Being carbonated the product did not need many shakes, lest we lose the gimmicky effervescence. The shaken, not stirred, beverage smells of creamy strawberry, unpleasantly reminding one of such ice cream. The flavour is actually quite good, tasting authentically of the namesake with a cherry innuendo. The red berry is not very detailed but is expectedly sweetened, a clean presence that has a refreshing edge of tartness, with the cherry rounding out the simple focus. The texture is fluid with each of the numerous grains dissolving, and the bubbly artifice is calm but gives the experience some distinction. While there has never been an energy mix that would be chosen over an equal energy drink, the remaining thirteen packets will certainly be enjoyed.
Each pouch contains: caffeine, taurine, and B vitamins, a positively mediocre blend that produced an even weaker buzz. The energy lasted two plus hours, three if you are lucky and four if I am paid. In the end, Energy Rush Sugar Free Strawberry Energy Mix was absolutely inconsistent, but the uniqueness of the flavour certainly charmed me.