5-hour Energy Blue Raspberry

August 5th, 2017

Shots are normally bitter and hang around on your tastebuds nastily for a while, but this one was surprisingly better than usual. It is sweet (although you can detect the harsh undertones of a traditional energy shot) and fruity, and woke me up pretty quickly. That’ll be the caffeine at work there, because this shot is sugar-free.

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 7kCal/100ml
Size: 57ml
Sold By: 7 Eleven, Vancouver
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Monster Punch: Pipeline Punch

July 29th, 2017

When you open the can you are greeted with the unmistakable ‘tropical’ aroma of this drink. It turns out the taste is not quite as the smell suggests – it’s fruity and slightly sharp, but much smoother than say Monster Ripper.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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Caffeine: 34.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 44kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, Vancouver
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Beaver Buzz Energy

July 22nd, 2017

Once again, purchased just for the name! It’s a clone, but one with amusing packaging 🙂 Only available in Canada!

Overall Rating: (2.7/5)

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Caffeine: 37mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 50.7kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: Safeway, Vancouver
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Monster Energy: Gronk

July 8th, 2017

I have no idea who this Gronk guy is, and the labelling on the can doesn’t do much to help me either… so over to Google and it turns out he’s a footballer of the American variety. I’m guessing there’s some sort of sponsorship tie-in here then… trying the drink out, it’s basically a slightly tweaked regular Monster energy drink, like the one with the green M on the can but probably a little less sweet tasting. It was nice to try, but really not worth the special edition labelling.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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Caffeine: 33.8mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 46.5kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: 7 Eleven, Vancouver
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Monster Ultra Black

June 17th, 2017

This cherry flavoured drink is really nice – but it does need to be drunk whilst cool. Once it starts to warm up it becomes a little sickly.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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Caffeine: 31mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 2kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: Safeway, Vancouver
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Nos

June 10th, 2017

It’s a clone! If I’d purchased this in the UK I’d have expected to find it in a budget shop costing only a few pence, but as I purchased this in Vancouver it cost a fortune! It’s really quite strong and sugary, and sparked me into life very quickly, but given its competition of the bigger brands it just doesn’t compare on taste.

Overall Rating: (2.3/5)

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Caffeine: 33.6mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 40kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: 7 Eleven, Vancouver
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Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange Citrus

June 3rd, 2017

Just a pleasant smooth orange energy drink. Nothing special about it, but it has the expected Mountain Dew feel to it.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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Caffeine: 17.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 17kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
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Beaver Buzz: Canadian Punch Sugar Free

May 20th, 2017

I have to admit, this drink was purchased mainly for the interesting name… <insert innuendo here>. It’s quite sickly and not refreshing, the fruit punch flavour being very strong.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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Caffeine: 37.6mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 0kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: Safeway, Vancouver
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Crazy Horse

May 13th, 2017

This is a proper local Canadian product discovered while on holiday in Vancouver. Not only does it state it’s a “Certified Canadian Aboriginal Business” on the can, but it’s also flavoured with Saskatoon Berry which is a very local ingredient to make use of! That gives this drink a score of 5/5 for originality. The flavour itself is sweet and tangy, with a strange aftertaste – a bit like sour cherry mixed with cranberry juice.

Overall Rating: (3.6/5)

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Caffeine: 29mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: 7 Eleven, Vancouver
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