Monthly Archives: October 2008

Freek Psycho

It’s that time to get Freeky for Halloween!!!  We will follow the Halloween theme and keep it orange today!!  EVIL ENERGY!!!!

Freek Psycho has an aroma that is very comparable to Orange Crush soda and has a similar color to Tang!  First sip of FP and I was very pleased, this was a great tasting beverage, there was a high carbonation assault on the tongue but the flavor made up for it!

Freek does not leave any aftertaste and finishes very clean!  I would recommend this as a great morning wake me up drink!

As with all the Freek drinks… you will defiantly get a nice little boost to get ya through the day! (2000mg of taurine per can)

EDG says “2 thumbs up”

Red Bull Cola

Red Bull Cola is starting to show up in various markets across the US and I was able to score myself 2 cans to sample!!  $1.29 for the 250mL can and $1.69 for 12 oz can.

Let crack open the red pull tab (click the tab image for a full size image) that has the cut out bull logo in it and see what this stuff smells like….. FLAT SODA, yup smells just like an open can of cola that sat in the fridge for a few days.

Red Bull Cola has the color of murky iced tea and it’s very foamy when poured into a glass (similar to Pepsi but not that foamy).  The funny part about the foamy appearance is that onec you take a sip there is not much carbonation on your tongue….

I also want to add that RB Cola would make a great holiday beverage since it has a slightly “spicy” flavor to it… (cinnamon, cloves, ect…)  I myself do not like cinnimon or clove tasting items so this drink doesn’t really appeal to me, but I would drink a FREE can if got one!

Red Bull Cola is all natural ingredients and starts off with water, sugar and carbon dioxide!!!  No HSFC here!  Every ingredient on the list you can read and know what it is.

• no phosphoric acid
• no preservatives
• no artificial flavors.

I was expecting a sweeter taste but was greeted with a slightly tart or bitter taste.

As for the energy kick, I would say its less than a standard red bull.

Made in Switzerland!

Battery Energy

It’s Tuesday  morning and you may be looking for an extra charge this week!!! So lets see what an 11.2oz can of Battery Energy can do for you!

Battery comes from Finland so you get English and Finnish language on the can for that international feel.  The can itself looks pretty cool, it’s a fat stubby can and has a positive (+) side so it really brings the brand name into the design.

Once we crack open the can we get that familiar look and smell similar to Red Bull… BUT a strong slightly fruity applish aroma is present!  The first sip yields a very dry taste that is NOT sweet at all.  I was expecting that sugary taste but it wasn’t there. I found Battery to have very mild carbonation with a slight tingle on your tongue. Battery produces a slight aftertaste that disappears rather quick.

1200mg of taurine accompanied with B vitamins, guarana and sucrose  produces a nice little energy kick!

I persoanlly am not a huge fan a Battery Energy but 2 of my co-workers thought it was pretty tasty and would buy it again.  As always, all reviews here on EDG are strictly my opinion and you can take it for what it’s worth! 🙂

Bloom Energy – Cran Raspberry

I never thought Del Monte was going to get into the energy drink market but I am glad they did!

Today we have a 10.5 oz can of Del Monte Bloom Energy in Cran Raspberry flavor.  Bloom provides deep red robust color with a fruity aroma that is inviting.  First sip is solid flavor with a micro carbonation tingle on your tongue that is very pleasing and no aftertaste!  I really tasted the cranberry flavor but didn’t really notice much on the raspberry side. Bloom does provide a slight white grape juice taste which is a nice bonus.

I really like the fact that Bloom does not contain any HFCS!!!!  Del Monte claims one full serving of fruit per can.  Bloom doesn’t pack alot of the energuygoodies in there but it does have guarana, ginsing, B-vitamins and contains 50% juice.

I scored this gem for $.60 at Big Lots and recommend you picking a few up for the morning drive…  they are refreshing to drink and do not have that baby aspirin flavor.   Forget the orange juice and go straight for a Bloom.  You will get a little kick out this drink, it taste great and it’s less filling!