Friday, September 30, 2016

Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso & Cream Light Review

With its calorie content a more palatable seventy, as opposed to 140 in the original, Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso & Cream Light uses the same basic can but with the addition of a baby blue diagonal slash across the top of the petite six and a half ounce can. It is neither the worst nor the best appearing can, however, an ordinarily decent design tarnished by the chubby blue peak.

This belly-friendly beverage uses sucralose and ace-k in place of the original's sugar, although there is some sugar from other ingredients, and has an increased reliance on reduced-fat milk over the non-diet version's cream. The espresso taste remains fantastic however, bitter without any nasty burn and has a rich body not easily found in a canned container of coffee. The natural bite of the brew pities the joe's lack of honest sweetness and its dependence on lard-light moo juice, but with the experience being a short one, it is not as much of a problem as it could have been had the can been more obese.

120 milligrams of caffeine is all we get here, but it is a great quantity for such a shot-sized potation, one that hits almost as soon as you take your first sip. In the end, Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso & Cream Light is an easy drinking and potent little potable, but the cracks start to show the slower you sip.

official site

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Little Miracles Lemongrass Tea and Ginseng Organic Energy Drink Review

The bottle here is nice, its easy to read and things flow fairly well. But it is the name that is the problem: "Little Miracles Lemongrass Tea and Ginseng Organic Energy." It is long-winded and vague, and is not explicitly stated on the bottle; I had to look on the company's website. A note to energy drink makers, do not make me do that.

First sip is tart, the non-carbonated potation resting heavily on the tongue without any verve or enthusiasm. Its taste makes up for the monotonous texture, a clement and indistinct nuance from the lemongrass and a more robust orange flavor. But its the ginger that really pushes the envelope, its spicy kick that is homey and warming in an otherwise traditional experience. Its sweetness, nineteen and a half grams of sugar all from agave syrup, is beautiful, sweetening each sip with a faded thickness and pleasant full body.

Each eleven plus ounce bottle contains lemongrass tea extract and ginseng, making its caffeine content, if any, impossible to discover online or on its plastic container. Its kick misses a turbo-shot of my namesake chemical, and any effect found resembles drinking water on a hot sunny day more so than drinking your morning coffee. In the end, Little Miracles Lemongrass Tea and Ginseng Organic Energy is a tasty distraction that will have its audience, just not on my site.

official site

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mossy Oak Pursuit Original Energy Drink Review

A yellow belt divides a camouflage background, not unlike the Team Realtree brand. This design is less interesting, nothing visual to set it apart from its competition, using simple shapes for its label.

There is nothing original here; every imbibe is your conventional Red Bull clone, perhaps a tad less sweet and more sour than most- who cares, you have experienced this beverage before. The most saccharine section of each sip is the vanilla, an understated taste more interested in medicinal cloyingness than respecting the world's second most expensive spice. There is some apple nuance in the humdrum potation, but it is never explored, nothing is aside from the exploited sweetness. The sugariness lacks depth, a one-note punch of empty calories, predominately high fructose corn syrup, the second ingredient, with some dextrose, who appears much further down the list. It is a sticky nectar, one that remains in the back of your throat the entire sixteen ounces and its potency only builds until you reach the drink's diffident denouement.

Each can contains: B vitamins, taurine, and 160 milligrams of caffeine. It is a serviceable buzz, lasting two and a half hours, however with something of a crash afterword. Overall, Mossy Oak Pursuit Original is a completely generic experience, like a cheap knock-off of the equally unimpressive Team Realtree.

official site

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rockstar Juiced Tropical Passionfruit Energy Drink Review

Rockstar Juiced Tropical Passionfruit is an ugly looking drink, but one that screams for a textured can! Its metal design looks cheap and has nothing to do with "juice," aside from feigned toughness, and makes the already unnecessary text (as in, "juice" is stated at least three times) more difficult to read.

First sip is super sweet, forty eight grams of sugar and glucose, in addition to sucralose and ace-k, and this sugariness only builds as the can is depleted. Each can is ten percent juice, all from apple and orange, leaving any passion fruit flavor for the nebulous "natural flavors" deep in the drink's ingredient list. But the namesake taste is present in every imbibe, its trademark tartness makes a hearty appearance in each gulp, and its juice brethren add only a partially related organic edge to the generally medicinal experience. It is not a bad beverage in itself, a completely drinkable 220 calorie cocktail of fruits more at home in a can that reads "NOS" or "No Fear."

Each can contains: taurine, l-carnitine, inositol, ginseng, guarana, B vitamins, and 160 milligrams of caffeine. The buzz is your basic two and a half hour long kind, crafting a few jitters and a slight crash. To end, Rockstar Juiced Tropical Passionfruit is an uninspired release, but it one that only ran me a buck fifty.

official site

Monday, August 29, 2016

Powered On Dragonfruit Tangerine Energy Drink Review

Powered On Dragonfruit Tangerine is a Big Lots buy, along with several other varieties. Or was it Job Lots? I cannot remember, but it definitely was a "Lots." It is an energy water and looks pretty good; its clean and very easy to read despite its copious quantity of text.

First sip is muted, refreshingly absent of effervescence or curt saccharinity. Flavors are what kills it here; dragonfruit overpowers any tangerine, or any other flavor, however, the intimidating pink cactus is barely registering on the tongue. There is a mystery nuance distant in every sip, a mild kiwi-esque taste lacking any vibrancy. It works here, a revivifying intermission from most other drinks on the market, but if you are going to promise two flavors, then you better be able to taste both. Cane sugar, erythritol, and Stevia sweeten here, a lackadaisical sugariness that rests on the cusp of being unsweetened.

Each bottle contains: B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine. It is a decent kick, lasting an hour and a half, but it is a milder buzz, sacrificing potency for duration. Overall, Powered On Dragonfruit Tangerine is an interesting energy drink, but not particularly interesting as an energy water. The drink is both, so we have here a sort of "glass half full" or "glass half empty" kind of thing.

official site

Sunday, August 21, 2016

E-ON Almond Rush Energy Drink Review

This frustratingly colored can is incredibly difficult to photograph, so you will just have to take my word that it is called "Almond Rush." Its grid background of disinteresting silver hides the tiny text designed for the consumer to read, but I guess it does not help that the aforesaid fonts are also argentate.

Trepidatious first sip exposes a surprisingly tasty, and familiar tasting, taste. Its citrusy with a fizzy effervescence that bodes beautifully with the furrowing acidity, something we can only assume it has to do with the tenuous two percentage of juice. Sweetness, thirty seven grams exclusively of cane sugar, does a wonderful job here, sanctioning the sourness to pucker your lips without letting it dominate the twelve ounces. We taste lemon and grapefruit, both spirited renditions both playful and earthy, as if some of their zest was mixed in to this cocktail. The organic taste has a bitter depth to it, and there is a nutty nuance beneath that, every imbibe is layered with intricacy and oddities regardless as to whether or not the experience needed them.

Each can contains: taurine, l-carnitine, guarana, B vitamins and 142 milligrams of caffeine. Any buzz lasts less than two hours, a fairly mediocre burst of energy that is kindred to hundreds of other drinks. In the end, E-ON Almond Rush tastes almost nothing like almonds, and "rush" describes neither the flavor or kick appropriately.

official site

Saturday, August 13, 2016

AMP Boosted Mandarin Orange Energy Drink Review

Dear the newest Venom drinks; THIS is what your cans should look like! Well, maybe not "look" like; its all-black can with white and orange text is ripped straight from the "energy drink cans 101" community college class, a chunk of text surprisingly difficult to read even with its large font. It is resealable, which gives this variety the coveted "cool can" label.

Ignore the "mandarin" blazing the front of the can, here we have arguably the most orange soda-like energy drink; it is elementary, sugary, and only slightly tart. That is a good thing, for this sixteen ounce experience is a fun one, elementary as in it is basic, and how youthful every sip is. But in the words of a certain Friend's character, could this be any more sweet? A petite twenty five grams is all that this cool can contains, of the HFCS creed, with its buddies sucralose and ace-k as backup; things rest on the cusp of being cloying, but also on what an orange soda should be. The fruit savor is hardly more complex than your Sunkist or Fanta, however, with its acidity slightly earthy, a reduced roughness that gives any intricacy to be found some extremely thin breathing room. Overall, this AMP is a pretty good one, 100% generic and about as safe as any energy drink could taste, but I guess I am a pushover for this kind of flavor.

Each can contains: 100 calories, let us face it, empty calories, taurine, ginseng, guarana, B vitamins, vitamin C, and 160 milligrams of caffeine. The buzz is less inspired than its flavor; oh do not get me wrong, both of them are wholly prosaic, but a two-hour kick is never as enjoyable as orange soda. To end, AMP Boosted Mandarin Orange does not give much of a boost, nor does it taste a whole lot like mandarin. It is part of the AMP line though, and it does taste like orange. It is a mild success.

official site
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. I do not take responsibility for any contents linked or referred to on my guest book/weblog. Photos are either mine or owned by there credited sources. All my photos are free to use without permission. If you see a picture that is yours and do not want it here, just email me and it will be removed.