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Liquid Lightning Energy Drink Review

Liquid Lightning Energy Drink – look good drinking this.

The energy boost is notable – at 200mg, more caffeine that the average 160mg, and supplement ingredients to support this and avoid the crash.

The flavor is a light, berry flavor – just sweet enough, without the liquid candy corn feeling you might get half way through a regular Monster.

No special points for health – 44g of sugar per 16oz can, standard ingredients.

After some reflection, we’ve decided that we are fans of the Liquid Lightning line-up.

It’s an important and involved decision, really. A recurring theme in most energy drink reviews is whether a drink can stand out in an incredibly crowded marketplace.

Liquid Lightning has now achieved this, with their current can design, flavor, and energy boost. The can design makes the drink feel premium – maybe it’s just me – but it felt like what you’d get served in an ultra-hip nightclub.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Website: http://llenergy.com/
LIQUID LIGHTNING
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 8 fl. oz (237 ml)
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 0g
Potassium: 90mg
Carbohydrate: 23g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 22g
Vitamin C: 120mg
Vitamin B2: 1mg
Vitamin B3: 35mg
Vitamin B5: 10mg
Vitamin B6: 10mg
Vitamin B12: 80mcg
Caffeine: 100mg
Proprietary LL Energy Blend: 2g
Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Ribose, Inositol, Panax Ginseng Extract, Potassium Citrate.
CARBONATED WATER, CORN SWEETENERS, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM BENZOATE, YELLOW 5, 6, AND NATURAL CARAMEL COLOR.

We received this drink from the vendor as a sample to review.

Golazo Energy Drink Review

Golazo Energy Drink Review – take care of business on the field! And take care of your health at the same time.

Golazo is an All Natural option for a nice boost that certainly fits an athlete’s needs, as it’s designed to. It’s not a stay-up-all-night-and-party-hard drink. Golazo has 100mg of natural caffeine, as well as Yerba Mate leaf extract, and guarana.

When you create a drink with 21g of sugar, you’re taking a chance. You haven’t caught the eye of the dieters, because you can’t claim “10 Calories” or “Sugar Free.” On the other hand, if you sell to an energy drink fan with a sweet tooth, it’s not going to be enjoyed like a Pit Bull or a DareDevil. It tastes almost watered down compared to it’s more sugar-loaded counterparts.

There are three flavors and each taste like a dilluted version of what’s described on the can. However, we have to look at this in the context of what’s promised by the brand – this is a drink for the game of soccer. To put it more broadly, this is a drink for people who play hard.

I can attest to this: the flavor works when you’re really thirsty. And when you’re pushing your body to the limit on the field, you’re going to need the electrolytes, the B vitamins, and the caffeine boost – which is substantial but not ridiculous.

Golazo scores high points as healthy drink. We like to see cane sugar and Stevia instead of HFCS. It’s a smaller can than Monster or Rock Star, but still has less sugar per fluid OZ. It’s all natural and as noted above, tastes fine.

We wish the taste could be improved a little, but we appreciate that the drink is healthy, hydrating, and energizing. Also, it sounds like this drink was conceptualized in Seattle and is bottled in Portland – which also scores big points in our book.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Website: http://vivagolazo.com/
Golazo Mango-Limon
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 12 fl. oz (355ml)
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 90
Total Carbs: 23g
Sugars: 21g
Sodium: 65mg
Potassium: 60mg
Proprietary Energy Blend: 4.1g
Glucose, D-Ribose, Yerba Mate (llex paraguariensis) Leaf Extract, Natural Caffeine, Guarana (Paullinia cupana) Seed Extract
CARBONATED WATER, CANE SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, SODIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), POTASSIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF EXTRACT, NATURAL MANGO FLAVOR.

Golazo Mandarina
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 12 fl. oz (355ml)
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 90
Total Carbs: 22g
Sugars: 21g
Sodium: 65mg
Potassium: 60mg
Proprietary Energy Blend: 4.15g
Glucose, D-Ribose, Yerba Mate (llex paraguariensis) Leaf Extract, Natural Caffeine, Guarana (Paullinia cupana) Seed Extract
CARBONATED WATER, CANE SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, SODIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), POTASSIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF EXTRACT.

Golazo Jamaica
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 12 fl. oz (355ml)
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 90
Total Carbs: 22g
Sugars: 21g
Sodium: 65mg
Potassium: 60mg
Proprietary Energy Blend: 4.15g
Glucose, D-Ribose, Yerba Mate (llex paraguariensis) Leaf Extract, Natural Caffeine, Guarana (Paullinia cupana) Seed Extract
CARBONATED WATER, CANE SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), POTASSIUM CITRATE (ELECTROLYTE), STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF EXTRACT, VEGETABLE JUICE (COLOR), FRUIT JUICE (COLOR), HIBISCUS FLOWER EXTRACTIVE.

We received this drink from the vendor as a sample to review.

Pit Bull Energy Drink Review

Pit Bull Energy Drink Review – Great taste, standard boost.

Power is not where Pit Bull makes it’s mark. In a comparison of energy drinks at your local gas station, the ingredients are almost the same across most of the cans, and Pit Bull isn’t an exception with 160mg of caffeine and 1500mg of Taurine.


The original has a lemonlime ginger ale taste – as described on the can-  and as I sip on one right now, I’m impressed. It’s easy to drink, it’s refreshing, and it’s not another Red Bull clone (despite the suspiciously similar name.) We recommend that you try each of the flavors. They are as unique and refreshing as they sound: Pomegranate Blueberry, Cherry Lime,  Cranberry Pink Grapefruit.


Pit Bull has 54g – 56g of sugar depending on the flavor, and besides B vitamins for energy, no added vitamins or nutritional value. From a healthy living standpoint, these drinks are great for an occasional treat, but check out the sugar free version for a healthier alternative.

We’re a fan of the Pit Bull line up. By the name, you might think this is another Red Bull ripoff – but Pit Bull actually offers some refreshing variations on the standard citrus flavors.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Website: http://www.hiphopbev.com/
Pit Bull
Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 8 fl oz (240 mL)
Servings per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 200mg
Total Carbohydrate: 28g
Sugars: 28g
Taurine: 750mg
Caffeine: 80mg
Inositol: 50mg
Protein: less than 1%
Niacin: 100%
Vitamin B6: 250%
Vitamin B12: 83%
Pantothenic Acid: 50%
WATER, SUCROSE, GLUCOSE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (AS A PRESERVATIVE), CARAMEL COLOR, NATURAL FLAVOR, TAURINE, GLUCURONALACTONE, CAFFEINE, INOSITOL, NIACIN, D-PANTOTHENOL, PYRIDOXINE HCL, VITAMIN B12, GUARANA EXTRACT AND GINSENG EXTRACT.

Pit Bull Cranberry Pink Grapefruit
Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 8 fl oz (240 mL)
Servings per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 210mg
Total Carbohydrate: 27g
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 0g
Vitamin B3: 20mg
Vitamin B5: 5mg
Vitamin B6: 5mg
Vitamin B12: 5mcg
Caffeine: 80mg
Taurine: 750mg
WATER, SUCROSE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (AS A PRESERVATIVE), NATURAL FLAVOR, TAURINE, GLUCURONALACTONE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CAFFEINE, INOSITOL, RED 40, NIACINAMIDE, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), GUARANA SEED EXTRACT, CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12).

Pit Bull Pomegranate Blueberry
Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 8 fl oz (240 mL)
Servings per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 210mg
Total Carbohydrate: 27g
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 0g
Vitamin B3: 20mg
Vitamin B5: 5mg
Vitamin B6: 5mg
Vitamin B12: 5mcg
Caffeine: 80mg
Taurine: 750mg
WATER, SUCROSE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (AS A PRESERVATIVE), NATURAL FLAVOR, TAURINE, GLUCURONALACTONE, CAFFEINE, RED 40, BLUE 1, INOSITOL, NIACIN, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, GUARANA SEED EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12).

Pit Bull Cherry Lime
Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 8 fl oz (240 mL)
Servings per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 210mg
Total Carbohydrate: 27g
Sugars: 27g
Protein: 0g
Vitamin B3: 20mg
Vitamin B5: 5mg
Vitamin B6: 5mg
Vitamin B12: 5mcg
Caffeine: 80mg
Taurine: 750mg
WATER, SUCROSE, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (AS A PRESERVATIVE), NATURAL FLAVOR, TAURINE, GLUCURONALACTONE, CAFFEINE, INOSITOL, RED 40, NIACINAMIDE, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), GUARANA SEED EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12).
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We received this drink from the vendor as a sample to review.



BAZI Energy Drink Review

BAZI Energy Drink Review – Stay awake and stay healthy!

Bazi offers a fresh approach to the energy shot. Instead of loading the drink with caffeine, they’ve loaded this drink with “superfruits” – jujube, blueberry, goji, mangosteen, raspberry, pomegranate, açai, and seabuckthorn. So, does it work as well as, say, a 5-hour Enery Shot? It definitely provides a boost, a smooth but light increase in physical energy and mental clarity. It’s not going to help you kick your day in high gear after getting fours of sleep at night. But if you’re not a caffeine addict – or you’re trying to kick the habit – this a great choice for quick pick-me-up during the day.

It’s not delicious, but then again, we’ve tried much worse. Ever had a Flintstone’s Kids chewable vitamin? This is similar combination of sweet berry and a slight sour, perhaps citrus, bite at the end, but it doesn’t gag you, and we’ve prefer the taste to the standard 5-hour energy shot. It’s not carbonated, and it’s easy to chug it down.

You shouldn’t be sleeping four hours a night anyway. Also, getting your energy drink high fructose corn syrup isn’t so great either. OK, enough from your mother. These fruits offer additional health benefits as well, so check out their website if you’re looking for a well-rounded energy & vitamin option.

If you’re working on a health-conscious diet, Bazi is a great choice for a daily boost. I see it as an energy drink for the 30+ age group, when you start to care about getting less sugar and more antioxidants and nutrients.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Website: http://www.drinkbazi.com/
BAZI Energy Shot
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 2 fl. oz
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 64
Total Carbohydrate: 16g
Sugars: 16g
Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene): 10000 IU
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid): 270mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferal): 800 IU
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate): 120 IU
Thiamine (Vitamin B1): 1mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 1mg
Niacin (Vitamin B3): 12.5mg
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL): 1.5mg
Folate (as folic acid): 800mcg
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin): 3mcg
Biotin (as d-Biotin): 600mcg
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 5mg
PROPRIETARY BAZI PHYTO8 BLEND: 25,500mg
(Jujube Fruit Extract, Blueberry Fruit Concentrate, Pomegranate Fruit Concentrate, Goji Berry Extract, Mangosteen Fruit Extract, Raspberry Fruit Extract, Acai Juice Concentrate, Seabuckthorn Fruit Extract.)
PROPRIETARY BAZI TRACE MINERAL BLEND: 1000mg
(Water, Fulvic Mineral Solution)
Caffeine: 80mg
Inositol: 50mg
Para Aminobenzoic Acid: 50mg
Rutin: 20mg
PURIFIED WATER, FRUCTOSE, PEAR JUICE CONCENTRATE, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE.

We received this drink from the vendor as a sample to review.