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Sin Thirst Sin Maca & Rose

Sin Thirst Sin Maca & Rose

All energy drinks taste the same. They all taste like some candied citrus chemical that upon first trying you are sure is poisoning you, but that upon repeated tasting you grow to actually enjoy. So sit right back, take a sip and welcome in the status quo…

…wait…something…is…not…right.

In reality what Sin Thirst Sin (Is that the official name?) gives you is not more of the same with a different label. This tastes like your drinking rose flavored butterscotch or something like that. I instantly get the rose flavor, and then something else that I couldn’t place. When I searched maca I found out that it tastes like nutty butterscotch, and that is a fairly accurate description of what I could not place. The lack of taurine is what is causing the chemical taste to be lacking, and that is a good thing. For the most part this seems to rely on more natural ingredients to give the imbiber a boost of energy.

This is most certainly something new and different and it had the potential to blow me away, but then they had to go and use sucralose as a sweetener. Underneath any sort of interesting flavor is the lingering taste of death via fake sugar. Let’s move past sucralose people. There are other zero calorie options out there that while they still have a specific flavor it’s not as offensive as this.

Website
http://sinthirstsin.com/
Country
Austria
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 15th, 2014
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Muscletech 100% Premium Protein Deluxe Chocolate

Muscletech 100% Premium Protein Deluxe Chocolate

With a flavor title like “Deluxe Chocolate” a company has some pretty large shoes to fill, hopefully chocolate covered shoes that are made of a slightly darker chocolate that have never come anywhere near contact with any body parts, especially the feet.

One would think that making a delicious chocolate beverage would be a fairly easy task. The process of melting chocolate down, or shaving it into a powder is not a complicated one, yet companies fail at it all the time. I want a nice dark chocolate drink that tastes like I’m biting into a high quality bar of goodness. Sadly this has yet to happen. I by no means thought that this was going to be what I have searched for, but I did expect it to be a little more than it is. Do you want to know the downfall of this protein drink? No, it’s not that it has milk protein added to it. That actually doesn’t bother me too much these days. The moment this company went wrong was when they decided to add sucralose. Adding any sort of sweetener to this doesn’t seem necessary. I like my chocolate dark with little to no sugar added. Maybe it helps with covering up the protein powder, but I would 100% rather deal with that then the diet aftertaste this drink leaves in your mouth. I don’t expect them to use real sugar, as this beverage is to help with muscle growth/weight loss, I’m just saying lay off the sweetener altogether. When you drink it, the sucralose is only there slightly but thirsty seconds after you swallow, you can just taste it sucking all of the liquid out of your taste buds. I can’t imagine anyone liking that scenario.

As far as the chocolate taste goes, it’s completely fine, but it doesn’t have the darkness I crave. So those now melty shoes have been left unfilled, which is for the best, because I’m looking to eat those things in a second.

Website
http://www.muscletech.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 10th, 2014
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MuscleTech Premium Protein Shake Plus - Chocolate - 11 fl. oz. - 12 pk.

All Sport Zero Blue Raz

All Sport Zero Blue Raz

What sport are you playing? Oh never mind, it doesn’t matter. As long as you are playing something that can be considered a sport I have a drink for you. Whether is be football, golf or curling this drink will cure what ails you. I call it All Sport, because as I have said it covers literally every sport. If you’re playing, it’s hydrating you.

What does it taste like? Well what do you think? It is a sports drink after all and they pretty much all taste the same to some extent. This one just happens to be diet. We used sucralose and rebiana. It actually doesn’t taste that much like a diet drink either. It just tastes blue and I know you know what that it. At first this is pretty great, but by the time you have about a third left, you’re done with it. I suppose I shouldn’t be telling you that as I’m trying to sell you think drink, but…wait this isn’t my product at all. I found it at Big Lots. Oh, in that case people stick to Gatorade, they are tried and true and have their own decent diet drinks.

Website
http://www.drinkallsport.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 11th, 2014
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Sweet Leaf Diet Sweet Tea

Sweet Leaf Diet Sweet Tea

Bleh. This is gross. I really like Sweet Leaf stuff. Even those strange mint ones. I was happy to see them integrated into stores locally because there were only select places that I could get them around me. This though, this blows. This is some of the worst diet iced tea I've ever had. It has single handedly soiled the good name of sweet tea and slapped the face of the people that worship it. It tastes like it's almost a decent sweet tea as a base. Ingredients are simple until you reach the devil that is sucralose. Filtered water, black tea, citric acid. That's the making of a good, long lasting tea.

You want to know what the best diet tea is? Unsweetened tea. This is swill. The sucralose absolutely ruins whatever integrity this tea could have had. Congratulations, murderer. You have struck again.

You want to know what the best diet tea is? Unsweetened tea. This is swill. The sucralose absolutely ruins whatever integrity this tea could have had. Congratulations, murderer. You have striken again.

Website
http://www.sweetleaftea.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 23rd, 2013
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Sweet Leaf Tea Diet Original Sweet Tea, 16 Ounce -- 12 per case.

Klarbrunn Vita Ice Pink Grapefruit

Klarbrunn Vita Ice Pink Grapefruit

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend than what would this be? Well let's find out together, shall we? Girls are taken care of. They have diamonds. Good call, girls. Who is left? Men, women, kids, and old people? Who would this be for? I think we can vote out old people because this is too sparkly for them. They like bland things like mashed potatoes with nothing on them and no extra spice. Women already have diamonds from when they were younger since not only are diamonds a girls best friend, but they are also forever so women, pick your diamonds with care since you are living with them.

Kids...I don't think you would be into this. It's sweet but diety sweet. Not much, but kids love sugar and corn syrup. Adults have come to accept it as a necessary evil. Kids? Off the list.

Who's left? Men. I am loosely affiliated with this group here. This is a manly, clear bottle with a sharp carbonation. It's a little diet but it's not labeled as such so you don't need to hand in your man card that you didn't have to do anything to get except either live past twenty eight or save someone from a burning building. The taste of this is like that of a grapefruit. A light grapefruit that you might put a little Splenda on instead of sugar to cut that gnarly sourness that comes with grapefruits.

There you have it men, women, children, and the elderly. You all have your stuff and now men have one more thing than they knew they had yesterday. Congratulations. Sure, with diamonds, girls up to women up to elderly women will pretty eternally win. This is just a diet drink that will go bad six months after you buy it and has a retail price quite lower than a fancy pants, princess cut, F class diamond.

Website
http://www.klarbrunn.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Sparkling, Water
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 19th, 2013
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Big Jak Iced Peach + Tea + Electrolytes

Big Jak Iced Peach + Tea + Electrolytes

Big Jak was a gambling man. He loved to play the ponies, roll the dice, and more importantly bet on the outcome of cards. Black Jack was his game. He loved it so much that he thought about starting to call himself “Big Black Jak,” but that just didn’t sound right to him, cause…well you know.

In his off time Big Jak spent his time developing beverages. He would spend hours and hours slaving away to get the balance of everything just right. The problem was that just like with the cards he always bet big. You see Big Jak may have loved black jack, but that does not mean he was any good at the game. He always bet everything he had, and had the dealer hit him, no matter what. He was so enamored with getting exactly 21 that he lost nearly every hand. This spilled over into his beverage making. The quantities of his flavorings were so high that it made them nearly undrinkable. Take this energy drink he worked on. It would have been nice to have a tasty non-carbonated energy drink that tasted like iced tea, but of course he had to go overboard. Even though he used sucralose, he used too much and it tasted so overly sweetened that you couldn’t even make out the tea flavor. In addition to that he decided to add some artificial peach flavor to it that made it just plain awful. Never before has a fruit flavoring existed that tasted so fake.

Sadly, shortly after the release of this beverage Big Jak’s bookies came looking for him and things did not bode well for him. That is why we talk about Big Jak in the past tense.

Website
http://bigjak.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Iced Tea
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 13th, 2013
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Klarbrunn Vita Ice Acai Blueberry Pomegranate

Klarbrunn Vita Ice Acai Blueberry Pomegranate

So you don’t like oxidants, huh? Do you, or 99% of the population even know what they really are? I’m pretty sure I don’t. I know that they have something to do with being sick, and ingesting antioxidants helps to stave off said sickness, but that’s as far as my knowledge goes. Even though I don’t know the science behind it, I can tell you a lot of fruits that are high in antioxidants. It just so happens that all three fruits mentioned in the name of this beverage fall into that category. What we have here is a naturally flavored sparkling water that is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, or so the company tells us. I have to interject and say, sure there is sparkling water in here, but once you add this much flavoring and sweetener (albeit zero calorie) it ceased to be water in my eyes.

Do you want to know more about how this drink tastes? Well, it tastes like a diet Vitamin Water with bubbles in it…a lot of bubbles. If this wasn’t diet, I think I could get behind it more, as the flavor is fairly decent. Actually, if they had used erythritol or stevia to sweeten it I would probably enjoy it more. The sucralose just makes it unmistakably diet in a way that I can’t handle as much as I try.

Website
http://www.klarbrunn.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 4th, 2013
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Klarbrunn Vita Ice Black Raspberry

Klarbrunn Vita Ice Black Raspberry

If you drink this fast enough, you can actually drink "through" the diet. It's true. Using our inherent ability to chug, you can actually ingest this drink so fast and with so much speed and disregard to your esophagus that you can out-run the diet.

Why would you do that? Well because if you sip it, it's pretty gross. It's just a super carbonated raspberry drink. It is strange that you can bypass the worst part of the drink. Like skipping the worst track on a record, or not eating dinner and going straight to dessert.

The taste, diet aside, isn't bad. It's like a less "dark," less syrupy black raspberry pop that has zero calories and isn't vile. Is that a win? It's got to be better than some of the black raspberry pop's I've had. Some of those blow. Trust me.

Website
http://www.klarbrunn.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on November 26th, 2013
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Rage Pink

Rage Pink

Will someone out there please lie to me and confirm the thought in my head that this line of energy drinks was created for or by the 90’s rapper The Lady of Rage. I want so badly for the woman who rocked ruff and stuff with her afro puffs to have shifted her attention to a Canadian beverage company. If Snoop or Dre inspired shots show up on the market I will know that everything is right in the world. Until that point I will just avoid looking it up on the internet as to keep the dream alive.

This is a diet energy/electrolytes combination drink that has a general berry flavor that leans heavily on the strawberry for it’s flavor. Actually it tastes a lot like the sugar free candies that my grandmother used to always have. I never liked them at first, but I would eat them because when your grandmother offers you candy, you accept it regardless of its sugar content. Eventually I grew to like those candies, and this is similar to what I remember them tasting like (It’s been probably 20 years since I’ve had one). What I’m saying here is that this may be diet, sweetened with sucralose even, but it still tastes a little bit of alright.

The can is pink as you can see and it has the logo for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada on it, but it also makes no mention of any profits made from sales being donated. I will assume that it is the case as them using that imagery just to boost sales and not to share the wealth is pretty devious.

Website
http://www.rageliquidenergy.com/
Country
Canada
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 26th, 2013
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Klarbrunn Vita Ice Lemon Lime

Klarbrunn Vita Ice Lemon Lime

Does "naturally flavored" mean anything at all when you are not naturally sweetening something? I mean, "all natural" has weight but natural flavors kind of only covers some of your bases. I mean, it's a good try but it's really a pathetic effort and calling out the fact that you haven't completed your whole job. With a fake sweetener, you're kind of taking a theoretical dump on your efforts at keeping the flavors tasting natural. You wouldn't do that now, would you? Take a dump on your science project? No. You wouldn't do that. You're better than that.

Now that I've got that out of the way, we can talk about this for what it really is. What is it? It's a sparkling lemon lime drink. It's not a juice and it certainly is sparkling. It's highly carbonated and I am going to have to subtly burp all the way through the day. Lemon lime? Yes. It really just tastes like a less sweet Sierra Mist. Is the sweetener offensive? No. Does it taste diet? A little but not too bad.

What is the difference between this, Sparkling Ice or Cascade Ice? Not much. This might be less diet. That's a pretty win when it comes to the fact that most people drink things for the taste. If you drink those, you know what you're in for.

Website
http://www.klarbrunn.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sparkling, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on November 18th, 2013
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