Rockstar First Start: Mixed Berries

March 24th, 2018

Well, I suppose it’s ok – but nothing special. It’s like they’ve taken the idea from an own-brand (like Asda/Tesco) and then watered it down somewhat. It tastes to me like a weak mixed berry squash. Just like the Orange and Clementine version, it has a natural source of caffeine and contains fruit juice. It’s still my personal opinion that you shouldn’t start the day with an energy drink – your normal healthy diet should come first, therefore I can’t condone the branding choice here. But… if you had to choose a First Start drink, I’d go for the Orange over this Berries one.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 6kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Rockstar First Start: Orange Clementine

February 3rd, 2018

I’m trying to figure out what makes First Start different to other Rock Star energy drinks. It says that it derives its caffeine from natural sources (so that’ll be the guarana then, not so unusual), and that it contains 5% fruit juice. I guess it’s that last point that makes it ‘first start’, like it’s supposed to be your morning fruit juice drink possibly? Bad idea if you’re doing that in any case! Anyway, the drink has a nice sweet orange flavour to it, quite sugary tasting yet low in calories. If we ignore the odd/confusing branding choices, it’s a good old stonking sized can of energy drink.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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3.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Sunsoul Kaffir Lime and Lemon

December 9th, 2017

A nice little lemon-lime energy drink. The selling point of this one is its use of natural fruit juice instead of artificial flavourings. I think it really makes a different because it’s fruity and refreshing… it’s just a shame that fruit juice isn’t low calorie!

Overall Rating: (3.1/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 34kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Poundland
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Rockstar Freeze Pineapple and Coconut

June 11th, 2016

I thought this was going to be pretty awful, but it wasn’t quite as bad as I had suspected! The pineapple flavour is subtle, as is the coconut. They’re both there and you can distinctly taste them, but there’s a cool refreshing and sweet drink to be had here. A large can makes it quite sickly, but that might be due to the high sugar content. It’s certainly worth trying once and full marks for originality.

Overall Rating: (3.9/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 57kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Relentless Zero

May 28th, 2016

Relentless energy drinks have had a bit of a design overhaul recently. Gone is the gothic-style line art graphics on the can, and in are loud and bold colours. With that rebranding has come the new Relentless Zero, which is effectively a renamed version of their awkwardly named Relentless Origin Ultra (maybe because it’s easier to understand a ‘zero’ drink will be low calories instead of the wholly non-descriptive ‘ultra’ moniker they used previously. The drink is the same as before so far as I can tell – slightly watery but no strange brewed taste.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Asda
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Rockstar Pure Zero Guava

May 21st, 2016

A fruity and almost tropical tasting drink with zero* (read that as 4kcal/100ml) calories. It’s nice but pretty sickly even when straight out of the fridge. At the time of writing this, Rockstar Energy still haven’t acknowledged any of their Pure Zero products on their UK web site, but if you look at the international US version you can get a taste of other flavours they may be releasing under this label.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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Monster Energy Ultra

March 12th, 2016

This is a strange one, it’s citrusy and smooth, yet quite sickly. But, it was low calorie so that’s a bonus. I did really enjoy it overall and would have it again if I ever see it. Definitely not like the usual Monster drinks.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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3.0/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 2kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Shell
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Rockstar Freeze – Frozen Lime

February 6th, 2016

A really nice and smooth lime flavoured drink. I’m a big fan of lemon and lime energy drinks, and this one doesn’t disappoint. I can’t detect the ‘cooling’ effect that you are supposed to experience, which is where the ‘frozen’ aspect of the drink branding comes in, but it’s nice regardless.

Overall Rating: (3.9/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 59kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Tornado: Active

January 2nd, 2016

It’s an average tropical energy drink. Very sweet and sticks to the teeth but other that that I can’t say it’s very special at all.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 54kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: One Stop
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