Product Type: Rockstar Soft Drink
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Rockstar Energy Drink
Member Name: thebigc1690
Rockstar Energy Drink
Advantages: Tastes nice and comes in a good looking tin .
Disadvantages: Does not do much for energy levels in my opinion .
Energy drinks come in so many fashions these days, probably the most popular or at least the most well known is Red Bull, then you have all the others that are looking for a piece of the energy drink market with everyone from the Lucozade brand down to asda and Tesco themselves offering drinks that will supposedly fill you with energy.
I have yet to see any positive proof that these really do give you any more energy than that, that you would get from any other fizzy drink and it is basically all down to the glucose and sugar contents these drinks have, which is also why they all taste so sickeningly sweet.
So then is there an energy drink out there that I do like then? Well yes actually there is and it goes by the name "Rockstar".
The Rockstar energy drink has a much less sweet taste to it, it is still sweet of course but nowhere near as sweet as the Red Bull`s of this world. It still has the same sort of half chewed raspberry bubble gum flavour that goes along with most of the other energy drinks but it is instantly more enjoyable because it is less sticky and sugary sweet.
It also seems to have more fizz than the other energy drinks which is a big winner with me, drinks should be either fizzy or still and most energy drinks seem to fall somewhere in between.
This has to be consumed as close to freezing cold as you can get it though or it becomes a bit medicinal like and not nearly as nice, I suggest a tall glass with lots of ice rather than from the tin, but unfortunately as with other energy drinks this stuff looks like urine when in a glass and that can put you off the drink a bit.
That leads me on to the tin itself, Rockstart energy drink comes in a tin that looks more like it should contain a lager or some sort of rocket fuel cider rather than a soft drink. It is predominately black in colour but the writing is in very eye catching red and gold. It is a very good looking almost classy tin and it certainly stands out in the few shops that seem to sell it.
The ingredients in this drink contain the usual high amount of Caffeine as well as the obvious sugar and glucose. The caffeine content is 32mg/100ml rendering it unsuitable for pregnant ladies, breastfeeding ladies, children or anyone with sensitivity to caffeine. It is also stacked full of the dreaded E numbers (E445 - E955 - E414 - E33O - E440 - E160 - E950) and most people would avoid this for children for that factor alone.
Another ingredient in this drink is Guarana, which has its own list of people that should avoid it such as anyone who suffers with high blood pressure or anyone who is on anticoagulant drugs, people with heart problems (even small ones) and again pregnant or breastfeeding women.
So this drink is not for everyone and even some people who can drink it safely wont drink it for reasons of their own but personally I can and do drink it although not all that often in truth.
I only have this particular drink if I fancy something a bit different, perhaps I have a particularly long day ahead of me and I am willing to try anything for that extra bit of much needed energy or perhaps just because the attractive tin once again catches my eye.
I have never drank this and felt instantly revived after exercise or felt particularly full of life and energy so on the whole energy drink thing I do not think it offers anything more than any of the others, what Rockstar offers is a much more pleasant tasting drink, a much less sticky drink and a much better looking cooler looking tin.
You can get this drink in a sugar free version which comes in a white tin but my advice to you would be "DON`T", it does not taste anything like as nice without the sugar and because of the artificial sweeteners used it ends up with the same horrid sweetness that the Red Bulls of this world have.
I believe there is an option of at least two different flavours of this drink (juiced mango and juiced pomegranate) but I have to be honest and say that I have never seen them in any of my local stores and of course therefore cannot comment on them.
Rockstar energy drink comes in 473ml tins (apparently double sized tins) which can cost anything from 89 to 99p depending on where you purchase them, I believe there are different tin sizes available but as with the different flavours I have yet to see these so cannot comment.
I enjoy this drink in Vodka better than red Bull also but unfortunately vodka and rockstar has to be a drink for when at home because trying to find a pub or club that sells rockstar is like searching for the proverbial "needle in a haystack".
This drink has been around for about 8 years now and it is beyond doubt the best tasting energy drink I have ever tried and I would therefore be happy to recommend it to others.
It is however very hard to come across round my way and you may have trouble finding someone that stocks it and as I have said earlier in the review, I recommend it for taste but I am not saying it works well as far as giving the drinker added energy because I do not really believe any of these drinks do.
Thanks for reading!
Summary: Better than Red Bull.