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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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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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: (2.9/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
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: (3.9/5)

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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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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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4.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Colossus Zero

January 20th, 2018

Pretty much like its full fat brother, Colossus is Lidl’s attempt to mimic Monster’s branding witha giant ripped-style letter X on the front of the can. I mean, it’s even using the same colours as Monster with green for the original version and blue for this low calorie version.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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1.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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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
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Emerge Active8 Water: Dragon Fruit

December 2nd, 2017

Of the three new Emerge Active8 flavours that have appeared recently, this is my least favourite. Its full description is “Dragon Fruit Citrus Zing”, and zing is the right word. There’s a tangy bitterness there which I’m not enjoying too much because it leaves a sickly aftertaste. It’s very fruity and strong compared to the other drinks in the range – my recommendation would be to choose one of the other two instead.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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2.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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