Monthly Archives: February 2010

Penthouse Clear – Lemon Lime

Penthouse Clear is the “Penthouse” name you normally think of….  the sexy devil cat girl on the label will remind you of that also!  The can design is nothing crazy but devil cat girls are “Clearly Stimulating” according to the can!  :)  The manufacturer of Penthouse clear takes this product seriously and you can check out the process here.

Once we crack this baby open we find:

-Clear color with a faint gold hue to it

-Slight mild aroma similar to a Vernors

-Very sweet taste that taste slightly like perfume. (maybe the devil girl?)

-Distinct aftertaste and that film on the roof of your mouth but disappears rapidly

-Didn’t seem very carbonated but the belch factor was high.

-Includes the usual suspects: Caffeine, taurine, inositol and B vitamins

– Never seen Xian Cao on an ingredient list before (Siegesbeckia Plant, used in Chinese medicine)

Overall the marketing on this can rocks!  Who can just walk past this drink and not be curious whats on the inside?  The taste of this drink just wasn’t my style but there is a nice little energy boost in it for ya!

Mona Vie

Mona Vie comes in a 250 ml black can with a light blue pull tab and blue band on the rim.

It’s a plain and simple can with a slight color accent that looks nice!  Mona Vie claims to be “the premier acai blend”  80% juice – no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners!

When you crack the can open it has a grape aroma that may smell like wine.

When poured into a glass it has a murky look, purpleish color and I noticed some floaties in there (I have noticed

other acai drinks that have the floaties… so maybe something with the berry itself?)

The taste is very tart and dry, I also thought it had to Jekyll and Hyde style to it… when I took my first sip I didn’t really like it but once I was done I wanted more.

Overall it is an interesting and complex beverage that is worth sampling if you have the chance!

Hydrive Energy Triple Berry

Today we have a Hydrive Triple Berry quick look review!

  • crystal clear red color
  • non-carbonated, enhanced water energy drink
  • first sip strong and tart but smooths out
  • tasty berry flavor
  • minimal aftertaste
  • caffeine, taurine, ginkgo + acai
  • 30 calories
  • great afternoon pick me up while at work

Conclusion: I was impressed with this low calorie offering, the flavor is good and I didn’t notice that nasty or strange aftertaste you get with certain artificial sweeteners.  I would drink this again and recommend to my friends who want something lighter than a Redbull / Monster.