The cap snaps open cheaply and clicks closed with no satisfaction, and my sixteen ounce glass reeked the stank of the worst Red Bull clone once two servings of concentrate were added. Two is simply not enough, with a cup of water simply requiring more than one meager squirt. Four ended up displaying the mysterious flavour that is “Lightning Punch” decently enough, and one additional ended up giving each sip a rather unpleasant thickness that distracts from the experience's idiosyncrasies. Like a certain name brand variety that surely inspired this, things taste blandly of citrus, a complicated blend full of one note fruits. Lime is prominent but not dominate, stupefyingly simple to the tongue and is almost as sour as it is sweet- and boy, is this baby sweet. Pineapple, with its natural sharpness and sugariness, feels right at home in this syrup, although present in a stumblingly simple manner, and the same goes for the equally flat presence of guava. But your tongue is definitely reminded of MiO Green Thunder, so mission accomplished, guys.
About half a teaspoon of the concentrate is a single serving, which is the recommended amount for an eight ounces serving of water, but the caffeine content is only fifty milligrams, down ten from the name brand. Four or so servings renders you an energy drink with 200mg plus, kick lasting for four hours. In the end, this is one of the better generic products, one that doesn't make you wish that you had bought the real stuff instead.