Pantha Energy

April 6th, 2019

I’m not sure where Tesco managed to dig this drink up from, but its web site is no longer active and the social media accounts haven’t posted anything in years. Aside from the spelling of Pantha, which offends my pedantry, the drink is nothing special. It’s a basic sickly tasting clone and full of sugar.

Overall Rating: (1.8/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Kicker

December 1st, 2018

This drink has two things going for it: quantity and price. I could only find it in litre bottles, and for the bargain price of 89p. It’s a definite clone, but quite mild and watered down in flavour. I didn’t get much of a kick from kicker, but it did the job I suppose!

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 46kCal/100ml
Size: 1000ml
Sold By: Poundstretcher
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Powwer Energy Shot

November 10th, 2018

Nope, that’s not a typo with a double-w. I guess the design of the can is supposed to look a bit like a battery. Not one of the premium batteries, but one of those cheap batteries you find in megavalue shops selling at £1 for a pack of 100, and that value branding does sadly reflect on the taste. It’s a clone with quite a watery taste to it, and quite a sticky and sickly aftertaste. Still, it does say “Recharge your battery” on the can, and with 40mg/100ml caffeine content it’s pretty high!

Overall Rating: (1.6/5)

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Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 18kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Home Bargains
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1899 Sugar Free

October 27th, 2018

I have to be honest, this tastes nothing at all like its original counterpart. It’s a nice energy drink with no dodgy aftertaste and overall quite easy to drink.

Overall Rating: (2.4/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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1899

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: (2.4/5)

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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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0.0/5 (0 votes)
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: (2.1/5)

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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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MTV Up!

April 7th, 2018

The main selling point of this drink I’d say is its branding. MTV is an iconic brand, especially for those of us who remember the 1980s! It’s definitely a clone, but it’s not a bad one. and it didn’t cost much from a local discount store either. Taking a look at the drink’s web site, it seems it was quite poopular in Eastern Europe a couple of years ago, sponsoring various events around the summer. The taste: very sweet with a syrupy after-tang, but not bitter at all. Not too fizzy, but quite smooth.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: B&M
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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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3.2/5 (10 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Lidl
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