Is Monster Energy Drink Vegan?

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I have good news for you if you like Monster Energy Drinks.

I contacted them asking about whether or not their main energy drink was vegan, and they said this:

Thank you for visiting the Monster Energy Website.

We use no animal bi-products in any of our products line. However, they are not vegan certified.

Thank you,

Monster Energy

Not only is the main drink vegan, but the whole product line is.

I contacted them because while the ingredients list (shown below) seems vegan, there’s a few of them that can come from either synthetic (vegan) or non-vegan sources:

The ingredients include carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, taurine, sodium citrate, color added, panax ginseng root extract, L-carnitine, caffeine, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, niacinamide, sodium chloride, Glycine max glucuronolactone, inositol, guarana seed extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, sucralose, riboflavin, maltodextrin, and cyanocobalamin.

Luckily, it turns out the Monster Energy drinks are vegan, so there’s one way to raise energy levels if needed. Not healthy, but vegan!

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

4 comments

    • Thanks for that ray of sunshine Nb.

      Yes, taurine is not always vegan, but it can be produced synthetically. The only ones who would know if the taurine is produced synthetically or extracted from an animal is Monster Energy themselves.

      So it comes down to whether or not you believe their claim that their drinks are free of animal bi-products. If you don’t, that’s fine for you.

      Also, I’m not selling anything, just trying to provide comprehensive, useful information. You’re welcome to make your own site.