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Canadian battery bottles[edit]

The battery bottles are also available in canada, you might want to add that to the jolt cola worldwide part.

They 'were' available in Canada, distributed by Lasonde, but Jolt is no longer available in Canada. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:13, 4 August 2010 (UTC).

What did you mean?[edit]

The beverage is notoriously difficult to find in Australia.

I guess Jolt is also notoriously difficult to find in Antartica. But shall we mention it? There are a couple of Burger King restaurants withing walking distances from my home, but "Hungry Jack's" is just notoriously difficult to find in my country. I guess I'll not mention it. -- Toytoy 12:33, Apr 17, 2005 (UTC)

Possibly my information is out of date, but as of December 2003 and 6 years prior to that, every 7-Eleven I ever went in, in 4 Australian states (QLD, NSW, VIC, SA) carried Jolt Cola. It was therefore far easier to find than in the US.

Its only sold in one unaffiliated shop on Talbot Street, a few Spars, and every college campus Londis over here... and yet thats not even notoriusly hard to find... --Kiand 18:20, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I also find this generally weird, I have replaced the overly specific information about where it can be found in sydney/brisbane/adelaide with a more general statement for clarity. I hate to delete someone's work but it just seems like to much detail in almost random places - no normal encyclopedia would include random specifics like that.

I suspect it was included because the cola is much-written-about but hard to find in certain markets; I can only remember seeing it once or twice in the UK, and that was many years ago. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 13:38, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Highly caffeinated[edit]

I'd like it if somebody could quantify this. I am doubtful that it is that much more carbonated than, say, mountain dew. Specifically, I'd like to know how it stacks up to RedBull and the like. Avriette 01:32, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't see where the carbonation comes into this, but no, its not particularly carbonated as soft drinks go... --Kiand 01:43, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant "caffeinated", not "carbonated". Blame it on overworking. (note the heading was correct and coherent) Avriette 04:46, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't stack up against energy drinks. Jolt was legendary way before the current energy drink craze started. I think they overdo it. (talk) 09:17, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
The article states that Jolt Cola contains as much caffeine as a regular coffee, but not as much caffeine as an espresso coffee. However, it is quite well known that proper espresso coffee contains less caffeine than regular coffee, due to the speed at which is it brewed. Helzagood 13:25, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

That is correct, the part about the espresso needs to be fixed.

Jolt just made the switch from a high caffeine soda to a functional food. They raised the caffeine level from 140mg of caffeine to 220mg of caffeine per 23.5 oz. They also added an energy mix of guarana, taurine, ginseng, and vitamin B complex. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Sugar Content[edit]

The statement "Early production of Jolt Cola may have had more sugar than the current formula..." is sort of weasely. We should be able to either verify whether this was true or not? I seem to remember a slogan in the late 80's that went "Twice the sugar, twice the caffeine". Maybe I'm simply misremembering the "all the sugar, twice the caffeine" slogan already mentioned in the article. I know the Simpsons TV show used that slogan for their fictional "Buzz Cola" but i could swear Jolt had used it first. After doing a google search their appears to be many others who also remember the same slogan as originally being used for Jolt Cola though they may be misremembering also. --Cab88 19:21, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

I seem to recall the original slogan being "Twice the sugar, twice the caffeine, and all the flavor" - having to do with the diet soda craze going on at the time. --Sean 00:23, 4 September 2006 (PDT)

No, "all the sugar" as stated in the article is correct. However, the word "sugar" was as important to the advertising message as the word "all" since neither Coca-Cola nor Pepsi still used sugar when Jolt was released.

When they switched to Corn Syrup the slogan was changed to "All the Flavor, Twice the Caffeine". This appeared on the cans till the introduction of the Rexam Battery Can.

The glass bottle formula is different as it says "Uses Natural Caffeine" on the bottle. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:58, 16 October 2009 (UTC).


Does anyone else find this image kind of annoying? Why can't there just be an image of the can itself? Having the hands in there clinking the cans makes it look much less encyclopedic IMHO. howcheng {chat} 22:57, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Jolt Red?[edit]

Does anyone know if it is true or not that Jolt is no longer manufacturing "Jolt Red"? Andrew 21:53, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

No, it is no longer being manufactured, however, you can find JOLT Redeye online in glass bottles even though they have been discontinued.

Jolt Mobile (prepaid mobile phone service)[edit]

Does anyone know if Jolt Mobile is related to Jolt Cola? If it is, it should be noted. Fitfatfighter 09:00, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Double Jolt Cola?[edit]

"There are many rumors claiming that Jolt Cola once produced a variant of Jolt Cola called Double Jolt Cola. It was said to have contained even more caffeine than regular Jolt (allegedly twice as much). However, there is very little available information on this flavor. Some urban legends claim the drink was banned in certain regions for being linked to seizures. Currently, Wet Planet Beverages does not acknowledge existence of a Double Jolt Cola."

Is this the same as "Jolt caffeine x2"? If so, I can confirm that it's sold in Sweden. In fact, it's been a while since I saw a can that wasn't x2.

No, the "caffeine x2" (CX2 on cans sitting near me as I type this) just refers to the original "...twice the caffeine" slogan and claim. I honestly don't recall seeing Double Jolt in the original heyday of Jolt, but have found numerous anecdotal references to it online; a few "man, you remember Double Jolt?" type forum posts, a claim that Double Jolt is, for some reason, "outlawed in Australia". None that could be cited, however, and no real proof it's existed. Not even a simple photograph of a soda can/bottle, which is odd considering the existence of can/bottle collectors. I even ran into references to a Triple Jolt, of all things. The drink's name is a colloquial "unit" anyway, so it lends itself to the concept of a "Double Jolt," et al., without the products necessarily existing. Student Driver 10:50, 28 August 2007 (UTC)


I noticed that on the page, there is listed a "Passionfruit" flavor. However, I am looking at Wet Planet's website right now, and there is no listing of a "Passionfruit" flavor. I see it in other places on the web, but I just don't see it on the official website. Can anyone independently verify whether the Passionfruit flavor was phased out or discontinued, or if it's still considered "brand new"? Kagurae (talk) 20:00, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

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User Template[edit]

Just thought I'd have a go at creating a user template for all you drinkers of this fine beverage like me.petedavo 17:08, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Cola in a cup.jpg This user drinks Jolt Cola to stay Awake.

Jolt in Sweden[edit]

There's no botteling of the Jolt Cola in Sweden. The consumer contact at Åbro says they're importing cans and bottles from Belgium.

Caffeine Content and Comparison[edit]

The first part of the article is somewhat conflicting on caffeine content. It states that Jolt has double the amount of caffeine as Coca-Cola, but presents numbers that indicate Jolt has more than four times the amount of caffeine as Coca-Cola.

  1. The article states that Jolt has 280mg of caffeine in a 695 ml "Battery Bottle".
  2. The article states that Coca-Cola has 34mg of caffeine in a 355 ml can.
  3. Doing the math for Jolt (280mg/695ml) and Coca-Cola (34mg/355ml), Jolt would have approx. 0.403mg of caffeine per ml, while Coca-Cola would have approx. 0.098mg of caffeine per ml, giving jolt more than 4.1 times more caffeine than Coca-Cola.

So did I calculate something wrong here or does the article need correction?
Raisenero (talk) 10:28, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Jolt Cola's official web site contains conflicting information, that Battery Bottles have both 220mg and 280mg of caffeine with no clear indication of which is correct, so no accurate comparison can be made. Accordingly, I removed a statement in the article making a comparison of caffeine content.

The pages with the conflicting information are:
Raisenero (talk) 04:11, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


I remember, back in the 1990s, Jolt Cola seemed to pop up a lot in computer books and magazines, and it was apparently a favourite of programmers. The article mentions the film Hackers, but its fame presumably predates this. Unfortunately I can't find any good contemporary references. Bruce Sterling mentions it in this load of drivel from 1992, and here's a news story from 1998 that mentions a contemporary computer festival being sponsored by Jolt, [1] here's a paper article from 1996, etc (datanets?), but it is usually mentioned only in passing. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 13:38, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Award Sponsorship[edit]

The [[awards][Jolt Awards]] sponsored by Dr. Dobb's Journal that bear Jolt Cola's name date back to 1990 and have become quite prestigious among software tool vendors. They are probably Jolt's best advertising. More importantly, the awards are familiar and important to far more people than actually consume the beverage (guess, no data). This article deserves a mention or cross-reference would be helpful. Knocks and Pings (talk) 15:37, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Recipe Change[edit]

When I began drinking Jolt around 1986, a big part of the attraction was their use of real cane sugar instead of corn syrup as a sweetener. This was shortly after the new Coke debacle. At that time, Jolt tasted more like the earlier Coca-Cola any version offered by that company. Jolt's decision to switch sweeteners came as a big disappointment to some of its earliest fans. I have no quantitative data to access the impact, though. Knocks and Pings (talk) 15:37, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


In their early days, Jolt would come up with new slogans very regularly and print them on the product. Much like the pithy quotes on the bottom of Snapple bottle tops, people would look forward to the slogan du jour. My favorite was "The Switch is On." Does anyone have a link to a list of these? Knocks and Pings (talk) 15:37, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Jolt Cola's Origin[edit]

I seem to remember Jolt as having originated in Vancouver, BC Canada. In 1987, when I first started drinking Jolt Cola, my friend and I freaked out when all the Jolt Cola started disappearing off of the shelves. We were so freaked out that we drove around buying up all the Jolt Cola. Within less than a year, it started showing up again. However, I noted that all the cans were being produced in Rochester, NY instead of Vancouver, BC. I am fairly sure that I was told (by letter) from the Jolt Company that the original company had sold the product and ventured into more lucrative endeavors. Somehow, my memory seems to recall that the Vancouver based company went on to create Clearly Canadian bottled flavored water next. The original cans from Vancouver had a slightly larger version of the logo (only obvious when then the old and new cans are sitting next to one another). Can anyone verify what I seem to be remembering? J Kirk

In taking a quick look at the Clearly Canadian website...they started in this could be accurate information. J Kirk

In Toronto we were buying Rochester produced cans in 1985. (talk) 07:39, 15 December 2010 (UTC)


How about something about it? I.e. drink this and you get fat and ruin your teeth. Liiiii (talk) 22:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

  • How about not? After all, simply drinking Jolt won't make you fat - but drinking Jolt and not getting enough exercise will. (Then again, drinking any carbohydrate-laden beverage - be it soda, beer, wine, or what-have-you - and not getting enough exercise will make you fat.) --Special Operative MACAVITYDebrief me 22:16, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Nuka Cola?[edit]

I believe that Nuka Cola in the Fallout series is directly based off of Jolt Cola. If this is true, shouldn't there be a reference to it in the article? (talk) 02:26, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Except that the only source you've provided is "I believe" and then you say "If this is true." Well is it true or do you just believe it? (talk) 18:20, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

So is Jolt still being made or not? Does anyone know?[edit]

Please excuse me, I don't really edit wiki. Anyways, the beginning paragraph reads:

""Jolt Cola was a carbonated soft drink produced by Wet Planet Beverages. It was created in 1985 by C. J. Rapp as a highly caffeinated cola.[citation needed] It is targeted towards students and young professionals, stressing its use as a stimulant in a similar manner as energy drinks. In late September 2009, Jolt Co Inc (Wet Planet Beverages) filed[1] for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to meet the demands from Rexam to fulfill an agreement over buying resealable cans. Emigrant Savings Bank, the main creditor, then acquired the Jolt assets and relaunched the business.""

Jolt Cola WAS a carbonated soft drink...

Emigrant Savings Bank, the main creditor, then acquired the Jolt assets and RELAUNCHED THE BUSINESS.

So in other words, it basically states that it has been discontinued but is still being made?

On a personal note, I recently found two bottles of Jolt in Baker, CA at the end of Dec, 2011. I don't know if they were NOS (new old stock) or if they are still even being produced? I've emailed the site and haven't received any reply. I've even asked at a local soda shop and they have no idea either. So, is Jolt still being made or not? Does anyone know for sure and are the any official references out there which state that "Jolt cola has officially been discontinued and is no longer being produced"? TIA (talk) 08:27, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Emigrant never relaunched Jolt, or if they did it was on such a small scale that it disappeared again very quickly. Manhattan Beer was supposed to be the distributor of Jolt in the New York Area, but they never received any stock of it. Emigrant did manage to send legal threats out to other producers of Jolt to make them stop all production of it. That was the last time the glass bottles were made on the west coast, sometime in 2008. There was also a problem in that the Emigrant/Boylens produced cans were labeled 99¢ and no store wanted to carry a pre-priced product. (talk) 14:51, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Jolt Cola is still being made and has resorted back to being the original formula and is sold in 12oz glass bottles. It can be ordered through as well as on I personally have ordered it and can say without a doubt it is just like I remember it in the 80's and 90's. (talk) 19:21, 12 January 2013 (UTC) Chris

Volt Cola[edit]

There exists a product called Volt Cola -- a response to Jolt stopping production, I think -- the taste of which is reminiscent of Jolt. I can't believe it isn't mentioned in the article. I'd prefer original Jolt Cola as it's slightly tastier (maybe due to lower caffeine content), but seeing as they stopped production and doesn't seem to be available in Europe, Volt is a good substitute. (talk) 09:12, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Similar formulations[edit]

Thumbs Up" 300mL Can $1.00 Product of India Tasts similer to the original product and is available in Canada from some smaller indian grocery stores such as on Fraser and 41 St in Vancouver Canada

Jolt Cola worldwide section high caffeine content[edit]

Hopefully not "19,6 g of caffeine" which is 19600 mg meaning with LD50 value for humans 150-200 mg/kg it is killing a person (50% prob naturally) of weight 98 to 131 kg. Maybe this was written by a person who does not understand metric "milli". //arl — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:26, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

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