New energy drinks are a rare discovery at the moment, but gym-bunny nutrition brand Grenade have been pushing out new products left, right and centre. One of those is fortunately for me an energy drink. There’s no description on the can to describe what the flavour might be, but my taste buds are telling me that this is a grape soda drink. It’s low(ish) in calories, and contains the on-trend BCAA protein mix you’d expect from this brand too. It tasted pretty good and gave me the required (quite high!) caffeine kick that I craved.
As with pretty much all Monster drinks, your only clues as to the flavour of the drink are the colour of the can and the cryptic blurb on the side. This purple can (violet?? that’s purple…) describes the flavour as “crisp and refreshing, with a sweet and tart pixie dust flavour powered with our Monster Energy Blend”. I can confirm (to the best of my taste-bud ability) that this is grape flavour. Well at least it appears to evoke the flavour of grape soda in my mind anyway. In the UK, grape soda is available but it’s certainly not a common soft drink therefore the flavour is much more of a novelty to me than US readers of this blog may appreciate. BEcause of that, I found it quite different and interesting, even enjoyable!
I couldn’t finish this can, it’s just as flaming’ awful as the female ‘Wellwoman’ drink. This is specifically designed for men, so probably contains engine oil and sweat, although the ingredients only talk about things like green tea extract, guarana and artichoke. The main juices are apple and grape but I couldn’t taste that. Most of it went down the sink
Wow, I do like grape flavoured energy drinks because they’re really quite different. This isn’t the best rendition, but it’s nice for a change. Very sweet, very sickly, and packs a whole punch of wake-up-ness.
I was taken straight back to my childhood when I took a sip of this one. Many years back, on the way to school, we used to buy zillions of packets of some sour ball sweets (can’t remember the name). We’d have daily competitions of who could fit the most in their mouth before gagging… oh the memories. Anyway, this drink reminds me of the sour grape flavoured sweets we had. Might not be the nicest tasting but the memories filled in the gaps! If you can find a can, try it and maybe you’ll take a trip down memory lane too.
A massive can yet again, but a very nice flavour somewhat similar to Crunk’s Grape-Acai flavour and had the same childhood memory restoring effects. Very moreish and refreshing especially in the hot weather but higher in caffeine and calories than the Crunk alternative. They both tasted very similar, but G-Force is also available in sugar-free so you can sample this without the sugar hit too. I’ll review the sugar free version soon, but in the meantime you need to get hold of one or both of these grape flavoured drinks – very different.