260 mg/16 oz. can
359 mg/22 oz. bottle
EASE IN ACQUISITION—5
So you’re probably wondering why I’m reviewing one of the variants of an original before I review the original, which is not a habit of mine—well, it’s because around here, every retailer seems to be trying to get rid of the NOS Fruit Punch flavor as quick as they can to make room for something that will sell better. Finally found a place that carried cans that wouldn’t expire in three days, so I picked it up so as to be able to review it at a later time. And here I am, reviewing it on a later date as it becomes increasingly scarce.
I like the red with the standard NOS template, but there’s something I find quite disagreeable about that shade of yellow with the red on the can…or maybe it's just the yellow. I don’t know what it is…for some reason it just doesn’t work in my mind. Still, it looks alright if you hold it such that you don’t see that antagonistic yellow shade in back. The bottle doesn’t have that problem, and for that gets an extra point. And for being in that awesome bottle.
Much better than some of the fruit punch drinks I’ve had—not quite as sweet, decidedly less gummy, with a little more emphasis on the sour than most. Still not quite enough to win me as a convert…but hey, I’ve got Venom Energy—Death Adder for that.
16 OZ. CAN
It’s…intense. They’re not kidding when they call this a “High Performance” energy drink. It was kind of slow to get started, but once I was going, I did have the impression of being in a Lamborghini doing 200 down the interstate from Pocatello to Twin Falls. Something interesting was that the tiredness was still present, but only in the same way a guy being dragged behind the Lamborghini by a rope around his ankles screaming effeminately at the top of his lungs is still present. Eventually lost it, though, and from that point there was no stopping me.
NOS—Fruit Punch has some pretty impressive mileage (okay, no more vehicular references…until the next NOS product review, at least)…it kept me going for a good five hours at least before I started to burn out. There was a bit of a crash at the end there, but nothing especially out of the ordinary.
THE DRINK OVERALL—9
Lovers of the run-of-the-mill fruit punch flavor, rejoice! This is your drink. Even if you don’t, the flavor is still passable, and it's a drink that's definitely worth taking down if you really need something hardcore to keep you going…I can guarantee it will do at least that much.
22 OZ. BOTTLE
I got the same effect from this bottle as I did the bottle of the original—very intense, but not insanely so. Fortunately, it’s got the longevity thing going for it also.
I drank this only a few days after the bottle of the original, so I was a little desensitized to the caffeine—I got only 8 hours out of it. Frick, listen to me—EIGHT HOURS. Even if I wasn’t certain that it’ll deliver the same effect as the original as long as you’re not taking them down one day after the other, that’s still a lot of energy! So…unless you’re really going overboard on the caffeine as of late, as I was, anticipate a full day of energy.
THE DRINK OVERALL—9.33-ish
I’m thinking I’ll be averaging the 10+ rating as I would an 11, but I might change my mind about that in the future. Bottom line: this is a very potent bevarage with a singularly long-lived kick. Like fruit punch as much as you do energy? Freak, get a bottle of NOS—Fruit Punch already!
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