Be different. Drink 28 BLACK.

The better Energy Drink

More variety in the range of energy drinks

28 BLACK is available in 7 varieties:

  • 28 BLACK Açaí
  • 28 BLACK Açaí Zero
  • 28 BLACK Classic
  • 28 BLACK Pink Grapefruit-Mint
  • 28 BLACK Sour Cherry
  • 28 BLACK Sour Mango-Kiwi
  • 28 BLACK Baobab

 

Typical 28 BLACK

  • 28 BLACK is taurine-free
  • 32 mg caffeine per 100 ml
  • no preservatives

28 BLACK - the better energy drink
Whether fruity, classic, sparklingly sour, bittersweet or non-caloric and sugar-free, straight or mixed, with or without alcohol, 28 BLACK always tastes great and is the right companion round the clock: for all those who need energy and for everything that needs to be done – for people who always have something going on tomorrow.

Available in 0.25 l cans, in the 4-pack and 24-can case

28 BLACK ingredients

Caffeine

28 BLACK contains 32 mg caffeine per 100 ml. 28 BLACK should be consumed in moderation and is not recommended for children or pregnant women. Consumption associated with extreme physical activity or with existing health conditions, specifically heart and blood pressure abnormalities, is not advised.

Sugar

28 BLACK contains 11 g to 14 g of sugar, depending on the variety. 28 BLACK Açaí Zero contains only 0.2 g of sugar and is thus considered sugar-free.

Sweeteners

28 BLACK Açaí Zero is not sweetened with sugar, but instead is sweetened with acesulfame-K, stevia extract (steviol glycoside) and sucralose.

Acidifier

Adding this helps round off the taste and stabilises 28 BLACK microbiologically. Addition is indicated on the label.

Antioxidants ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) binds oxygen and stabilises flavours. This is how 28 BLACK maintains its taste and colour until the best-before date has passed. Addition of ascorbic acid is noted on the label.

Flavouring

Added flavours permit optimised flavour profiles in line with consumers' wishes.

Calories

The calorie content of the different 28 BLACK varieties is as follows (calories / 100 ml): Açaí 49 kcal, Açaí Zero 3 kcal, Classic 47 kcal, Pink Grapefruit-Mint 43 kcal, Sour Cherry 56 kcal, Sour Mango-Kiwi 47 kcal and Baobab 45 kcal.

28 BLACK FAQ

What is Açaí?

The açaí berry (pronounced ah-sah-ee) is small, round and dark purple. This berry, the fruit of the açaí palm (Euterpe Oleracea) which grows in the Amazon rainforest, is also referred to as a “super fruit” and “nature's perfect food” on account of its high percentage of antioxidants, nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids.

How high is the caffeine level in 28 BLACK?

28 BLACK contains 32 mg caffeine per 100 ml. This is roughly equivalent to two cups of espresso. 28 BLACK should be consumed in moderation and is not recommended for children or pregnant women.  Consumption associated with extreme physical activity or with existing health conditions, specifically heart and blood pressure abnormalities, is not advised. Caffeine levels can vary in certain countries.

Why doesn't 28 BLACK contain any taurine?

28 BLACK intentionally does not include taurine, as the combination of taurine with caffeine can have detrimental effects, and increased consumption of products containing taurine can increase the risk of symptoms such as nervousness, restlessness, nausea and rapid heartbeat. In some cases, intensive use can result in cardiac arrhythmia and cramps. It should also be noted that it has not been proven that taurine improves performance.

How much sugar is in 28 BLACK?

Depending on the variety, the sugar content is 11 g to 14 g. Only 28 BLACK Açaí Zero contains just 0.2 g of sugar and is thus considered to be sugar-free.

Is 28 BLACK Açaí Zero non-caloric and sugar-free?

28 BLACK Açaí Zero has 3 calories / 100 ml and is thus considered to be without calories. 28 BLACK Açaí Zero contains just 0.2 g of sugar and is thus considered to be sugar-free.

What are steviol glycosides?

Steviol glycosides are extracted from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant (commonly referred to as 'stevia'). They are 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar and nearly without calories. 

Is 28 BLACK halal?

28 BLACK Açaí, 28 BLACK Açaí Zero, 28 BLACK Classic, 28 BLACK Pink Grapefruit-Mint, 28 BLACK Sour Cherry and 28 BLACK Sour Mango-Kiwi are halal, except for Australia, Canada and the US. Currently 28 BLACK Baobab does not meet halal requirements.

*Is 28 BLACK vegan?

All 28 BLACK products are vegan. Only 28 BLACK Açaí and and 28 BLACK Açaí Zero in Australia, Canada and the US are not vegan due to country specific recipe requirements.

What is the shelf life of 28 BLACK?

The minimum shelf life of 28 BLACK Açaí and 28 BLACK Classic is 24 months. For 28 BLACK Açaí Zero, 28 BLACK Pink Grapefruit-Mint, 28 BLACK Sour Cherry, 28 BLACK Sour Mango-Kiwi and 28 BLACK Baobab it is 18 months. In various countries, the 'Best before' date may be shorter than this due to legal requirements.