Tuesday, June 29, 2010



RATING: 5.5 OUT OF 10.

Way back on March 6, 2009, Awesome Energy (now Addicted 2 Energy) reviewed it's first energy drink. Well, not exactly an energy drink but a hybrid energy soda. After 140 other reviews, Addicted 2 Energy is visiting the zero sugar, low calorie version of Vault called Vault Zero. This is basically Coca-Cola's way of doing Mountain Dew (or should I say Diet Mountain Dew), but with 15 more milligrams of caffeine. The taste is just like regular Vault except it has an artificial sweetener flavor due to aspartame and acesulfame potassium. If you are unfamiliar with the taste of Vault, it is basically a citrus flavored soda that focuses on an orange juice flavor with lemon and lime undertones. There isn't much in the energy enhancing ingredients department except for the 69 milligrams of caffeine which makes this as concentrated as a Diet Pepsi Max. I am going to rate the kick based on the fact that it is marketed as a hybrid energy soda, which mean part energy drink, part soda. As a soda, it does deliver a nice boost. Absolutely nothing to brag about, but if your looking for a light pick me up, this should do the trick. Well, that's my thoughts on the Vault Zero Hybrid Energy Soda from Coca-Cola. I know the review is short, but there isn't much to say. It's Vault Zero. 5.5 out of 10.


CAFFEINE CONTENT: 146 milligrams per 15 ounce can.

RATING: 6.8 OUT OF 10.

Starbucks has been making these Doubleshot Energy+Coffee drinks for 2 or 3 years now and when they first came out, they were months behind the Java Monsters. Anyhow, let's check out the coffee flavor. I got some ice and put it in a tall glass, than I poured the drink inside. It comes out a tan color that is just like creamed coffee or iced coffee. The drink was also thicker than most energy drinks. So I took a sip and it is just what I expected. It's a nice iced coffee with no hint of caffeine bitterness. If you like iced coffee, or if you like your coffee sweet then your will love Starbucks Doubleshot. However, if you enjoy your coffee black then the 26 grams of sugar might be a little sweet for you. Alright, what's in this 15 ounce grenade? It has 200 percent daily value of ribovlavin, 200 percent daily value of niacin, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 2,000 milligrams of maltodextrin, 1,800 milligrams of taurine, 450 milligrams of l-carnitine, 180 milligrams of inositol, 325 milligrams of panax ginseng, and 90 milligrams of guarana. It also has 146 milligrams of caffeine which puts it at about the same concentration as the Amp Green Tea. I was expecting a fair to partly cloudy kick and what I got was more like a very cloudy and rainy kick. The thing is, these drinks just don't do anything to me anymore. I only drink them for taste, and hope that they might do something and they hardly do. Even the highly concentrated Ammo Energy Shot had some trouble. However, if you are an average consumer then this should do the trick. Rating? 6.8 out of 10.

Sunday, June 27, 2010



RATING: 9.7 OUT OF 10!

For my 140th review, I will be revisiting the Celsius Energy Drink. This drink claims to "burn up to 100 calories or more in each can!". The flavor is green tea raspberry acai so I was expecting a green tea flavor with some fruitiness. Well, I crack the top on the non-carbonated drink and pour it in a tall glass. It comes out a rich red color which didn't surprise me because of the raspberry. I took a sip and noticed a green tea flavor hit my palate first, followed my a split second of raspberry. After the raspberry has had it's last dying breaths, the acai dominates the beverage and leaves some mild bitterness that is nowhere near intolerable. It is really an interesting flavor combination, but a very excellent taste bud experience. Ok, so what's in this 12 ounce calorie burning drink? Well, it has 1.7 milligrams of riboflavin, 20 milligrams of niacin, 2 milligrams of vitamin b6, 6 micrograms of vitamin b12, 300 micrograms of biotin, 10 milligrams of chromium, and a 1,810 milligram energy blend consisting of taurine, guarana extract, green tea leaf extract, caffiene anhydrous, glucuronolactone, and ginger extract. The caffeine content is listed on the bottom of the can and it comes in at a staggering 200 milligrams per 12 ounce can. That equates to 16 and 2/3 milligrams of caffeine per ounce which makes this the most concentrated caffeineted 12 ounce drink that money can buy. And let me tell you something, it worked very, very well. I normally don't get a good kick out of a Monster or Rockstar, but this was no ordinary energy drink. It hit me hard and fast and I had a mild case of the jitters. I can definitely tell why this is used in the gym. It is quite powerful and lasted 5+ hours, maybe 6. This is truly one of my favorite energy drink companies. It tastes great, the caffeine content is awesome, and the kick is top notch. Rating? 9.7 out of 10!

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Monday, June 21, 2010


Courtesy of Energy Drink Junkie

RATING: 6.9 OUT OF 10.

So this is a new product from Rockstar Energy Drink and it arrived at the same time as the new and improved Rockstar Energy Cola. This is one is a lemonade flavor, so I new what to expect. On the can it says "Shake Gently", which I forgot to do. I hope it didn't ruin the flavor. Anyway without shaking it the first few sips were quite watered down. But after around half the can I started to warm up to the flavor. How would I describe it? It's a light, crisp, and refreshing lemonade that is a bit watered down and it doesn't hit you with a burst of lemon flavor like Country Time Lemonade. Although this non-carbonated lemonade drink has its minor faults, in all it is a pretty tasty beverage. So, the energy enhancing ingredients. It has 40 milligrams of vitamin b3, 20 milligrams of vitamin b5, 4 milligrams of vitamin b6, 30 micrograms of vitamin b12, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 160 milligrams of caffeine, 100 milligrams of panax ginseng extract, 50 milligrams of prickly pear extract, and 40 milligrams of milk thistle extract. That's not a bad list by any means, but it isn't Rockstar's best. The milligrams total out at a tiny bit over 2,414 milligrams. It also only has 20 calories and 2 grams of sugar. On the downside, it uses artificial sweeteners like Sucralose and acesulfame potassium. I slammed down this refreshing lemonade drink while reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King (you should get it, it's a good read). Unfortunately, I never really felt the kick, and to be honest, I'm starting to feel like one of those people who need Spike Shooters, or Redlines, or even Wired X-344 to get them really going. I'm going to rate this based on my experience with it, but the average energy drink consumer should have no problem getting a nice kick out of this. Until then, stay tuned and there are more reviews in the near future. 6.9 out of 10.


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