Year discontinued: 1999
Red Bull, 5 Hour Energy, and all the multi-colored Monster flavors bow down—Josta will always be the true energy drink king. Josta was the first energy drink created by a major U.S. beverage company. Though it didn't make it to the energy drink era we currently live in, it ran things back then. It incorporated guarana, a common Brazilian plant, and caffeine. Multiple attempts to bring Josta back have been, and still are, underway. For now, this energy drink exists only in the hearts and minds of '90s kids.