We have another contender in the 2 oz energy drink market!
On Go Energy is offered in 3 different flavors; Lemon Lime, Berry Blast and Mandarin Orange.
Today we will be sampling the Mandarin Orange flavor. On Go comes in a 2 oz white plastic screw cap bottle with a plastic label sleeve. The first thing you will smell when you crack this bottle open is baby aspirin… i am not talking the general “baby aspirin energy drink” taste, i am talking about the orange St. Josephs baby aspirin you had as a kid! if you don’t remember those little orange aspirin pills, it does resemble an orange creamsicle smell and taste.
Compared to those other 2 oz energy drinks that taste pretty medicine like, On Go has a great flavor you can sip or chug! Non-carbonated, finishes clean, minimal aftertaste and taste good!
On Go states “No carbs, no sugar, no crash, stamina, focus and endurance” and only 8 calories for calorie counters!
I give On Go the thumbs up, if you want a quick pick me up and don’t feel like drinking a 16 oz can this is your ticket!
I sampled the Lemon Lime flavor and I am not a fan, the Orange is 100x better in my eyes.
Final Round Results:
1. Mandarin Orange (Hands down winner)
2. Berry Blast (great taste)
3. Lemon Lime (I wasn’t a fan, it didn’t compare with the other flavors 🙁 )
We were very pleased with the first batch of Starbucks Energy + Coffee drinks and now they are introducing a new flavor to the lineup!
Today we cracked open a can of Cinnamon Dulce and was greeted with coffee aroma similar to the other SBX drinks and a very slight hint of cinnamon. Once poured into a glass this drink looks THICK and RICH with a deep caramel color.
The first sip I took was rather rough…. (NOTE: EDG is a not a fan of cinnamon) I noticed a strong cinnamon taste and almost thought I was sipping out of an ashtray…. A few more sips later the ashtray/cinnamon taste was going away and it became more drinkable! I had another colleague (who enjoys cinnamon) sample this drink and he liked it start to finish.
I could drink this again BUT I would prefer one of the other Starbucks Energy drinks. I’m sure plenty of people out there will really enjoy this drink!
List of the good stuff:
– 1800mg Taurine
– 180mg Inositol
– 325mg Ginsing
– 90mg Guarana
– 450mg L-Carnitine
– 2000mg Maltodextrin
If you like cinnamon + coffee I highly recommend you try this drink once it hits the market on Jan 22, 2009.
There is no way to put a positive spin on Neuro Fuel……Â This stuff is HORRIBLE!
NOTE: I have reviewed the “Improved Flavor” formula here , please read that also.
NF has a screaming canary yellow color that looks really good but once the aroma hits your nose you are wondering why they would put yack piss in a can!Â I consulted with 4 of my colleagues to confirm my finding and give NF a non-biased review.Â All 5 of us had that same WTF look on our face once you got a wiff of this liquid!
If you are still tempted to taste this vile fluid you will get a very dry taste similar to a sugar free drink, medium aftertaste and a taste that I’m lost for words on….
PLEASE – do not waste your $$$$$ on this drink…. it is not worth $.02, I wouldn’t drink this if you gave it to me free!