Reign: Orange Dreamsicle

October 9th, 2021

Wow, this is something very different. It’s sweet, a bit sickly, but so smooth in terms of its flavour. I’ve never tried an orange drink quite like it and it’s great! I’m typing this whilst drinking the can and I’m genuinely struggling for words to describe the taste – it’s more-ish, not too fizzy, and just generally a great drink. Not forgetting that it’s low in calories too. And… it contains a lot of caffeine so be careful. Easy to drink and high in caffeine can be a dangerous combination so be careful!

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Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Rubicon Raw Orange and Mango

June 19th, 2021

A slightly disappointing tropical drink. After trying the cherry & pomegranate flavour first, I had high hopes for this one. Sadly it didn’t live up to those expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad tropical drink at all, it’s just nothing special.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 21kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Premier Stores UK
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Warrior – Overly Orange

December 12th, 2020

Not bad, but could be better. Orange energy drinks have a habit of being quite sickly, especially when supplied as a large portion like this one. It is sickly, and could be improved by only being in a 250ml can instead, but there are much worse drinks out there! I’m not keen on their naming convention for the flavours either – Overly Orange seems a little childish compared to the more aggressive Warrior branding. I think a simple ‘Orange’ would have sufficed instead of letting the intern loose on the branding.

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(2.9/5)
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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 23kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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Carabao Mandarin Orange

September 22nd, 2018

Sadly I didn’t win the million pound prize, or indeed any prize, but the drink itself was nice. It’s fruity and definitely orange – I can’t confirm the mandarin part because my taste buds are not that sensitive! It’s a good all-round sweet flavoured orange energy drink, it’s not cheap tasting either but equally didn’t feel as premium as its price point.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 19kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
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5-hour Energy Orange

July 21st, 2018

It says 5 hours on the bottle, but this beauty got me through a 6 hour drive along the M4 on a busy bank holiday Friday evening. As you’d expect from a shot, it’s more about the instant caffeine hit whilst minimising bladder impact than the flavour which makes it a perfect driving companion.

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(3.1/5)
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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 11kCal/100ml
Size: 57ml
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365 Liquid Energy Shot: Mandarin Orange

June 9th, 2018

Given the specific mandarin declaration I was expecting something a little sweeter than your average bitter shot, but sadly that wasn’t the case. It’s not bad for a shot but it’s still on the bitter side.

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Caffeine: 169.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 42.37kCal/100ml
Size: 59ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Red Bull – The Orange Edition Sugar Free

June 2nd, 2018

Woah that’s orangey! This is probably one of my more favourite orange flavoured drinks, and as a bonus it’s sugar free. It’s been a while since I tried the original Red Bull Orange drink so I can’t easily compare, but from what I wrote I’d considered it to be a different take on orange drinks. It’s sweet and tangy but not sickly, very smooth and refreshing.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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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.

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
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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.

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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