Healthy Energy (6 reviews)

Mati Healthy Energy Peach Mango

Mati Healthy Energy Peach Mango

This is…weird. By this point I know what I’m getting into with Mati, but this time around, it’s still weird. It is still mostly has the guayusa flavor, but the peach mango aspect of it is what makes it so strange. Both fruits are very present, but even though everything about this is natural, they certainly don’t taste that way. This is what I would expect sentient robots from the future to think these fruits taste like. Can fruit taste digital? I don’t want to say they taste like peach and mango flavored chemicals, more like microchips are telling my android brain that it tastes these flavors. I don’t know how it happened since there is no garbage in here. It’s not a particularly unpleasant, it’s just unusual, you know like pop stars in the 80s.

Website
http://www.matienergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 3 days, 23 hours ago
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Mati Healthy Energy Passion Fruit

Mati Healthy Energy Passion Fruit

This is pretty darn tart, in a good way. A bulk of the flavor comes from a combination of passionfruit and lime juice. The rest of it is the guayusa. If nothing else this is very interesting. It’s the type of drink that requires a learning curve. If you go into it blind I would expect that you wouldn’t really enjoy it and that it would just taste weird. When you know what you are getting you can start to enjoy it. The more you drink it the more you enjoy it. It is a bit odd drinking something that is passionfruit flavored that is not super sweet, but life goes on and by the time I reached the end of this can I was totally on board, even if I was tentative with the first few sips.

Website
http://www.matienergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 2 weeks ago
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Mati Healthy Energy Tropical

Mati Healthy Energy Tropical

Okay, I should probably go back and re-review the cherry version of this. I just read what I wrote and after drinking the tropical version I think I was just being difficult. Pretty much my main issue with the cherry was that I misunderstood what it was and had prepared myself for yerba mate and was shocked when that was not what it was. How can I hold the company responsible for me being a dummy? With this can of tropical I knew what I was getting into and I found it to be a much more enjoyable experience.

Like the can says this is “Healthy Energy.” Most energy drinks are full of chemicals that you are not quite sure how to pronounce. This is juice, water and guayusa leaves. There isn’t even any sugar added. All of the sweetness comes from the juice and trust me it does its job. It does have a base guayusa flavor, which can be a bit odd when you’re not used to it. Not to worry though because you quickly become acclimated and after a few sips it no longer stands out. There are a handful of fruit juices in here doing the rest of the flavoring, but to me the tropical they speak of seems to be a mixture of lime and passion fruit. It’s a combo that I have never had before and I need to have a lot more of.

This is bubbly, sweet, and pleasant tasting. I would enjoy it even if it weren’t functional. As it is I also get the added bonus of a bunch of caffeine, antioxidants, and potassium. I feel like I’m winning all over the place. It could also be that the caffeine is hitting me pretty hard.

Website
http://www.matienergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Mati Healthy Energy Cherry

Mati Healthy Energy Cherry

Allow me to let you in on a little secret; one letter can make a world of a difference. Someone could be threatening to “kill” you, but you won’t think it’s a big deal because their phone autocorrected to “bill” you. Perhaps you are preparing your loved ones a nice dinner of “Hunan” beef, but they think that you have slaughtered the neighbors and prepared them a “human” feast. Things can go pear shaped fairly easily these days. It is at this point that I must inform you that “mati” and “mate” certainly are not the same thing. So when you open up a can and expect to be getting a nice,, cherry flavored tea; what you actually are getting is cherry flavored guayusa. Sure they both supply you with a decent amount of caffeine, but the tastes are wildly different. What you expect to be a beverage that will have a nice earthy flavor will actually be strangely fruity with no balance. This is fruity and something that falls between bitter and sour. I’m not sure I would really enjoy this even if I wasn’t mistaken as to what I was about to imbibe. Even though there is real cherry juice in here, when it mixes with the guayusa it gives it a vaguely medicinal flavor that just doesn’t sit right with me.

Website
http://www.matienergy.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 26th, 2015
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FRS Healthy Energy Wild Berry

FRS Healthy Energy Wild Berry

Mike hates FRS. I think it’s probably in his top five most hated drinks. Up until now the only flavor I had tried was the orange protein one. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad. It’s a functional drink and those generally have issues. I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Mike thought maybe he was mistaken about the company, so he tried another one and absolutely hated it yet again. I still did not think this could be all that terrible, so today I cracked this open before I went to the gym. The first sip was decent enough. It had a nice berry flavor that I couldn’t argue with. The problem started when I kept drinking it. Some flavor I had never tasted before kept getting stronger and grosser. I can only imagine that it was the quercetin. I hope I never have to taste that again. I was able to drink the whole bottle, but by the third sip I was not enjoying it at all. Actually I just looked it up and quercetin is found in tea, so I’m sure I will be having it again. It must be something else in here. It smells like the milk that a wheat heavy cereal had soaked in. Now that I realize that I feel like it kind of tastes like overly sweetened wheat, which is really gross. This will not enter my body again.

Website
http://www.frs.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Sugar
Categories
Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 5th, 2012
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FRS Healthy Energy All Natural, Wild Berry, 12-Fluid Ounce (Pack of 12)

FRS Healthy Energy Orange

FRS Healthy Energy Orange

At first, this was just orange juice. The further down the can I got, the more I hated it. I know, Dad. I shouldn't use the word "hate", but who cares in this case. I'm an adult man now and I can say what I want. We've had our differences, like that time I wore non-prescription glasses to Thanksgiving and we got in that fight and didn't talk for a year. That was awful. Sorry Dad, but this time I'm putting my foot down and saying what I want about this drink. It promptly starts tasting like someone poured orange juice powder in this can and filtered out the actual juice. Did someone just give me roofies? Man, I hope not. I've got stuff to do.

Don't spike my drink, and Lance Armstrong, sorry I don't enjoy what you endorse. Deal with it.

Website
http://www.frs.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Categories
Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
1/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on March 23rd, 2011
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FRS Healthy Energy Liquid, Orange, 11.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
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