The DARK DOG trademark was created and registered in Austria in 1995. The final concept was approved and launched in 2000. The product successfully entered the Latin America market in 2003, and now holds the market leader position in Paraguay, Uruguay and the Seychelles, whilst maintaining a high position in both Chile and Bolivia. DARK DOG is currently distributed in over 30 markets worldwide and is one of the top recognized energy brands in markets such as France, Sweden and Austria.
The company focuses on research and development, seeking to continuously improve its original products, whilst also developing new exciting recipes, in order to offer the best energy drink experience to the consumer.
DARK DOG Energy Drinks are now produced in Austria, France and Italy. DARK DOG filling plants apply strict quality control procedures throughout the entire process. Since its foundation, the company has been recognized for its excellent standards, winning the XXII International Award for Food and Beverage and the International Gold Star Award for Quality (2000).
The facilities in which DARK DOG is bottled have the highest standards and are certified ISO 9001 (Quality Management), BRC, IFS and HACCP (Food Safety), ensuring that the final product meets the needs of customers and other stakeholders, while complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Each DARK DOG drink is produced with the greatest care, contains only selected ingredients and offers consumers a top quality product, all of which contributes to the company’s ever-increasing worldwide success.
With its eye-catching design, unique refreshing taste and shot of natural guarana caffeine, DARK DOG energizes people all over the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an energy drink?
An energy drink is characterized by the mental stimulation and increased physical stamina that result from its consumption. Energy drinks contain a unique combination of ingredients and are classified by the caffeine content per 250ml and the addition of taurine and vitamins. Energy drinks do not contain alcohol.
Although energy drinks are consumed by many athletes, there is a difference between energy drinks and sports drinks: in fact, many sports drinks are not considered energy drinks, as they do not fit these criteria. The distribution channels for energy drinks are different to those of sports drinks; they are often sold in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, for people who want to stay out longer.
How does DARK DOG differ from other energy drinks?
DARK DOG energy drinks contain the natural caffeine guarana, which is much better for the stomach than the synthetic caffeine used in most other energy drinks. DARK DOG products do not contain substances such as inositol or glucuronolactone, as there are currently no scientific results concerning their reaction with caffeine or taurine.
How much caffeine is there in each can?
One can of DARK DOG Energy contains 80mg of caffeine - on average, the same as one standard cup of filter coffee.
What is caffeine? Where does it come from?
Caffeine is a psycho-stimulant; it has a stimulating effect in the cerebral cortex and respiratory and circulatory systems. Caffeine can be found in its natural form in coffee beans, tea leaves, kola nuts and mate leaves, and of course in the guarana berry.
What is guarana?
Guarana is a plant, native to the Amazon forest, best known for its fruit, the guarana berry. The Amazon Indians discovered the red fruit of guarana centuries ago and originally called it 'Warana'. The seeds were dried and grated to produce a powder which, when dissolved in water, created a refreshing drink the Amazon Indians took with them during hunting season. Guarana is one of the best natural sources of caffeine, as its berries contain about twice the caffeine found in coffee beans.
What does guarana do?
The natural caffeine found in guarana is slowly released into the body, offering long-lasting effects. Guarana is ideal for those who cannot drink coffee, thanks to active ingredients that encourage increased brain activity without creating anxiety. Guarana has a refreshing and vitalizing effect on body and soul, stimulating and enhancing perception, whilst also increasing concentration levels. Guarana also has a stabilizing effect on the blood system, soothing both the stomach and intestines. The stimulating effect of guarana can last up to six hours without causing any adverse reactions. Guarana is healthy and has a strengthening and beneficial effect when taken regularly.
What is taurine?
Taurine is an amino acid that works as a metabolism transmitter and plays a significant part in carbohydrate metabolism.
Is there a difference in quality between the DARK DOG cans and the PET packaging?
Both the 250ml can and the PET packaging contain the same product. However, the shelf life of a PET bottle is up to 18 months, due to the packaging used, whilst that of a can is up to 24 months.
How does DARK DOG function when mixed with alcohol? CAN I MIX DARK DOG WITH ALCOHOL
Mixing alcohol with Dark Dog is not recommended. The natural caffeine present in DARK DOG stimulates and accelerates the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream. When drinking alcohol, please drink responsibly.
Can DARK DOG drinks be harmful to your health?
No. There is no evidence to suggest that DARK DOG should have any detrimental effects on your health, but as with all food and drink, a balanced diet is recommended and consumption in excess is not advised. Maximum consumption should not exceed 2 cans a day.