Emerge Active8 Water: Blood Orange and Berry

November 25th, 2017

A really tasty orange flavoured drink. Lightly carbonated and not too strong at all in terms of its flavour. Again, like the Yuzu variety, it’s balanced just right and quite refreshing.

Overall Rating: (4.2/5)

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1.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Emerge Active8 Water: Yuzu

November 18th, 2017

I’ve never heard of Yuzu, let alone seen or tasted one. I reckon if I can find some I’d like them! This drink is reeeally nice! I was expecting it to be quite watery, like a really dilute squash, but I was wrong. It’s balanced just right, slightly sparking and very refreshing. It tastes like a less-tart lemon, with a light citrus flavour. definitely not tropical tasting, but smooth and lemony. This drink is aimed at sportspersons, with added magnesium for alledged protein synthesis… I suggest you do your own research on that :).

Overall Rating: (4.2/5)

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2.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Moose Juice: Mojito

November 4th, 2017

Normally Mojito flavoured drinks fill me with dread. They tend to be sickly and downright weird! That lime and mint combo just does nothing for me. But, this one was surprisingly ok. Only ok mind, especially given the high cost of this drink. It’s aimed at the gym going population with added BCAAs to help with that all important protein absorption, and is of course low in calories.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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3.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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Moose Juice: Berry

October 28th, 2017

I generally like the berry energy drinks – each one tends to taste very different depending on which berry they’ve chosen to base it around. In this instance I was quite surprised – I think it’s like a sherbet cherry flavour. It’s really sweet and tangy, and very nice especially on the scorching hot day I tried it on. It has a slightly higher caffeine content than most drinks, and also includes the body-builder’s favourite BCAAs if you like that sort of thing.

Overall Rating: (4.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 7.5kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Moose Juice: Blue Raspberry

October 21st, 2017

Out of the 4 flavours of Muscle Moose’s Moose Juice currently available at time of writing, this is my favourite. Blue raspberry always reminds me of my walks to/from school as a child because of the range of 1990s confectionary available in that flavour: jellies, soft drinks, ice pops… good memories! This drink is low in calories and designed for the gym goer – it includes BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids) which are a common supplement taken by body builders to supposedly aid the absorbtion of protein into the body post-workout. I only use the term supposedly because I don’t wish to make any claims for or against the supplement, I shall leave you to do your own research on that! I suppose as it’s in there, it does mean that if you have a can of this after your workout, then your post-workout protein shakes wouldn’t need the BCAAs either, but combining energy drinks with protein shakes is a bit unsettling on the stomach in my opinion so I couldn’t recommend it. If we forget the gym setting for a moment, it’s a nice standalone drink, but considerably more expensive than alternatives due to its branding.

Overall Rating: (4.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Arizona Water Melon Natural Energy

October 14th, 2017

I discovered this at an import store in Glasgow. There were a number of flavours available but I didn’t have the room to carry all of them so plucked for this number. It’s ok, but very sugary – the flavour was bitter but interesting and I’d love to give the other flavours a go if I stumble into them again.

Overall Rating: (3.6/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 33mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 39kCal/100ml
Size: 458ml
Sold By: The Big Candy Store, Glasgow
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Monster Hydro Manic Melon

October 7th, 2017

Not a fan of this one sorry Monster. It tastes to me like a really weak melon squash. I mean seriously weak and watery. Perhaps the weather needed to be warmer to enjoy it, but all I could think about was, this needs more pre-mix in it! Probably would be nicer if the flavour was stronger.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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1.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 25mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 36kCal/100ml
Size: 550ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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Focus BPM: Berry Red

September 30th, 2017

When it says Berry on the can… it means one specific berry: cherry. It’s really tasty, but it doesn’t quite give the caffiene hit you’d expect from an energy drink (quite low at 14mg/100ml). I found this in Ireland – never seen it in the UK though so keep your eyes out for it.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 14mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 58kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
Sold By: Daybreak
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Rockstar Beach Blend

September 23rd, 2017

Ok so I did enjoy this, but it’s nothing special really. Imagine regular Rockstar Energy in a different can. It’s slightly sweeter, but otherwise it’s the same so far as I can tell.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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4.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 35kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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