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Food Theory: This Lemonade Could Kill You (Panera)

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    What if I told you that Panera is deceiving you, Loyal Theorists? No, not because of their tasty bread bowls or mac & cheese. But because of their CHARGED Lemonades! This started as a theory, but it turned into something MUCH more serious. It certainly made me revved up and ready to warn you about the dangers of caffeine …
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  • EPIC Murtle
    EPIC Murtle Month ago +27938

    As a Panera employee I’ve had to warn parents not to give their kids the charged lemonades.

  • Ce1estia
    Ce1estia Month ago +1443

    I remember hearing about a story of a guy who was accused of driving under the influence of drugs, even though he claimed that he had not. He said it was the noodles at a certain restaurant, though no one believed him. That restaurant was later found guilty of putting drugs in their noodles, making them addictive.

    • gunitbot6
      gunitbot6 16 hours ago

      yea.... its called msg

    • Doot
      Doot Day ago

      It was poppyseeds lol a bunch of popyseeds

    • PheonixBoys
      PheonixBoys Day ago

      I heard that story

    • NightRoad
      NightRoad 2 days ago

      some noodle restaurant put weed/MJ in their soup , at least in my country.
      they says it make soup sweeter, idk i never had those .

  • Baby Girl
    Baby Girl Month ago +1282

    As a Panera employee I drank our new lemonades like 2 days in a row and had the worst and most severe panic attacks I've had in my life and just overall increased anxiety. I now know high caffeine makes my anxiety worse I've simply never exposed myself to THIS much caffeine especially since all it takes is ONE charged lemonade for it to be too much for me :) not to mention customers are getting refills of this stuff.

    • Kosmik Cat
      Kosmik Cat 3 hours ago

      @Nobody that's a latte. Mocha is just coffee with a little melted or powdered chocolate.

    • Nobody
      Nobody 5 hours ago

      @Kosmik Cat mochas have higher caffine contents than just coffee bc they're made with expresso, and no it wasn't fun, I originally wanted a hot chocolate, but my cousin was like "babe, it's, like, 90 degrees out" and got me a mocha...
      Honestly, the worst part is the fact I dont even like mochas-

    • Kosmik Cat
      Kosmik Cat 12 hours ago

      @Nobody a mocha is just chocolate coffee. Maybe decaf next time. That doesn't sound like fun

    • Nobody
      Nobody 14 hours ago +1

      This video scares me because I've had half of a mocha (which is about a cup of coffee) and proceeded to have a panic attack and so much anxiety I went mute :P
      It was a fun day

    • Baby Girl
      Baby Girl 4 days ago +4

      @Kosmik Cat unfortunately it’s not the same because Panera has significantly more caffeine than one 12fl oz Red Bull. Like 111mg caffeine vs 390mg. If you watched the video 400mg is the allowance for the entire day and Panera has 390mg in one sitting. I have drank many red bulls before, lots of coffee and other things with caffeine. I understand my own body and know what type of reaction I had to Panera’s lemonade. (Not trying to sound rude btw!) the caffeine is just so crazy high I just avoid it now 😓

  • MyGoodEyeClosed
    MyGoodEyeClosed Month ago +308

    I’ve outgrown most social media platforms, but I’m so happy that homegirl Sarah educated the people on the sugar and caffeine levels of the Panera charged lemonades.
    Isn’t trippy how you can heal or poison yourself just based on what you eat/drink?

    • Pah Plant
      Pah Plant 2 days ago +1

      while I agree the charged title is a dead give away that it has some sort of caffeine content, most people don't know what 200-300mg of caffeine really is, so I understand people drinking multiple cups of it not thinking about it.

    • Jolty
      Jolty 5 days ago

      @Texan Elitesame here, but I only have 2 brain cells so you can imagine

    • TheThirdTime
      TheThirdTime 6 days ago +5

      @Texan Elite Going from 'Energy Drink' to 'this is literally the same as 4 energy drinks in one serving and btw would you like a refill?' is pretty vast. As you looked at those things, were you aware it counted as multiple espressos? Cause people don't instinctively look at the mg and think 'ah, I know exactly how much my normal coffees contain, I have a good grasp how this'll affect my body'.

    • Nikolaj Halling
      Nikolaj Halling 6 days ago +1

      People could also just use their brain and look at the label, and see what they are drinking instead of just drinking it and thinking its fine.

    • Texan Elite
      Texan Elite 6 days ago +3

      Literally having the smallest amount of common sense I saw the word “charged lemonade” instantly thought wow this is probably a energy lemonade. Then used the last of my 5 brain cells to read the calories sugars and caffeine that is right in front of your face on the plate.

  • TNBCvampchic
    TNBCvampchic Month ago +560

    I'm glad you also mentioned Starbucks refreshers because it was the first analog I thought of. In my Cafe, I always warn parents who are obviously buying them for their young child (and I'm talking like, toddlers wanting a pink drink) that this drink is going to have as much caffeine as their own cup of coffee. Some parents don't care, okay, fine, your choice, I warned you. Most of the time, they are SHOCKED because "nobody has ever told us!"

    • Tell me Have you Seen the Marvellous Breadfish
      Tell me Have you Seen the Marvellous Breadfish Day ago

      I don’t drink that much caffeine because it makes my stomach angry (my term for extreme cramps), I only drink caffeine if I have exams and at that it’s 100 mg spread over 12 hours. I had one of those refreshers after 2 months of no caffeine and I was extremely hyper because I drank it so fast. Now I know why.

    • Chickennuggetpaw 469
      Chickennuggetpaw 469 3 days ago

      Toddlers?? Jesus Christ

    • Rude Skalamander
      Rude Skalamander 6 days ago +1

      @Lilo Whitney true, red bull makes me sleepy and I thought people were exaggerating when they were acting like it was to stay up

    • Alice McGee
      Alice McGee 6 days ago +1

      Yeah I asked them what their most caffinated beverage was and they told me the refreshers were and I was so surprised

    • hazy
      hazy 19 days ago +1

      @Lilo Whitney True but also its different for every individual. I have adhd and depending on how much i drink it helps me focus at times but if i drink too much or too little then classic caffeine symptoms. Also depends on ur tolerance, how often u have caffeinated drinks, etc

  • Michelle Vagnone
    Michelle Vagnone Month ago +183

    I love Panera, as many people do, clearly. But I also was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickened heart muscle) last year and have to be careful about caffeine intake and what my diet consists of. So I don’t eat out too often since then, but I usually avoid any coffee and energy stuff. Thank you for doing this video because my condition is on the fairly serious side and that amount of caffeine could be a massive issue.

    • PrincessLovelorn
      PrincessLovelorn 4 days ago

      @Stormfire152 people with gluten allergy ask a baker if the gluten free is really gluten free, people with caffeine intolerance can ask if a drink has any caffeine.
      The world can't adjust to every single condition yk?

    • Stormfire152
      Stormfire152 6 days ago +13

      @Texan Elite hop off panera's meat bro, it isn't clearly labelled and even if it was that's still an absolutely absurd amount of caffeine for a lemonade to contain

    • Texan Elite
      Texan Elite 6 days ago +1

      So use context clues, and read “charged” in the name. Could help you understand that it’s a energy drink. Then you can read to nutrition facts that are displayed right under the name of the drink.

  • CZsWorld
    CZsWorld Month ago +1962

    Quitting caffeine was one of the best decisions I ever made. It doesn't give you "energy", it makes your brain forget when you're tired. It's a culturally misunderstood drug, no better for you than alcohol, but potentially more dangerous because it lacks the stigma and restrictions.
    MatPat doesn't explore one of the other reasons that nearly lethal doses of caffeine are legal: the soda companies are in bed with the government.

    • dumm dumm
      dumm dumm 12 days ago

      @Beardiemom I mean, i guess i dont have terrible withdrawls, but i think the fact that its my go to drink any time im thirsty is not a good thing

    • Beardiemom
      Beardiemom 12 days ago +2

      @dumm dumm You might, you might not. Some people have *awful* reactions on caffeine withdrawal, others don't even notice it.

    • dumm dumm
      dumm dumm 12 days ago

      as a caffine addict i agree with you. I drink at least one monster a day. but i dont know what would happen if i stop at this point.

    • Deja
      Deja 22 days ago

      zac what are you doing here

  • Awoken Entertainment
    Awoken Entertainment Month ago +289

    Wow, thanks for keeping us informed.. it’s actually crazy what these companies try to get away with just because “it’s legal”

    • Lucifer Pyro
      Lucifer Pyro 8 days ago +4

      @Thomas Sohocki
      Reading and reading comprehension are 2 different things. This is why people think things that are labeled "natural", "plant-based" etc to be a sole indicator of a good thing and "processed", "artifical" etc to be a the only thing that matters when deciding if its bad.
      If anyone ever took the "personal accountability" argument seriously they will know that its not an excuse to pass on the buck to the next guy, as people seem to miss the part where they have to take ownership of situations that they are involved in(and guess what if your part of the chain of events and played a role, you guessed it you got to own it, maybe you wont need to pay for damages but you gotta take stock of what you could've done differently to prevent or lessen the damage/outcome).

    • Hdd Dgg
      Hdd Dgg 10 days ago +2

      @Thomas Sohocki agreed. There was the sugar caffeine amount on it.
      The argument is they claim the company should tell people on product how much caffeine a person need. Not there job

    • david mead
      david mead 10 days ago +2

      Yeah big pharma really likes this shield, as some doctors who give talks sponsored by certain companies are taken out to dinner by the company at places that are extremely expensive, one place in California had a review that said, if you saw the bill the tips alone would make you cry.

    • Thomas Sohocki
      Thomas Sohocki 18 days ago +7

      @Hdd Dgg Or... read the fucking clear as day sign lmfao. Like jfc, no personal accountability.

  • vacheta creepsville
    vacheta creepsville Month ago +320

    As someone who went through caffeine withdrawal (after going cold turkey on all caffeine sources in my life about a year ago, which includes most chocolate products, certian icecreams, soda, certian energy bars or other packaged food products, and most teas), I can tell you that when you become hooked on caffeine as a child, it PHYSICALLY hurts to try and stop consuming it. I had headaches, nausea, brain fog, and occasional fainting spells because of the withdrawal, and every time I accidentally consume a single smidge of caffeine the pain and symptoms come flooding back even worse than before. I just feel that they need to label this stuff for people like me who feel physical pain after consuming even an extremely low dose of caffeine, I mean, if it causes pain to people there should be a warning label for it.

    • Nonyanae2
      Nonyanae2 2 days ago +2

      ​@Lucianna You killed the man, lmao

    • Lucianna
      Lucianna 24 days ago +3

      @mischievous grunk Likewise.

    • mischievous grunk
      mischievous grunk 24 days ago

      @Lucianna peep ur pf pic bruh, no need to argue

  • Eroxi3
    Eroxi3 26 days ago +91

    I'm honestly so happy you're talking about this. The FDA is suuuuper shady and nobody talks about it, especially in reference to caffeine.

  • Ama Hats
    Ama Hats Month ago +67

    I remember seeing a tiktok where someone in the comments mentioned their Panera moved the charged lemonades behind the counter to limit refills, not cause of the drink costs but because people were doing what Sarah was doing and drinking 3+ in a sitting, not knowing how much they were consuming, and that was how I learned they were caffeinated at all. I think selling them is fine but like they either need to be counter restricted to enforce the serving size or there needs to be a more obvious warning placed on the drinks. They're technically not sneaking it in since they list the caffeine amount but like how many people have no clue HOW caffeinated they really are? Three times the amount of caffeine as what you find in a monster energy drink and they only noticeable distinction from the other lemonades Panera sells is that they have Charged in the name...

    • Martin Aas Andersen
      Martin Aas Andersen 19 hours ago

      @Conor W. They could just put it on a menu sign at the counter.

    • Conor W.
      Conor W. 2 days ago +1

      The problem with that "solution" is now that it's behind the counter, a customer cannot see the caffeine amount. How do I know this? I just literally got an charged lemonade from Panera and it was behind the counter. Majority of American have vision problems the expectation that now you can still see that small font is absurd. For me, I had half a lemonade and decided nope (I got the large).

  • Cringe Gaming 64 | Mushro0m

    As a friend of someone who used to consistently drink energy drinks with like 250 mg of caffine in them, seeing the big numbers was not as scary as it should be

  • pocky_cat
    pocky_cat Month ago +7948

    As a person who actually works at a Panera, most of the cashiers take it upon themselves to warn parents about the caffeine in the chargers for children

  • Tyler Hams
    Tyler Hams Month ago +30

    When I was a kid, I was always confused why I could only get certain drinks from the soda fountains while my siblings and parents could get whatever they wanted. I was on meds that you were not supposed to mix with caffeine, or else it could have severe consequences. If I had had that lemonade, I may have died because of the medicine I was taking. So yeah, things that have caffeine should be labeled clearly.

    • CatPlayz
      CatPlayz 2 days ago +1

      @Horrible Kellible K-i-d. As in not understanding things

    • Horrible Kellible
      Horrible Kellible 11 days ago +9

      @natalie d OP was a kid then bro, I don't think kids would expect caffeine (especially that ridiculously high amount) in good ol lemonade and just drank it thinking it was fine-

    • Tyler Hams
      Tyler Hams Month ago +3

      @natalie d I was saying as a kid who couldn't read properly, I would have thought it was just lemonade. That caffeine mixing with the stimulus I was already taking may have been too strong for my tiny body at the time. Making my heart go kaput.

    • natalie d
      natalie d Month ago

      But it is labeled…. You wouldn’t have died because if literally has a label that states it has caffeine

  • PhoenixFire108
    PhoenixFire108 Month ago +33

    I recently started working at panera again after working there several years ago, and I didn't read the label on the charged lemonades. Drank 3 cups of the stuff before I realized I put almost 800 mg of caffeine in my body. I was WIRED. It was horrible lmao

  • RoseFox
    RoseFox 26 days ago +44

    I just want to say thank you for making this video. I suffer from epilepsy and I have dyslexia. If I didn't see your video I wouldn't have known better and had one of those drinks and it could have triggered me into a episode. Thank you so much.

    • Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0
      Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0 2 days ago

      Learning the tools to better protect your health is the best kind of skill someone can learn. Some just need a bit more in-your-face kind of learning from time to time. Nativity is in everyone.

    • PrincessLovelorn
      PrincessLovelorn 2 days ago

      @Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0 not just companys, gov too. Ur totally right and its not just an opinion. But being dyslectic or epileptic doesnt make u any less responsible to look at for your own health. We all get played by the system. So watch out for uslrself yk

    • Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0
      Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0 2 days ago +1

      This is a pure opinion I am about to puke out. I believe it's a mix of not having much public knowledge about food and nutrition and companies taking some sense of advantage of that. Though there are many variables here.

    • PrincessLovelorn
      PrincessLovelorn 2 days ago

      @Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0 agreed, altho thats a legislation issue, not a panera issue

    • Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0
      Vaporean_BoyLove.0w0 2 days ago +1

      So if dyslexia isn't the issue, then it's people not knowing how much caffeine is bad for you. Because you can read the nutrition label but do you understand what you just read? Like do you know what this label is saying and what to look out for? Including if you're a kid or teen not taught about food consumption. Just because you can read a label doesn't mean you know what the text means. Plus many don't think to read the label when a product is surrounded by other products with way less caffeine or associated with none caffeinated products. Also advertising will also skew the presentation of the product.

  • shadowrigg
    shadowrigg Month ago +39

    Wife suggested we do panera for lunch today, and I immediately thought of this video. We both decided to get the charged Mango Yuzu Citrus to see what the big deal was. Oh boy this could be dangerous, because they are really good, and I could totally see myself drinking more than one of these.

  • lunacatz lilcat
    lunacatz lilcat 28 days ago +15

    I think what's more concerning is their "free sip club" thing, a fun thing is that they have a freaking membership where you get a free drinks, no matter how many refills you wanna get, so long as you purchase food.

  • Rick
    Rick Month ago +4868

    I’ll always remember the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade that makes someone overdose on caffeine which could cause kidney failure and might make them come back for more.”

    • Chara_Dreemurr
      Chara_Dreemurr 13 days ago

      As muffet always says. "When life gives you lemons. Market them as yellow oranges and sell them for triple the price."

    • Micah Birdlover
      Micah Birdlover 20 days ago

      @hinoka's 1# Arab fan 😎 picture

    • Rick
      Rick Month ago +2

      @Um Canal Aleatório me all because you couldn’t see life’s manager

    • Um Canal Aleatório
      Um Canal Aleatório Month ago

      no you should create combustible lemons and burn life's house down with it

  • FallonFireblade
    FallonFireblade Month ago +14

    I have a mitral valve prolapse and I've always been sensitive to caffeine... this is terrifying. I'll always be checking labels and asking from now on when I order things

    • Lilly Rosie
      Lilly Rosie 5 days ago

      i have the same condition!! too much caffeine puts me in so much pain and makes my heart race and skip so so much

  • Michelle
    Michelle 27 days ago +5

    as a panera employee, i usually tell the parents of kids when i see the kids serve themselves some. But its sad to say that i drink so much of these just to stay awake that i dont really feel more awake after drinking cups of it.

  • Matthew Torres
    Matthew Torres Month ago +31

    Stuff like this makes me glad that I am seemingly immune to caffeine. If anything, I get sleepy since the most I'll ever have is if I drink coffee, which I've come to know as a warm, cozy drink for when I don't want something as thick as chocolate.

    • Insert username
      Insert username Day ago

      I don't drink much caffeine but when I do it doesnt do anything I might stay up 30-1 hour late but thats it

    • GlutzahnLP
      GlutzahnLP 2 days ago +2

      I also had never any stay awake effect of caffeine but since I didnt have a benfit from it at all, I stopped taking it as far as possible. The only time I willingly intake it is when I have a bad headache: espresso, sugar plus Lemon Juice is a very good pain reliefer for these cases

    • ipupi
      ipupi 13 days ago +2

      ​@Lizard Diamond can you give me all the common symptoms of adhd?

    • Lizard Diamond
      Lizard Diamond 21 day ago +6

      Fun fact: that’s a symptom of ADHD! It’s all the heath risks at high doses with none of the energizing benefits. As someone with ADHD, I feel you, caffeine naps are the best. I will say though caffeine keeps my brain from bouncing all over the place so I can focus better.

  • Jenna Sue
    Jenna Sue 28 days ago +20

    I have worked in 2 paneras over the span of 2 years- both had different locations for the soda machine, both having the charged lemonades right next to it. They replaced our flavored teas that were caffeine free, so many people have said "I tried it thinking it was also caffeine free"

  • Radioactive_baby
    Radioactive_baby Month ago +8

    As someone who works at Panera and drinks these almost everyday just to be able to get through my shift, I make sure to let customers know that the charged lemonades have caffeine

  • Riley Bittle
    Riley Bittle Month ago +1700

    I work for Panera, and AS SOON as I found out about how much caffeine is in these (around four months ago) I immediately warned pretty much everyone I talked to regularly.

    • Neil Stone
      Neil Stone 22 days ago

      @Riley Bittle surprising. I'd still drink it

    • Neil Stone
      Neil Stone 22 days ago

      Does the knowledge stop them from getting it?

    • Exposed In 4k
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    • Snom
      Snom Month ago +2

      @The Game Sage I work at Panera, most people get these things without ice. More get the large w/o ice than the regular making it even worse. Also the serving size is probably measured for people who fill up their cups 3/4 of the way with ice since that’s what we as employees are told to do so chances are you are getting that much even when filling your cup with ice.

  • K-avocado
    K-avocado Month ago +30

    Omg I’m so glad I saw this video😳🤦🏽‍♀️. My body doesn’t handle caffeine well (I do tea at the most) and I would be soooo sick if I got one of those🤦🏽‍♀️ and I usually avoid caffeine drinks so I’m a lemonade/fruit drink person to AVOID caffeine. No way I would think lemonade had caffeine let alone more than ten monsters 😳.

    • chlochlo6112
      chlochlo6112 17 days ago +1

      same and i love panera if i actually drank this i would probably need to go to the hospital for my colon exploding

  • Aquachama
    Aquachama Month ago +14

    It's wild that this video was posted literally a few days since my mom and I decided to go to Panera for breakfast. I got one of the charged lemonades (large size) and thought that it wouldn't have more caffeine than a soda. Also I'm not really aware of nutritional limits such as the limit of daily caffeine. Seeing that it has almost as much or more than two cans of energy drinks, no wonder I felt energized and awake that day.

  • wizakitty
    wizakitty 28 days ago +7

    I used to work at Panera, it does have lots of caffeine. I'd recommend adding bubbly as the base and put a little lemonade. They labeled everything it's on the little tag. Be careful drinking it. Also the apple one tastes like vinegar. I can't have the mango one because I'm allergic to mango. They sell coffee too. (The strawberry one is the best

  • rinskape
    rinskape Month ago +16

    The first time I got a charged lemonade I stayed up for 30 hrs and played games for like 4 hrs straight while sweating relentlessly feeling like my eyes were going to pop out.

  • SasorisPuppet
    SasorisPuppet 25 days ago +5

    Thank you for informing people of the risks of over consumption of caffeine. I remember talking to a teenager who was SUPER jittery to the point where it was concerning me. He explained to me while we were talking that he had drank two big energy drinks in two hours. I then politely said to be careful because caffeine overdose is a real thing. We really don't think about what it can do to us because it is really everywhere in America, but it is something we should be aware of.

  • Abigail
    Abigail Month ago +1813

    College students went crazy when these first came out cause we were all looking for extreme caffeine levels lol

    • TechWiz717
      TechWiz717 7 days ago

      @Pg13 addys (and their friends Ritalin, concerta, Vyvanse) are top tier. Coke is kinda bad for studying imo. Apart from being far harder to source (specifically pure or minimally adulterated stuff) the effects are too short lived and the euphoria hit is almost too much to keep focus. I find it does work better if you’re ADHD, but in general get the pharma study drugs.

    • Hal
      Hal Month ago

      the engineering college at my school has it and you KNOW it was selling like hot cakes

    • Blaze Sword Paladin
      Blaze Sword Paladin Month ago +1

      As a university student that has developed a quasi-Monster Energy addiction in later years, I have to admit, I wanted a sip of this ever since I hard of the caffeine contents XD

    • Shadow the Hedgechad
      Shadow the Hedgechad Month ago +1

      Just get the assassin preworkout. 600 grams of caffeine

      LABZSTS Month ago +2

      It's funny cause it's still less than a lot of pre workouts. It's why when I tried them, I didn't feel much.

  • Melvin TheWatermelon
    Melvin TheWatermelon 27 days ago +3

    Man I love those lemonades. I only get them every so often and I really don’t want some back lash to take them away. People need to take responsibility for what they consume and how much they consume.

    • Insert username
      Insert username Day ago +1

      Because most people aren't mostly taught that caffeine is a drug at least in my opinion. they know but they dont see it as anything bad just something extra

    • TechWiz717
      TechWiz717 7 days ago

      100% agree with you. Also Mat mentioning he (or the average person) can’t contextualize 260 mg scares me (but sadly not surprising). How are people this uninformed about the most common psychoactive substance in the world.
      Also also espresso comparisons drive me up the wall. Goes back to the same point, people just assume espressos have max caffeine because they’re “strong”. No they’re strong because the volume is small and you ingest more caffeine in less time, not in terms of actual caffeine.
      Finally (and I’m not done the video so it might get mentioned), while these caffeine OD deaths are sad, the LD50 of caffeine is 100-200 mg/kg body weight. That’s where you get a 50% chance of death. It’s people with underlying conditions or people who consume it in its pure form that die, not your average healthy person.

  • Elytra404
    Elytra404 Month ago +6

    this explains so much- i have adhd and it means my reaction to caffeine isnt becoming hyper, its becoming extremely tired. i remember a month or two ago i was feeling great, got a full nights sleep for the first time in awhile, went to panera and got one of these, and immediately passed out when i got home

  • Russ Does Music
    Russ Does Music 29 days ago +1

    Frankly, I'm a bit of a caffeine addict who has, on one occasion, consumed nearly 1,100 mg of caffeine (Edit to clarify: In the span of an hour). I genuinely feared for my life in the timespan that it had effected me and the fact that Panera isn't telling you how much you're actually consuming up front is frightening, because if someone doesn't know how much they're consuming and they have no tolerance to caffeine, that could end VERY badly.

  • Jaden Murdock
    Jaden Murdock Month ago +8

    as a worker at panera, we had the lemonades moved back behind the counter so it’s easier to warn people

  • Pidge
    Pidge 26 days ago +8

    I wish this was made when I was in 8th grade. My old ADHD meds were pumped with stimulants and I had a monster before school. I ended up having a rapid heart rate and was sent to the hospital for a few hours in the middle of the day.. BUT HEY BECAUSE I WATCH YOU I DO MY RESEARCH AND FEEL SMARTER I LOVE YOU MATT

  • Emily Peterson
    Emily Peterson Month ago +2404

    Absolutely they need to advertise this better. I ordered one the other day, not even realizing it was a “charged lemonade”. I thought it was a flavored lemonade. I am 13 weeks pregnant, the recommended daily max of caffeine during pregnancy is 200mg. Thankfully when the cashier asked if I wanted half or full it threw me off, and I saw it was charged and looked it up in time, but I could have easily missed it and consumed an unsafe amount of caffeine.

    • Keasha Johnson
      Keasha Johnson 10 days ago +1

      @mrsnaki That can cause a lot of health problems in the baby

    • ipupi
      ipupi 13 days ago

      ​@Bad dog everyone makes mistakes. Besides this will help the ( I think new ) mother be much more cautious next time ⚠️ don't be too harsh on them

    • Bad dog
      Bad dog  20 days ago +1

      Should probably look at ingredients before you put something in your body instead of just assuming something, I feel sorry for your child already 🤦‍♂️

    • Tracy Blanchard
      Tracy Blanchard 22 days ago +2

      @Dae The average consumer who isn't watching a video explicitly designed to teach them about this barely knows if caffeine should be measured in grams or milligrams, nevermind how much is irregular. That's the big problem with just throwing a number at someone like it means anything without context.

    • Xploration
      Xploration 23 days ago

      Whaaaa whaaaa

  • Lydia Benjamin
    Lydia Benjamin 7 days ago +1

    As someone who is sensitive to Caffeine, and has a sister who is as well and loves lemonade this is terrifying and super worrying

  • Cosmic Fox
    Cosmic Fox 13 days ago +1

    As someone who has heart conditions, I was interested in this. And then you mentioned mitral valve prolapse, which is something I have. Finding this out, I’ll definitely gotta be more watchful with what I drink 😭😭😭. I never touch energy drinks so it being in a lemonade and being so lowkey?? Yeah no

  • Shari Kenny
    Shari Kenny Month ago +5

    The word "Charged" made me read the labels fully...I mix around 6-8oz of that plus the rest of a 30-ounce cup as the unsweetened tea to get a far lower calorie and reasonable caffeine buzz drink. The amount of caffeine IS insane on those...and they are so sweet and flavorful that you get a GREAT drink with so much less of that lemonade. (I have also just watered it down and been VERY happy since it is STRONGLY lemony)

  • Claire Mathieson
    Claire Mathieson Month ago +4

    I've seen pregnant women who were trying to avoid caffeine drink Starbucks refreshers as a replacement for their coffee. It's nowhere near as much, but if you aren't aware to take account of it in your daily amount it can sneak up on you.
    I had no idea any of these drinks were so heavily caffeinated.

  • Viktorija Vaicekauskaitė

    This is insane! I have heart related issues and that lemonade could probably put me in a lot of pain-

  • Marion Marionette
    Marion Marionette Month ago +2148

    I was friends with the sister of the 16 year old who passed away from caffeine overdose. It was a huge deal for our school, since he passed away in class, and actually scared me away from caffeine to this day. On the bright side of such a sad story, our school created a music room to honor his memory since he was so into music. Hope he rests in peace and that his story serves as a warning to other underaged kids against too much caffeine

    • Erik Burzinski
      Erik Burzinski Month ago +1

      @Shamyra Saved by his Amazing Grace 🔥 I was giving statics

    • Shamyra Saved by his Amazing Grace 🔥
      Shamyra Saved by his Amazing Grace 🔥 Month ago

      @Erik Burzinski The Lord is the one that has the Power to increase or decrease life. It’s up to the Lord! Not caffeine.

    • 3xeplod!ng_3agle_studios
      3xeplod!ng_3agle_studios Month ago

      @nathan christman can't say that with 100% certainty. Depends on the kind of coffee, the kind of energy drinks, and the strength of the pills. Could have definitely been way under the minimum lethal dosage for an "average" person and it still could've deceased him. Everybody is different.

    • 3xeplod!ng_3agle_studios
      3xeplod!ng_3agle_studios Month ago

      @SPP precisely my point actually. Everyone should pace themselves and practice moderation with pretty much everything. Just because Bob's baseline level of moderation is "x" amount of "y" substance or activity does not at all correlate to the results that little Sandra or Mikael might face when trying the same thing(s) at really any amount/level, so forget what Bob's over there doing and think for yourself, and use discretion. Just as well, for kids. Teens included, that's the parents job to regulate that and teach them how to be safe. If they don't know, then they need to learn, so at the very least they can inform their children properly and with as little bias as possible. There is no excuse for willful and/or negligent ignorance a.k.a.- stupidity, and it shouldn't be the govt's(not the argument here specifically but this is the subject in which those talks pop up. Just as well, the people that are for that are objectively incorrect, as everyone involved should be doing their part as opposed to putting blame somewhere undeserved and causing far more harm -through forcing regulation- than good.) Job to parent peoples kids for them.
      Note- that's not directed at any person or group or intended in any way to denigrate from any mourning or anything like that. it's just statements of fact. If, however, after knowing this, you still find some way to take offense (whoever you may be) not my problem take it to therapy so your therapist can tell you you're being unreasonable and help you learn to handle it better in the future. Cheers

    • SPP
      SPP Month ago +1

      @3xeplod!ng_3agle_studios just further proves how easily someone can hurt themselves or even die. someone can see those kinds of people and think it'll be ok to take the same stuff. definitely happens a lot in school and gym settings.

  • Professor Froggo
    Professor Froggo 7 days ago +2

    You should do a theory on what percentage of people take their cup home after eating at a fast food place

  • Tamrha Echols
    Tamrha Echols Month ago +2

    I have ADHD and a common side effect of my ADHD is that caffeine makes me lethargic. Give me a cup of coffee and I will be asleep before I finish it. I went to Panera a couple of weeks ago and got a sandwich and one of these charged lemonade having no clue they contained caffeine. Before I had even finished eating, I felt really tired. I guess this explains it. I wish I would've known so I could've avoided buying it and messing up my day.

  • whitetailprince
    whitetailprince Month ago +2

    glad to see you cover this, i was at one point consuming more then 1000mg of caffeine. 3LT of coke cola, AND 1LT of Coffee (using empty 2LT bottle) per day, I couldnt stop cold turkey. found out i was more likely to die from the withdrawal doing that. spent many years slowing down consumption and now have about 300mg a day. i talk about it a lot, but no one pays attention, because its caffeine. its as problematic to the person as alcohol, however it doesnt have such "outword" effect. ( fighting, yelling, breaking things, drunk driving, ect.) so no one cares.

  • Em83
    Em83 27 days ago +2

    Yizoos, thanks for making this video. I have a cardiopathy and I can't drink any energy drink unless I want an unplanned hospital visit and I usually go after the "natural" drinks in restaurants so I would've definitely drank one of those monstruosities unknowingly

  • Mark_Jayden
    Mark_Jayden 23 days ago +1

    I don't know if I'm the only person, but I use these theories the same way Sarah used those charged lemonades. Watching 4-5 videos while I work on my schoolwork. They make me feel happy and help me stay focused on my work. These theory channels are really getting me thought my last year of high school. And for that, thank you to everyone on team theorist.

  • Didi
    Didi Month ago +1343

    I worked at Panera. I actually quit last year. I use to have to tell customers with kids that those lemonade had caffeine. Kids and homeless came in there often drinking those lemonade. And it was ALWAYS the large cups.

  • Moy Shepard
    Moy Shepard 26 days ago +1

    As someone who is extremely addicted to caffeine, I make sure to read labels very thoroughly to make sure that I am drinking less than 400 mg of caffeine. I can probably still handle one of these lemonades, but that's pretty much it. I get very jittery after like 500 or 600, which is way above the recommended safe levels of caffeine.

  • Zee
    Zee 6 days ago +1

    100% agree with this
    on a similar note, i realized after a month or two that i'd been drinking iced coffee when i am not a coffee drinker ever, it straight up wasn't labeled as coffee, simply "iced matcha"

  • ashleyofoz
    ashleyofoz 22 days ago +2

    I'm glad I came across this video! My mom and I frequent starbucks (who doesn't) and my sister is a Panera person. Both of them have varying health issues with my mom being someone who can't do a lot of caffeine - and I had 0 idea about any of this. I''m a bit paranoid now which I know is no the way to go but at least now I'll be more cautious and tell my mom to not get refreshers.

  • Yearam Kook
    Yearam Kook Month ago +1

    The Panera I worked at accidentally didn’t dilute it enough when we first got it. I tried it, and needless to say, I was extremely high on caffeine and nearly panicking as my managers laughed at me.

  • Matrix-54
    Matrix-54 Month ago +2

    I remember I had one of these lemonades not too long after they first released. Like Mat and probably most everyone, I did not know of the high caffeine dose within it. I didn't feel anything too much out of the ordinary since I drink energy drinks/per-workout every so often. Thank goodness though I do not have any medical issues unlike thousands of others, or it could have turned out much worse. In fact I just realized during this video how much was really in it. That is very concerning and scary for people who could be very sensitive to this, and should be taken off the market, or properly labeled!

  • RainyPupper
    RainyPupper Month ago +1363

    When I first started working at Panera, I always drank the strawberry mint lemonade, but it seemed a bit too strong for me and it gave me heart burn, so I would water it down. And I didn't just add a little water. I would do half and half, but even then, it was still strong. Whenever I worked late, I'd always wonder how I managed to stay up so long and feel so good. One day, I was getting the lemonade and I just so happened to look at the label where it said how much caffeine it had. It all made sense then, but it took me MONTHS to figure out it had any caffeine at all. Ever since, I've been trying to drink more water.

    • Togas Nightcores
      Togas Nightcores Month ago

      @Official Crackhead because I was commenting under a comment mentioning Panera that is under a video mentioning Panera. Everything around this comment is about Paneras Lemonade so ofc it’s obvious I am talking about Paneras Lemonade when defending the person saying they where getting addicted to Paneras Lemonade. Someone discredited that and I responded with “hard to not get addicted to great tasting liquid filled with an addictive drug” that is obviously referring to Paneras Lemonade.
      What even is this discussion with you? If you want to know what Panera is doing or stating go check the it the socials yourself. I never pretended to have news about them so why would I know? Google exists.

    • Official Crackhead
      Official Crackhead Month ago

      @Togas Nightcores You never mentioned Panera you just said good tasting drink loaded with caffeine never said Panera name and you never mentioned Them not making it obvious it was energy drink and other people were talking about caffeine itself not the Panera situation so I confused you with one of them but that’s my bad and I watched the video it has 1.7 million views the company Panera could at least put out a statement in two days that’s what I was asking have they put out a statement in the two days this vids been up

    • Togas Nightcores
      Togas Nightcores Month ago

      @Official Crackhead just watch the video? MattPad literally answered your below question. I was exclusively referring to Paneras strategy

    • Official Crackhead
      Official Crackhead Month ago

      @Togas Nightcores I thought you were talking about any good tasting caffeine drink by the way do you know if Panera has stopped doing this or are they still doing this have even changed the label to show its a energy drink if they would’ve labeled it a energy drink from the start then I would say it’s your responsibility to look at how much caffeine is in there but they acted like it was a regular lemonade which is wrong

  • Connor Booth
    Connor Booth Month ago +10

    One of the last times my friend and I went to Panera, an employee asked if we wanted to try their new charged lemonades. We both said sure, since we both like lemonade. We didn’t know it was essentially an energy drink. Once we started drinking them, we noticed that they tasted really strange and “unhealthy”. I saw the name “Charged” and I guessed that they might’ve been energy drinks. So we poured them out and got some tea instead 😂

  • azure☆
    azure☆ Month ago +1

    i work at panera bread and im 100% sure there should always be labels showing how much caffeine and calories there are in every cup size cuz thats how my panera do it💀

  • Taku
    Taku Month ago +1

    I used to work near Panera and got their beverage club so I could pop in and grab their green tea on break and drink it for a few hours, when the charged lemonades came out I used to add a little bit of it, 1/4 of my cup at most
    Kinda glad I didn’t get more that that at a time 😬

  • Omelet💀
    Omelet💀 Month ago +4

    Your theory is real. I remember I walked into Panera once and sat down. I was waiting for my food and happen to notice something. Everyone had that exact lemonade drink. I had Atleastq counted 13 people with that drink. It weirded me out a bit but now it all makes sense

  • Paranormal Activity
    Paranormal Activity Month ago +2

    I can honestly say I'm addicted to caffeine. I cannot function without having it 3 times a day. I get killer headaches, nausea, shaky, and super cranky without it. In my opinion, drinks with high amounts of caffeine (energy drinks especially) should be age restricted (18+). I know that's controversial. In my area, I see kids as young as 10 powering down a Monster. That kid is gonna end up in a world of trouble... I don't want anyone to get in the situation I'm in and hurt their body - especially at a young age

  • Princess Rosa
    Princess Rosa Month ago +1276

    I was just a baker there, so I would just get it as my free drink employees get, but it was pretty obvious in the marketing of it that it had caffeine in it. I was pretty happy about it and would drink it often to get me through my shift. But I had NO idea it was THAT much caffeine. Probably started having caffeine withdrawals without knowing it

    • Judy H
      Judy H Month ago +3

      Yeah, I don't get how you can take the time to make sure you get the flavor you want, not see all the other text on the sign, and decide to not read it. What else are you doing as you fill up the drink?

    • Pg13
      Pg13 Month ago +3

      Yeah I just drank a large charged lemonade. I’m ready to do my college work.

    • Princess Rosa
      Princess Rosa Month ago +8

      @Plant I mean it had the amounts listed somewhere but I had no reference for how much caffeine that was😅 But after a while the drink would give me shudders because I guess my body was tired of consuming that much caffeine, but my productivity and motivation was all over the place since my body became reliant on the caffeine and I stopped drinking it often. Damned if I drank it, damned if I didn’t.

    • Plant
      Plant Month ago +9

      Bro that’s fucked. The Panera I worked at had a sign on the front of the drink dispensers. I saw it had like 80 something grams of sugar and didn’t ever try it

  • greenshirt
    greenshirt 13 days ago

    Thank you for making this video! I have the type of ADHD where I can’t get the “good” effects of caffeine so I can’t always tell if i’ve had too much until my heart starts racing and I have a panic attack. Because of this I no longer drink caffeine if I can help it. If I had gone to Panera I could have easily drank 1 or 2 of those and have been in serious trouble!

  • I'm Not What I Seem
    I'm Not What I Seem 11 days ago

    This video made me buy more charged lemonades lol. One 20 oz is about just as much caffeine as you should be able to take for a whole day, and I work a night shift. So having one big dose in one go to last the evening is perfect for me. I know the issue is panera not letting people properly know how much caffeine is in them, but my LOCAL panera never had that problem because employees will tell you how much caffeine is in them when you order for the first time.

  • Kat
    Kat Month ago

    Me and my coworkers did a food trade with Panera once, and I was one of the few that didn't get a charged lemonade. The two guys who did get charged lemonades were both sick by the end of the night, and they both had to call into work the following day cuz it was the sickest they had been. And we know it wasn't the food cuz me and one other person were fine, and we both didn't have the lemonades. That stuff is crazy, and I wouldn't want to try it

  • George North
    George North 19 days ago

    Dang, I love those lemonades, and I knew how much caffeine was in them, but I still always felt that a Monster had more or at least the same amount and never considered what it really meant.
    Still getting a charged lemonade a day though.

  • Cecilia
    Cecilia  Month ago +2

    I went on a date with my husband for valentines after he got off work, I almost got the lemonade because it looked good but got the tea instead, not as much sugar. Im 3 months pregnant and didn’t even notice the caffeine

  • Sonja Unapologetic
    Sonja Unapologetic Month ago +1

    I’m happy you covered this. I would never have known it had any caffeine, especially since it only shows in fine print. I’m sensitive to caffeine so I’ll stay away from these drinks.

  • Having Tea With the Devil

    i worked at Panera for 2 years (2021-2022. Best job I ever had btw) surprisingly not a lot of people knew what the “charge” in the charge lemonade was. (it was a Panera in a hospital so we had a lot of elderly customers.) It actually wasn't selling as much as we thought it would. Even the doctors and nurses would prefer the regular lemonades, and mostly their free coffee refills. (plus I personally didn't like the charged lemonades because almost nobody knew how to properly make them except for my girlfriend at the time who worked on the line.)

  • Robert Oliver
    Robert Oliver Month ago

    I've been caffeine free for well over a decade at this point (I have horrible insomnia and the caffeine definitely doesn't help). When I quit I had a massive headache for around a month. After that I'm doing a lot better.

  • Toni Varnell
    Toni Varnell Month ago +3

    As someone who works with the bubbler drinks and lemonade, they do contain a lot of caffeine but also as a collage student it is an easy thing to grab on the way to work

  • Wayne_ Cipher
    Wayne_ Cipher 26 days ago

    Considering what you've just informed us at the beginning of the video(as well as how fast bc of the fact that you were drinking it 2) I can obviously see how such a drink could have such a high caffeine count, that it would make Scrat pop

  • Dakota The Ice Wolf
    Dakota The Ice Wolf Month ago +843

    As someone who works at Panera, I always make it apparent to others that they have caffeine. In fact at my store, my manager has made it a requirement for all of us to state that the charged lemonades have caffeine so that kids don't accidentally drink them.

    • Flappy
      Flappy 11 days ago +2

      @Neil Stone A soda yeah but these things have the caffeine of an energy drink which are not recommended for kids

    • Tracy Blanchard
      Tracy Blanchard 22 days ago +10

      @Neil Stone Because the 260-389 mg of caffeine that the lemonade has is over six times the average can of soda. And well over the amount seen in documented cases of underage caffeine overdoses. On top of that, free refills especially encourage children and parents to grab a second serving for the road, which is in risky levels of caffeine intake for adults.

    • Neil Stone
      Neil Stone 22 days ago +1

      Why can't kids drink them? Soda has caffeine

  • TheN00bmonster
    TheN00bmonster Month ago

    I totally forgot about that time in the mid 00s where caffeine was in everything and marketed to nerds and students. Caffeinated gum, candy, Bawls and other energy drinks were all the rage. I even remember caffeinated soap!

  • Moki Poki
    Moki Poki 29 days ago

    The first time I had it, I loved it for the first cup. Although the moment I had the second one, I had one of the worst panic attacks that I’ve ever had.

  • Amazinglynn
    Amazinglynn Month ago +1

    One time during college I had 2-4 headache pills with 60 mg of caffeine each and a cup of coffee with 4 pumps of espresso. The pills were normal but the coffee was bc I had to study for exams. I was literally a zombie the next day, my body felt like it could run a marathon but my brain was barely working lol, I can’t imagine feeling like that bc of lemonade 😵‍💫

  • skeleman
    skeleman 23 days ago

    As you said, caffeine in a drug. It does not matter if it’s a naturally occurring one, because so is opium. And it is also heavily regulated. My sister, whom has a sever heart defect and is currently pregnant, needs things like this clearly and boldly labeled. People should know they’re ingesting a drug, always

  • Frenchish?
    Frenchish? 14 days ago +1

    "mitral valve prolapse" sounded scarily familiar to me. Oh, thats why. I have that.
    I've been a caffeine addict for a while now, and the last year or so I've been cutting back, two months ago decided to stop completely except for teas. Boy am I glad, and now I know why my body reacts to badly and intensely to caffeine

  • Yvette Aura
    Yvette Aura Month ago +826

    As someone who works at Panera, it is mandatory for us to tell customers that there is an insane of caffeine in the lemonade and we advise parents to not to let their children drink it. Even for myself, I limit how often I drink them and even then, I put half regular lemonade THEN the charged lemonade.
    Stay safe y’all.

    • Alexander Denison
      Alexander Denison Month ago

      If it's mandatory at your store that order is definitely not coming from corporate, it's just your management team being smart. I've worked at quite a few different stores in my panera franchise and not a single one requires you to give warnings, and honestly it would be really dumb to put something that important on employees at a company the regularly hires 16 year old. Panera definitely needs to be more up front about how much caffeine is in these. They are literally energy drinks. And really strong ones at that.

    • Magma
      Magma Month ago +2

      Im gonna drink 30 cups of charged lemonade >:)

    • Callistra
      Callistra Month ago +1

      My sister worked at Panera and I remember her telling me something along the lines of "my coworkers would let the lemonade sit and then drink it and get high off of it"

    • Seth Wright
      Seth Wright Month ago +6

      Must be location Based. I've never been told I HAVE to warn people but I usually do. The sugar content is insane too!

    • Lil Vati
      Lil Vati Month ago +7

      Huge fan of lemonade here (I'm aware that's a weird sentence.) I am on the debate team at my school and we have a tradition of getting panera before or after our debate trips. Earlier this school year, we went and I was quite thirsty. So, being a lemonade fan, I decided that the strawberry lemonade looked so good. So, I drank a cup. Then another. Then another. Then half of another. We went and did our debate and I was feeling on top of the world but almost panicky. On the bus ride back, I felt like I was dying. As a caffeine addict, I'd say one cup throughout the day would be ok for most others in the same situation. However, I would not suggest drinking almost 4.

  • Glass and Sprinkles
    Glass and Sprinkles 11 days ago

    I have a very random but extreme sensitivity to caffeine, sometimes I feel fine, sometimes I feel like I'm going to die. I honestly did not know refreshers had caffeine as it was something baristas would offer me as a caffeine free option 😭, I just assumed I was reacting to the sugar in the drinks. I would be offered Matcha on occasion too, but I was aware of the caffeine content. Obviously I try to be self responsible and read the labels, but dang, sometimes it is really hard to find. As well, the casual attitude around caffeine has definitely led me into issues. Especially when labels try to use other words to replace "caffeine" or when baristas neglect to take my "Caffeine free" request seriously, although thankfully this doesn't happen often.
    Thankfully I was aware of what "Charged" meant in the name of the lemonade but even then, I still almost serve it myself when I intend to just get lemonade lol

  • Stephanie Jenkins
    Stephanie Jenkins Month ago +1

    I don't think that Panera us a thing here in the UK, but if I ever visit the US I'll make sure to avoid the charged lemonades. It sounds like a migraine waiting to happen (I have caffeine sensitivities).

  • random bub
    random bub 16 days ago

    I always had lots of soda as a kid, so I really wonder sometimes what the effects of that caffeine has on someone drinking it from so young. Me personally, I don't know if it's from that, but I feel like I hardly feel effects of caffeine or just can't distinguish it. Also, in some countries it can also be more common to regularly give kids coffee, so I wonder if that's some indication it's okay lol.

  • HistoryLover
    HistoryLover Month ago

    I used to drink about 48 ounces of Pepsi a day(I slowly worked up to that thanks to caffeine tolerance growing over time), so I was okay after drinking the equivalent of one cup(if you fill your cup with half lemonade and half sparkling water or lemon lime soda, it tastes better and reduces your caffeine intake). But I didn’t know that these lemonades were charged until my friend's mom warned me about them. Again, I had a caffeine tolerance and didn’t drink a huge amount so I was ok, but some people actively avoid caffeine for reasons like this, and it’s not really safe for children, so it’s troubling that Panera is not issuing warnings about these lemonades.

  • matt kroll
    matt kroll 10 days ago

    I remember in middle school, I had a caffeine spray and I thought it was cool, I showed it around, gave people a sprits or two, but every time i did i would give myself a spray, by lunch I was as red as a tomato and my heart was pounding. I ended up having to go to the hospital and get flushed with a solution.

  • Megan Jane
    Megan Jane Month ago +1087

    The wild thing is that I usually actively search out 300mg energy drinks & they’re surprisingly hard to find! I needed it due to having hypokalemia and adrenal crash, but knowing I only needed it due to everything not working right, made me realize how dangerous that could be for someone with a functioning metabolic system!

    • Nick Stevenson
      Nick Stevenson Month ago

      C4 energy drinks also are available

    • Julia Klein
      Julia Klein Month ago

      999 likes to 1k ur welcome

    • Tzimisce Lord
      Tzimisce Lord Month ago

      @UwUperson9987 I have to imagine you are looking just a little bit harder than most people are, and it was literally on the pouring label that it had caffeine and the exact amount. I would imagine you would have to be being pretty flippant to purchase a product called charged lemonade and pour it from a thing that says it has caffeine and the exact amount to get snuck up on by that

    • Megan Jane
      Megan Jane Month ago +1

      @J F true! It helped initially but probably just hastened the eventual hypokalemia. I don’t recommend doing what I did!🤣

    • Erik Burzinski
      Erik Burzinski Month ago

      Just get caffeine pills eat 3 at a time problem solved

  • Nikki Schenck
    Nikki Schenck Month ago +3

    So I worked their for a good 6 months. When we first got the lemonades, no one not even the managers knew how much caffeine was in them. So everyone would drink like three cups and then wonder why we all are about to have anxiety attacks.
    It was a lovely time.
    One time, because I was known was the person that never sleeps, was told if I’m so tired I should just chug a big cup of the drink in one go.
    I did.
    I had an anxiety attack and went home.
    I no longer work there.

  • Ona Whym
    Ona Whym 20 days ago +1

    I can't believe I used to drink monster energy drinks multiple times a day, that's crazy 😭 glad I'm ok tbo

  • Shamrock7191
    Shamrock7191 29 days ago

    As someone with a caffeine sensitivity who drank these when they were first released: they replaced the caffeine free ginger hibiscus tea (rip) and originally didn't have the posted signage with the caffeine amounts posted on them.

  • AdonisTechShow
    AdonisTechShow 5 days ago

    I go to therapy sessions with my psychiatrist and he always told me to not drink caffeine at all to avoid anxiety crisis, the way a lot of products have caffeine in disguise is very concerning.

  • chlochlo6112
    chlochlo6112 17 days ago +1

    as someone who is very sensitive and is probably allergic to caffeine i cannot even fathom what is going to happen to my bathroom if i drink this

  • Jack K
    Jack K Month ago +1134

    Im a teenager working at my local panera. Before I knew how much caffeine was in the drink, I chugged two cups and was completely mentally dysfunctional for hours after. I only buy them if I know I need to stay up for hours after I drink any of it. I have often warned my peers and any parents who come in, of the insane level of caffeine. It tastes great but please, be weary of how much you have,

    • Exposed In 4k
      Exposed In 4k Month ago


    • erichamion
      erichamion Month ago

      With that much caffeine, you won't be weary at all. But you may want to be wary.

    • dnxx
      dnxx Month ago

      @Viper I’m 14 too and I can’t handle one

    • At
      At Month ago

      This that drink hit you hard you weak lol

    • atf⁷⁹9  🏳️‍🌈⃠
      atf⁷⁹9  🏳️‍🌈⃠ Month ago

      It's basicly one and a half redbull. Nothing to freak out about...

  • Some Weeb In the Comment Section

    I'd totally drink this for my university projects

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi Month ago

    My school once had a free Panera food stand in campus for a pep rally. Some students said the drinks felt similar to energy drinks but the school dismissed it as being really "healthy".

  • Amir A.
    Amir A. Month ago +1

    The absolute definition of “too much of anything is bad for you”! Great vid ❤

  • Snow Lily
    Snow Lily Month ago +1

    Panera how could you? I loved you! How could you? You could have literally killed me! I can’t have too much caffeine cuz of my ADHD medication! How dare you?! I can’t believe I trusted you! 😭

  • breebrat56
    breebrat56 Month ago

    I looked up the nutrition facts before considering trying this. I’m caffeine sensitive so, if I decide to consume it, I have to know how much is in it. I’ll only occasionally consume it when I need to stay alert when driving & low on sleep. I limit myself 4-8 fluid ounces in a large cup, add ice, sparkling water, & green tea. The following 24-48 hours is WATER to flush the caffeine out.

  • Bonnie Newman
    Bonnie Newman Month ago +245

    As a Panera worker, the day these came out the entire store was absolutely wired 💀

    • TBH Andrew
      TBH Andrew Month ago

      @Blue71974 You're addicted now, that sucks.

    • Bonnie Newman
      Bonnie Newman Month ago +1

      @Blue71974 100% - they’re so good though 😭

    • Bonnie Newman
      Bonnie Newman Month ago +4

      @Kilbert the people drinking dark roasts are generally well aware they’re drinking high caffeine content- the Panera workers that day did not realize drinking the lemonade was more than energy drinks and drank it like any other soda or lemonade. We knew there was caffeine but not nearly the amount there was.

    • Kilbert
      Kilbert Month ago

      I don't think you're telling the truth, given anyone drinking a dark roast would be equally wired.

    • Blue71974
      Blue71974 Month ago +8

      These lemonades are the only things that give me energy and I go for the large sizes! It makes me basically bounce off the walls and makes the work day go faster. I should’ve known they were unhealthy but they’re the only thing that works! 😭

  • JJ
    JJ Month ago +1

    There are energy drinks, mostly coffee ones, that contain 300 mg of caffeine in the same size can as regular energy drinks... they are pretty smooth

  • Vortx Games
    Vortx Games Month ago

    Easily one of my favorite Food theory videos. Heck, theory videos!

  • Safari Guide
    Safari Guide Month ago

    As someone who is experienced with energy drinks, when I saw this product I immediately new how potent these drinks are. It didn't even occur to me that other people wouldn't realize that these are literally more caffeinated and more sugary than energy drinks. A large should not be consumed, they're almost at the daily limit of caffeine.

  • Megadeth9299
    Megadeth9299 Month ago

    Fun little point of reference, the pre-workout powder I use (Total War by REDCON 1) contains 70mg LESS caffeine than a large charged lemonade. That's just incredible.