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People on Food Stamps are often conscious about every penny they spend. In fact, they sometimes overspend just to ensure they don’t go over the food stamp budget. This makes things hard when they want to buy energy drinks. To help people who are on food stamps, Hanfincal (hanfincal.com) writes this blog to get a closer look at: Can you buy energy drinks with Food Stamps?

1. Can you buy energy drinks with Food Stamps?

Can you buy energy drink with Food Stamps? Yes, some energy drinks sold as food and labeled with “Nutrition Facts” are eligible for EBT. Energy drinks labeled “Supplement Facts” and sold as supplements are not EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) approved.

2. Which energy drinks you can buy and cannot buy with Food Stamps?

Energy drinks can be marketed as both food and supplements. If they are a type of food, you can use EBT cards or SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to purchase them; however, if they are a supplement, you cannot.

The back of an energy drink should say “Nutrition Facts” if it is being sold as “food.” If it’s being sold as a supplement, the label will say “Supplement Facts.”

  • List of EBT-eligibility energy drinks
    • Bang Energy Drink.
    • Bing Beverage.
    • C4 Energy.
    • Hiball Energy.
    • Java Monster.
    • Kill Cliff: Ignite Clean Energy.
    • Liquid I.V. Energy Multiplier (Mix).
    • Monster Energy.
    • Amp Energy.
    • ASPIRE Healthy Energy.
    • Solimo Energy Drink (Amazon Brand).
    • Starbucks Doubleshot Energy.
    • Strike Force Energy Drink Mix.
    • Mountain Dew Kickstart.
    • FEEL Natural Energy Drink.
    • Mountain Dew Game Fuel Zero.
    • 3D Energy Drink.
    • V8 +Energy.
    • Wingman Smart Energy.
    • X2 Natural Energy Drink.
    • Yerba Mate (Organic Alternative to Energy).
    • Adrenaline Shoc Smart Energy.
    • Alani Nu Sugar-Free Energy Drink.
    • Amino Energy.
    • GURU Organic Energy Drink.
    • Sambazon Amazon Energy Drink.
    • Ninja Melk Energy Drink.
    • NOS Energy Drink.
    • Red Bull.
    • Reign.
    • Rockstar Energy Drink.
    • RUNA Clean Energy.
    • UPTIME Energy Drink.
    • Zevia Energy Drink
  • Energy drinks that are not EBT-approved
    • CELSIUS Sparkling.
    • CUT Energy + Weight Loss (By Hydroxycut).
    • FITAID Recovery Blend.
    • Jocko GO Energy Drink.
    • 5 Hour Energy Shots.
    • Bang Shot.
    • Stacker 2 Extreme Energy Shot.
    • Tweaker Energy Shot.
    • Jump Start Energy Shot.
    • Pureboost Clean Energy Drink Mix.
    • Zipfizz Healthy Energy Drink Mix.

3. Where to buy energy drinks with Food Stamps/EBT cards?

You can buy energy drinks with Food Stamps/EBT cards either at brick-and-mortar convenience stores or online in the United States. EBT-approved energy drinks are available at supermarkets and grocery stores such as Albertsons, Publix, Sprouts, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Whole Foods, Target, and others. Energy drinks can also be purchased with EBT on websites such as Amazon.

Can you buy energy drinks with Food Stamps? The short answer is yes. Conclusion, many energy drinks are considered healthy and safe with the Nutrition facts that you can buy with your food stamps. On the other hand, many other drinks carrying the Supplement facts cannot be bought with food stamps. If you see this blog as helpful, please rate it 5 stars to inspire the Hanfincal (hanfincal.com) team.