By having light blue text, no visuals, and both clear glass and liquid, Bawls Guarana Exxtra isn't optically exciting or attention grabbing. It's a rather bland design that unfortunately keeps the flagon from exploiting its physical uniqueness, because the eyes are always too distracted by the boring appearance.
None of the sips render much pleasure, as they, like its bottle, are wholly insipid. Sure, there is the slightest mention of the vanilla, but unlike the acclaimed original variety, there is no succulent richness or detailed profile. There's also an inexact representation of kiwi who's positioned kindred to a vapid description of strawberry, and both are impotent and watery. They don't actually taste synthetic, but they expectedly ignore their natural peculiarities, which results in them not being proper portrayals. The saccharinity is achieved via sucralose and ace-k, normally an outstanding imitation blend, but here they're ineffectual at properly sugaring each individual flavour. It's not to suggest that it tastes very artificial, which it impressively does not, but it's unfortunately surprising when the actual fruits are far sweeter than flavours in a soft drink. Overall, Bawls Guarana Exxtra is extraordinarily bland and disappointingly so.
Ninety six milligrams of caffeine and guarana can only create so strong of a buzz, but then again why bring this up if this isn't an energy drink? All in all, while Bawls Guarana Exxtra has the highest caffeine content of the line, it isn't worth suffering through the monotonous flavour for.