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.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 11kCal/100ml
Size: 57ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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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.

Overall Rating: (2.6/5)

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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.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
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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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Poundland
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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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3.5/5 (2 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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Blue Charge Diet Orange and Mango

December 30th, 2017

At least the own-brand me-too drink makers are starting to get it right. This one was at least in the ‘ok’ group of drinks. It wasn’t too sweet or sour, but had just the right amount of tang to it.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Asda
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Monster Punch: Pipeline Punch

July 29th, 2017

When you open the can you are greeted with the unmistakable ‘tropical’ aroma of this drink. It turns out the taste is not quite as the smell suggests – it’s fruity and slightly sharp, but much smoother than say Monster Ripper.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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3.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 34.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 44kCal/100ml
Size: 473ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, Vancouver
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Lucozade Zero Orange

September 10th, 2016

Finally, a sugar-free Lucozade! Problem is, Lucozade isn’t known for having much caffeine in, so if you remove the sugar too then there’s neither fake nor real energy in this. It’s just fizzy orange. A nice fizzy orange, but that’s all. Zero kick. So far as energy drinks go, no energy is quite original.

Overall Rating: (2.1/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 0.01mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3.8kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Premiere Stores
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Red Bull – The Orange Edition

March 26th, 2016

It’s certainly a different take on orange flavoured energy drinks. It’s sweet but not strong or sickly. The taste is quite definitely orange, but not watered down either. I think they’ve struck a good balance of flavour. When compared to something like Lucozade, it’s not as sharp, fizzy, or sickly. When compared to one of the other ‘own-brand’ orange energy drinks, it’s much smoother and refined. You can’t taste that it’s a Red Bull product, but you can certainly tell that it’s a premium product.

Overall Rating: (3.5/5)

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1.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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