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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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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3.0/5 (1 vote)
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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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.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
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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Spectra

April 8th, 2017

A large can of clone-style energy drink. Nothing particularly special about it, but it’s sweet, not too sour or sharp, but definitely budget.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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2.0/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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