It’s Lucozade Cherry in a can! Ok, so it’s also a much stronger flavour than you’d get from regular Lucozade – less watered down, but the base flavour is the same. It’s nice, not that refreshing especially in a large 500ml can. In my opinion, this would actually have been improved by being sold as a 250ml portion instead, but I guess marketing wins. Despite the brand though, and this tasting rather nice, it’s not as premium as the can suggests. The flavour is very similar to the many smaller lesser-known brands that seem to produce one-off runs for the various budget/pound shops.
A bit of a disappointment really. It was a very generic ‘berry’ flavour, but I’d say it was predominantly blackcurrant. Low in calories but due to the large can size you got quite a caffeine hit. Quite sickly to drink the final third of the can though!
Whereas the original flavour of Emerge Impact can be classed as an original drink in its own right when compared to its Emerge Dual predecessor, this sugar free version does not deserve the same crown. Yes, it is sugar-free, but it contains 3 calories/100ml (yes, a respectable effort) whereas the full fat version contains 9 calories/100ml. Unless you are actively avoiding sugar specifically, there’s very little reason to get the sugar-free variety. Taste-wise it’s slightly less flavourful, perhaps even tasting slightly watered down compared to the original version. Regular readers of this site will know that usually I prefer the sugar-free versions of drinks, however in this instance the combination of less sugar plus sweeteners in the original version have made it the better choice if you’re after flavour.
This is at first site a rebranded version of Emerge Dual, which itself was a re-brand of Emerge. In fact, they haven’t even updated the blurb on the back of the can which still states that “Emerge Dual is a great tasting energy drink…”. That may be true, but this isn’t Emerge Dual. In fact, look a little more closely at the nutritional information and you’ll see that it contains 9 calories/100ml. That’s very low, and I assume that the drink has been reformulated in order to avoid the UK sugar tax and keep its price low. Honestly, it tastes just as sweet as I remember it and you would be hard pressed to tell that it is effectively a lower calorie drink.
It’s Cherry Coke with a kick! Much nicer than normal coke in my opinion because the fruity cherry flavour makes the classic coke taste a lot lighter. Full of calories and caffeine, this drink is a great sugary summer beverage. If they did a sugar-free version it’d be even better!
This is the sister flavour to ‘Hang Time’ which I stumbled across whilst at the Post Office / Bargain Booze dropping a parcel off. It was sitting all alone on the shelf so I just had to put it out of its misery. It’s a non-carbonated, quite large bottle of energy drink with no real description as to what the flavour might be. The only clue I could see was the orange coloured text on the bottle. Like the Hang Time version of the drink, the flavour is difficult to identify, but I’m pretty certain that there’s orange in there somewhere, possibly mixed with some other similar citrus fruits. It’s pretty nice and tangy with a large caffeine kick purely due to the volume of liquid.
Meh. Well, what can you expect for 25p? It’s slightly bitter and a bit sickly, like cheap apple squash really.
For only 25p, you can’t expect too much! This was a high calorie energy drink with a very strong flavour to it. The watermelon taste was sickly and with a slight bitter tang to it, it was quite difficult to finish the can really even on a hot day.
I love lemon energy drinks… regular readers will know that already. This one is super-high with caffeine (55mg/100ml) in a medium-sized can (330ml) so packs quite a punch. Added BCAAs for that unneeded post-workout hit combine with a low calorie count to deliver a curious combination (I won’t rant about energy drinks aimed at serious gym-goers again), but it is very easy to drink and highly refreshing.