5-hour Energy Orange

July 21st, 2018

It says 5 hours on the bottle, but this beauty got me through a 6 hour drive along the M4 on a busy bank holiday Friday evening. As you’d expect from a shot, it’s more about the instant caffeine hit whilst minimising bladder impact than the flavour which makes it a perfect driving companion.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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Caffeine: 350mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 11kCal/100ml
Size: 57ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Red Bull Summer Edition (Coconut Berry)

July 14th, 2018

I discovered this is a convenience store in New York, flossing over it originally when seeing The Summer Edition thinking I’d already tried it… then I noticed it was Coconut Berry not Lime. Weird combo, but it works! They’ve left the coconut subtle and the berry compliments it nicely, very refreshing indeed and like no drink I’ve tried before.

Overall Rating: (3.7/5)

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Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: New York
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Guayaki Yerba Mate Shot: Wild Berry Reishi

June 30th, 2018

Full marks for originality, but sadly this drink was one of only three from memory that I couldn’t finish. It was very bitter and tasted pretty nasty to me, I had about half the bottle before I gagged. Maybe I was in the wrong mood for it, but I had to chuck the rest away. If I ever come across the original (or any other variant) I’d give them a go out of curiosity.

Overall Rating: (2.4/5)

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Caffeine: 118.6mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 42kCal/100ml
Size: 59ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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365 Liquid Energy Shot: Mandarin Orange

June 9th, 2018

Given the specific mandarin declaration I was expecting something a little sweeter than your average bitter shot, but sadly that wasn’t the case. It’s not bad for a shot but it’s still on the bitter side.

Overall Rating: (2.6/5)

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Caffeine: 169.5mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 42.37kCal/100ml
Size: 59ml
Sold By: Whole Foods NYC
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Arizona Water Melon Natural Energy

October 14th, 2017

I discovered this at an import store in Glasgow. There were a number of flavours available but I didn’t have the room to carry all of them so plucked for this number. It’s ok, but very sugary – the flavour was bitter but interesting and I’d love to give the other flavours a go if I stumble into them again.

Overall Rating: (3.6/5)

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Caffeine: 33mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 39kCal/100ml
Size: 458ml
Sold By: The Big Candy Store, Glasgow
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Red Bull Purple Edition Sugar Free

August 19th, 2017

It’s sugar free! That’s the best bit to start with. It’s flavoured with Acai Berry, and that’s a difficult flavour to pin down in terms of a description but I’ll try. To me it tasted like mixed berries (raspberries, blackcurrants) with a slight bitterness and tang added in similar to what you’d get from a tropical drink. Because this was an American drink, it was in a larger can than we’d expect in the UK, but I liked this drink overall and I hope that Red Bull start bringing their new editions over here.

Overall Rating: (3.3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 4kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, San Francisco
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Red Bull – Edicion Limon (Lime)

August 12th, 2017

You can definitely tell that this is a premium lime flavoured drink – it lacks the ‘lime cordial’ taste of most of the other cheaper brands. Sadly, I didn’t find this very refreshing though which is a real shame. I could also only find this in Spanish, so I’m not sure if there’s an English language label out there either, but whatever the case it’s a member of the Red Bull family now.

Overall Rating: (3/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: La La Land, Hollywood Blvd
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Rockstar Organic Energy: Island Fruit

July 15th, 2017

Containing half the caffeine of regular Rockstar Energy drinks, this organic version is like a tropical drink but leaning towards lime quite a bit. It’s really good even if you’re not fussed about the whole organic certified labelling.

Overall Rating: (3.6/5)

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Caffeine: 36mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 444ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, San Francisco
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Uptime

July 1st, 2017

This drink has a real premium feel to it. It’s presented in a tall metal canister-style bottle, almost like a thermal flask. Flavour-wise there’s nothing I can think of to compare it to. It’s lightly carbonated and very smooth and sweet, yet not really flavoured at all. It’s slightly more caffeinated than Red Bull, but other than that it’s near identical in its statistics. There’s also a sugar free version available but due to airline luggage weight restrictions I had to be more selective in which drinks I sampled whilst in the US!

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, San Francisco
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