This is a flavour first – I’ve never seen a ‘rainbow candy’ drink before, energy or otherwise. As a shot, you do get a very slight bitterness, but it’s tempered a lot by the sweetness. Yes… an energy shot that tastes sweet! I’d really like to try a regular energy drink of this flavour as I’d reckon it’d be quite a treat. This shot also has added BCAAs for the gym-goers.
What is ‘Nootropic’? Apparently it’s ingredients that support cognitive function and reduce fatigue, and inspired by the film ‘Limitless’ (the book’s better, but I still loved the film and the TV series personally!). This is a new brand, and the can design is a bit different too with it being wrapped in a label instead of directly printed. The flavour of the drink sadly doesn’t appear to be anything special. It tastes like a supermarket own-brand blackcurrant drink. It’s low calorie (almost no-calorie) so it does have that in its favour.
You don’t tend to see many energy shots anymore. There was a time several years ago when every brand had a ‘shot’ version. As I expected though, these Spike shots have the familiar extreme bitterness that the shots of old use to provide. This berry flavoured shot was sadly masked by that aforementioned bitterness, so all you really taste is a sour burst of liquid that makes you draw your lips back over your teeth and inhale sharply.
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.
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 🙂
I’m a big fan of lemon flavoured energy drinks, especially chilled ones opened on a hot summer’s day because they are usually very refreshing. This one was so close, but the lemon flavour is just slightly too strong. It’s sugar-free (without making a song and dance about it on the can) which is I am assuming to avoid the sugar-tax imposed on high sugar beverages in the UK.
I have to be honest, this tastes nothing at all like its original counterpart. It’s a nice energy drink with no dodgy aftertaste and overall quite easy to drink.
Quite a tart yet sweet drink, remeniscent of double-dips from the sweet shop. Nice in a 250ml can but I wouldn’t want much more than that. The upside is though it’s sugar-free!
Carabao are really pushing their brand at the moment, with posters everywhere and even TV adverts. It’s a bit disappointing though that their main ‘special’ flavours are pretty much following those of the cheaper brands, i.e. apple and orange. I’m expecting them to release a berries one too at this rate. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice drink if you like apple drinks – it’s not overpowering and they’ve got the balance right, but it just feels like something I picked up from a discount shop and not the premium £1 can it is.