Product Type: Rockstar Soft Drink
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Rockstar Energy Drink
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Rockstar Energy Drink
Date: 24/02/10, updated on 17/03/10 (13 review reads)
When it comes to energy drinks I seriously live on them. I have M.E and an eating disorder you see. At the moment I'm mega busy! House clearing with my mate is a major task and take tonight, I'm up all night preparing to start a car-boot at 5am! I'm on the go all the time and never seem to really stop. Even now I may be sat down but I'm writing a review and having to use some of brain to do so!
Last night we went out at 4am. That's when my mates money went in the bank and we desperately needed dog food for her 4 dogs! She was full of beans and excited at the mere thought of shopping, me I felt seriously tired and needed bed but knew I had jobs that I had to see to. So within the shopping at Asda I picked this up. I did actually think it was 'Relentless Energy Drink' as it was £1.15 and that's the same price and it was only when I took a good look at the can I realised it wasn't that at all!
500ml can that is like a burgundy in colour and on the front of the can I am told that it is 'Rockstar 'Punched', Energy + Guava, 10% Juice, Guava Punch Flavour and that it is of course 500ml in size. Other information on given on the can includes being told that it possesses caffeine, guarana, ginseng, b-vitamins and taurine, ingredients and warnings are stated, I'm told to serve it chilled, a full nutritional chart is given and contact details for Rockstar are listed. Nice enough can, informative enough and it opens to the top of it via a ring-pull.
The Drink Itself:
Well I know that energy drinks contain glucose as a rule and this is no exception but this is really seriously sweet and like drinking liquid sugar and so it's not surprising at all that it contains a whopping 329 Kcals a can. The drink is a light berry red translucent colour and has a very sweet smell to it not unlike red bull but to me sweeter and it's simply awful! Taste wise yep far sweeter than what I'm used to but tangy and fruity and to me tastes of berries really and to be honest I don't know if that's the guava this has within it or not!
High in caffeine, taurine and sugars though forget the taste (I'd rather do that! lol)...does it increase focus, energy levels and drive?
I think it does actually, yes. I was ready to fall asleep and konk out for hours before consuming this but it did seem to make me feel more perky and also seemed to sharpen my mind rather a lot. I tend to get muddled up alot and with a fuzzy head when I'm exhausted but this gave me a temporary rush and for another couple of hours I was a lot more able to continue my tasks in hand.
No I don't like the taste of this and next time I would prefer to see if Rockstar do other flavours, however I appreciate the effects that this has on me. It doesn't give me loads of energy but does give me oomph and for that reason I award this drink 5 out of 5 as I've never had one before that worked for me before quite like this did!
Summary: Great energy drink that works despite the taste!