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Vitamin B6 (100% of the recommended daily amount)
  • Pantothenic acid (100% of the recommended daily amount)

The can also notes that it is not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Bing energy drink caffeine content

Bing energy drink contains 120mg of caffeine.

This is about a quarter of the maximum recommended daily intake of caffeine (400mg), so it’s definitely in the mid-range of energy drinks. There are lots of other more highly-caffeinated energy drinks out there.

Still, always remember to consume any energy drink in moderation.

Bing energy drink flavors

Several cans of Bing energy drink in a row
3 out of 4 flavors of Bing energy drink- original cherry, cherry and apple, and raspberry.

The Bing energy drink only comes in four flavors:

  • Original (cherry)
  • Black (blackberry)
  • Crisp (cherry and apple)
  • Raz (raspberry)

This is not as many flavors as some other energy drinks, and all are berry flavored. If you’re interested in health drinks, Bing also has a Kombucha line with three flavors.

Is Bing energy drink good for you?

Overall, Bing energy drink is a lot better than most energy drinks out there in terms of health. It can help you stay awake and increase your concentration and focus with minimal long or short term damage to your health.

The brand is built around its all natural flavors and colors, and a can of original Bing has grape juice for coloring written clearly out on the back. Added amounts of Vitamin C and ginseng could also help boost your health.

Is Bing energy drink bad for you?

If taken in excess, then yes, the drink will be bad for you. However, if you stay within the daily recommended limit and are conservative in general consumption, then you should be fine.

In general, anything taken over a long stretch of time is not great- constant exposure to stimulants can dull your nerves or make you less responsive if you’re not constantly taking them.

Overall, make sure to be responsible with how much you’re drinking! That rush of energy might be tempting, but remember that it has to be within reason.

Bing energy drink side effects

Side effects that you could possibly get by drinking more than the recommended daily limit of Bing energy drink include:

  • Caffeine overdose
  • Cavities
  • Obesity
  • Adverse brain development in children and adolescents

Pregnant women and children are not advised to drink these energy drinks.

That being said, some positive side effects include increased concentration, focus, and alertness.

With regards to Bing, the sugar content is only about 9g, so that’s not particularly significant or as much as some of the other drinks, which can reach up to 50g of sugar.

However, the sour nature of the drink could also reduce sensitivity in your teeth and eventually erode the enamel surrounding your teeth, making it easier to get cavities.

Bing energy drink prices

A golden colored can of Bing Raz energy drink
Bing Raz… can you believe this costs $5?

One case of Bing costs $45.90 for a case of 9 cans, which are 12 fl.oz. This means that each can costs around $5.10.

This is a really high price for an energy drink- most tend to hover around $2 – 3 dollars, so this is nearly double the price of most of them!

When considering all factors, like choice of flavor, and ingredients, I think that this isn’t really quite worth it. The juice isn’t even fresh- it gets its flavor from juice concentrate, which also has a lot of chemicals added to it.

Despite the fact that it boasts ‘all natural flavors‘ and ‘all natural colors’, it’s hard to see that when it doesn’t even describe the percentage of fresh fruit juice used. The drink does contain 2 of the dreaded preservatives- potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, and they also use acesulfame potassium and sucralose, which is where most of the sweetness comes from.

Not much use in putting ‘no high fructose corn syrup’ on the side of the can if there’s going to be lots of artificial sugar in it anyway, right?

Considering all of these, it really doesn’t make sense as to why it costs so much.

Where can I buy Bing energy drink?

You can buy Bing directly from their website, and they ship anywhere in Continental America, so excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Other places you can find the drink are on Amazon and Walmart. Personally, I find Amazon to be the better option because you can sometimes find some really good deals.

Some of the online options make you by them in huge amounts, 24 cans a single pack, which is a really large amount of cans if you’re just looking to try the drink.

If you just want to see how it tastes, do go down to your local grocery store and give one a try before deciding to commit to 24 entire cans!

Bing energy drink review

Bing energy drinks in a line
All Bing energy drinks contain 5% fruit juice.

* all opinions expressed in this review are mine * 

Visuals:

The can itself seemed rather old-fashioned, with just a plain coloured can with black lettering. There wasn’t really any pop of color or illustration to make it really stand out, but the minimalist style was a welcome change from the spray-paint graffiti style of many other energy drinks.

This idea of course changes when you realise that a single can costs 5 whole dollars.

The fact that it’s made with ‘Bing Cherry Juice’, is clearly supposed to be a huge selling point, as well as the list of the ingredients on the front- B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, Caffeine & Ginseng are all supposed to give this a boost and sell it as a ‘healthier alternative’ to other energy drinks.

Personally, if I saw this in a store, I’d find it quite easy to overlook the can simply because it looks quite uninteresting, so that’s not really a great sign.

Taste:

In my experience, cherry flavored things don’t taste very good. For some reason, all children’s medicine is flavored with cherry, and I’ve never really forgotten the nasty, sticky-sweet taste associated with them.

Fresh cherries are wonderful, and especially delicious in summer, but in general, cherry flavored things don’t taste as good.

When I first opened the can, there was a really strong cherry smell, which was quite nice. It was sour and didn’t really taste very much like medicine either, which was a big plus.

There was a warning on the can that said ‘contains real juice, some settling may occur’, but when I poured it out into a glass, I didn’t see any sediment floating on the top or bottom.

The taste was not bad, not entirely medicinal as I had feared. It was tart and sour, and tasted more like cherry mixed with grape rather than pure cherry juice.

After looking up a couple of reviews online, I found out that there was about 5% of real juice inside, which surprised me slightly, because I still thought it tasted quite artificial. I later also saw this on the rim of the can.

There was an unpleasantly sweet aftertaste, which I’ve come to associate with the two sugars- acesulfame potassium and sucralose, so a couple of points off for that.

the words 'delicious... refreshing...' on the side of a Bing can
I’m a convert to cherry juice after trying this!

Effect:

I feel like this effect was quite mild- I didn’t really feel like I got more of a boost of energy than usual, but it was more of a gentle buzz. I’m not sure if I was just expecting more, given then price of the drink, but if you’re looking for something that will give you a real energy boost, this won’t be the drink for you.

In terms of taste, this is not bad, and you do have worse and more artificial tasting energy drinks out there. The added sourness does give it the feeling of being a ‘real’ juice energy drink, but I’m doubtful as to how much of this is actually because of the acids added to it rather than real juice.

I don’t think that there was a significant effect on me after drinking this.

Final Roundup:

Overall, I would give this a 4.5/10. I enjoyed the taste of the drink, but I think it doesn’t quite do what an energy drink is supposed to do – give you a kick of energy and keep you awake.

And with all the great alternatives out there with far more efficacy, it’s difficult to see why a customer would choose this in particular over another.

The extra 0.5 is because this drink convinced me that not all cherry flavored things taste disgusting!

Alternatives to Bing energy drink

If you’re looking for some similar, liquid based energy drinks, with a bigger kick, take a look at:

If you want something a bit different and more efficient, try out some caffeine pills, which give you an energy boost without the added sugar.

Make it Mio is another good alternative product.

Powdered energy drinks combine the best of both worlds, with a great taste and they are really easy to carry around. If you’re interested, try some out:

In particular, REIZE is an energy drink that comes in a pocket sized pack and is easy to carry around and make- just add water.

REIZE ships right to your door for around $1 per drink, way, way cheaper than Bing and most of the energy drinks currently on the market.

Give it a try today and you might just find that you prefer REIZE to Bing.

Marty Spargo

I started my own energy drink brand in 2014 and am passionate about educating people about energy drinks so that they can properly understand the ingredients, benefits and risks without being influenced by the marketing messages put out by some brands. You can read my full bio here.

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