Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review for Starbucks Refreshers--Raspberry Pomegranate


40-55 mg


Emerging, so as of yet somewhat on the infrequently encountered side of things.  Given the popularity of Starbucks, however, I’m certain it will become more popular in the future.


The drink would look a little nicer if they hadn’t cut off the bottom quarter of the packaging.  On the top part, you have the Starbucks logo and a deep, rich burgundy background, and it looks nice—then you cut it off towards the bottom, exposing the bare aluminum of the can.  Really leaves the drink looking incomplete.


The taste is…okay.  I can taste the raspberries, and I can taste the pomegranate, but there’s a bit of an intense sweetness that I’m sure comes from the stevia, and frankly, it’s a bit much.  I could have done without that—just throw some cane sugar in and call it good, for crying out loud!  I don’t know what the big hype is over stevia that warrants its use in spite of the fact that it ruins every drink it touches!


This, frankly, was a bit of a letdown.  It never really woke me up, just left me feeling as though I was on my way to being awake.  It was an incomplete experience, and in that regard was quite unsatisfying.


The drink worked for about 2 hours, which would have impressed me just a bit more had the kick not been so weak to begin with.


I’m a little behind on my reviews, so this is late getting out, so for those who have not already tried this drink: there’s really nothing special about it.  It tastes okay, but the kick is pretty darn weak.  If you must try it, make sure you’re not really dragging, as this drink will fall far short of most energy requirements.

KEYWORDS: Starbucks Refreshers Raspberry Pomegranate energy drink review, green coffee extract, stevia, Stevia rebaudina, natural energy


  1. I was planning on tasting one of these, but couldn't find them. I figured I'd wait until later to try and find them. On an energy drink related note, have you tried Hydrive Energy yet?

    1. I have not yet--saw it once about a year or so back, but made the mistake of not picking it up. Be happy to review it if I could find it.

    2. The only place I saw it at was at Homeland Stores (which most locations are in Oklahoma).


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