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Berry CRUNK!!!


Today I am excited to crack open this new flavor in the CRUNK!!! series! Get ready to feast your eyes and taste buds on Berry CRUNK!!! (acai berry-flavored)

The Berry can is very similar to the CRUNK!!! series but in a purple color scheme but I personally like this can design the best.  Crunk still offers the 16 oz can and not 15 oz like some of the others are switching to.

When you first open up the can you get a pleasant grape juice aroma that is very inviting if you are drinking this first thing in the morning like me.  I poured some BC in a glass and saw a murky purple color (remember that Citrus CRUNK!!! had that murky color but a 5 star taste) and not a lot of carbonation present.

First sip produces a tart robust flavor that is very different (in a good way) from the standard juice energy drinks.  BC has a brief micro carbonation tingle on your tongue and leaves a slight aftertaste.  BC does not taste like an energy drink in any way shape or form!!  If you know someone who doesn’t like the ED taste but wants an energy boost, here is your drink!  Berry CRUNK!!! produces a nice little pick me up kick that is similar to what we saw in Citrus CRUNK!!!

Overall I am pleased with Berry but I still think Citrus has a slight edge in the long run but I would love to start my morning with a Berry CRUNK!!

If you are in an area where you can’t fiind Crunk at your local store, you can always purchase at the CRUNK!! online store.

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.”

Citrus CRUNK!!!

Hot into to EDG Labs we have some Citrus Crunk to review today!

This FULL 16 oz can is bright vibrant yellow calling your name to open it!  Let’s crack this beast open!

Upon opening you get a nice lemon juice aroma that reminds you of those small plastic lemon shaped juice containers.   Citrus Crunk displays a cloudy looking color similar to clam broth but smells MUCH better!

First sip will awaking your taste buds like a warhead candy and demands your attention! CC has very minimal carbonation and once you get past that first initial sour bit this is a tasty beverage.  We sampled this drink on a 92 degree day and ice cold Citrus CRUNK goes down smooth and is very refreshing.  If I poured this into a pitcher and served it at a picnic the guest would never guess it was an energy drink!  I did notice a nice little afternoon energy pick me up that carried me until dinner.

CC has a rich real lemon taste similar to old fashioned lemonade that hits the spot.

There is very minimal aftertaste and a slight film on your tongue but goes away quickly.

CC offers the kitchen sink when it comes to goodies: Ashwaganda, caffeine, ginkgo, ginseng, guarana, horny goat weed, inositol, licorice, green tea leaf, grape seed, skull cap, white willow bark and milk thistle!

With the summer heat in full force, if you serve Citrus CRUNK ice cold this gets 2 thumbs up!

EDG Recommended!


Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!! We are gonna sample some CRUNK!!! today. Whaaaaaaaat??

Lets crack open this 250mL can and see what we get…. first we see a murky / cloudy cranberry color that provides a decent aroma. Once you take a sip you will notice that CRUNK taste better than it smells. (that’s a good thing compared to some of the other drinks that fool ya with a great aroma) We found minimal carbonation, minimal aftertaste and a definitely unique flavor that separates CRUNK from the other “baby aspirin” energy drinks out there. The pomegranate juice may be the source for interesting flavor that arouses your taste buds. (I didn’t see a specific juice % content on the can)

CRUNK is loaded with the standard goods and all kinds of additional goodies: horny goat weed, ashwaganda, grape seed extract, milk thistle, ginko biloba, skull cap, white willow bark, damiana and black carrot extract (for color).

CRUNK is unique drink and is worth a shot if you haven’t tried it yet.

CRUNK!!! Energy Drink was co-created and launched in 2004 by the late beverage industry legend Sidney Frank, creator of Grey Goose vodka and founder of Sidney Frank Importing Company (importer of Jägermeister), along with Lil’ Jon, the Grammy award winning artist and producer who is still onboard with CRUNK!!! as Chief Brand Advisor.

Frappio Espresso Latte

I have reviewed Frappio in the past but they have released a new can design I wanted to share with you.

I am still not a huge fan of any of the coffee energy drink but I’ll let you decide.

Frappio Espresso Latte (iced coffee with Ashwangandha) Ingredients: Brewed Coffee, milk, sucrose, natural and artificial flavor, sodium bicarbonate, pectin, dipotassium phosphate, caffeine, carrageenan, Ashwangandha.  Not a real inviting list of ingredients there…..

Frappio (Espresso Latte)

Frappio is gonna take a stab at the coffee energy drink segment with this ashwangandha infused espresso latte. Frappio is non carbonated, light brown in color, slight coffee aroma, taste like coffee grounds at first but then you get a taste of the milk and then the lingering coffee aftertaste on the tongue. If you pour it into a white dixie cup it will stain the cup really nice and leave a film behind. Frappio packs in the caffeine at 288 mg (15 oz can) and you will feel that for sure! This drink was $.60 at Big Lots; thats steal compared to $2 for a Java Monster! If you like coffee drinks I would say Frappio is worth a try and you decide for yourself!

Goods: milk, pure cane sugar, caffeine (288 mg) , ashwangandha root extract (which is supposed to give you energy boost with out the shakes) and vitamin A.