Power Booster

May 21st, 2014

A very nice Red Bull clone from a supermarket in Amsterdam. I like the name, and the can design is much more appealing than many other own brand drinks, but other than that I don’t have much more to say about it. It is available in sugar-free, orange and shot forms so keep your eyes open for those reviews coming up.

Overall Rating: (2.1/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 46kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Kruidvat, Amsterdam
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Power Booster High Speed Energy

October 30th, 2013

Another own-brand energy shot, and I expected it to be sour and nasty… maybe it was due to these low expectations but I was surprised. It was quite sweet, with a very slight sour taste but not enough to ruin the experience. Great value if you can find one at a Kruidvat supermarket, stock up!

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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Caffeine: 160mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45.2kCal/100ml
Size: 65ml
Sold By: Kruidvat, Amsterdam
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Orange Power Booster

October 26th, 2013

Woah, how much orange flavour can one squeeze in to a drink??!? Lots apparantly. This is the most orangy orange flavoured orange drink ever, and very sweet too. Imagine Tango, but concentrated loads and you’re nearly there. Nice though and despite the average caffeine content, it gave me quite a kick.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 47.9kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Kruidvat, Amsterdam
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Power Booster Sugar Free

October 25th, 2013

Much better (yes, I know I’m biased to sugar free drinks) than the full fat version, but not only due to the sweeteners. It appears to have a different taste to the sugary version –  slightly more sour but not too much. It’s still a Red Bull clone, and a cheap tasting one at that so probably not worth hunting down if you’re in to that.

Overall Rating: (1.8/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3.6kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Kruidvat, Amsterdam
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Heavy Water

October 12th, 2013

A black can with white designed writing on gives this drink a premium look. It is, however, just another Red Bull clone although a nice one at that. It has a smooth flavour not too dissimilar to Red Bull, contains the same amount of caffeine, and even comes from Austria. Sadly, it was priced the same as Red Bull – and given the choice, I’d go for the original!

Overall Rating: (2.1/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 51kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Train station, Amsterdam
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Bullit Orange

October 9th, 2013

I’m guessing, given the clue in the name, that this drink was supposed to be orange flavoured. It definitely had a citrus taste to it, but it was more akin to a tropical drink than orange to be honest. I also didn’t get that much of a kick from it despite the regular 30mg/100ml of caffeine in the huge 568ml can. Nah, I’ll not bother with this one again.

Overall Rating: (3.4/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 47kCal/100ml
Size: 568ml
Sold By: Albert Heijn, Amsterdam
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Mega Force

October 5th, 2013

Big name, big can. This is a Red Bull clone. It’s sweet, nice, and there’s lots of it. Other than that, there’s not a lot more I can say. I always feel bad when I can’t think of anything else to write about a drink, especially when I like it, but there we go – it’s not original but functional.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 32kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Dirk, Amsterdam
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Energy Slammers

October 2nd, 2013

A silver can with minimalist labelling usually means a budget Red Bull clone. Nope, not this time. Okay, so it kind of has a bit of a clone twist, but with a slight aniseed taste to it. I liked it, and it only cost a few cents too. I reckon they’d do well to rebrand it as a premium product though – I’d pay more for it especially as I now know it isn’t a clone as its packaging suggests.

Overall Rating: (3.1/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Dirk, Amsterdam
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Bullit

September 25th, 2013

Very cheap and widely available in Amsterdam – this tastes pretty good. It is a Red Bull clone, but it’s neither too sweet, too sickly, or too sour. I enjoyed it a lot and consider it nice enough to try again especially as it’s a lot cheaper than Red Bull itself. I would tell you more, but I’m afraid I couldn’t read the Dutch blurb on the can – so I’ll just leave you to try it for yourselves.

Overall Rating: (2.1/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Albert Heijn, Amsterdam
Web Site: Click here