Natural Energy (3 reviews)

Firefly Natural Energy Britannia - Raspberry, Blackberry & Bramley Apple

Firefly Natural Energy Britannia - Raspberry, Blackberry & Bramley Apple

The cinnamon challenge is a thing of modern folklore. Oh you're not familiar? It's a little game where you dare or bet someone that they can't swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon without the aid of a beverage. The person is also not allowed to puke. It can be endlessly funny at parties. Generally if you can convince one of your friends to do it, it's pretty much guaranteed that others will join in saying that the people who can't do it are wusses. If you've never witnessed the hilarity please head over to You Tube and watch some videos of it. Watching the puff of spice come out of peoples mouths like smoke from an angry dragon never gets old.

I found this drink in a grocery store up in Canada on a little trip today. They had a handful of flavors, but since it was a little on the expensive side ($3.50) I had to chose only one. All of the flavors looked great, but once I saw blackberry and ginger combined I knew my answer.

It tastes like a lightly gingered apple juice. It has some slight berry flavor to it, but the apple it what really hits your taste buds. The ginger is there in flavor, but there isn't a burn with it. I brought up the cinnamon challenge earlier because even though it isn't listed as an ingredient there is the definite dryness of cinnamon in the aftertaste. Just like in the challenge, but to a smaller extent, it feels like the drink dries out your mouth. No one is going to be screaming for water because of it, but it's there and it makes the drink more interesting.

This is a natural energy drink. They make sure to point on that there is no refined sugars or taurine contained to give you "fake energy," as I will call it. In a separate ingredients list they let you know all of the "Botanical Extracts" that are contained to give you energy. Included are yerba mate and guarana.

I don't know what I expected this to taste like, but it was not how it actually tastes. I'm okay with that though, because it's pretty great. It's sweet, with just the right herbs and spices. I wish more companies would take note.

Website
http://www.fireflytonics.com/
Country
England
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Categories
Energy Drink, Juice
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on April 14th, 2011
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Oatly Natural Energy Orange Mango

Oatly Natural Energy Orange Mango

I love everything about this packaging; the size, the totally recyclable material used (it feels great in your hands) and especially the design. It's simple, clean, and interesting. On top of the packaging being great, the contents are even better. In a blind taste test I would have bet all my monies on the fact that there was dairy in here. Goodbye duckets, because this is totally vegan and it made with oat milk. I've never had that before, nor did I know it existed, but it seems like a great alternative to dairy milk. Adding fruit to it makes it taste like a melted orange mango creamsicle. It's magical tasting and can easily fill in a gap for those who have dairy free diets.

Website
http://www.oatly.com/
Country
Sweden
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Milk
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 19th, 2017
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Feel Natural Energy Mango Passionfruit

Feel Natural Energy Mango Passionfruit

This is centimeters from being horrible. It walks the tightrope of having a diet death taste, but somehow maintains its balance and the crowd of taste buds cheers on the dismount. It is sweetened by both stevia and cane sugar, which reels in the horrible diet flavor. It really does take you right to the limit of what you can handle before it becomes just another diet drink. Instead it has a decent fruit flavor and keeps it at 15 calories. It’s not ideal flavorwise, but it is better than most beverages that contain a zero calorie sweetener.

It’s been a long day and it has potential to be a long night as well. I needed a little boost to push me through, but I didn’t want your everyday energy drink that would make me feel all crazy and not be able to sleep. This seems to be doing a good job of working both sides. I’m more alert, but I don’t feel like the only sleep that I’m going to get will be after the sun rises. Here’s to hoping it continues to keep the yawns away.

Website
http://www.feelenergy.com/
Country
United States
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 24th, 2016
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