Rockstar Twister Wacked Red Berry

May 11th, 2019

I’ll start with the name… I’m familiar with the word ‘whack’, but not ‘wack’, so I needed to look that up. Apparently it means “bad, stupid, or unusual”, and I’m guessing it’s that last definition that they intended to associate with this flavour! Just like the other blue raspberry flavour I tried last week, the red berry is also quite tasty but sickly. But mostly tasty! The flavour took a while to identify, but I’d say it tastes like raspberry donuts (yes, American spelling). Not just normal raspberry donuts, but the artificial flavouring you get when you try a raspberry donut flavoured product such as raspberry donut flavoured milkshake or sweets. It’s not a flavour I’ve ever come across in an energy drink before and is very different to the raspberry of the blue raspberry drink.

Overall Rating: (3.9/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 23kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Wow Focus Nootropic Mixed Berry

April 27th, 2019

What is ‘Nootropic’? Apparently it’s ingredients that support cognitive function and reduce fatigue, and inspired by the film ‘Limitless’ (the book’s better, but I still loved the film and the TV series personally!). This is a new brand, and the can design is a bit different too with it being wrapped in a label instead of directly printed. The flavour of the drink sadly doesn’t appear to be anything special. It tastes like a supermarket own-brand blackcurrant drink. It’s low calorie (almost no-calorie) so it does have that in its favour.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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3.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 0.4kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Asda
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USN Spike Energy Shot Berry

March 16th, 2019

You don’t tend to see many energy shots anymore. There was a time several years ago when every brand had a ‘shot’ version. As I expected though, these Spike shots have the familiar extreme bitterness that the shots of old use to provide. This berry flavoured shot was sadly masked by that aforementioned bitterness, so all you really taste is a sour burst of liquid that makes you draw your lips back over your teeth and inhale sharply.

Overall Rating: (2.3/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 300mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 14kCal/100ml
Size: 60ml
Sold By: Aldi
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Dark Thunder Berry Boost

February 16th, 2019

Very nice, like a mixture of strawberry and raspberry in one large low calorie energy drink. This is the second of Aldi’s large can energy drinks that I’ve tried and it’s pretty good. So far so good!

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Aldi
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SuperFit Diet Fresh Mixed Berry

February 2nd, 2019

Well, not as bad as I had expected given that this is aimed at a healthier consumer. There’s no caffeine content on the can which means it’s low, like at least Cola-Cola low, but there must be some caffeine in there because it contains green tea. I didn’t get much of a kick from it, but it was refreshing and not sickly at all.

Overall Rating: (2.4/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 0.1mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 2kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Poundland
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5-hour Energy Berry

July 28th, 2018

With these 5-hour energy shots it really doesn’t seem to matter what flavour they say it is – what you get is a quick burst of bitter flavour down your neck followed by a pick-up a few minutes later. And that’s what really matters… you do taste the berry I guess, briefly, but it’s not important or much different to the other flavours!

Overall Rating: (2/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 11kCal/100ml
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Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Guayaki Yerba Mate Shot: Wild Berry Reishi

June 30th, 2018

Full marks for originality, but sadly this drink was one of only three from memory that I couldn’t finish. It was very bitter and tasted pretty nasty to me, I had about half the bottle before I gagged. Maybe I was in the wrong mood for it, but I had to chuck the rest away. If I ever come across the original (or any other variant) I’d give them a go out of curiosity.

Overall Rating: (2.4/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 118.6mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 42kCal/100ml
Size: 59ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Rockstar First Start: Mixed Berries

March 24th, 2018

Well, I suppose it’s ok – but nothing special. It’s like they’ve taken the idea from an own-brand (like Asda/Tesco) and then watered it down somewhat. It tastes to me like a weak mixed berry squash. Just like the Orange and Clementine version, it has a natural source of caffeine and contains fruit juice. It’s still my personal opinion that you shouldn’t start the day with an energy drink – your normal healthy diet should come first, therefore I can’t condone the branding choice here. But… if you had to choose a First Start drink, I’d go for the Orange over this Berries one.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 6kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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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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2.3/5 (3 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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