I’m a bit late to the whole Sodastream revelation having only just received one as a gift. I know they’ve been around for decades, but it’s just one of those things I kept putting off until another time. So, when I did eventually get one, I realised that most of the syrups are not available in the UK anymore. I imported a whole box of these Xtreme Energy 0 calorie syrup concentrates from a supplier in the US and fortunately it tastes pretty nice! I’ve guessed at the caffeine content for two reasons. Firstly, it doesn’t state on the bottle how much caffeine is in the syrup. Secondly, the amount of caffeine in your drink depends very much on how strong you make your drinks! This is a very strong tasting syrup and I’m still trying to figure out the best syrup/water ratio, but it’s sweet (you can’t tell it’s sugar free in my opinion) and refreshing. Now that I have a Sodastream, provided I can keep obtaining a supply of these syrups then this is likely to become my staple daily energy drink of choice. If only I could source it in the UK, that would save a whole load of transport costs (and carbon footprint!).
This drink contains two flavours which disagree considerably with my taste buds, namely peach and tea. Fortunately the tea taste is not so prominent, but the peach is strong and sickly. It’s also a non-carbonated beverage which seems to add to the sickliness. I can’t recommend this.
A complete winner. Zero calories and a fresh citrus taste. It’s not as harsh as lemon, and not too sweet. A very smooth and refreshing drink which packs a decent caffeine kick. Definitely one for sporty energy drink drinkers.
I can’t figure out what flavour this drink is. There are definitely citrus notes to it, possibly slightly tropical, but it’s certainly not the blueberry burst I was expecting. It’s quite sickly after a while, so not that refreshing, and has a certain Mountain Dew “White Out” taste to it.
Orange flavoured, I think. It’s a really light and fresh flavour, which is definitely in the citrus zone. It’s very much like a flavoured water which makes it refreshing and thirst quenching. With zero calories, it’s also less likely to damage your diet too. Probably the most unusual thing about this drink though is the textured can. While you are drinking it, the nobbly bobbly lumps all over the can give you quite a good grip on it and certainly assure you of a quality product.
Possibly going for a record in drink name length, this nitrogen infused energy drink is pretty good. It’s in a larger can than average (355ml) and tastes like a smoother version of regular Monster. The bubbles are somewhat smaller, giving it a less abrasive carbonated feel. I assume the smaller bubbles are caused by the use of nitrogenated water (not nitrous oxide because that wouldn’t be too good for you, or indeed help you stay awake). The energy hit is pretty massive too and this has to go down as one of the top drinks on this site for that alone. Sweet, calorific, and packing a punch.
From the design of the can and the ‘brew’ tagline, along with the specifically mentioned ‘non-alcoholic’ statement, I really expected this drink to taste like non-alcoholic beer. I was very wrong – it tastes like a smooth version of normal Monster Energy. There’s a lot of this drink in the can, but fortunately it has the ‘No Fear’ style re-sealable can design so you can easily save it for later, and despite being carbonated, it’s not *too* carbonated so you won’t notice it going flat if you do save some for later. It’s apparently brewed (instead of mixed up like a normal drink?) using proprietary German technology. Vorsprung durch energy drinks.