240 mg/16 oz. can
360 mg/24 oz. can
EASE IN ACQUISITION—10
Exceptionally common. No difficulty in acquisition anticipated at all.
This one doesn’t look bad; for the most part points are taken off for not being terribly imaginative. Black background, red star, “PUNCHED” written in font evidently meant to suggest that the drink packs a punch.
The taste is pretty standard for a canned fruit punch—very sweet, with an exceptionally strong artificial fruit taste, then a little bit of a gum-inspired aftertaste. Maybe there are those of you who like this sort of thing, but I’m not one of them. It’s one of those things that gets pretty old pretty fast, and by the end of it (small can) I was kind of glad I had finished it.
16 OZ. CAN
Even if they didn’t put much thought into the flavor (and it shows), Rockstar spared no expense when making sure that the drink lives up to the “Punched” part of its name—it is really quite powerful, reminiscent of the experience that first made me fall in love with Rockstar's products.
This stuff kept me going for hours—the effects tapered off slowly, in a fashion like unto that provided by the original, though the crash was noticeable once it came.
THE DRINK OVERALL—8.67
I’m giving this full marks across the board for kick, but I will say that the taste leaves something to be desired. I’m not a fruit punch guy, and taking this down got hard towards the end. I will say that it’ll do the job about as well as any drink I’ve had, and is well worth it if you’re willing to drink the whole can for it.
24 OZ. CAN
Even if it doesn’t quite reach the (insanely) lofty heights of the 24 oz. can of Rockstar Zero Carb, the 24 oz. Punched—Tropical Fruit Punch is still strong enough to count as a very serious energy drink, and warrant an admonition of caution if one is sensitive to caffeine. Go with the smaller can if you’re one of those people. Chances are it’s more than enough.
I got about 8 hours of solid energy out of this particular product. Don’t remember a crash, so there either wasn’t one or not enough of one to make an impression.
THE DRINK OVERALL—9.33
Like cheap fruit punch? Like really extreme amounts of energy? Try the 24 oz. Rockstar Punched—Tropical Fruit Punch.
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