Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gridlock Ultra White Energy Drink Review

Why the hell would there be another Gridlock variety? It has been six years since I encountered the original two flavors, so why now? And why another diet one- did the original low-carb version have just a few too many calories? Either way, its can remains largely identical, complete with all the baby blue coloring, though it is now faintly textured, and the black has been swapped with white, hence the name.

The flavor is a complete riff of Monster Zero Ultra, a parody experience who's best joke is saying "see Monster, I can do everything you can for only a buck." But the problem lies in that the drink it clones was not very tasty to begin with. Grapefruit and lemon are predominately featured, but they lack any punch, limping languidly onto the palate and rot as they make their way down your throat. Sweetness in this zero calorie cocktail is composed by erythritol, sucralose, and ace-k, a trilogy fine enough, but one that builds on the back of your tongue and clogs your palate with its extreme saccharinity that augments into an unpleasant aftertaste after only a handful of imbibes. Though I can praise Gridlock for ripping off a drink other than Red Bull, its taste is still a ripoff.

Each can contains: taurine, B vitamins, ginseng, inositol, guarana, and 140 milligrams of caffeine. Consonant with the rest of the experience, Gridlock copies the kick from the aforementioned Monster, one that lasts just under three hours. Gridlock Ultra White takes a handful of risks for a generic energy drink, but it is painfully boring to drink, and at the end of the day, it is still a store-brand spoof of another beverage.

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