Shocking the world, this is not a Red Bull clone; kudos Speedway for parodying another, albeit lesser known, drink. Every sip is seeped in passion fruit, mango, and orange, a cocktail of fruits most akin to NOS, although with its harsh, trademark bite replaced by an undercurrent of lemon and guava. Sacchariferous and sour, both work for the drink as a whole and not a particular sapor, a sickly and syrupy sugariness practically purely high fructose corn syrup, sixty five grams of the stuff! On the tartness side of things, it is a mild one, an acidity barely there, and only there seemingly for a slight relief of the extreme, child-cooler-like saccharinity. Each gulp is cluttered with the myriad of tastes tasted without an explicit hierarchy, no sole flavor overpowering another, birthing an experience playful and chaotic in a market saturated with safe, one-note, and boring beverages.
Each can contains: inositol, ginseng, B vitamins, and 160 milligrams of caffeine. The kick reminds you of its store-brand origins more so than the taste, lasting two hours, and all the aforementioned sugar giving one hell of a sugar crash. To end, Shock Wave is considerably less generic than initially believed; take that for what you will, however.