Energy drinks

High Fructose Corn Syrup

As I sit here waiting for update 4 of 13 on my laptop, buoyed up by a new energy drink (review up shortly) I turn to my phone, tech addict that I am. A topic I started months ago, but left as a forgotten draft was this one, on the recent (ish) report that fructose…

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SPAM (the energy drink from Holland!)

Yes, it’s got an odd name, but blimey! This is the greatest energy drink so far. Tastes good, comes in a nice yellow and black can. And it’s called SPAM. So far it’s only been seen by me in The Netherlands, where it is made. Red Bull and most of the energy drinks have a…

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EQ8 energy juice drink

This is pretty much like the other EQ8 juice drink, but I didn’t like the flavour of it as much. Bit of an aftertaste, but nothing much. According to the can it is one of your 5 a day, so that’s quite nice. See the other EQ8 review for more details on these drinks. Got…

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Focus energy shot

Found this one in Holland & Barrett, for about £2 last week. Took it towards the end of a long day, to help with the last half an hour of driving, and to perhaps keep me awake for the evening. Firstly, we should address the taste. This has no sugar in it, and wow, it…

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Red Thunder energy drink

At only 30p a 250ml can, Red Thunder from Aldi is a bit of an energy drink bargain. It has 30mg of caffeine per 100ml, so about 75mg per can, a bit less than a strong coffee. Taste-wise, it isn’t too great, but it is better than most, tasting like a slightly sweetened Red Bull.…

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Coca Cola (Coke)

The world’s most famous energy drink! You don’t need a description of this one, unless you live in a remote cave (and if you do, how have you got internet?) Plenty of sugar, a little caffeine (in the context of energy drinks) and no extract of coca leaves (for about the last 60 years –…

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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…

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