Other than that the box is now orange, it isn't any different from the former pomegranate variety. Sure, the billed flavour has obviously changed, but I would expect them to change, or at least alter, the illustration and not just the colour, considering how they surely have many at their disposal. But yes, I did like the previous design, and it looks ever as good with a fresh coat of paint.
There's a lot of the expected orange fruit to each individual grain, and while it has a good degree of tartness, it remains ever true to any candy tasting of the such. This isn't accomplished thanks to a predominate sweetness, but rather to how the actual flavouring is respectfully ignorant to following the naturally complex construction of the citrus. Rather it tastes simple and one dimensional, with the only organic breath being from the aforementioned tartness. But we really must discuss the problem with zero calorie saccharinity, as although it avoids tasting artificial, it doesn't declare the robustness required for such a fruit. Plus, the use erythritol gives each subsequent packet an ever growing, and eventually almost relentless cooling effect. But if this undesired sensation occurs only when you have more than one sachet, then why not just limit yourself to one, you may wonder? Well if you did that, you'd only be having eighty milligrams of caffeine.
Like I just said there's only eighty milligrams of caffeine in each of the three included parcels, though I should mention that there's also some B vitamins present. One serving, if you will, gives out only a two hour or so long kick, with two servings bumping it up to three. Three servings in, however, and you'll experience a near four hour long kick, none of them with jitters. Overall, Ed Hardy Orange Energy Sticks are small and three of them are potent, but the taste is just too much to endure.