EASE IN ACQUISITION—7
I’ve made note of this before in at least a couple of reviews, but now that I’m actually reviewing the beverage, I get to expound—the packaging on NOS Sugar Free isn’t all that great. I am really not a fan of extensive exposure of aluminum when it comes to packaging on a cans—for some reason, I have a mindset that associates colorlessness on a can with flavorlessness within, and as a result, I’m always a little apprehensive when I reach for one in a cooler. Looking at NOS Sugar Free, I couldn’t help but think that I was probably going to wind up with a watered down version of the original, with a heavy taste of artificial sweeteners.
You have probably heard the phrase “can’t judge a book by its cover”, and in this case, that’s absolutely true. I have no more qualms with this drink than I did the original, except that the you do get a bit of an artificial sweetener taste in the first few sips. That goes away, however, and pretty soon you’re just enjoying passion-fruity goodness.
Most NOS drinks deliver a very curious kick—they make it so that I am extraordinarily alert, but it’s never a jittery sort of thing. NOS Sugar Free isn’t really any exception to that—it’s about as effective as anyone could ask for, but it’s not so in-your-face intense as many similarly intense energy drinks.
No NOS drink has ever failed in this department, and you can feel pretty confident that NOS Sugar Free won’t either. 5+ hours of energy are delivered before you cross the finish line.
THE DRINK OVERALL—9.67
If you like NOS and are counting calories, I can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t like NOS Sugar Free. Heck—if you like NOS and aren’t counting calories, I can’t think of any reason you wouldn’t like NOS Sugar Free. It’s an excellent all-around drink, and well worth any energy drinker’s consideration.
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