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RATING: 8.2 OUT OF 10.
Since my last review of Kronik, I have learned two facts about the drink that may interest you. First, the name Kronik was not intended to be inappropriate. The name Kronik Energy is intended to be the direct opposite of chronic fatigue. Kronik says it is spelled phonetically because it looks cooler. Second, the shipping on their site is free, so the price for a 24 can case is still $59.76, marking it around the industry average of about 2 dollars per can. Anyhow, the next flavor up for review is Kronik Vengeance. The flavor is stated as "traditional energy". Upon taking a sip, I got a smooth and sweet mixture of what could either be a Red Bull clone or a Monster clone, depending on how you look at it. It may even be a little bit of both. I would actually drink this over a Monster because it is less carbonated and a lot smoother and not as thick. Of course, you can only drink it ice cold. The energy blend is predictably the same as the original flavor: 200 percent daily value of niacin, 500 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 160 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 100 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, 150 milligrams of caffeine, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 100 milligrams of panax ginseng root extract, 100 milligrams of guarana seed extract, 150 milligrams of glucuronolactone, 50 milligrams of inositol, 50 milligrams of gingko biloba leaf extract, 50 milligrams of milk thistle herb extract, and 200 milligrams of glucosamine. After further investigation of the ingredients, I realized why this wasn't as thick and syrupy as a Monster. Kronik Vengeance does not use high fructose corn syrup, but rather a blend of sugar, dextrose, and sucralose. The buzz you get off this drink isn't bad either. I got an average kick that lasted for a couple hours, and then tapered off. If your looking for a brand new energy drink, but want to stick to your old ways, check out Kronik Energy. You may never look for a Monster again. Ok maybe that isn't true, but try it anyway. 8.2 out of 10.