The shiny silver sachet sunders with slight struggle, and out pours a crystalline substance that resembles table sugar without the weight. The water is now dyed a thick neon greenish yellow, and resembles NOS to the nose, though the absence of verbal effervescence breaks that mental connection. The flavour however, is rather bland, with a subdued bitter bite following the unenthusiastic fruitiness. The tropical blend is namely lime, guava, white grape, raspberry, and kiwi, all one dimensional and sound better than they end up tasting. The first two are most notably on the tongue, both shallow excuses for works more intricate. The superseding troika is equally inept but excusably so, all untidily acting as notes but give each non-volatile sip an ounce of respected depth. The saccharinity is done dexterously through a balance of real and faux sweeteners, nothing breathtaking but a quality quality that is worth mentioning. Overall, energy mixes can be and often are less cohesive than Great Value Tropical Blend, but more was honestly expected.
The kick was equal too any with with 160 milligrams of caffeine, some taurine and B vitamins. In the end, the Great Value energy mix line has seen brighter days, but let us hope this is as darkest they get.