Thursday, April 23, 2009
REVIEW OF XS GOLD
CAFFEINE CONTENT: 83 MILLIGRAMS PER 8.4 OUNCE CAN.
RATING: 6.5 OUT OF 10
My next drink I will be reviewing is the same drink my mom gets from the company she works for. However this is no ordinary XS, this is XS Gold with something called Essentra , which is supposed to help mental and emotional balance. The Gold had a fruity taste to it with sort of an awkward texture and aftertaste. I can not seem to find out exactly what fruit flavor I was tasting. The reason for the awkward texture and aftertaste is probably because of the unbeatable 8000% vitamin B12 and 300% of Vitamin B3 in only an 8.4 ounce can. And yes, you did read those numbers correctly. As for the kick, well this baby has 83 milligrams of caffeine which is about the same as a Red Bull but it was sub-par. All it did was speed up my heart rate and try to do me in. I swear if you were involved in a vigorous activity you would be at risk of redlining, which is when your heart goes over 180 beats per minute. The energy only lasted roughly 45 minutes to an hour which is not that good. I crashed, but it was not terrible, thankfully it was during 2nd hour and we did nothing in that class.However, there was still just a little bit of energy left. Now some of you are probably thinking how come the other XS energy drink gave you energy and not this one? The answer, my friends, is unknown. I have no idea why this drink did not give me all that much energy. All in all, this drink is between average and a tad below average. The taste was just okay and the kick was sub-par. I give this drink a 6.5 out of 10 because of the awkward texture and aftertaste and because I think that 8000% vitamin B12 is serious overkill.