Cult Sugar Free

September 14th, 2019

As with the ‘original’ flavour, it’s a clone and sadly nothing more special than that. Taste-wise, it’s actually difficult to tell that’s it’s sugar-free and it really does taste very similar to its full-fat version. It’s quite a watered down flavour to start with anyway.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Skagen
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Cult

September 7th, 2019

A great can design and brand name, but sadly it’s just a façade for a generic clone drink. It’s easy to drink and not bitter or sickly, but there’s not too much else to say about this one unfortunately.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 42kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Skagen
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Rockstar Twister Smashed Blue Raspberry

May 4th, 2019

This tastes great, but it is quite sickly after a while. It’s part of Rockstar’s new ‘twister’ range, for which I have only found two products (see Wacked Red Berry). At the time of writing, the rockstarenergy.co.uk web site appears to be down, so I can’t be certain as to the full intention for the ‘twister’ range of flavours, but I’d guess they are a response to the UK sugar tax. At 4.7g of sugar per 100ml, this drink falls in just short of the 5g limit for the tax to apply and consequently provides 23 calories/100ml too. That’s not low in calories by any means for a soft drink, but it’s in the right direction and certainly a lot lower than the older full-fat Rockstar blends.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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4.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 23kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Dark Thunder Original

March 2nd, 2019

I had high hopes for this drink after trying the sugar free version. It’s nice tasting, but it’s just a clone. Although I’m not classing this as low calorie because it’s the full fat version in the range, it’s actually not that calorific. At about 91kcals per can, it’s lower in calories than some of the low calorie ones I’ve reviewed in the past. That’s in part to the addition of sweeteners to compensate for a lower sugar content, which is necessary to avoid the UK sugar tax. You can’t tell that’s it’s reduced sugar at all. Flavour-wise it’s mellow and sweet with no bitter aftertaste and pleasant to drink, but it’s nothing special.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 18kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Aldi
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Dark Thunder Tropical Storm

February 23rd, 2019

I have to hand it to Aldi, their Dark Thunder range is going down well with me. This tropical flavour drink is much closer to orange in my opinion, but that’s no bad thing. It’s slightly on the sickly side after a large can has been downed, but it’s still tasty and refreshing over all.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Aldi
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Dark Thunder Berry Boost

February 16th, 2019

Very nice, like a mixture of strawberry and raspberry in one large low calorie energy drink. This is the second of Aldi’s large can energy drinks that I’ve tried and it’s pretty good. So far so good!

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Aldi
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Dark Thunder Zero Blast

February 9th, 2019

This is the first in a bunch of reviews for Aldi’s new own brand ‘large can’ range of energy drinks. It’s not regular clone, but it is unmistakably an energy drink. It has a slightly tart and aniseed flavour to it which is pretty good to my taste buds. With a large ‘T’ on the front of the can, it’s obvious whose customers they are targeting. If given the choice, I’d go for this T over M though 🙂

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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4.0/5 (3 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Aldi
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Red Bull Summer Edition (Coconut Berry)

July 14th, 2018

I discovered this is a convenience store in New York, flossing over it originally when seeing The Summer Edition thinking I’d already tried it… then I noticed it was Coconut Berry not Lime. Weird combo, but it works! They’ve left the coconut subtle and the berry compliments it nicely, very refreshing indeed and like no drink I’ve tried before.

Overall Rating: (3.6/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: New York
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Monster Juiced: Mango Loco

June 23rd, 2018

Amazing can design! But it’s just a tropical flavoured energy drink so popular in the summer so everyone is trying to get a share of that market. It’s sweet and has the synthetic Monster taste you’ll recognise.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 49kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Roadchef
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