Sunday, February 28, 2010




During the last couple of days, I have been trying, almost unsuccessfully, to get rid of my caffeine addiction. So I thought it would be a good idea to review a drink with no caffeine: Sobe Lifewater Fuji Apple Pear. Believe it or not, I denied that I had a caffeine addiction. However, on Saturday I tried to go one whole day without drinking caffeine. I was extremely sluggish but I wasn't really craving a cup of coffee. I also had an extremely mild headache which was easily ignored. I actually would have done it, but I accidentally failed by getting a Cherry Coca-Cola at Burger King along with my Double Cheeseburger and Fries. It appears to me that my caffeine detoxification from April 1 to April 12 is going to be quite the challenge. Needless to say, I completely digress, unto the review. This drink tasted exactly like it sounds. Upon my first sip, I immediately detected pear and apple flavors. The actual flavor is Fuji Apple Pear and they could not be more accurate. Sobe Lifewater Fuji Apple Pear is not an energy drink but it does fall under the category of functional beverage. The main ingredients in Sobe Lifewater Fuji Apple Pear are Citrimax, a plant extract from the South Asian fruit Garcina Cambogia, and Panax Ginseng Root Extract. It also has 25 percent daily value of niacin, 25 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 25 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 25 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, and 87.5 percent daily value of chromium. Not to mention there is l-carnitine, 250 percent daily value of vitamin c, and 50 percent daily value of vitamin e. It is zero calorie and sweetened with Pure Via Reb-A. The drink didn't really give me a boost of energy but it just isn't made for that. It's made to taste good, and to give you some vitamins and herbal stimulants. Rating? 6 out of 10. Brownie points to South Beach Beverage Company for not using Aspartame, Sucralose, or Acesulfame Potassium as your sweetener.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Courtesy of Pit Bull Energy Bar

RATING: 6.3 OUT OF 10.

Deep in the darkest depths of my second drawer, I pulled out a flattened Pit Bull Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bar. I reviewed 2 of the 4 flavors back in late September, 2009. And as a matter of fact, this is my first review in about 17 days. Thankfully, Ubershot tells me that they will send samples of there amazing energy shot. Anyways, I digress, unto the taste. This energy bar isn't bad by any means, but it isn't a great tasting bar. It's chocolate chip cookie dough with some white "icing" around it. So, the taste is good but certainly nothing to brag about. However, the energy enhancing ingredient list is pretty good. It has 21.1 milligrams of niacin, 5 milligrams of vitamin b6, 6 micrograms of vitamin b12, 5.1 milligrams of pantothenic acid, 1,000 milligrams of taurine, 164 milligrams of caffeine, 112 milligrams of guarana seed, 100 milligrams of inositol, and 50 milligrams of ginseng. So that is 1,457.206 and 9 energy enhancing ingredients which makes it pretty good for an energy bar. So does it work? No, it doesn't. Now I know what your thinking. Why does this not work but the other flavors did? You have to remember that that was 5 months ago and my caffeine tolerance has gone up quite a bit since then. Which is the reason why April 1 through 12 will be my caffeine detoxification. I will also be in Florida during that time. But to be honest I hardly felt anything with this bar. So, time to give it a rating. I will give this a 6.3 out of 10. 

Thursday, February 04, 2010


RATING: 9.5 OUT OF 10.

This is the citrus version of Rockstar Punched, so I hope it does well. Right on the front of the can it states "Acai Berry" and "Citrus Punch Flavor". Acai is becoming very popular among energy drinks and it is a very powerful antioxidant. When I took a sip, I was blasted with the tart infusion of lemon, lime, and other delicious citrus flavors. The tartness fits this drink quite nicely. It is not as good as Rockstar Punched but it is still pretty darn good. Ah, the Rockstar Blend. This is most definitely one of the greatest blends I have ever seen. Here is the list: 6.8 milligrams of vitamin b2, 40 milligrams of vitamin b3, 20 milligrams of vitamin b5, 4 milligrams of vitamin b6, 12 micrograms of vitamin b12, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 300 milligrams of ginkgo biloba leaf extract, 240 milligrams of caffeine, 50 milligrams of guarana seed extract, 50 milligrams of inositol, 50 milligrams of l-carnitne, 50 milligrams of panax ginseng extract, and 40 milligrams of milk thistle extract. So that is 2,850.812 milligrams and 13 energy enhancing ingredients. I would not recommend Rockstar Punched Citrus to anyone who is trying to avoid sugar or unwanted calories. There are 260 calories and 62 grams of sugars in one can which puts it slightly higher than a Monster. Within 20 minutes after drinking this, I was full on wired. The 240 milligrams of caffeine did the trick, and then some. This drink is really quite pleasing and it is definately going on my Addicted 2 Energy Elite Energy Drink List. Rating? 9.5 out of 10.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010



RATING: 9.1 OUT OF 10.

This is the 4th and final flavor of the 2010 Ammo Energy Shots. The flavor of Extreme Sport is fruit punch, so I expected a red colored liquid. As a matter of fact, the color I got was a pinkish red that reminded me more of pink lemonade than fruit punch. When I took a sip, I has hit with a pleasing, yet mild, fruit punch flavor. The flavor was light and very refreshing. With a name like Extreme Sport, I knew there had to be something different in the ingredients. When I first looked, there really wasn't anything that stuck out. And then I saw it. Creatine. Yes, creatine is the special ingredient in Ammo Extreme Sport. Not only will you find creatine, but also b vitamins and 171 milligrams of caffeine. I've told you this before, but I will tell you again. Ammo is the third most concentrated energy shot available. Only 5150 Juice and Fixx Extreme Ultra Shot are more concentrated. Like I always say, there is a reason you shouldn't drink Ammo by itself. Here is a quick analogy to let you know why. Consider a Crystal Light To-Go Ice Tea Packet. Yes, it is safe to simply eat the powder, but it is much better to dissolve it in a bottle of water. The same concept applies to Ammo. Moving on now, to the kick. Like always, I got a nice boost from Ammo and the shot perked me up quite nicely without any jitters. Overall, Ammo really is a great product. In fact, based on the overall rating of all 4 flavors, it is one of my favorite drinks. I love how it is so versatile. You could make any drink an energy drink. Turn Sprite into Super Sprite, or turn Club Soda into Fun Soda. Ammo, I say you should go and give yourselves a pat on the back. Nicely done, gentlemen! 9.1 out of 10

Tuesday, February 02, 2010



RATING: 8.7 OUT OF 10.

This is the Blu Razz flavor of the Ammo Energy line-up. This shot was originally called Ammo Blu Razz but the name changed for reasons I will find out soon. They call is supposedly new concoction Ammo After Dark. As usual, I took a 16.9 ounce bottle of water and poured it in. The flavor is light and refreshing blue raspberry. It's lighter than Hydrive Blue Raspberry, but just as refreshing. This would be a killer companion when going backpacking in hot weather or going for a jog in the summer. So why did Bevolution decide to rename this product After Dark? After a quick cruise through the ingredients, I noticed why they call this After Dark. And if your smart enough, you'll figure out why it's called After Dark. It has an ingredient that I will not mention. It's a certain type of weed. No, not Marajuana. But besides that there is still the awesome 171 milligrams of caffeine in a single fluid ounce. It really is no wonder why you have to delude this in another beverage. I also spot muira puama which is probably an ingredient similar to that certain type of weed. Anyway, moving on. The kick I got from this was a nice moderate boost. Certainly nothing too serious but enough to jack me through the day. And in case your wondering, those special ingredients didn't work. I'm not even sure what there supposed to do but I didn't feel any different. So, time to give this a rating. 8.7 out of 10


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