EQ8 energy drink

Not a bad flavour, it says ‘lightly sparkling orange & passion fruit’ and it does taste good. Light and fruity, not watery.

It does contain caffeine as an ingredient, though it doesn’t state how much (which is odd, considering even tea tends to say these days) but I estimate it to be only slightly more than a regular can of coke. From the website:
Just fruit juices and naturally energising ingredients like ginseng and guarana… oh and a nip of natural caffeine

The listed ingredients on the can are:
Sparkling Water, Orange Juice from Concentrate (10.7%), White Grape Juice from Concentrate (10%), Fruit Extracts, Passion Fruit Juice from Concentrate (3.4%), Mango Puree (0.9%), L-Carnitine, Natural Flavourings, Ginseng Extract, Antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid, Stabilisers: Pectin and Carob Bean Gum, Guarana Extract, Flavouring: Caffeine, Colour: Beta-Carotene.


Typical values per 100ml
Energy 181kJ/42.8 kcal, Protein <0.2g, Carbohydrate 10.2g, of which sugars 9.5g, Fat Trace, of which saturates Trace, Fibre <0.1g, Sodium Trace. It has given me a slight buzz, but though I do feel quite awake, I'm also feeling that my eyes and mouth are quite dry. A serving (250ml can) is £1.49, and is available from Holland & Barrett or Morrisons. After about an hour, the effects seem to be wearing off. Well, perhaps that is unfair - the slight buzzy feeling has gone. I still feel weary, but certainly I feel less mentally tired than before my drink. Now, some 5.5 hours later, I am starting to crash. Obviously it is impossible to determine if I would have felt this tired at this point anyway, but given the time, I suspect not. I am pretty thirsty. So, overall, pretty good stuff, with a good but mild yet long lasting lift, and very drinkable. 4.5 out of 5, hard to beat!

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