“ Manufacturer: Cott Beverages / Type: Energy Drink „
I will admit to being quite a fan of energy drinks, as I do not like coffee I am not able to get that sometimes much needed caffeine boost. I normally purchase Tesco's own version of red bull called Kick but the price of this has recently increased quite a lot so when I spotted the cans of Emerge sugar free energy drink in Asda for a bargain price of just £0.30 for a 250ml can I thought it was worth a try.
The emerge energy drink comes in both an original and sugar free version. I purchased the sugar free version this time as I try and always drink sugar free drinks and it hardly contains and calories. It is described on the can as being a 'carbonated low calorie mixed fruit flavour drink'.
The sugar free emerge drink comes packaged in a slim, cylinder shaped aluminum can which is suitable for recycling. The design on the can is a simple black, red and silver one which is fairly eye catching. To open the can you simply pull the ring pull on the top of the can allowing you to either drink the energy drink straight from the can or to pour into a glass. You can find all the information that you need to know about the drink on the back of the can including ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy advice.
The emerge drink contains Taurine and Caffeine which helps to make you feel more alert. The drink is not suitable for children, pregnant women or anyone sensitive to caffeine as the levels in the drink are quite high. The drink itself is a caramel colour and is very fizzy I poured mine into a glass and was surprised at just how fizzy it was with the bubbles popping like crazy on the surface. The taste of the drink was quite pleasant, I would not say that it really tastes anything like fruit though. I find all these energy drinks have a similar taste and one that is quite unique, my mum says that they taste like bubble gum! Personally I found this one nice and not overly sweet or sickly tasting and even though it was very fizzy it was not too gassy. I did find that the drink did work for me around 20 minutes after drinking it I did feel more awake and alert which lasted for a couple of hours and helped me to get through the afternoon at work.
You can of course mix this drink with alcohol like vodka or jagermeister which tastes in my opinion just as good if not better as red bull does. Personally I think this is a great tasting , excellent value energy drink I am not a huge fan of the taste of red bull and think it is overpriced for what it is. This is another great energy drink and one that now I have discovered will continue to purchase.
I drink 1 of these every day and i'm actually sipping 1 of these just now while i've just arrived at work. I would like to think that this actually works in waking me up, but I guess I don't really have any proven facts of this. It's just become more of a habit drinking 1 of these in the mornings. I'm not that much into Hot drinks, although I do like the odd Tea or Hot Chocolate. Juice is more my thing, and fizzy juice at that.
This comes in a 250ml tin and you can often pick up 4 tins of this in Poundland for £1. This used to cost 30p per tin in Asda but I see it's only the full sugar 1 that is this price thesedays the Light one costs 37p thesedays but this is still a lot cheaper than the brand named version which is obviously Red Bull.
So this is an energy drink which contains Taurine and caffeine. This is a low calorie stimulation drink according to the tin.
The tin looks alright. It is a silver coloured tin which has the writing in red and black on the tine, and there is a bit of red on this too.
Per 100ml this has 5 calories so per 250ml tin this has 12 calories according to the tin. So you can slot this into your day if you are trying to control your calorie intake.
So how does this taste? Well best drank when this is nice and cold. It's just not quite as nice when it is that bit warmer. This has a good amount of Fizz to it and the fizz seems to last alright as well even if i'm just sipping this. I think this tastes sweet enough considering this is a low calorie drink and all in all it is a nice Juice to drink.
I would like to think that this wakes me up but even if it doesn't then it is a nice little tin for me to drink in the mornings.
My energy levels are terribly poor and one thing I am rather addicted to (along with energy caffeine pills of course lol) are stimulation/energy drinks. I'm not sure they even work to be honest but help drinking them!
I spotted this one in my local Asda store costing 35p for a can and particularly liked the idea of it being lower in calories as I drink so much of them so decided to give it a whirl!
Silver and red, slimmish long cylinder can that is red and silver in colour with a ring-pull to the top of it. On the front of the can in black, red and white writing I'm told it is Emerge 'Light' Low Calorie Stimulation Drink. On the back of the can other information includes being told a bit about the drink, ingredients and nutritional information is given, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Cott Beverages Ltd are listed (the manufacturers of the product). Nice enough and informative can this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can:
Carbonated low calorie mixed fruit flavour drink with taurine, caffeine and sweeteners. High caffeine content (30mg/100ml).
Emerge light is a refreshing carbonated stimulation drink
Simply chill with ice
Emerge light has less that 15 calories per can
Emerge light is NOT suitable for children, pregnant women and persons sensitive to caffeine.
The Drink Itself:
Well basically it's a carbonated slightly bubbly fruit soft drink. It's a deep yellow transparent colour when poured and you can of course drink it out of the can or whatever but it really is best served chilled and of course on the can we're told to pour it over ice!
Taste wise it is sweet but not overly so or like syrup and it certainly doesn't taste of sweeteners in an in your face way and it leaves no nasty after taste after drinking it either thank goodness.
It has a sweet sort of candyflossy aroma to it and taste wise well there is nothing written on the can to help me work out what the flavourings even are! I'd say that this has a sort of berry flavour to it and I'm sure I can detect the flavouring of strawberry but really all you can tell is that it is fruity!
It tastes nice enough, is low in calories and leaves no horrible nasty after-taste either so thumbs up so far. It's got a nice flavour to it and I appreciate the fact it is gently bubbly rather than overly fizzy and it doesn't go flat as soon as it's poured either.
Does It Help Energy Levels Though?
Well this is why I purchased this drink in the first place of course and I'm sad to report that in my opinion it doesn't do very much at all for me and my energy levels. I can't categorically say it doesn't work at all but not noticeably in my opinion and not enough to buy it to help me again in the future lol!