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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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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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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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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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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Calories: 49kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Roadchef
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Emerge Zero White

May 26th, 2018

Of the three citrus flavoured Emerge Zero drinks I’ve tried recently, this is probably my least favourite. That’s not to say that it’s not nice because it is, but it’s just not so refreshing or enjoyable. It’s got a slightly tart flavour, perhaps with grapefruit in.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Poundland
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Emerge Zero Orange

May 12th, 2018

A really nice mellow orange flavoured energy drink. It’s not too strong or sweet making it really quite refreshing. Emerge are definitely up there amongst my favourites in term of flavour and price and this variety just helps to prop up that opinion.

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Emerge Zero Yellow

May 5th, 2018

A fresh and very sweet sugar-free energy drink. It’s so sweet in fact that you’d struggle to believe it’s sugar free. Very nice, very refreshing.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Monster Ultra Violet

March 31st, 2018

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!

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Asda
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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: (3.2/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 6kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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