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.
It took a fair amount of effort to get hold of this drink – several trips to Boots because each time I went in, this flavour had sold out. The orange flavour was easy to get hold of by comparison. So, I had high expectations that this much be really nice as it’s the most popular. Well, I was disappointed. It’s not to my taste at all. Sharp with a nasty aftertaste. It could do with a load more sugar, but that would remove it from the low calorie category I guess! If you’re getting one of Boots’ Shapers, get the orange one.
I don’t generally like the taste of apples, either the real fruit or the synthetic flavouring version…. so I tried this drink with a low opinion already formed. It actually surprised me because I now want to get another can of this. The flavour is light and sweet, but not too sweet. It’s fruity and moreish, and packs quite a punch of wake-up-ness – I really enjoyed this new Relentless variety, and it’s definitely original – there’s nothing out there I can compare it too even if I look through my list of USA drinks… This one is unique to the UK for the moment so go buy it and try it and help it stay on sale!