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October 13th, 2018

Morrisons (the supermarket) appear to have rebranded their own-brand energy drinks for their 120th anniversary with four different flavours. This is the original flavour, and whilst it’s undoubtably a clone it’s quite a sweet and treacle-like taste with quite a sticky aftertaste. Where this rebrand stands out though is not in its flagship original flavour but in its full range including sugar-free, lemon and cherry varieties – those latter two also being low calorie and not shouting about it.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 23kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Morrisons
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Sunsoul Raspberry and Elderflower

October 6th, 2018

I have just noticed that Sunsoul appear to be numbering their flavours. This particular one is No. 8. Taking a look at their website, the Kaffir Lime and Lemon has been replaced by No. 22 ‘Sicilian Lemon and Lime’ instead… but I’ve not discovered that or No. 17 and No. 3 yet. Ill keep my eyes peeled. It’s a nice drink – the raspberry being the dominant flavour but if you are faced with the choice I’d go for the lemon and lime one.

Overall Rating: (3.1/5)

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Caffeine: 26mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 34kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Sainsbury's
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Carabao Green Apple Sugar Free

September 29th, 2018

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.

Overall Rating: (2.6/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 1kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
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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.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 19kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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5-hour Energy Berry

July 28th, 2018

With these 5-hour energy shots it really doesn’t seem to matter what flavour they say it is – what you get is a quick burst of bitter flavour down your neck followed by a pick-up a few minutes later. And that’s what really matters… you do taste the berry I guess, briefly, but it’s not important or much different to the other flavours!

Overall Rating: (2/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 11kCal/100ml
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Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Monster Juiced: Mango Loco

June 23rd, 2018

Amazing can design! But it’s just a tropical flavoured energy drink so popular in the summer so everyone is trying to get a share of that market. It’s sweet and has the synthetic Monster taste you’ll recognise.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 49kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Roadchef
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Red Bull – The Tropical Edition Sugar Free

June 16th, 2018

Red Bull does it again and manages a smooth and easy to drink energy drink. This time it’s sugar free too, but it’s losing marks for originality because everyone is doing a tropical flavour these days.

Overall Rating: (2.5/5)

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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 White

May 26th, 2018

Of the three citrus flavoured Emerge Zero drinks I’ve tried recently, this is probably my least favourite. That’s not to say that it’s not nice because it is, but it’s just not so refreshing or enjoyable. It’s got a slightly tart flavour, perhaps with grapefruit in.

Overall Rating: (2.9/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 3kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Poundland
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Bulldog Power Sugar Free

May 19th, 2018

It has been almost five years since I discovered the original Bulldog energy drink (see this review). Now I assume that Bulldog Power is a rebranding of that product because it shares the same web site printed on the can – the taste is different to how I remember it. It’s sweet with a strong caramel flavour to it, still a clone, but with a difference. It’s nice but even the sugar-free version I’m reviewing here became quite sickly after drinking the whole can.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 31.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 1kCal/100ml
Size: 250ml
Sold By: Poundland
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