Thursday, July 28, 2011



RATING: 8.4 OUT OF 10.

I find it shameful that my city received shipments of this drink months after the first review of this drink was written. Well I guess that doesn't matter now because I have obtained the most powerful Rockstar ever made. They called it Rockstar 2X Energy and it's basically a 12 ounce can of Rockstar with a mind-boggling amount of caffeine. The flavor is not really the greatest, if I'm honest. The original Rockstar had a candy flavor to it, extremely similar to Smarties. This extra strength version is the same flavor, only with a caffeine bitterness. It's decent to say the best, but this is not a drink I recommend for the taste. The energy blend typical Rockstar and it is as follows: 200 percent daily value of vitamin b2, 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, 1,000 milligrams of taurine, 250 milligrams of caffeine, 100 milligrams of panax ginseng, 100 milligrams of l-arginine, 25 milligrams of l-carnitine, 25 milligrams of inositol, and 25 milligrams of guarana seed extract. Well obviously the caffeine content is just incredible. It actually has 20.8 milligrams of caffeine per ounce, making it twice as concentrated as a regular Rockstar. I was expecting the kick to be mind-blowing, but then I remembered I had a high caffeine tolerance. You bet it woke me up, I only slept for about 5 hours last night so I needed the boost. The crash came about 5 to 6 hours later. Everything considered, Rockstar's latest creation delivers a worthwhile kick, but it also delivers a so-so flavor. 8.4 out of 10.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011



RATING: 5.2 OUT OF 10.

There are some products out there that fall into the category of really great flavor and little effect, and some drinks fall into the category of mediocre taste, amazing kick. This product falls into the first category. Allow me to introduce you to Gamer Grub. Gamer Grub is a snack mixture that is specially formulated to keep you focused and on your game when you are pwning noobs in Call of Duty. The package is a 3 ounce bag, which is a nice size. The most interesting claim about this product is that it promises no greasy fingers and no keyboard crumbs. They accomplish this by adding a Tear-N-Tilt feature, which allows you to peel back a small portion of the bag, for easy mouth delivery. I tried this and it didn't work out to well for me. It always got clogged with some stupid Pita Chip. The flavor is actually quite delicious and addicting. It tastes just like your average pizza flavored snack mix. They have cheese curls, tomato almonds, sesame sticks, pita chips, fried onions, and pizza cashews. These 6 different foods going into your mouth at once provide a pleasant plethora of pleasing flavors for the palate. Alliteration win! The claim about no greasy fingers is indeed true, you still have residue from the flavor powder but it rubs off easily. Gamer Grub does not utilize caffeine, but rather two neurotransmitters that are supposed to help with cognitive function. They are choline and l-glutamic acid. Gamer Grub gives you a combined 68 milligrams of the two ingredients per bag. Other than that you get about 480 calories, 1,140 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, and 9 grams of protein. It also adds some vitamins. I will have to give it a thumbs down for using monosodium glutamate. Monosodium Glutamate is a cheap flavor enhancer, and I tend to avoid foods that have it. So, the real question is, does it work? In a word, no. You most likely have to pair it with an energy drink, which I will try next time. ED Junkie tried it with an energy drink and he said he was owning some serious noobs in Killzone. Oh well, everyone's different. Everything considered, I'd give it a 5.2 out of 10. What ruined was the lack of an effect. But trust me, this is an amazing snack. I actually gave the taste rating a 9.5!


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