** UPDATE **
Sport Energy has been discontinued as of Nov 2009
Sport Energy is not going to win any art / design contest with the look of their can BUT I was excited to see the 16oz cans were made with real sugar!Â I love sampling drinks made with real sugar compared to the HFCS!
Doo Drop: has the color of Mt Dew, aroma similar to gatorade, medium carbonation, tart flavor and a nice sweet taste that real sugar produces! Doo Drop was my favorite out of the bunch! EDG Recommended
Mango Cream: has the color of Tang, smells like Tang, the flavor is similar to Tang with added baby aspirin, first sip is a strong flavor assault on your tongue that I enjoyed!
Raspberry Cream: pale pink clear color, aroma is similar to cotton candy/cream soda, medium carbonation, good rich flavor start to finish, strong lingering taste.
Fruit Punch: transparent reddish-pink color, dead ringer for Hawaiian Punch, if you added carbonation to HP you would get Sport Energy Fruit Punch!Â The sweet sugar grabs your tongue on that first sip, medium carbonation, this drink is a pleasure to drink.
The 16oz cans of Sport Energy include 1000mg of Taurine, 80mg of caffeine, 5mg of Guarana, 5mg of Ginseng and 43.5g of sugar per 12oz serving (less than Mt Dew). The energy boost you feel is similar to what you get from the big 3.
Shots: The 2.5oz sport energy shots are a whole different game……I know the “energy shot” market is exploding but I have yet to find many shots that taste good and Sporty Energy shots are no exception.Â I can’t lie to you, these shots smell like old tennis shoes and the taste is pretty awful.Â I had 4 co-workers take a sniff and sample the taste and they all agree these are nasty! But to be fair I have not found an energy shot that tasted good.Â The quote of “Shockingly great taste” could be correct IF it just said “Shocking Taste”!
It’s amazing how different these drinks are when compared to each other.Â The real sugar 16oz version is great tasting and enjoyable, the energy shots are just nasty.