Again in the Moose Juice range, I’m really not seeing the point. They’re aimed at gym goers with their added BCAAs and low calorie content, but being in a large can they’re not easily sippable – you have to drink the whole thing in one sitting unless you go to the hassle of decanting to a bottle. They’re also expensive compare to rival energy drinks, and contain ingredients (the BCAAs I mentioned) that you’re likely to have put in your post gym protein shake anyway. It tastes good and has a nice caffeine hit, but overall it’s difficult to see where it fits in a routine.
Considering this says it’s a product of Thailand, I’m disappointed. Usually Thai energy drinks are something special, something unusual, but this drink was strange and odd tasting. It is sickly and very sweet with an odd aftertaste.
Yeah, it’s not sour! Come on beverage makers, make a properly actually really really sour drink and THEN you can call it sour! It’s apple, it’s caffeinated, that’s all.
Once again, it’s just not sour enough. I’m not a fan of apple flavoured drinks either but apple flavour and sour sweets do go hand in hand. Not impressed personally.
Sharp and sour and really not to my taste. This is another one of those supposedly healthy style energy drinks. I didn’t enjoy it at all to be honest, but if you are the sort of person who is in to juicing then it may appeal to you.
I couldn’t finish this can, it’s just as flaming’ awful as the female ‘Wellwoman’ drink. This is specifically designed for men, so probably contains engine oil and sweat, although the ingredients only talk about things like green tea extract, guarana and artichoke. The main juices are apple and grape but I couldn’t taste that. Most of it went down the sink
Fizzy apple squash, that’s what this tastes like. Very sweet and syrupy like it’s been made from a lot of premix. It’s also in a larger can than normal (330ml) so you get a reasonable kick from it. Good value overall.
Jumping on the bandwagon of healthy drinks, EQ8 certainly has the credentials for being healthy. It contains no sugar other than that found in the medley of fruit juices it is concocted from, and the caffeine sources are guarana and green tea based too. Sadly the can gives no clue as to the actual caffeine content so I have to assume it is low. But, as energy drinks go, it does pick you up if not as forcefully as the synthetic varieties. Taste-wise, sadly it disappoints. This flavour is quite sour and could have done with added sugar to be honest!
Labelled as The Mother Load in a resealable can, this is just another fizzy apple squash tasting drink. It’s not a different as the Rockstar sour apple, but it’s palatable and packs quite a punch in the energy department. Apple is the new tropical – once one manufacturer does it the others follow suite so I expect to see many more apple flavoured energy drinks appear over the next few months.