Saturday, January 2, 2016

Joker Mad Energy Drink Review

Joker, Joker, Joker, it has been a long time. Seven years since the last review and nine since the review of this variety, if you can even call those reviews. Now exclusive to Circle-K stores like the long-forgotten GAzZU line, Joker's resurrection retains the playful spirit of the original Hansen creation with only a slight renovation of the can, standing fairly well out from the competitors on the same shelf. A two-for-three deal help, too.

Lots of vanilla and bubble attack the palate upon first swig, with a strong, nethermost taste of tart apple and some distant powdery cotton candy. The individual sapors are distinctly their own, but blend together rather well and craft that familiar flavor with a slight pace only its own. It is all very chemical, very sour and extremely sweet; HFCS and sucralose doing the sweetening for a gut-busting total of sixty four grams of the crystalline substance. Each cadaverous sip after the next reminds us that this is a generic energy drink, a cheaper version of its famous neighbors on the chill chest shelf.

Each can contains: B vitamins, taurine, ginseng, inositol, guarana, and 162 milligrams of caffeine. A anemic two-ish hour buzz is all ya get out of here, with a bit of a sugar crash afterword. All in all, Joker Mad Energy is far from the worst energy drink, far from the worst store-brand energy drink, hell it is far from the worst way you could spend your buck fifty on. But that does not make it any good.

1 comment:

Jake said...

Does it taste like the old Joker Mad Energy? or did they change the formula?

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