Tuesday, May 22, 2012



RATING: 7.3 OUT OF 10.

     Over the past few days, some incredible events have taken place in my life. First and foremost, last Thursday was the last day of my high school career and on May 21, 2012, I received my high school diploma. Now I have the entire summer to do review as many energy drinks as possible. Also, Addicted 2 Energy is soaring, and it appears that we will break 10,000 views in a month for the first time in the site's history. With that said, let's get started with the review of Killer Buzz Hybrid.

     Killer Buzz Hybrid comes in a silver/red/black aluminum can and has a flavor that is described as "a mongrel mix of beneficial berries." Eager to try out this berry flavored drink, I cracked the can and took a gulp. I was hit with an unidentifiable amalgamation of berries, and I had difficulties trying to figure out which berries were actually used. Nevertheless, I thought that this flavor of Killer Buzz went down the hatch pretty easily.

     Inside each can of Killer Buzz, you get 170 percent daily value of vitamin b2, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b5, 360 percent daily value of vitamin b6, and 200 percent daily value of vitamin b12. Of course, it also contains taurine, 17 amino acids, caffeine (200 milligrams), and inositol. It could use a little work, but it's a decent energy blend.

    Fortunately, this flavor of Killer Buzz succeed in providing me with the pick-me-up I needed to get through the day. Obviously, it wasn't the most powerful energy drink I've ever consumed, but it provided a medium level boost that anyone could enjoy. All in all, it was a solid performance by Killer Buzz.

     When I first reviewed Killer Buzz on May 9, I said that I may enjoy the other flavors more than the original. With this Hybrid flavor, that definitely seems to be the case. Killer Buzz Hybrid tastes better than the original, and still provides that adequate effectiveness. I'm not sure where you can find this drink on the shelves, but if you come across it, it's worth the purchase.

Sunday, May 13, 2012



RATING: 8.1 OUT OF 10.

     Killer Buzz went through a revamp of their line recently, and contacted Avery and I to review them. Being who we are, we jumped on the opportunity, and were sent samples for our write up on the drink. While looking through the flavors, one called Dragon Spit caught my eye, due to a combination of the flavor and name. I was very eager to try this one, so lets get to the review.

     Upon opening this can, I was greeted with a very pleasant smell, one slightly like what I expected. When the can touched my lips, I was delighted to find a very pleasant dragonfruit flavor. It is very pleasing to the palate and does not have any aftertaste to speak of. Having tried the whole line already, I am confident in saying Dragon Spit is the class of them. It is one of the better drinks of my 2012 so far.

     200 mgs is 40 mgs over the mark I set for average, but while it exceeds, it isn't that impressive either. The other thing about this drink is 17 Giant Hornet Amino Acids (GHAA) that are said to give the Asian giant hornet great power and stamina. While that is a neat feature, it lies in the caffeine for me, and it gets them a solid grade along with the combination of the GHAA, b-vitamins, inositol, and other basic ingredients.

     As it stands, KLR BZ delivered a pretty darn good product. With an appealing package, great flavor, and solid buzz, it sets them on a pretty good pathway for their company to thrive off of. I like the drink, and the company, and want to see more products like this from them in the future.

Reviewed By Dylan

Wednesday, May 09, 2012



RATING: 6.7 OUT OF 10.

     Recently, a small energy drink company named Killer Buzz went through a total brand makeover, and when I say "total brand makeover", I mean it. Killer Buzz added several new flavors and completely changed their can design. I am extremely excited to review all of them, but I feel it's only fair if I review the original flavor first. So, without further ado, here's my review of Killer Buzz Proto.

     Killer Buzz Proto, stylized "KLR BZ", comes in a sleek silver/green/black brushed aluminum can. I'd say it's a pretty adequate packaging design. Unfortunately, Killer Buzz does not provide a flavor description other than calling it "proto". Naturally, I expected another Red Bull clone. It came relatively close, but it wasn't quite a clone. It had something extra, maybe a mix between Monster and Red Bull. It was almost what I like to call the "typical energy drink" flavor. All things considered, I thought it tasted all right.

     Inside a 16 ounce can of Killer Buzz Proto we find: 160 percent daily value of vitamin b2, 100 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 50 percent daily value of vitamin b5, 340 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 80 percent daily value of vitamin b12, as well as an amalgamation of taurine, 17 amino acids (Giant Hornet Amino Acids), caffeine (200 milligrams per can), and inositol.

     With an amazing 17 amino acids and 200 milligrams of caffeine, I was expecting this drink to be pretty effective. As it turns out, this drink gave me one of the strangest kicks I've ever had. I wasn't necessarily more alert or anything, but my hands were a bit jittery. I don't think I've ever had a drink that has made me feel this way. It's not a bad thing by any means, it's just a bit strange that a drink can make me a little jittery and not feel like it woke me up a lot.

     The revamped version of Killer Buzz is almost a success. I can see myself being more of a fan of the other flavors, because I find the traditional energy drink flavor to be extremely unoriginal. Killer Buzz's energy blend isn't quite top notch, but the 17 amino acids is almost overkill. It also gave me one of the strangest kicks I've had. Unless you adore the taste of Red Bull or Monster, I suggest you skip this and go for some of their other flavors. There's a chance they might be a little better.

Thursday, May 03, 2012



RATING: 5.2 OUT OF 10.

     It isn't often that I come across an energy shot I've never heard of, and it's even more seldom when my father tells me about it. He and I were briefly discussing an energy shot that he bought for me, and despite him not knowing what the name was, I insisted that I had heard of it. As it turns out, the energy shot is called Rocket Shot, and although the name may sound vaguely familiar, I know next to nothing about it. He brought home two flavors: berry blast and orange mango. I went for the berry blast.

     The packaging on this is lively, yet still generic. You can easily tell that they don't have a lot of money to put into this, otherwise the packaging would come out a little nicer. Judging by a review from Energy Drink Ratings, I was expecting the flavor to be unpalatable. Fortunately, I was incorrect. The flavor was a  sweet, artificial amalgamation of berries. It was impossible to determine what berries were used, but overall I didn't think it was that bad, and it didn't require a chaser afterwards.

     One of the most important aspects to any energy drink is it's energy blend. Let's see what Rocket Shot has to offer. It has 100 percent daily value of vitamin b3, 250 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 80 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 50 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, and an energy blend containing caffeine, taurine, and inositol. Honestly I think that blend is quite shoddy, and since the energy blend is only 130 milligrams, that means the caffeine content could be 80 milligrams or less. That's simply not up to par with the other energy shots.

     Due to Rocket Shots lack of a potent energy blend, this little bugger struggled to get me energized. I have been going on a bit of a caffeine detoxification lately, so the "effect" portion of my review will be a bit more accurate. I noticed mild effectiveness from this, and that's basically what I was expecting. A drink with this amount of caffeine probably isn't going to do a whole lot.

     Rocket Shot is the epitome of the word: average. Except, it isn't quite average. It's actually below it. The flavor is its strong point, and even that isn't very "strong." In my humble opinion, if you ever come across this at your local convenience store, please pick up whatever energy shot is next to it. I guarantee it will be far superior to this mediocre drink.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Courtesy of Brett's Energy Drinks

RATING: 6.6 OUT OF 10.

     A drink line I never get excited about, but still find to be solid is Nos. They have solid drinks, but never really appeal to me. Loaded Cherry has been with us for a while, but I have never seen it until now, and seeing as the other drinks in the gas stations cooler were known Red Bull clones, I reached for this.

     The taste starts up with a good Dr. Pepper flavor. Dr. Pepper is a drink which I really love, and was hoping this would maintain the flavor. It didn't. It turned to an odd cherry flavor, and not like Dr. Pepper Cherry, but worse. I really didn't like it after a while, but I dealt with it. The flavor change was one of the most disappointing I've experienced.

     260 mgs of caffeine is pretty good, and managed to salvage their drink's reputation. With b vitamins, taurine, inositol, and l-carnitine, it packs a pretty decent blend to back the caffeine. Nos would be the kinda drink one buy to help them through the day, and would do a good job of keeping one awake.

     Nos Loaded Cherry is a disappointment to the line in flavor, but holds true to the buzz. I don't see this drink making their line more popular due to the taste, and I really hope to see the taste revised in the future. If they could've stuck with the Dr. Pepper-ish flavor, this drink would be amazing.

Reviewed By Dylan


Courtesy of The Energy Drink Resource

RATING: 4.3 OUT OF 10.

     As I was browsing my local gas station this morning, I saw a drink I had seen on other sites before, but had never been able to lay eyes upon in person. It is labeled as an herbal tonic, so it really piqued my interest. I love AriZona's brand, and while they usually have great can designs, I hate this one. I'm not sure about why I hate it, but the only part that stands out to me is the 99 cent tag on it. 

     This drink has a really fruity flavor to it. With the whole claims to it being an "herbal tonic", I was a tad disappointed. I soon learned to cope with the disappointment. I soon had to learn to cope with a new disappointment, one much harder to deal with. The citrus-ish flavor had began to leave a dry feeling in my mouth, and later developed an aftertaste that made me kinda sick to my stomach. However, it was good when you got past those 2 things, and when really cold, AriZona Rx delivers in a pretty good way in the taste department.

     What I Drink At Work listed this to have 112 mgs of caffeine. That being said, the amount will stay as unknown because I never found it on the can directly. I never expected this to be a mind blowing energy drink, but I do like the healthiness of it. All the antioxidants and b vitamins, plus the addition of guarana (thus proving there is some caffeine <---). I'll say it is a solid drink for those looking for a lightly energized drink, and for those looking for a nice healthy tea drink.

     Overall, AriZona did another good, solid drink in their line of teas. While not really delivering in the buzz section, they made a decent tasting drink, and I will commend them for it.

Reviewed By Dylan


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