Category Archives: Ginkgo

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.

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.

Radioactive Energy

Radioactive Energy (RE) comes in a 10.5 oz can with a vinyl overlay label. The label is pretty cool since it will glow in the dark BUT you need to hold the label to a light to “charge” it for a better view.

RE has a dull yellow color with no foamy head when poured into a glass. I really couldn’t smell a distinct aroma that was describable so I will call this a dull aroma.

Radioactive has a very sour / bitter taste that will really make you pucker up on that first sip. I did not find my first sip pleasant at all, I was ready to pour out the rest of the can….. RE is not sweet tasting by any means but it is very dry and has a blah aftertaste that I can’t pinpoint. GLOWRE is a very forgettable drink, it does not have an qualities that really make this stand out besides the name and label. I do have to mention that this drink gets SLIGHTLY better after the first few sips, but I would still have to rate this 5/10.

Save your $2 and pick a different drink!

Steven Seagal’s Cherry Charge

Cherry ChargeI wonder if Chuck Norris will ever come out with an energy drink??? If so the Chuck Norris drink would kick Steven Seagal’s ass!

Cherry Charge Lightning Bolt (CCLB) gives off an Asian vibe with the writing on the can but not the best design out there. CCLB offers you 16oz of Juicy Juice cherry flavor packed with an interesting twist. This drink is like no other that you have tasted, I don’t know what it is but I am not sure if its a good thing either???

The minute you crack this can open it smells like Juicy Juice cherry, if you have had juicy juice before you know exactly what I mean… it is a very distinct aroma. CCLB offers a deep red color, mild carbonation and that first sip is not very pleasant. The only way I can describe this is a cherry flavor that turns into a plum aftertaste once you swallow this liquid. The taste gets a little better after a few swigs but I am will not be buying anymore of this drink….. I won’t be drinking anymore of this even if you give it to me!

The ingredient list for CCLB includes some rare finds like Tibetan goji berry, organic cane juice + Asian cordyceps but also gives you some of the usual suspects like caffeine, guarana, ginseng, ginko and B vitamins.

Feel free to sample this if you like… but remember that I warned you! 😉

Guru Energy

Guru EnergyToday we had the chance to sample some Guru Energy! Guru comes in your standard 250 mL bullet can, has an interesting red/silver theme with block lettering. Guru claims to be 100% natural and certified organic.

Guru has a deep gold color, mild carbonation and a very unique flavor that I find hard to describe… maybe a grapefruit mixed with ginger ale? The taste is somewhat tart and sour and it hits you on the roof of your mouth a little bit. Guru defiantly has a dry aftertaste once the tingle on your tongue disappears. I picked up the can to look at it about an hour later, took a sniff and it smell just like cotton candy inside that can!!

Guru contains sparkling water, organic white grape + cane juice, guarana, caffeine, SALT, ginseng root, ginkgo biloba and echinacea. This is the first drink I have seen that comes with echinacea.

Overall it’s not a bad drink, i would have this again. I paid $2.25 at Whole Foods for this and though that was a bit steep. I would drink this more often if I could find it for a buck.