Emerge Active8 Water: Dragon Fruit

December 2nd, 2017

Of the three new Emerge Active8 flavours that have appeared recently, this is my least favourite. Its full description is “Dragon Fruit Citrus Zing”, and zing is the right word. There’s a tangy bitterness there which I’m not enjoying too much because it leaves a sickly aftertaste. It’s very fruity and strong compared to the other drinks in the range – my recommendation would be to choose one of the other two instead.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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2.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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Monster Hydro Mean Green

September 16th, 2017

Not sure I liked this much. It was still and very refreshing, but quite tart and tropical. I’d have preferred something a bit more lemonade-like, but having said that it was a change from the usual fizzy energy drinks.

Overall Rating: (3.1/5)

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Caffeine: 25mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 37kCal/100ml
Size: 550ml
Sold By: Londis, Dublin
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Rockstar Revolt Killer Citrus

February 11th, 2017

It packs a pretty good punch for a sugar free energy drink. Taste-wise, it’s almost tropical as opposed to lemon/orange, but it’s not overly tart and has a nice smooth flavour.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Spar Original Energy

May 14th, 2016

It’s fake Lucozade! Not orange flavoured, but a generic mix of lemonylimeyoraneycitrussy stuff. Nice, but very high in sugar/calories as you’d expect from this type of beverage.

Overall Rating: (2.3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 12mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 67kCal/100ml
Size: 380ml
Sold By: Spar
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No Fear Citrus Storm

March 28th, 2015

I found this drink in Carrefour in Spain, complete with a UK price marked can and Spanish nutrition stickers. It was quite nice, but a bit too sweet if comparing it to other lemon/lime energy drinks. I’d place it somewhere in the middle, but Relentless probably has the lead at the moment in the citrus drinks league table. But having said that, it was perfectly adequate overall.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 40kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Barcelona, Spain
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Emerge Citrus Mist

September 13th, 2014

I really like this. It’s like a rip-off of Mountain Dew, only smoother in flavour. When I opened the bottle, it make a satisfying ‘tsskk’ sound, and a gentle mist actually started flowing from the opening like an early morning scene in a BBC costume drama. Very dramatic for such a budget drink!

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 18mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 25kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: B&M
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Monster Energy: The Doctor

July 2nd, 2014

This drink is intended to honour MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, who’s nickname is apparently “The Doctor”. This is all very confusing to me as the only person who should sport that name owns a TARDIS. Oh well, on with the drink itself. It’s described as citrus flavoured, and I guess that orange is a citrus fruit – I was expecting something a little more on the lemon and lime side of things though! It’s very orangey, but that’s not bad because it’s still quite nice. Even the large quantity of drink you get in this large can doesn’t get too sickly, so they’ve managed the balance just right.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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3.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 44kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: OneStop
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KX Sugar Free Citrus

March 12th, 2014

More or less the same as the full-fat version – I couldn’t even taste the usual chewy sweeteners. You might as well go for the sugar free version and spend the remaining calories on a chocolate bar as far as I’m concerned because the taste was almost identical.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Voltz Energy Shot

March 1st, 2014

Does anyone else remember those lemon and orange jelly candy slices you used to get around Christmas time? They were quite thin, about an inch wide and coated in sugar? Well, that’s what this shot tastes like. It’s a pretty decent tasting drink – not sour or bitter, but sweet and citrusy (if that’s a word).

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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Caffeine: 90mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 60ml
Sold By: Home Bargains
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