Moose Juice: Blue Raspberry

October 21st, 2017

Out of the 4 flavours of Muscle Moose’s Moose Juice currently available at time of writing, this is my favourite. Blue raspberry always reminds me of my walks to/from school as a child because of the range of 1990s confectionary available in that flavour: jellies, soft drinks, ice pops… good memories! This drink is low in calories and designed for the gym goer – it includes BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids) which are a common supplement taken by body builders to supposedly aid the absorbtion of protein into the body post-workout. I only use the term supposedly because I don’t wish to make any claims for or against the supplement, I shall leave you to do your own research on that! I suppose as it’s in there, it does mean that if you have a can of this after your workout, then your post-workout protein shakes wouldn’t need the BCAAs either, but combining energy drinks with protein shakes is a bit unsettling on the stomach in my opinion so I couldn’t recommend it. If we forget the gym setting for a moment, it’s a nice standalone drink, but considerably more expensive than alternatives due to its branding.

Overall Rating: (4.5/5)

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Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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5-hour Energy Blue Raspberry

August 5th, 2017

Shots are normally bitter and hang around on your tastebuds nastily for a while, but this one was surprisingly better than usual. It is sweet (although you can detect the harsh undertones of a traditional energy shot) and fruity, and woke me up pretty quickly. That’ll be the caffeine at work there, because this shot is sugar-free.

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 7kCal/100ml
Size: 57ml
Sold By: 7 Eleven, Vancouver
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NOCCO BCAA – Hallon (Raspberry)

April 2nd, 2016

Purchased in a 7Eleven mini-supermarket in Gothenburg, I had to Google Translate the flavor: Hallon means Raspberry. It tasted a bit like the Monster ‘Tea’-based energy drinks, which is to say, not that nice! It’s not fizzy, and quite watery tasting, but it does pack one ‘eck of a caffeine punch and is sugar free. It also includes BCAAs, which once again Google tells me is a protein supplement often associated with a weight-lifter’s post workout diet. It scores top marks for originality, but fails the taste test. Note: NOCCO = No Carbs Company.

Overall Rating: (3.4/5)

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1.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 55mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 5kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
Sold By: 7Eleven
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Rockstar Supersours: Blue Raspberry

March 14th, 2015

Once again, the word ‘supersour’ is being mis-used. Yes, it’s a really nice drink which tastes like you’ve chewed a whole packet of fruit pastilles, but it’s most definitely not super sour. It’s a bit sour.

Overall Rating: (3.9/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 61kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Mountain Dew Energy – Game Fuel

October 13th, 2012

Wow! I do love Mountain Dew, and it’s always annoyed me that you can’t get the same range of flavours here in the UK as our US cousins enjoy. Well, Game Fuel is at least a step in the right direction. Released as a special flavour in honour of the launch of Halo 4, this Citrus and Raspberry drinks tastes awesome. Unlike most other Mountain Dew varieties, this one isn’t fluorescent in colour either. It’s fruity and refreshing, and only (compared to other energy drinks) lightly caffeinated. I hope it is a permanent addition to the range.

Overall Rating: (3.9/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 18mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Premiere Stores
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Mountain Dew Voltage

August 4th, 2011

Another can from Americandy imported from the US. Described on the can as “Charged with Raspberry Citrus Flavor and Ginseng” it is certainly unusual. Apparently it was created as the result of a national vote and it is definitely an unusual flavour. It’s very refreshing as per Mountain Dew original but with an obvious raspberry flavour. Lower in caffeine that a normal energy drink, but with enough to count! If only they sold this in the UK… (hint, hint Pepsico). Unlike original Mountain Dew, this drink is blue in colour which should give a clear indication that it won’t taste the same, but of course that means it contains Mountain Dew’s trademark food colouring ingredients!

Overall Rating: (3.7/5)

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Caffeine: 15.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 48kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: Americandy, Cardiff
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