Our first sip is sweet, the fruits taste gooey and saccharine with a sour, earthy bite. The initial splash on your tongue is strawberry, an honest rendition if it were not for its extreme but artificial sugariness. The sweetness additionally blurs any depth to bright red produce, bridging blandly into the later apple flavor. You hardly recognize the transformation, the oft autumn-harvest adding only a superficial taste and tartness. Erythritol, ace-k and sucralose are the sweetener-system of choice and do an indiscriminate job, never offensively not sugar but at the same time painfully not sugar. Overall, after a long hiatus, Venom comes back with a whimper.
Each can contains: B vitamins, taurine, ginseng, and 160 milligrams of caffeine. The kick is as standard as the brand has ever been, a buzz lasting three hours on a good day. Overall, it is good to see Venom back, but their Strawberry Apple Low Calorie variety is not good.