Saturday, September 18, 2010



RATING: 8.1 OUT OF 10.

I've always been a fan of the organic energy drinks such as Steaz. I enjoy their gentle uplifts as opposed to some of the hardcore energy drinks that knock you into the next century. I have a cold and I need something to give me a nice uplift without leaving me feeling jittery or anxious. Enter Sambazon Amazon Energy. This organic energy drink can be found at Harvest Health Foods for about 2 dollars and 50 cents. It is a tad bit on the expensive side, but it does use quality ingredients. I'll get to those ingredients later. For now, let's talk about the taste. Sambazon uses Acai to flavor this drink, which is quite nice. I enjoy the taste of Acai juice so this should do well. It did. Of course, it's not pure Acai juice, in fact it's mixed with cane juice and acerola juice. Despite this drink sporting an organic logo on it, I found the flavor to be quite nice. Yes, their is some bitterness from the Acai but it's not enough to take away the quality of the flavor. If you don't like the taste of traditional energy drinks such as Red Bull, you might like Sambazon Energy. Now it's time for that aforementioned ingredients list. Since this is a organic health drink with nothing artificial, I am going to give you the entire list of ingredients. Here we go. sparking filtered water, organic evaporated cane juice, organic acai juice, organic acerola juice, organic natural flavots, citric acid, organic guarana extract, guayaki organic yerba mate extract, organic green tea extract, and fruit and vegetable juice for color. It contains 80 milligrams of natural caffeine from guarana and yerba mate. It also contains 1,125 percent daily value of vitamin c. Great for boosting your immune system. You get all of this organic greatness with 120 calories and 29 grams of sugar. The sugar may sound like a lot, but remember that this drink uses the sugar from the fruits to sweeten it, so it should be better for you then adding a hit of Glucose, Sucralose, Dextrose, or any other -ose. So the final question is...does it work? Well first of all, you have to understand that this isn't actually what you would call hardcore like a Spike, or a straight up energy drink like Rockstar. That being said, this drink uplifts you gently like a few mugs of green tea. You can also think of it this way: a Spike is like the Ferrari Enzo or McLaren F1 of energy drinks. The Sambazon Amazon Energy is the Rolls-Royce Phantom of energy drinks. It just gently lulls you along in great comfort. But enough of the car analogies and back to the drink. For what it is, this drink is pretty good. It tastes fine, it has nothing artificial, the average human being is able to pronounce nearly all of it's ingredients, and it gives a gentle uplift. I will give this an 8.1 out of 10.

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