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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.

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