Monthly Archives: July 2008

CRUNK hits the Northeast!

For all of the EDG readers in the New England area that have been asking where they could find CRUNK Citrus, here is your answer!  Looks like you are getting some distribution coming your way!

New York, NY (July 17, 2008) – Solvi Brands has announced that it will expand the distribution of CRUNK!!! Energy Drink to the Northeast through a partnership with Polar Beverages, Inc. – one of the country’s largest independent soft-drink bottlers. Polar Beverages’ 125 plus-years of experience and distribution success throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and upstate New York will ensure CRUNK!!! Energy Drink continues to reach new consumers, and meet their demand for the growing brand.

“We are excited to add CRUNK!!! Energy Drink to the Polar family,” said Ralph Crowley, President and CEO of Polar Beverages Inc. “We know that there is pent up demand for the brand throughout the Northeast.” Crowley continues to say,  “When deciding which independent beverages to work with, we look at several criteria. These include a strong and growing brand, quality management team, solid financial structure, marketing expertise, and overall support. CRUNK!!! and Solvi Brands LLC met our strict criteria for success.”

Bomba Energy

Want to try and drink a hand grenade?  If so then buy yourself a Bomba, this killer 250ml glass bottle with pull tab gets
2 thumbs up for marketing design!

Bomba has a flat cola appearance when poured into a glass but delivers a fruity aroma.
First sip of Bomba and holy efff that is friggin tart, WOW!  If you are having this drink to wake your
ass up then the first sip shock will do that alone!  If you stick just the tip of your tongue in to Bomba is has a pretty sharp fizz that is interesting.

Bomba produces a prune juice like flavor that brings along some cottom mouth and aftertaste.

The goodie list for Bomba only contains taurine 100mg, caffeine 63mg and vitamins… I was expecting to see
more ingedients but I guess thats why there wasn’t much of a pick me up with Bomba!

The bottle is cool, the drink is not.

Venom Mojave Rattler

Today we are sampling the low carb Venom Mojave Rattler!

First off I must say the can design and artwork are pretty sweet!  The can is all aluminum and has plastic threads on the neck for the twist off cap.  This 16.9 oz can is THICK, you could probably use it for a weapon in a bind.  The purple snake eye staring at you follows the whole reptile theme.

Once you crack open the Venom it has the very familiar energy drink aroma and gold color that we have seen 100’s of time.

First sip of VMR is nothing more than the usual slightly tart energy drink flavor but there is a definite aftertaste and you will get film on your tongue.  The aftertaste may be due to the “low carb” chemical included in this version.

VMR offer you 200mg of Ginseng and 3000mg of “energy blend” (taurine, L-Carnitine, caffeine, guarana + inositol) and vitamins B6 + B12.  VMR does not contain HFCS.

VMJ will give you a little boost but nothing special….. overall Mojave Rattler is nothing more than barley average.  The can gets 2 thumbs UP, but the drink get 1 sideways thumb.