I’ve never tried a kiwi flavoured drink before, and Red Bull have managed this really well. It’s sweet, fruity, but subtle and easy to drink. There’s no nasty aftertaste, and you still get the Red Bull kick you expect.
Despite the name, it tastes like peach. Google translate tells me that Fersken means peach so that worked out. It’s a sweet and sharp drink which I find a little too tart for my liking, but it does contain extra protein (BCAAs) and is sugar free.
Not bad at all! It’s really sweet and tropical, but the balance is just right and it’s pleasant to drink. A larger than normal can and packed full of sugar, it’s not one for regular consumption though.
I’m a massive fan of lemon energy drinks and this is no disappointment. It’s pretty much Lemon Fanta with caffeine and goes down a treat. The can is larger than normal UK energy drinks (at 355ml) and of course includes the associated increase in caffeine and sugar as a consequence.
It’s a massive tropical drink and is so much nicer than its plain ‘Battery’ companion. It’s still just a generic drink though with not much going for it. If it had been purchased in the UK it’d probably have cost about 99p max, but as it came from Norway it was closer to £3.
Finally, a sugar-free Lucozade! Problem is, Lucozade isn’t known for having much caffeine in, so if you remove the sugar too then there’s neither fake nor real energy in this. It’s just fizzy orange. A nice fizzy orange, but that’s all. Zero kick. So far as energy drinks go, no energy is quite original.
Take a berry drink and mix it with a tropical drink and you end up with this. It’s an odd blend but somehow works. A large can and full of sugar but nice to drink.
The can design is one of the boldest on the shelves and certainly doesn’t put you in mind for the flavour it contains. Passion Punch is mostly tropical, but on the sweet and smooth side of your taste buds. As usual, a 500ml can full of sugar is hard going (think fluffy teeth after drinking this!) but it’s not too sickly.
Apparently this is one of the longest running brands of soft drink in the USA. It tastes like a slightly fruity cream soda, and it’s bright red in colour. At 38mg per can of caffeine it’s not that potent (about the same as Mountain Dew). I’m not sure if the original recipe had caffeine in, but it sure does now and it tastes goooood.