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Rockstar Iced

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on 05/16/2012 by Brett

So here is the final review of the new Rockstar flavors: Rockstar Iced. This one is Rockstar’s iced tea version, but in a flavor I didn’t think anyone would try: Peach flavor. Ordinarily, I am not really into anything that is peach flavored, but I figured I might as well give this one a try. After all, Rockstar has never disappointed me with any of their flavors. And I’ll admit, this was no exception. I like iced tea to begin with, but this iced tea leaves the rest of them in the dust! Rockstar, you’ve done it again! Keep up the good work.

Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Taurine 2000 mg, Caffeine (Coffea sp bean) 160 mg, panax ginseng (3:1 root extract, QCE 300 mg, 3 to 5% ginsenosides) 100 mg, sodium (sodium citrate) 55 mg, opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear 4:1 leaf extract, QCE 200 mg) 50 mg, silybum marianum (milk thistle 20:1 seed extract, QCE 800 mg, 80% silymarin) 40 mg, niacinamide 20 mg, pantothenic acid 20 mg, vitamin B6 4 mg, potassium (monopotassium phosphate) 2 mg, vitamin B12 30 mcg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Water, tea solids, phosphoric acid, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural peach and tea flavors, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, caramel color, acesulfame potassium, sucralose.

Rockstar Rehab

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 05/14/2012 by Brett

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another work week. Sorry to remind you. But today, we do have a new review. This one is about Rockstar Rehab. Just like XDurance, I was absolutely intrigued to try this one. The main reason: Rockstar Rehab contains coconut water, but with 160 mg of caffeine. Basically, this is just another flavor to the Recovery line-up, at least in a way. I didn’t mind the flavor to this one. Coconut is very good for you to begin with, but I know coconut water is not for everyone. And after the week I had (Not that my week was bad, but it was busy), I needed a drink like Rockstar Rehab. I’m not saying I will drink this one religiously when it comes to the Rockstar line-up. But I would certainly buy it again. Wednesday’s review: Rockstar Iced.

Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Taurine 2000 mg, Caffeine (Coffea sp bean) 160 mg, panax ginseng (3:1 root extract, QCE 300 mg, 3 to 5% ginsenosides) 100 mg, sodium (sodium citrate) 55 mg, opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear 4:1 leaf extract, QCE 200 mg) 50 mg, silybum marianum (milk thistle 20:1 seed extract, QCE 800 mg, 80% silymarin) 40 mg, niacinamide 20 mg, pantothenic acid 20 mg, vitamin B6 4 ng, potassium (monopotassium phosphate) 2 mg, vitamin B12 30 mcg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Water, sugar, coconut water concentrate, phosphoric acid, pectin, potassium sorbate, calcium lactate pentahydrate, coconut flavor, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, caramel color.

NOS Charged Lime

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on 05/09/2012 by Brett

Today’s review is about NOS Charged Lime. The first sip I took didn’t really impress me. But as I kept drinking it, it got better. Couldn’t really taste the lime in the beginning, but was able to eventually. I didn’t mind this one, but I was expecting a lot more flavor out of this one. But just like all other NOS flavors: It packs a punch and keeps you awake. And just like Electric Cherry: No sugar and only 20 calories! So all of you weight and health-conscious people out there, you can enjoy Charged Lime for the low calories, but if you want flavor as well, go with Electric Cherry.

Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Taurine 1533 mg, Caffeine 194 mg, Inositol 150 mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL) 3.1 mg, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 9.3 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Carbonated water, citric acid, sodium citrate, natural flavor, sodium phosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, acesulfame-potassium, sucralose, calcium disodium EDTA, calcium.

Contains (Per 473 mg): Sucralose 64 mg, acesulfame-potassium 72 mg.

NOS Electric Cherry

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on 05/07/2012 by Brett

So a little while back, NOS Energy released two new flavors in Canada: Electric Cherry and Charged Lime. Today’s review is about Electric Cherry. There is a version in the US called “Loaded Cherry,” which is a black cherry flavored drink, but loaded, pardon the expression, with high fructose corn syrup. Electric Cherry tastes just like regular cherry, which you can’t really screw up, has no high fructose corn syrup and is only 20 calories. That’s right, only 20 calories! But it still has the patented ass-kicking power NOS always has with 194 mg of caffeine, which should get anyone through the day. NOS always puts out great flavors, but this one is definitely my favorite so far! Keep up the good work, NOS! Next review: NOS Charged Lime.

Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Taurine 1533 mg, Caffeine 194 mg, Inositol 150 mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL) 3.1 mg, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 9.3 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients (Per 473 mL): Carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, acesulfame-potassium, caramel color, sucralose, color, calcium disodium EDTA.

Contains (Per 473 mg): Sucralose 64 mg, acesulfame-potassium 72 mg.

Crave

Posted in Reviews with tags , , on 10/19/2011 by Brett

So for a while now, I have been intrigued about sampling Crave. Aaron, who is the gentleman that distributes Crave, mentions incessantly about how great Crave is and recently, he stated on Crave’s Facebook page that if anyone is interested in reviewing Crave should let him know. So that’s exactly what I did!

Just the other day, I received my two-pouch sample of Crave in the mail and boy, was I excited to get it! I had just arrived home from work and was about to go for my walk. So I opened the package right away and poured one pouch into a bottle of water I already had waiting for me. Aaron suggests you shake or mix Crave with water or whatever other beverage you have on you for between 30-60 seconds. It may sound like a long time, but trust me: In the end, it’s worth it! I opened up the bottle of water now mixed in with the Crave flavor pouch and it had a very pleasant aroma to it. Usually, that’s a good sign. But the taste of it was even better! It came off as a green melon flavor. Not sure if that is correct, but that’s what it tasted like to me. It also had a very smooth texture to it and was easy going down.

So after drinking Crave, I went for my walk and had God knows how much energy in me. And the best part of all: Crave lived up to its billing of not giving me any crash afterwards, which most people seem to get after having a heavily-sugared energy drink. And that reminds me: Crave only contains 1 g of sugar, but it is still sweet enough to give you a great taste!

I am going to say right now I am happy of following through with obtaining my sample of Crave! It is certainly an amazing drink. Make sure you give it a try! Thank you again, Aaron!

You may order Crave on its website. You can also check out Crave on Facebook and Twitter @MoreCrave!

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2.5 g / 2 servings per Packet

Calories 9, Total Carbohydrates 1.5 g (<1% DV), Fiber 1 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 1 g (2% DV), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg (100% DV), Niacin 20 mg (100% DV), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 2 mg (100% DV), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 6 mcg (100% DV), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate) 10 mg (100% DV), Taurine 500 mg, Guarana 120 mg, Caffeine 80 mg, Kolanut Extract (10%) 50 mg, Inositol 35 mg.

Other Ingredients: FOS (Fructulooligosaccharides), Natural Flavor Blend (No MSG), Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide (Prevents Caking), Artificial Colors, Sucralose.

Phix Energy

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on 10/04/2011 by Brett

Recently, a representative from a company called Phix approached me and asked if I could sample and review their energy drink. I haven’t done a review in a while, plus this was a drink I hadn’t found yet.

Phix Energy comes in three different flavors: Citron, Tropic and Teaberry. For those of you who are vegan or have gluten allergies, Phix Energy is perfect for you! In addition to that, each pouch contains 14 vitamins and minerals and contains organic ingredients. Phix Energy comes in a flavor pouch, so all you have to do is add water. Today, I will be reviewing all three Phix Energy flavors:

Citron: Just like numerous other energy drink manufacturers, Phix Energy was a citrus flavor. Citrus seems to be a staple in the energy drink world, regardless who makes the drink. Anyway, on with the review. So as per the instructions, I added one pouch to 12-16 ounces of water. I figured to go with 16 ounces (473 mL) to see what it was like. Please be advised: Others may have a difference of opinion on flavor than myself, but with one pouch, I didn’t find it that appetizing. So I tried the second pouch later with less water. This time, 12 ounces (355 mL). It tasted better, but I still felt it wasn’t very appetizing. So I decided to treat it like a science experiment: Use less water for one pouch or use two pouches in the same amount of water as before.

Tropic: The next morning just before I went for my walk, I had a glass of Tropic Phix Energy sitting in my fridge. This time, I used two pouches in 16 ounces of water. I also like my drink to be cold, but then again, I am used to that. This time around, I was certainly more pleased with my concoction over the previous one. A nice smooth texture and with it being a tropic flavor, I felt like I went on a trip to the South Pacific without even leaving my house. But as I said: Others may find one pouch just right. It’s all in your personal taste.

Teaberry: I did the same thing the next day with the teaberry flavor as I had with the tropic flavor. And again, very pleased. For me, two pouches in 16 ounces of water is where it’s at. Teaberry was actually my favorite out of them all. More flavor to it than Tropic, which of course was good as well.

Phix also sent me a sample of pouches for their sleep formula, which I will review in a couple days. In the meantime, be sure to check out the Phix Energy website and peace!

Supplement Facts (For All Flavors)

Serving Size: One Stick

Calories 36 (1.8% DV), Total Carbs 8.9 g (3% DV), Sugars 8 g, Vitamin A 1250 IU (25% DV), Vitamin C 50 mg (83% DV), Vitamin B1 0.375 mg (25% DV), Vitamin B2 0.425 mg (25% DV), Niacinamide 5 mg (25% DV), Vitamin B6 0.625 mg (31% DV), Folic Acid 0.1 mg (25% DV), Vitamin B12 0.0025 mg (42% DV), Biotin 0.0125 mg (4% DV), Pantothenic Acid 2.5 mg (25% DV), Chromium 0.05 mg (42% DV), Sodium 19.6 mg (<1% DV), Potassium 24.75 mg (<1% DV).

Proprietary Phix Mix (1600 mg) & Other Ingredients: NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotiden), Caffeine from Yerba Mate (80 mg), Eleuthero, Catechins from decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Maltodextrin.

Other Ingredients: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Stevia, Silica.

Flash Energy

Posted in Reviews with tags , , on 08/26/2011 by Brett

As promised, I have another review for another energy drink from Brazil. This is another one that contains guarana, but has a different flavor compared to Guarana Antarctica. This one is called Flash Energy. Again, since the ingredients are in Portuguese, I will not be able to post the ingredients.

Flash Energy is similar to Red Bull, except there are no bulls on the can and it has more of a sweet taste, which makes it more pleasant to drink. In addition, it has guarana, which is grown in Brazil. But just like Red Bull and other energy drinks on the market, it does have B vitamins in it. I happen to like this drink better than Red Bull, due to the fact they made it sweeter in taste.

So if you ever go to Brazil, grab a can of Flash Energy. You won’t regret it.

TapouT Energy Papaya Green Tea

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , on 07/25/2011 by Brett

So as I reported a little while back, TapouT Energy released their fourth flavor, Papaya Green Tea. I remember months ago when they first announced this flavor, it would be an interesting one to try. No other energy drink manufacturer has released papaya-flavored anything, let alone combining it with green tea. But I must say: Certainly worth trying.

Like any energy drink, TapouT Energy Papaya Green Tea is best served chilled. Like I always enjoy doing, I poured a can of PGT into a glass over ice and it has an amazingly crisp flavor to it. Very clean and refreshing. Certainly worth the hype and the wait. It is certainly on the same playing field as the other three flavors I have previously reviewed for TapouT Energy. I’ll admit: Cherry Citrus is still my favorite, but you still can’t go wrong with Papaya Green Tea or any flavor in TapouT Energy’s line-up. Keep up the good work, guys. Hope to eventually see a fifth flavor to help everyone “stay in the fight!”

Don’t forget to visit TapouT Energy’s website!

Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Taurine 2000 mg, Glucuronolactone 225 mg, Caffeine 200 mg, Panax Ginseng Root (4% Ginsenosides) 100 mg, Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate) 20 mg, Inositol (Inositol Monophosphate) 50 mg, Niacinamide 35 mg, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 10 mg, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 20 mcg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Filtered Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Decaffeinated Green and Black Tea Blend, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucralose.

Talon Energy Blood Punch Sugar Free

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , on 06/15/2011 by Brett

So on Monday, I reviewed Talon Energy Blood Punch. Today, I review its equally tasty Sugar Free brother! And yes, I said “Equally tasty!” The main reason I say that is because the Sugar Free version tastes very similar to its sugary brother, but obviously doesn’t have the sugar, calories or carbs! Always a bonus for anyone watching their weight and caloric intake. Absolutely kicking flavor! Quite tart, I must say, but the right amount of tart. Still very sweet, but doesn’t need the sugar. It’s already sweet enough, so to speak.

So go out and get a can of Talon Energy Blood Punch Sugar Free today.

Be sure to also check out the Talon website!

Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Taurine 2000 mg, Panax ginseng root extract 200 mg, Glucuronolactone 200 mg, Caffeine 160 mg, Inositol 60 mg, Guarana seed extract (Paullinia cupana, 22% caffeine) 60 mg, Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5, d-calcium pantothenate) 10 mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 10 mg, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 10 mcg.

Calories 0, Fat 0 g, Carbohydrate 0 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 420 mg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Carbonated water, Citric acid, Sodium citrate, Natural and artificial flavors, Natural blood orange flavor with other natural flavors, Sodium benzoate, Modified food starch, Acesulfame potassium, Maltodextrin, Acacia gum, Glycerol ester of wood rosin, Sucralose, Vegetable oil, Color (Red 40).

Talon Energy Blood Punch

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on 06/13/2011 by Brett

Oh no! Today is Monday the 13th! Not good! Just kidding. We know Monday the 13th isn’t a bad luck day. Though we know no one likes Mondays.

Today, we review Talon Energy Blood Punch. Don’t worry, this is not like the April Fool’s joke I pulled last year. I wouldn’t really drink blood. They just happened to give the name of their fruit punch flavor “Blood Punch.” But I will tell you this: If you pour a can of Talon Blood Punch into a glass, it looks as thick and red as blood, but obviously tastes much better than that. Definitely has a pleasing scent to it as well and the taste is certainly immaculate!

Remember I keep saying grape is one of those flavors out there that is very hard to screw up? Anything fruit punch falls into that category as well.

So go out and get a can of Talon Energy Blood Punch today. It will make you punch drunk.

Be sure to also check out the Talon website!

Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Taurine 2000 mg, Panax ginseng root extract 200 mg, Glucuronolactone 200 mg, Caffeine 160 mg, Inositol 60 mg, Guarana seed extract (Paullinia cupana, 22% caffeine) 60 mg, Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5, d-calcium pantothenate) 10 mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 10 mg, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 10 mg.

Calories 220, Fat 0 g, Carbohydrate 54 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 420 mg.

Non-Medicinal Ingredients per 473 mL: Carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, Citric acid, Sodium citrate, Natural and artificial flavors, Natural blood orange flavor with other natural flavors, Sodium benzoate, Modified food starch, Maltodextrin, Acacia gum, Glycerol ester of wood rosin, Vegetable oil, Color (Red 40).

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