Tuesday, June 28, 2011



RATING: 7.6 OUT OF 10.

Today, we have a pretty special review for you guys. This review marks review number 250 on Addicted 2 Energy. It's taken me roughly 800 days to reach this milestone, and I have accumulated over 72,500 views, 21,000 of which are outside the United States. I want to say thank you to my 16 followers: Nora, Ty, Caffeine A Holic, Energy Review, Wretha, Revive Energy Mints, and so on. And thank you to my other fans who made this one of the top energy drink review sites, despite having only a half or a quarter of the views of some other reviewers like Caffeine A Holic and Energy Drink Junkie. All right, review time. Today we have something pretty unique. It's called Blu Day, and I have no idea what it is. All of the information is written in Arabic (I think) and the only thing written in English is "Blu Day: Refreshing Energy." Can someone tell me what this is? I thought it was some kind of energy drink type of Gatorade or something but I was way off. The color of the liquid is a light blue, and the flavor is sort of a sweet berry flavor, but it's almost like a cotton candy flavor. I definitely enjoyed it even though I had no idea what I was drinking. I'm not even sure the ingredients are the same, but I have to assume they are. Once again, you get some b vitamins, 80 milligrams of caffeine and 1,000 milligrams of taurine. This provided an ample kick to get me through drivers training class. Overall, whatever Blu Day is supposed to be, it gets the job done with great flavor, a decent energy blend, and an adequate kick. 7.6 out of 10.

Monday, June 27, 2011



RATING: 7.9 OUT OF 10. 

I have a couple great events coming up on Addicted 2 Energy in just a short period of time. If I can get a review in tomorrow, it will be my 250th review. It's taken me 27 months to get to 250, but it has been a great ride. Also, there will be video reviews uploaded to You Tube at BiohazardProductG3. My good friend Devin and I will be trying to entertain you guys enough so you will watch some energy drink reviews. The videos are supposed to be for a second opinion on a drink or if I just wanna talk randomly about a drink. Anyhow, this review is on the passion fruit flavor of Blu Energy. Now the only other drink with a passion fruit flavor is NOS, which is one of the best tasting mainstream energy drinks, in my opinion. The packaging is simple, sleek, and stylish. It's pretty much just a yellow can with a passion fruit on it. It looks rather nice, if not a little corny. After taking a sip, I realized that the flavor was similar to another energy drink I had had. I figured out it was NOS. Yes, this energy drink tastes exactly like NOS, so that will determine if you will enjoy this or not. Now the coolest part about this can is that it is written in what I think is Arabic. Unfortunately I can't tell you all of the energy ingredients, but I assume it is 80 milligrams of caffeine, 1,000 milligrams of taurine, and a host of b vitamins. I actually found the kick to be rather effective, and it might have been that I was a little excited, because I rarely get a kick out of a Red Bull and this is pretty much the same thing. So all things considered, Blu Passion Fruit gets a thumbs up from me. 7.9 out of 10.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Courtesy of Blu 4 Life USA

RATING: 7.4 OUT OF 10.

Yesterday I tried out the Red Bull Clone Blu Energy, which did pretty well. Today we have something that has never been reviewed before (correct me if I'm wrong). This is the cranberry flavor of Blu. Now I already like this, because this company is just like Red Bull. Same sophistication, same basic ingredients, and they both originate in countries outside the United States. But Red Bull has never branched out and developed new flavors. They have stuck with their basic sweet and tart flavor for over 20 years. Blu, on the other hand, has a cranberry flavor, a lemon-lime flavor, a passion fruit flavor, something called Blu Day, a sugar free version, and the original. But enough "bull", let's start the review. The flavor is not exactly carbonated cranberry juice, but rather cranberry flavored Red Bull. Just think of Red Bull and then add cranberry to it. The flavor actually works out pretty well and I had no trouble hammering down the red can. The ingredients are quite similar to the original. I am not certain that they are exactly the same because I tossed out the can. I did catch that it had 1,000 milligrams of taurine and 80 milligrams of caffeine along with a generous supply of b vitamins. The effect was pretty decent, keeping me awake during driver's training class. It wore off 5 hours later and ended with a crash from the 27 grams of sugar. In the end, Blu Cranberry is a pretty enjoyable flavor and the whole package works out pretty well. 7.4 out of 10.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011



RATING: 7.6 OUT OF 10.

Red Bull is the leader in energy drinks by what is quite literally a country mile. Therefore, several off brand companies will try and copy rebel. So many companies do this, that these drinks actually have a name: Red Bull Clones. There has been some Monster clones, but apparently the sweet and tart taste of Red Bull is much easier to duplicate. And so here, we have a Red Bull Clone named Blu. Blu originates in Poland and is quite popular in Europe. The can is your basic 8 ounce size with blue coloring all around. Taking a sip, the flavor is as expected. Red Bull. The only difference is that I found it to be less tart, which therefore makes it better. I'm fairly certain that if I were given the choice between a Red Bull and this, I think I would take this. So now let's look at the energy blend. It has pretty standard equipment, here's the full list: 44 percent daily value of niacin, 33 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, 20 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 38 percent daily value of vitamin b2, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 1,000 milligrams of taurine, and 80 milligrams of caffeine. Blu does not use inositol or glucuronolactone like Red Bull does. It also does not use guarana, yerba mate, or any other herbal ingredients. Blu keeps it real with b vitamins, caffeine, and taurine. And I actually like this blend. It's simple and effective. A short time after I drank Blu, I got a kick that is comparable to most energy drinks (i.e. Red Bull). It's just starting to wear off, and I can feel a crash coming on. Overall, Blu Energy Drink delivers a tried-and-true flavor with a tried-and-true energy blend that delivers tried-and-true results. 7.6 out of 10.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011



RATING: 8.4 OUT OF 10.

On July 20, 2009, while reviewing the Citrus Burst flavor of Hydrive, I said: "I still think they should make a Hydirve Xtreme and make it with 50% more of every energy ingredient they have. So, it would have 218 milligrams of caffeine, and 75 milligrams of taurine along with 50% more of L-carnitine and L-arginine. " To my astonishment, two years later I have obtained an extra strength version of Hydrive. I will not conclude that I was the one who influenced this product, although it would be neat if I did. The extra strength version boasts a 35 percent increase in caffeine and the addition of yerba mate. More on the blend in a moment. For now though, let's look at the taste. The flavor is described as black cherry, and it tastes like, you know, black cherries. But actually, it is a really good drink, and it is easy to chug because of its lack of carbonation. I don't really have much to say about the flavor, it's just a black cherry drink, but not as watered down as a Gatorade or something. The energy blend is quite simply the following: 200 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 25 percent daily value of folic acid, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 200 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, 195 milligrams of caffeine, 50 milligrams of taurine, 25 milligrams of l-arginine, 25 milligrams of l-carnitine, and 25 milligrams of yerba mate leaf extract. As mentioned before, the caffeine content has shot up 35 percent, from 145 milligrams, to a generous 195. Does this increase help? I think it does. I never really felt awake when I drank a Hydrive, but that all changed when I drank the extra strength version. When I am able to quickly consume a beverage that has a caffeine content comparable to a 12 ounce cup of joe, the results will probably be exciting. I wasn't full on wired, but I actually felt quite alert and awake. Overall, Hydrive Extra Strength does not disappoint. It gives a solid flavor, a nice little energy blend, and a killer buzz. 8.4 out of 10.

Saturday, June 04, 2011



RATING: 7.1 OUT OF 10. 

Before I begin this review, just remember that I probably won't quit this blog for a very long time. I will certainly take vacations from reviewing, but I will never stop. I even wrote a couple of articles expressing my doubts of the continuation of Addicted 2 Energy. Those are now deleted because they were lies, flat out. Addicted 2 Energy lives on, and it is going to give you a review right....now. While I wait for the extra strength version of Hydrive, I thought I would try another flavor of Hyper Nutz. The humorously named product are energized almonds. They come in a few appetizing flavors, I will be trying the sweet onion. The laced almonds look exactly the same as regular almonds, but they have sweet onion flavored powder sprinkled on them. The high protein nut tasted fine, providing an adequate crunch and delivering a decent sweet onion flavor. My only complaint with this product is that I wish it had a stronger onion flavor. Maybe it's just me, so if you try some, comment below and tell me your thoughts. The energy blend is pretty simplistic, providing ample amount of caffeine, taurine, lysine, and ginseng. The thing that really caught my eye was "honey caffeine." I have absolutely no idea what this is. Is it different then caffeine? Does it come from honey? There isn't any caffeine in honey. If you know the answer, comment below. I'd be glad to know. Anyhow, the kick this product delivers isn't really what you would call adequate. The sub-par effectiveness is most likely due to the products low caffeine content. Now the official amount is unknown but I don't see these almonds having more than 60 milligrams (About as much as a cup of instant coffee) of caffeine per bag. To recapitulate it all, Hyper Nutz are an interesting product, and I can see them catching on in this caffeine fueled world. I just want to know what the heck honey caffeine is. 7.1 out of 10.


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