New energy drinks are a rare discovery at the moment, but gym-bunny nutrition brand Grenade have been pushing out new products left, right and centre. One of those is fortunately for me an energy drink. There’s no description on the can to describe what the flavour might be, but my taste buds are telling me that this is a grape soda drink. It’s low(ish) in calories, and contains the on-trend BCAA protein mix you’d expect from this brand too. It tasted pretty good and gave me the required (quite high!) caffeine kick that I craved.
It looks like Sunsoul are taking a different approach with their branding now. Gone from the can design is the random ‘#’ of the variety, this flavour is just a name. the can design also has a lot more colour with a bright pink top half instead of the all-white minimalistic design on the other flavours. The flavour is quite sharp and obviously on the tropical side. I found it quite sickly even though it’s not too overloaded with sugar.
Very tasty but sadly hardly any caffeine that I could tell. It contains guarana extract but that doesn’t appear to give the drink enough caffeine to warrant a high caffeine warning. The mint flavour is very subtle and works well with the fruity lemon-lime.
Three ingredients… just three. It needed a lot more! Still water with just caffeine and vitamins in sounds like it should be perfectly refreshing, however in reality it tastes like plastic. Not the sort of taste you get if you leave water in a plastic bottle, but the actual taste of liquid plastic. Really not pleasant at all and I could only drink a very small amount, it was bad tasting to the extreme!
Amazing! So refreshing and with a decent hit of caffeine (even if they do call it Coffeine – Caffeine anhydrous from coffee bean. It’s lightly carbonated and fresh and fruity.
I’m not a fan of cranberry usually, I find it quite bitter. But, this cranberry and raspberry drink is very moreish. It’s lightly carbonated fruity water with a splattering of caffeine. Actually, it’s not caffeine, it’s Coffeine (Caffeine anhydrous from coffee bean) – with a big trademark symbol after it. This is certainly an interesting take on fancy bottled water, but if you want the best flavour then go for the Lemon and Lime one.
Quite a different taste to the full-fat Warrior, and usually I prefer the sugar free variant. This time however the original flavour is so much better. This sugar free version is slightly more bitter and has a dark caramel aftertaste. Given that the original version is actually quite low on calories itself anyway, I’d suggest choosing that much tastier version over this.
Usually, I pick up a can of generic looking energy drink, take a sip, and immediately classify it as a ‘clone’. This drink is different – it’s got the expected medicated taste but it’s not a clone. There’s a very slightly aniseed taste to it, but it’s sweet and satisfying! It’s also quite low in calories considering it’s the full-fat version.
This is the third variety of Reign that I have discovered so far. Sour Apple is refreshing and not very sour at all. It’s fruity and gets the balance just right, without being sickly at all even after drinking a whole large can of it.