Monday, May 14, 2018

Mountain Lightning Energy Drink Review

Mountain Lightning, Walmart's generic Mtn Dew clone, has tossed its hat into the energy drink ring with a generic AMP, or at least that is what we can assume. Its can, however, is pretty snazzy for a store-brand, with minimal text and impressive readability. Does it look generic? Well, yeah, but they sure tried!

Oh how I was mislead! Mountain Lightning leans a bit more heavy on the lemon and the lime than it does the vanilla, bubble gum and apple, a classy way of describing a citrus-focused Red Bull clone. What a disappointment! Not that I had anything more than cursory curiosity here, but here we had promise! You do not find that in generic energy drinks. For what it is, the sweetness is pretty good, composed of sugar, dextrose, and sucralose. It is heavy, with a bit of grit between the teeth, though things become a tad overwhelming as sips rip ounces from the can. Overall, Mountain Lightning Energy is a fine tasting Red Bull clone, but why did it have to settle for that?

Each can contains: B vitamins, taurine, ginseng, guarana, inositol and 160 milligrams of caffeine. The list gets the buzz going fairly quickly and it lasts a solid two hours, well solid perhaps is not the right word- let us go with "average." Overall, Mountain Lighting Energy is a misguided and misleading powder drink.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Been a RB drinker for years. Tried Mountain Lightning Energy ~ Love it.

AaronS said...

I was hoping for an Amp clone and was disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Nasty stuff, I was hoping it had more of the original mountain lightning flavor.... boy was I wrong.

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