Yes, I know. You’re wondering, “Widge, have you lost your mind? This is the Lex Luthor of energy drinks and there you are, sipping away on it without a by-your-leave?” Well, listen. You have to know your enemy. That’s all I’m saying. It was with a great deal of curiosity that I snagged a can of this stuff after finally spotting it in the wild. As for what it has going for it, it’s sweetened with sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, and comes with 10mg of valerian root extract, 10mg of rose hips extract and 1mg of melatonin. That’s supposed to be your anti-guarana, I suppose. Also, there’s 100% of B3, B6, B12 and B5.
The taste is like grape soda that somebody mixed incorrectly. It’s not an altogether pleasing taste. And as for the effects, well, I get my roll slowed by alcohol more than this stuff, honestly. I’m also concerned about the ingredients–one of the reasons I stopped taking valerian/melatonin to try and help with my sleep is that most supplements seem to have too much melatonin in them…and I think that 1mg might still be too much. Granted, I’m not a doctor nor do I play one (at least as far as you need to know about) but if I want to overdo it on something, it’ll be a stimulant. That’s just my thing.
Honestly, the drink’s a bit disappointing. For something that’s supposed to be the anti-energy drink, it falls into the same trap that many of its foes do: tasting unimpressive and leaning towards bad. And as for relaxing, it’s kind of hard to relax when with every sip you’re taking in something that tastes terrible. And considering the sweeteners involved aren’t anything that normally will wipe out a drink for me, I’m not quite sure where the bad taste is coming from. But it’s there, front and center, with each sip. And honestly, beer tastes better, so I would much rather try my hand at using a pint as a sleep aid than this.
So instead of Luthor here, we’ve got The Puzzler. Go figure.