Citrus (18 reviews)

Inko's Organic Energy Citrus

Inko's Organic Energy Citrus

Out of the Organic Energy line that Inkos puts out this is the only flavor that I didn’t absolutely love. Perhaps that’s because it’s the one that tastes the most like something was added to the tea. The tea flavor is there, but there is definitely something else floating around in the brew as well. Maybe it’s the stevia, but I have a feeling it’s more of the ginseng or guarana, as it’s less familiar. The flavor is not enough to ruin the drink for me, as I still enjoy it enough that I bought a case when I found it for ridiculously on sale. I just wouldn’t pay full price for it very often, with the other flavors available.

One of the things I appreciate about these Inkos drinks is that they are non-carbonated, organic energy drinks. So not only do they avoid all of the chemical garbage that other companies use that make me feel all crazy, but they also keep things different by not introducing bubbles to it. This is energy you can feel okay about. It’s made with white tea with just a splash of citrus in it. The more I drink, the more I enjoy it and think that hey, maybe I would buy this at full price on a normal basis afterall.

Website
http://inkostea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Categories
Energy Drink, Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 12th, 2018
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Mati Healthy Energy Citrus

Mati Healthy Energy Citrus

I started off thinking these Mati drinks weren’t very good. I blamed it on thinking that it was going to be a yerba mate base and not guayusa. Then, knowing what I was getting into better, I thought I enjoyed them a decent amount. Now, after drinking 5 or 6 cans of various flavors with some repeating, I really don’t know what I think. I really want to like it, because it’s different and healthier, but at the same time there is something a little off with the flavor. Not like spoiled “off,” but just strange that I can’t seem to acclimate myself to. As soon as I take my first sip of any can, I’m not really a fan, but then about halfway through I start to “get it” and the enjoyment begins. The problem is that if I were to drink another can the next day it would be the same situation and not instant gratification. I know there are certain consumables that you need to grow into. They are things that you completely dislike when you first try them, but eventually they can become your favorites. People say that about beer, but I don’t think that flavor could ever be something I would intentionally want in my mouth. You get the idea though. Will that happen with Mati drinks? Is it something that no matter how many times I drink it I will always have to “work” for the pleasure with each can? I don’t know if that is something I want. Definitely not on a regular basis.

I would say this is 60% guayusa 20% orange and 20% lime. At least half of the citrus aspect of this tastes like it comes from the rind. That’s not a terrible thing, but something I feel is worth noting. The more I think about the citrus, the more it seems to come through. Maybe it’s because I’m nearing the end of the can. Maybe it’s there because I’m looking for it. These drinks will remain a mystery.

Website
http://www.matienergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 31st, 2017
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Marquis O3 Citrus

Marquis O3 Citrus

Steve, I need to make a change in my life. I need to calm down with the burgers and go organic. We have been eating like garbage for decades so we need a change. What've you got there? If it's organic, I'll slam it. That's going to be my new mantra going forward. I'll eat anything organic. That's healthy, right? I mean, it's organic.

What is this? Is this organic? You know my new rule. Is this grapefruit beer? Marquis? What's that? You're saying this isn't it? I'm looking at the ingredients and this isn't alcoholic but man it tastes like it is. It's a little bitter and tastes really diet. It certainly is "Citrus" but that's a bit of a vague flavor, don't you think?

You know what? You can have organic hamburgers, right? Alright, hand me one of those. Maybe I don't need to go so "cold turkey" on everything. I might go half junk food and half organic. That will naturally put me right in the middle, right? Cool. Give me that burger, dude.

Website
http://www.drinkmarquis.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Erytritol
Categories
Energy Drink, Iced Tea, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on August 15th, 2014
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Marquis O3 Organic 0-calorie Energy Drink - Citrus Case of 12

Solixir Think Citrus

Solixir Think Citrus

I’ve been reading Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World and I’ve learned a lot about the history of pop, or soda, or whatever you want to call it. I find it very interesting, and it’s a good read. While I have a love for your classic sodas, I would love to go back in time and make a change. I’m pretty sure that the world would be a better place if sugar had never been added to fizzy drinks.

As I sit here sipping on this can of Solixir I keep thinking to myself this is great. It has an excellent taste (white grape and lime mixed together to give it an unusual citrus taste), and there are only 13g of sugar in here that occurs naturally in the fruit juice used. The thing in that there is a little something in the back of my brain that tells me that there is something wrong. That thing is in fact that it is a fairly dry soda and it’s “missing” sugar. Now, I only feel that way because my body has been programmed over the last 3+ decades to expect soda to be uber sweet. The thing is it doesn’t need it. If I had started off associating a taste like this with what soda should be I would be completely disgusted with how sweet a “normal” pop is if I had one now for the first time.

On top of being a healthier soda, this also has a botanical blend added to it that helps with concentration, without the spike and crash that caffeine and other energy drink garbage has.

This is what I want. This is how things would be in a perfect world. People wouldn’t be so overweight and overridden with diabetes (well at least to some extent).

Website
http://www.solixir.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Juice, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 29th, 2013
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solixir think (Citrus), 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12)

Moxie Energy Drink Citrus

Moxie Energy Drink Citrus

Touring in a band can be a draining activity. You don’t get much sleep, and the small amounts you get are generally uncomfortable. On top of that you generally also eat like garbage. Don’t get me wrong, it’s my favorite thing in the world to do, but after a while I sometimes find myself getting a severe case of soft brain. It’s times like that that I reach for a Moxie. Oh you mean you didn’t know that the official beverage of Maine, Moxie, was originally created in 1876 to help fight the completely fictitious ailment known as soft brain? Well now you do, and you also know what to do if you ever find yourself in the grips of this infliction.

While I was in Maine, on the previously mentioned tour, I made my band mates stop at a grocery store so I could pick up a 12 pack of Moxie to bring back home, since it is nowhere to be found in Buffalo. When I went to check out I saw two different flavors of Moxie Energy Drink in the cooler at the register. My mind was reeling as to what these could possibly taste like. Obviously the best-case scenario would be liquefied candy mixed with the classic medicinal Moxie flavor. Unfortunately this was not the case. While the drink does contain it there wasn't a strong gentian root flavor (it’s what fights the soft brain), but it also didn’t taste totally like a typical energy drink. When I started the beverage had a strange orange flavor, but the more I drank the more it tasted like lime. It didn’t have a strong taurine flavor to it either. It had a very distinct taste that I couldn’t fully place. I want to say it tastes like Skeleteens soda, minus the burn, but I’m not exactly sure that was right on.

While I was disappointed that it didn’t taste like one of my favorite sodas that it is it’s namesake, this energy drink tasted better than most, but more importantly it tastes different, which is all one can ask for in the energy drink game these days.

Website
http://catawissabottlingco.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Sweetener
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 30th, 2013
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Grins Naturally Flavored Water Citrus

Grins Naturally Flavored Water Citrus

I know that grinning is supposed to be a good thing. It’s supposed to mean that you’re happy, but there always seem something menacing behind it to me. I think that it’s the bearing of the teeth that puts me on edge. It’s like a more aggressive smirk, as if the person doing the grinning is going to just leap out at you and rip our your jugular with those teeth they are so keen on showing off. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want that happening to me. I like my jugular just fine in its current placement.

Now Grins Naturally Flavored Water on the other hand is definitely a good thing. It’s got a bunch of vitamins in it and not too much sugar. Most importantly though is that unlike a lot of beverages in this wheelhouse it has the consistency and feel of actual water (well at least remotely). A lot of these companies call their drinks flavored water, but there is so much sugar and other junk in them that I would never in a million years associate them with H2O. While Grins does have sugar and a handful of other ingredients in it, it’s way lighter than it’s contemporaries, and that is something I can get behind. I’m so sick of the obscene amounts of sugar in drinks these days. I just want nice light drinks, and this works for me.

This flavor is citrus and it’s heavy on the lemon lime side of that grouping, but there are some other fruits at work in there as well. Overall it’s light, and it’s smooth in a way that you can drink the whole bottle without really realizing it, at which point you look at it, and wish that it was larger. It is good that it isn’t though , because let’s face it as a nation we really need to learn portion control.

Website
http://www.grinsbev.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Crystalline Fructose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 16th, 2013
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iX iXtreme Hydrator Citrus

iX iXtreme Hydrator Citrus

I understand sweating. I know how it works and why it does what it does. It's pretty cool. Here's what I want, though. I would like to over-hydrate myself to the point where my entire body and all it's pores just leak liquid. Sure, I would probably be dead if this were to happen but I want to be like Spongebob Squarepants and just leak like a sieve. I would either be outside in swim trunks or inside a bathtub in whatever I want. I wouldn't do it in your living room or at a fancy dining establishment. I understand that it would be for a limited time but I would like a solid ten seconds of every pore crying like a girl watching the movie "The Notebook" for the first time.

This drink, although quenching, did not turn me into a human colander but it was good. When you call something "citrus" flavored, it's kind of strange. It's like a purposely nondescript flavor. Oh, it's citric, but it's not quite lemon, orange, pineapple but it's a mix of everything citric. It's a good flavor but that's my gripe. It's nice that it's sparkling because it's light enough that it tastes more like a carbonated juice rather than a citrus pop. It is very good. Calorie count is responsible at eighty and you know what? It is a very good drink that I would drink again if I didn't have an increasingly growing cache of drinks.

Website
http://www.drinkix.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on March 14th, 2013
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A-GAME Cross Functional Beverage Citrus

A-GAME Cross Functional Beverage Citrus

In the beginning there was Gatorade, and life seemed good for those who played sports. The big win didn’t count until the winning team dumped a cooler of electrolyte filled liquid on their head coach. Then Powerade began being stocked on shelves and in coolers and people the whole world ‘round said, “Why the hell do we need this inferior product when Gatorade exists?” The people were right to judge and Gatorade continued to reign supreme. Then the stars aligned and Vitamin Water burst onto the scene. It was like the beloved Gatorade, but with added vitamins and minerals to make it even more functional. On top of that the flavors actually had a variety of tastes, unlike the general Gatorade base with hints of other flavor. Thus began the age of the vitamin, but with all dynasties hubris took hold and Vitamin Water stopped coming out with new flavors and the world grew bored with them. They still drank it, but they did not love it the way they once did.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to a new age, a new dynasty of rehydration/sports drinks. It goes by the name A Game and it is what you have been waiting for. It is a drink that falls somewhere between the greatness of Gatorade and Vitamin Water. It has all the properties of a classic bottle of Gatorade, but it is bursting with flavor. It also has a bunch of vitamins added to it to round it out. You want to rehydrate? Well this has some sea salt in it and it puts other electrolytes to shame. It also has clover honey. That’s right, they care so much that they used honey. Everyone loves honey. It even calms those angry bees.

With a flavor called “citrus” you would expect something generic like orange or lemon-lime, but this has a nice blend of different citrus fruit flavors that stands out on its own due to the sea salt and honey.

If this doesn’t start being carried in gas stations and mini-marts all around the country I believe it may be a sign of the impending apocalypse.

Website
http://www.drinkagame.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Crystalline Fructose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 3rd, 2013
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A-GAME (Citrus)

My Body Shots Immunity Citrus

My Body Shots Immunity Citrus

I lasted through almost the entire winter without succumbing to sickness, and then this week it finally hit me. I felt like “cold diarrhea on a paper plate.” I drank obscene amounts of juice to an extent that my stomach was in pain. Yeah, I’m an idiot. I’m on the mend now, but still feeling a little bit on the terrible side. Lucky for me MBS sent us a nice package of their vitamin shots. I wish I would have had these when I first started feeling like doo-doo, but oh well any help is accepted by me.

I expected this to taste completely horrible as most things in shot form do, but the folks at My Body Shots supplied me with a pleasant surprise. It tastes like someone took a citrus-based fruit punch concentrate and only used 1/3 of the recommended water to dilute it. It also has a slight herbal flavor to it, but it’s mostly juice coming through. Those iPod doctors on the label sure know how to make a vitamin concentrate taste decently. This is in fact chock full of ridiculous amounts of vitamins with some astragalus, eleutherococcus and panax ginseng extract mixed in to help boost immunity. From the amount of stuff in here one would stupidly believe that one of these shots would knock whatever sickness you have into your body into next winter, but the recommended use for when you start to feel sick is three bottles the first day, two the second and one the third. So apparently six shots is what is necessary to banish virus’ from your system. At least the six shots will taste decent.

Website
http://mybodyshots.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Shot, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 25th, 2012
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Neutron Energy Citrus

Neutron Energy Citrus

I'm Ron and I work at the Large Hadron Collider. Well, that should be the past tense actually. I USED to work there. Why don't I work there anymore you ask? Well I have that sweet and delicious Neutron Energy drink to blame.

You see, we weren't allowed to go out much. Long hours, 80+ hours a week. It was rough. Anyways, to keep us alert they put in an energy drink vending machine. Sure it had the standard Amp, Red Bull, Rockstar, etc... The bosses thought they were so clever when they found this Neutron Energy drink and put it in there. My favorite was the citrus. It has a really delicious orange taste to it, almost a tangerine if you will. I'm getting off topic, sorry.

So one day I’m checking the gauges to make sure everything is running smoothly. I was in the middle of a 16-hour shift so I started to doze a little while I was standing up. Olaf saw this and asked if I wanted an energy drink. After accepting his offer, he throws it to me from 30 feet away. Now on a good day, I can catch a fly ball in right field. Unfortunately this was not a good day due to my lack of sleep. My attempts to catch it only made its trajectory worse. Looking back, I should have just stepped out of the way. If I had done that, the can wouldn't have ended up in the air intake valve causing a 15-hour shut down.

I tried to blame Olaf, but the security video just shows me knocking a can into the multi-billion dollar machine. I'm actually lucky I only got fired. They probably could have sued me. You know what the best part is? The engineer who fixed it is a friend of mine gave me the can. It's pretty badly mangled, but I have it on my mantle now. It reminds me of a better time, a time when I wasn't bagging groceries at Safeway.

Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucrose
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Derek Neuland on January 5th, 2012
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