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.
I was hoping for a nice smooth tasting drink but as this was a shot it had a really bitter flavour. It does pack one ‘eck of a kick though and tweaked me for hours!
Does anyone else remember those lemon and orange jelly candy slices you used to get around Christmas time? They were quite thin, about an inch wide and coated in sugar? Well, that’s what this shot tastes like. It’s a pretty decent tasting drink – not sour or bitter, but sweet and citrusy (if that’s a word).
Bitter, but then that’s what you usually expect from an energy shot. Sadly it tastes nothing like its canned brother, but it does wake you up pretty quick.
Another own-brand energy shot, and I expected it to be sour and nasty… maybe it was due to these low expectations but I was surprised. It was quite sweet, with a very slight sour taste but not enough to ruin the experience. Great value if you can find one at a Kruidvat supermarket, stock up!
Billed as being a fruit punch flavour, it’s certainly fruity of an indistinguishable variety. Quite sweet and not too strongly flavoured, it has a very nice balance and was quite an enjoyable shot. Sadly though I’m unable to properly review the strength of the product due to the lack of caffeine information on the label. Customer services were also not forthcoming with the required information and have ignored my request for assistance! There seems to be enough caffeine in the product to wake you up, but I didn’t feel any more of a buzz than I would with any other energy shot so apart from the flavour, it’s not worth the high price tag.
This shot tasted like sour raspberries to me. As energy shots go due to the fruit flavour it is one of the better ones, but not the best of the Rip It shots range. This is the only Rip It shot not based on a full sized can Rip It drink so makes it someone unique and trickier to compare. Being sugar-free instantly gives it more marks in my opinion, but this is subjective of course! If you get the choice, choose the Code Red over this one as it’s far less bitter.
I like strawberry drinks, and a strawberry energy shot therefore should be ideal. Unfortunately the usual bitterness you get from energy shots was present and not masked by the strawberry flavouring which was itself a little bit on the weak side. However, the flavour wasn’t all bad and it left no long-term aftertaste, and most importantly IT’S SUGAR FREE! The drink has been coloured a bright pink so don’t let it spill on anything, but that is in tune with the Rip It range. Given the background flavouring of strawberries I’m no very much looking forward to trying its big brother Red Zone – after trying Citrus X normal and shot, the full-szied can proved to be considerably tastier.
Have you ever emptied an entire packed of Skittles in to your mouth? That’s the flavour of Hitz The Spot… it’s a real mix of fruit flavours but not too bad tasting. The strength is pretty good too and as I paid only about 30p this drink turns out to be one of the best value for money products on the site.