Saturday, March 16, 2013



RATING: 8.5 OUT OF 10.
     If I had to choose which company makes the best energy drinks, Monster or Rockstar, I would have an extremely tough time making that decision. Currently, my favorite energy drink is Monster Rehab Original, but the Rockstar variant of that drink received the  Addicted 2 Energy award for energy drink of the year. For every drink one company creates, the other company feels the need to create a rival product. However, I would be surprised to see Monster replicate a drink like Rockstar SuperSours. When I first laid eyes on this drink in the supermarket, I had more questions than answers.

     My first question was, "is this drink marketed toward kids?" The packaging would have me saying "yes", but the caffeine content wouldn't. Let's just hope that Rockstar isn't irresponsible enough to market a highly-caffeinated energy drink towards children. My next question focuses on the flavor profile. They call it SuperSours, so does that mean the drink is sour? As it turns out, it isn't sour at all. Thankfully. The flavor is described as bubbleberry, or rather a mixture of bubblegum and berry. That kind of combination just screams "too sweet", but that just wasn't the case. This drink is smooth and sweet, and the bubblegum flavor is noticeable, yet subtle enough to let the berry flavor come through. All things considered, I think Rockstar did a fantastic job with such a unique flavor profile.

     Similar to their energy drink rival, Rockstar is also known for their potent energy blends. For this drink, we have 200 percent daily value of niacin, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b6, 200 percent daily value of vitamin b12, 200 percent daily value of pantothenic acid, 2,000 milligrams of taurine, 240 milligrams of caffeine, 50 milligrams of panax ginseng root extract, 50 milligrams of guarana seed extract, 50 milligrams of l-carnitine, 50 milligrams of inositol, and 40 milligrams of milk thistle extract. Your classic Rockstar blend with 50 percent more caffeine. Can't go wrong with that.

     I may have a high tolerance for caffeine, but even 240 milligrams is enough to get me moving. This drink actually gave me a noticeable increase in energy, which is always wonderful. This is equivalent to drinking 3 Red Bulls, so make sure you drink this responsibly.

     This energy drink would easily get the award for "Surprise Energy Drink of the Year" if such a thing existed. I honestly thought that the flavor of this drink was going to be completely unpalatable and overly sweet. It still has 260 calories and 64 grams of sugar, so don't expect this to be too kind on your waistline. In any case, just make sure you don't feed your children this drink. Regardless if it is marketed to them or not.


Let me know what YOU think about this product!


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