Sunday, May 23, 2010



RATING: 6.8 OUT OF 10.

At long last, I finally get my hands on the new Energy Cola from Rockstar Energy Drink. First of all, the can should only be described in adjectives starting with the letter "S". Sleek, smooth, steathy, and sexy are all great descriptions of the Rockstar Energy Cola can. Ok, let's get to the flavor. The name of this is Rockstar Energy Cola so I new what to expect. I took a sip and got a nice cola flavor with some hints of what could be citrus. I sort of like the citrusy twist as it adds more depth to the flavor. It is not like a Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola, but nonetheless it is still a pretty good cola drink. All right then, onto the energy enhancing ingredients list. This energy cola has 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 gingko biloba leaf extract, 160 milligrams of caffeine, 50 milligrams of guarana seed extract, 50 milligrams of l-carnitine, 50 milligrams of panax ginseng root extract, and 40 milligrams of milk thistle extract. My goodness, what a great energy blend. Totaling 13 energy enhancing ingredients and 2,770.812 milligrams. No it isn't quite as good as the Rockstars with 50 percent more caffeine but it's still pretty darn good. And even though this thing has 260 calories and 66 grams of sugar, it uses Sucrose and Glucose instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup. Moving on now, to the kick. I really don't know what happened or why it was happening or how it happened. But for some reason I just did not feel more awake or alert from drinking Rockstar Energy Cola. Does that make any sense at all? I've had Rockstars in the past with the same energy blend and they all seemed to work. What's the matter with this one? Who knows. I guess I am building up a serious caffeine tolerance? I'm not sure, but I'm going to rate this bad boy. 6.8 out of 10.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010



RATING: 9.5 OUT OF 10.

A few weeks ago I received an E-mail from a person who wanted me to review the Monster Hitman Energy Shooter. So without further ado, this one's for you. (Hey, that rhymes). Anyway this little bugger comes in a 3 ounce bottle so it is a little bit bigger than most energy shots. It is almost all black and it has a nice black screw on top. I screwed off the top and took a look inside. It is colored a lovely, bright, fluorescent green that is quite unique and interesting. I took a tiny sip and..........I am speechless. This is the greatest tasting energy shot I have had, bar none. It's sweet but not sticky and gooey. The flavor is delicious and it was so scrumptious that I didn't bother downing it in one gulp but instead I took it in two or three big sips. So without question, the best tasting energy shot I have had thus far. Ok, onto the list of energy enhancing ingredients. It has 3.4 milligrams of vitamin b2, 40 milligrams of vitamin b3, 4 milligrams of vitamin b6, 12 micrograms of vitamin b12, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 400 milligrams of panax ginseng, and a 5,000 milligram energy blend consisting of glucose, l-carnitine, caffeine, inositol, guarana, glucuronolactone, and maltodextrin. Incredibly, this tiny little 3 ounce bottle has 13 energy enhancing ingredients and a whopping 7,447.412 milligrams of energy. That is obviously the most milligrams of energy enhancing ingredients I have seen in any energy shot. But there is one tiny problem. Notice the first ingredient in that 5,000 milligram energy blend. It is glucose. A simple sugar. So that probably means the majority of that 5,000 milligram energy blend is just glucose. Now, let us quickly touch on some caffeine content. This tiny 3 ounce drink has 240 milligrams of caffeine. That is 50 percent more caffeine than a regular Monster only 13 ounces smaller. The concentration is 80 milligrams of caffeine per ounce making this bad boy the 22nd most concentrated energy shot. Ok, so it isn't that concentrated but nonetheless it is still a crap load of caffeine to put into a 3 ounce beverage. So, after downing the delicious shot, I sat and waited for a great kick. In about 10 to 15 minutes I did start to feel a buzz coming on. Surprisingly, the buzz wasn't jittery but it was good. No, I wouldn't say it was holy-crap-this-is-strong good, but just great. Solid. And it lasted quite a long time. Maybe 5 or 6 hours. Time to give this little bugger a rating. 9.5 out of 10.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Courtesy of Media Bistro

RATING: 7.9 OUT OF 10.

A huge amount of people have heard of Vitamin Water and currently has over 1.3 million fans on Facebook. Why am I telling you this? It just so happens that the newest flavor of Vitamin Water is made by fans, for fans on Facebook. The name of the new drink is called Connect and the flavor is Black Cherry Lime. The color inside is a vibrant red similar to the XXX flavor. I cracked open the 20 ounce bottle and took a sip. It tasted just like any other Vitamin Water except there was one small difference. There was a slight bitter taste. Were would that come from you may ask? It comes from the 100 milligrams of caffeine they put in this drink. The flavor itself actually sort of wakes you up because it is very refreshing. It is also not very watered down and it is definitely sweet. It is extremely similar to other sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade. So, what does this bottle have in it that makes it energizing? Well, per 20 ounce bottle it has 100 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b5, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b12, and 100 milligrams of caffeine. You get all this with 250 percent daily value of vitamin c and 32.5 grams of sugar. 100 milligrams of caffeine may sound like a good amount, but they concentration is about the same as a Sun Drop. So, did this new flavor of Vitamin Water give me any extra energy? Well, it certainly was there and it was a nice moderate boost. It was exactly what I would expect from a 20 ounce drink with 100 milligrams of caffeine. It was good and lasted about 4 hours. Ok, time to give this drink a rating. 7.9 out of 10. 

Sunday, May 02, 2010




This is most definitely the future of energy enhancing products. Energy Catalyst is an energy mixer that you can add to anything without changing the flavor. The directions say to mix it with ten or more ounces of liquid. Since I had it in the morning, I put it in 10 ounces of Orange Juice. I took a sip, hoping there would be no change to the flavor at all. Nope, not even a trace of flavor change. It did not alter my Orange Juice one bit. This is truly an awesome product so far. I absolutely adore its versatility. Let's say you wish sprite had caffeine? Just add Energy Catalyst and wham! Your Sprite has now become nearly twice as caffeinated as a can of Mountain Dew without changing the clean and crisp lemon-lime flavor. Well we have clearly noticed that it does not change the flavor of drinks. But what makes this thing tick? Well, it only has 4 ingredients: purified water, natural caffeine (water extracted), natural flavor, and natural vitamin b12 (methylcobalamin). The caffeine content is 100 milligrams and the vitamin b12 content is 1.5 micrograms. You get this with 0 calories, 0 grams of total fat, 1.5 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of total carbohydrate, and o grams of protein. Once again, Energy Catalyst impressed me. I love how it is calorie free without using artificial sweeteners. 100 milligrams of caffeine diluted in 10 ounces of liquid will give you the same amount of caffeine per ounce as a typical Monster, Rockstar or Red Bull. So, I chugged my Orange Juice and waited for the kick. I would say I got a decent pick me up from this. It was exactly what I expected from 100 milligrams of caffeine. I really do like Energy Catalyst. It does not change the flavor of your favorite drink, it is naturally calorie free, and it delivers a decent kick. Rating? A 9 out of 10. I know this might seem like a high rating but the taste is obviously a 10 because you can just mix it in your favorite drink. I also gave bonus points for being all natural.

Saturday, May 01, 2010



RATING: 8.5 OUT OF 10.

Venom Energy Drink is the one of the only energy drink companies I know that have the thick aluminum bottles. The Killer Taipan, which is a mango flavor, is one of the two newest flavors of the Venom line-up. So, as for taste, right on the can it says Mango so I knew what to expect. I twisted off the lid and took a sip. Yep, it's definitely mango but a different sort of mango. As a matter of fact, I looked at the can again and saw that it said Venom Energy Plus Mango. And that is exactly what it tasted like: Venom Energy (A slightly different Red Bull Clone) and mango. Onward to the energy enhancing ingredients. In one 16.9 ounce bottle this venomous beast has 3.59125 milligrams of riboflavin, 42.25 milligrams of niacin, 4.225 milligrams of vitamin b6, 12.675 micrograms of vitamin b12, 422.5 milligrams of ginseng extract, and a 6,377.5 milligram energy blend consisting of: taurine, l-carnitine, caffeine, guarana, inositol, glucuronolactone, and maltodextrin. All together that is 12 energy enhancing ingredients and 6,810.078925 milligrams. That is quite a bit if I do say so myself. Ok, time for the kick. I would have to say that this drink gave me a decent boost of energy. It was jittery free and mild all the way through. It woke me up, that's for sure, but other that that it is just a smooth C or C+ kick. Well, there you have it. My review of the Venom Killer Taipan Energy Drink. Rating? 8.5 out of 10.


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