EASE IN ACQUISITION—8
Got a Wal-Mart in the area? Check out the energy drink section there—that’s where I found my can.
There has GOT to be a way to indicate you’re a low calorie drink without sapping all the color out of your can—in fact, I know there is. Take a look at Monster Energy—Absolutely Zero. Monster makes a GREAT case for the fact. You drain a can of color, it’s going to make you think of a drink that has also been drained of flavor. Pretty shoddy try here, Sambazon. I’m only giving you a below average rating rather than a failing rating because I like your tribal dude on the front. For HIS sake alone I don’t flunk you!
Taste really isn’t that bad, considering it’s sweetened with stevia (I would have laughed really hard if it had been sucralose or one of those other sweeteners, since this is a USDA certified organic beverage)—the effect of which is typically devastating. I actually thought this one tasted more like the açaí than the original (berry-ish, earthy…you know what I’m talking about). Still, I’ve had better—just go to Jamba Juice and get one of their açaí antioxidant smoothies, then add a dropper of caffeine from a 5150 energy shot. That’ll do the job AND taste awesome.
Meh. Enough to wake me up a bit, and satiate my craving for caffeine. But not enough to make much of an impression.
Better than the original, at least I thought, but I’ve consistently found that to be the case with lower-calorie energy drinks. Anticipate a 2 hour boost without a crash.
THE DRINK OVERALL—6.33
This is most definitely a niche drink—it’s the sort of thing you’d expect a diehard organic food junkie to get if they needed a small boost and felt the need to watch their calories. I wasn’t terribly impressed with this, but then again, I’m not the aforementioned sort of individual. If you are…well, try Sambazon Amazon Energy—Lo Cal.
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