Channel Islands Co-op Bans High Energy Drinks to under 16s

05 March 2018

The Co-op will launch a voluntary ban on the sale of energy drinks to under-16s.

The age restriction, which will apply to products containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre, will come into force in March 2018.

Once the ban is implemented, customers wishing to buy these products will need to be willing to show appropriate ID.

Mark Cox, Chief Operating Officer said: “There is growing concern about the consumption of energy drinks among young people and, after consultation with UK Co-op Group, we recognise that we must act. It’s a balance between offering choice and doing the right thing so the decision was taken to limit young peoples' access to high caffeine drinks.”


The list of energy drinks which come under this ban are:-

  • Boost Energy Drink
  • Carabao Apple Sugar Free
  • Carabao Apple
  • Emerge
  • Emerge Regular
  • Emerge Zero
  • Monster Absolute Zero
  • Monster Energy
  • Monster Energy 44
  • Monster Mean Green
  • Monster Mixed Punch
  • Monster Ripper
  • Monster The Doctor
  • Monster Tropical Thunder
  • Monster Ultra
  • Monster Ultra Red
  • Monster Ultra Sunrise
  • Red Bull
  • Red Bull Sugar Free
  • Relentless Origin
  • Relentless Passion Punch
  • Relentless Zero