Post Malone talks on Brazil’s energy boost guaraná: ‘I was bouncing off the walls’

October 16, 2023
Post Malone in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: X/Twitter

During an interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, musician Post Malone talked about an energy drink he’d had in Brazil

Guaraná is a tropical fruit native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It is known for its small, red fruit that grows on a climbing plant called Paullinia cupana. The fruit is about the size of a coffee berry and contains seeds with a unique stimulant known as guaranine, which is chemically similar to caffeine. Guaraná has a long history of traditional use by indigenous tribes in the Amazon as a natural energy booster and a source of nutrition.

In addition to its use as a fruit, guaraná is also used to make beverages and supplements. In Brazil, it is a popular flavor for soft and energy drinks, often used as an ingredient in traditional Amazonian cuisine.

During an interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, musician Post Malone talked about an energy drink he’d had in Brazil that left him hooked: “I like Guaraná. That’s crazy stuff. It’s naturally caffeinated or something…”, he said. “I remember going to Brazil for the first time and I was like: ‘Oh this soda is so good'”. “Also, I was bouncing off the walls…”, Malone described it.

In the United States and other parts of the world, guaraná-based drinks, supplements, and extracts are often used as a natural source of caffeine and as a flavoring agent in various food and beverage products. It’s worth noting that guaraná’s caffeine content can be higher than that of coffee beans, making it a potent natural stimulant.

Tatiana Cesso

As a journalist, I've made it my mission to explore and share stories that inspire, inform, and entertain. You may have stumbled upon my work in esteemed publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, L’Officiel, and Vogue, among others. Having called the U.S. home since 2010, I've lived in Chicago, LA, and currently, Miami. But my heart always beats to the rhythm of Brazil. It's where I was born and raised, and my love for its culture, people, and energy knows no bounds. To share this passion, I've founded Brazilcore, a platform aimed at bridging the gap between Brazil and English speakers worldwide.

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