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Rockstar SuperSours

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 04/24/2013 by Brett

So a while back, I had mentioned on our Facebook page that Rockstar was releasing their SuperSours line-up in two flavors: Green Apple and Bubbleberry. I will start with Green Apple.

The last time I remember any energy drink manufacturer developing an apple flavored drink was when Xenergy had their “Big Apple” flavor, which they discontinued over four years ago. Shame, because it was actually very good. But I have never been let down by any of Rockstar’s flavors. Others I have liked more, but never stopped me from buying those other flavors ever again. Just buy the ones I like the most more so.

The Green Apple flavor definitely tastes just like a Granny Smith apple, which is my favorite kind of apple as well. I was expecting a little bit of tartness from the energy drink, maybe more so than what the actual apple would give. But I didn’t get that. Don’t get me wrong: It was sour. But it wasn’t “Makes my lips pucker up” sour. Still flavorful, but more sweet than it is sour. Definitely enjoyable, but not really what I expected.

Now for the Bubbleberry flavor: This one I didn’t expect any sourness from, though there was a little. But it tasted more like bubble gum than anything, which I did expect. Didn’t really notice any berry flavor to it, but maybe I need to drink more before I jump to such a rash decision. But I also figured they would have picked a fruit that is known for its tartness and not make it taste like bubble gum.

So overall: Green Apple and Bubbleberry tasted good, but they weren’t “super sour.” Definitely a good marketing tool on Rockstar’s part to get people who like sourness to buy this product. But this is not one of Rockstar’s more successful ventures. At least not when it comes to flavor, because their other flavors are awesome!

Nutritional Facts (per 473 mL can)
Green Apple
Calories 280, Fat 0 g (0% DV), Sodium 25 mg (1% DV), Carbohydrate 65 g (Sugars 63 g) (22% DV), Protein 2 g, Niacin 170% DV, Vitamin B6 220% DV, Vitamin B12 600% DV, Pantothenic Acid 290% DV.
Contains (Per Can): Caffeine 160 mg, Taurine 2000 mg, Inositol 50 mg, Panax Ginseng Root Extract 50 mg, Guarana Seed Extract 50 mg, Milk Thistle Seed Extract 40 mg.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Dextrose, Taurine, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Caffeine, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Flavor, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Inositol, Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Caramel Color, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Guarana Seed Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin.

Bubbleberry
Calories 270, Fat 0 g (0% DV), Sodium 20 mg (1% DV), Carbohydrate 65 g (Sugars 65 g) (22% DV), Protein 2 g, Niacin 170% DV, Vitamin B6 220% DV, Vitamin B12 600% DV, Pantothenic Acid 290% DV.
Contains (Per Can): Caffeine 160 mg, Taurine 2000 mg, Inositol 50 mg, Panax Ginseng Root Extract 50 mg, Guarana Seed Extract 50 mg, Milk Thistle Seed Extract 40 mg.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Dextrose, Taurine, Citric Acid, Caffeine, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Inositol, Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Anthocyanins, Natural Flavor, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Guarana Seed Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin.

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.

Big News From TapouT Energy

Posted in Industry News with tags , , , , on 05/30/2011 by Brett

For months, many of us have known TapouT Energy was releasing a fourth flavor to their already kick-ass line-up. Well, the wait is finally over! Received news on Twitter that TapouT Energy has now released their newest flavor, Papaya Green Tea!

As for my American friends: All TapouT Energy flavors will hopefully be heading south of the 49th. No official announcement yet, but I know the TapouT Energy guys are working diligently on that.

Don’t forget to check out the TapouT Energy website as well! If you click on “News,” it will mention where you may pick up the new Papaya Green Tea flavor. I’m sure just like the other three flavors, this one is going to be absolutely epic!

Beaver Buzz Green Tea

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on 02/07/2011 by Brett

Here is yet another Beaver Buzz flavor I have meant to review for quite some time. That would be Beaver Buzz Green Tea. In their entire line-up, this is the only one that does not contain carbonated water. Then again, green tea itself would be odd if it were carbonated. Next to the Saskatoon Berry flavor, this one is my favorite in their line-up. I like green tea in general, but this one rules! Not only do they use natural sugar, but they also use honey. Honestly, you can tell, even before reading the ingredients. Seriously, Beaver Buzz knows how to keep you wanting more. I know I do.

Also, please check out the Beaver Buzz website for the rest of their line-up.

Supplement Facts (355 mL/12 fl. oz.)

Serving Size (237 mL/8 fl. oz.), 1.5 Servings Per Can. Amount Per Serving: Calories 120, Total Fat 0 g (0% DV), Saturated Fat 0 g (0% DV), Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV), Sodium 27 mg (1% DV), Carbohydrates 29 g (9% DV), Fibre 0 g (0% DV), Sugars 29 g, Protein 0 g (0% DV), Vitamin B6 5 mg (275% DV), Vitamin B12 17 mcg (275% DV)

Performance Blend: Taurine 681 mg, Green Tea Extract 205 mg, Caffeine 68 mg, Guarana 68 mg, Panax Ginseng 68 mg.

Medicinal Ingredients Per 355 mL/12 fl. oz: Taurine 1022 mg, Green Tea Extract 307 mg, Caffeine 102 mg, Guarana Seed Extract 102 mg, Panax Ginseng Root Extract 102 mg, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 8 mg, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 25 mcg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients Per 355 mL/12 fl. oz: Non-carbonated filtered water, sucrose (natural sugar), honey, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium hexametaphosphate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate

TapouT Energy to release new flavor

Posted in Industry News with tags , , , , on 01/07/2011 by Brett

First of all: Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2011. Second: I apologize for the long delay in posts. It has been a while.

TapouT, the very same company known for its line of clothing for mixed martial arts, has already released three flavors in their energy drink line-up: Cherry Citrus, Cranberry Orange and Peach Mango. For the record: All will be reviewed in the very near future. But I found out from TapouT Energy last week they will be releasing a new flavor in the future: Papaya Green Tea. No word as to when it will be released, but I know it is coming.

For now, you can find TapouT Energy at 7-Eleven and Wal-Mart. Please also check out TapouT Energy’s website: www.tapoutenergy.ca.

My first review for 2011 will be out on Monday, January 10. Stay tuned!

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