Rubicon Raw Raspberry and Blueberry

July 17th, 2021

Yeah I liked this one! Nice and fruity in all the right ways. Quite a strong flavour yet despite it getting a bit sickly towards the end it was still perfectly refreshing.

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Calories: 21kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Exstase: Apple

July 10th, 2021

Meh. Well, what can you expect for 25p? It’s slightly bitter and a bit sickly, like cheap apple squash really.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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Exstase: Watermelon

July 3rd, 2021

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.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 43kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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Nocco Limon Del Sol

June 26th, 2021

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.

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Caffeine: 55mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
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Rubicon Raw Orange and Mango

June 19th, 2021

A slightly disappointing tropical drink. After trying the cherry & pomegranate flavour first, I had high hopes for this one. Sadly it didn’t live up to those expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad tropical drink at all, it’s just nothing special.

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Calories: 21kCal/100ml
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Monster Ultra Fiesta

June 5th, 2021

And the second Monster flavour of the year (2021)… this time it’s another tropical one but in sugar-free form. Ultra Fiesta is a mango flavoured beverage in a large 500ml can. It’s mild and refreshing, and easy to drink due to the lack of sugar making it less sickly than full fat versions.

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Monster Juiced Monarch

May 29th, 2021

This is the first of two new Monster flavours I’ve discovered so far this year (2021). It looks like Monster have decided that tropical flavours are the way forward – I know it officially says it’s nectarine and peach, but it just comes across as a refreshing and mild tropical drink. Loads of sugar, plenty of caffeine, a decent wake-up hit.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 44kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Dr Pepper Energy

May 22nd, 2021

Take Dr Pepper, bung some caffeine in it, and market it as an energy drink… and there you go! It really is just Dr Pepper but not suitable for children. There’s nothing else quite like Dr Pepper, so it does obviously have to get full marks for originality. They haven’t skimped on the sugar either, so you get a full kick out of this can. There is one caveat here though: this is a US import and not available in the UK apart from specialist import sites.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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Red Bull: Summer Edition (2021) Cactus Fruit

March 13th, 2021

Welcome to summer 2021 (well, at the time of writing it’s only spring!), and welcome to another Red Bull summer edition. This year they’ve given us “Cactus Fruit”. I’d no idea what to expect from this flavour at all, but it turns out that it’s just a refreshing tropical drink really. It’s smooth and sweet, but nowhere near as sickly as other tropical drinks usually are.

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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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