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October 13th, 2018

Morrisons (the supermarket) appear to have rebranded their own-brand energy drinks for their 120th anniversary with four different flavours. This is the original flavour, and whilst it’s undoubtably a clone it’s quite a sweet and treacle-like taste with quite a sticky aftertaste. Where this rebrand stands out though is not in its flagship original flavour but in its full range including sugar-free, lemon and cherry varieties – those latter two also being low calorie and not shouting about it.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 23kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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Bulldog Power Sugar Free

May 19th, 2018

It has been almost five years since I discovered the original Bulldog energy drink (see this review). Now I assume that Bulldog Power is a rebranding of that product because it shares the same web site printed on the can – the taste is different to how I remember it. It’s sweet with a strong caramel flavour to it, still a clone, but with a difference. It’s nice but even the sugar-free version I’m reviewing here became quite sickly after drinking the whole can.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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Caffeine: 31.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 1kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Poundland
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MTV Up! Sugar Free

April 14th, 2018

In my opinion, this is preferable to the non-sugar-free version. It has less of an aftertaste and is a lot lighter is flavour. Other than that it’s pretty similar – the design of the can is different too with a confetti styled graphics instead of the diagonal stripes. It’s still a clone, but not a bad one.

Overall Rating: (2.2/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 2kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: B&M
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Colossus Zero

January 20th, 2018

Pretty much like its full fat brother, Colossus is Lidl’s attempt to mimic Monster’s branding witha giant ripped-style letter X on the front of the can. I mean, it’s even using the same colours as Monster with green for the original version and blue for this low calorie version.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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1.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lidl
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Kong Strong Sugar Free

January 13th, 2018

Surprisingly this didn’t actually taste anything like the full fat version, it’s almost like a totally different formula. I found it a bit sickly and maybe with a hint of aniseed too, it’s not often I prefer the non-diet version of a particular brand but in this case normal Kong is better.

Overall Rating: (1.8/5)

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3.4/5 (5 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Lidl
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Colossus

January 6th, 2018

I purchased this from Lidl at the same time as I purchased Kong Strong, and given that the old Lidl energy drink brand was called Mixxed Up I expected them both to taste more or less the same as that and therefore each other. They were quite different though – compared to Kong Strong, this drink is more tart and sour, and quite difficult to drink in such a large quantity. I struggled through it with my teeth and tongue feeling fuzzy and coated afterwards… if you have the choice, don’t choose this one.

Overall Rating: (1.9/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 40kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lidl
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Kong Strong

December 23rd, 2017

Not just strong, but KONG STRONG! I assume this drink is branded to take advantage of the recent Kong movie. Taste-wise it was ok, very sweet and pleasant to drink. I have a feeling though that’s it’s just a rebranded version of their Mixxxxxxxxxed Up drink of days gone by.

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4.3/5 (3 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 44kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Lidl
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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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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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