EASE IN ACQUISITION—2
Rockstar Coconut Water is an emerging product, so at the moment it is quite uncommon. I do anticipate that this will soon change to an extreme degree, and in the not-too-distant future we’ll have a hard time not finding it.
Rockstar very nearly nails it with Coconut Water’s packaging. Problem is the shades of blue/blue-green employed—these are colors you have to be careful with; if properly used they have a tropical appearance, but even if you’re a hair off the look is very dated. The latter is the case here—while not offensive, the look is more 50’s/60’s-ish than tropical.
I don’t have a problem with the taste here—really. I like the taste of coconut, and I like most coconut products. For some reason that I don’t completely understand, my stomach feels otherwise—something about this drink just doesn’t sit right down there. So how do I review this—do I review it based on the fact that I like the taste, or that I had to take it down a sip at a time to keep myself from getting sick? As an aside, the drink has stevia in it, but I didn’t taste it. You’d be reading about it if I had.
KICK (INTENSITY) —8
It took a minute for Rockstar Coconut to start working (probably because it took me so long to get it down), but once it was, I was singularly alert and moderately jittery. It was a good place to be at, and made functioning all the easier.
KICK (DURATION) —8
Rockstar Coconut Water maintained its optimal effects for about 3½ hours, at which point it began to taper off without a crash.
THE DRINK OVERALL—7.33
Rockstar Coconut Water has that classic, high-octane Rockstar kick that I’ve come to know and love, for which it earns approval in my book. As for the flavor…well, this is very much a niche drink aimed at a specific target market, so you’re either going to love it or hate it. If you like coconut-flavored, I think it’s safe to say you’ll like Rockstar Coconut Water. If you hate ‘em…well, might be best if you just passed this one over. Whatever you do, remember you saw it first reviewed here at The Energy Blog.
UPDATE: I'm surprised to note that Rockstar Coconut Water's run didn't even last a year—it's already been discontinued. If you liked it, buy up whatever supply you can while it lasts.
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