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Krank'd Body Fuel Fruit Punch

Krank’d Body Fuel Energy Drink Review – Fruit Punch isn’t our favorite flavor, but it’s still a pretty great concept.

In its marketing materials, Krank’d claims to have “created its own category.” In the flooded energy drink market, that’s a big claim to make. I think they have a right to say this, more so than any other drink I’ve tried in recent future. This isn’t the straight caffeine / taurine blast of a NOS, and it isn’t a water / high fructose corn syrup hybrid in a sports bottle. It’s Gatorade’s smarter, healthier cousin. The 7-in-1 on the label refers to B-vitamins, essential minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, l-glutamine for muscle repair / recovery, reverse osmosis water, and a “tri-carb blend” for “time-released energy.” Bottom line, this was a nice addition to my day, resulting in a smooth energy with no high or low.  If you are hitting the weights today, this would be the perfect drink to bring along.

I am a fan of fruit punch-flavored drinks, for the most part. This one was a little disappointing. Perhaps due to the minimal sugar, but this is a far cry from the sweet fruit punch that I was expecting. It’s a bit like fruit punch watered down, with a little bite to it. On the hand, if you’re using the drink for the ideal purpose, during a quick break from pumping iron and running hard, it’ll taste just fine.

A standout. Krank’d Body Fuel is sweetened with sucralose (ie Splenda) instead of high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. There are 6g of sugar and 37 calories per bottle. There’s niacin and caffeine included, but not more than you’d want. I can drink this one guilt-free any time.

Krank’d Body Fuel is highly recommended for the highly athletic, as a regular addition to your diet. If you’re more interested in occasional power in a can, look elsewhere for a bigger boost or better taste.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Website: http://www.krankd.com/
KRANK’D FRUIT PUNCH
Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 16.9 fl oz
Servings per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 37
Total Fat: 0g
Sodium: 25mg
Total Carbohydrate: 9g
Sugars: 6g
Cholesterol: 0g
Potassium: 49mg
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Protein: 0g
Blend of Dextrose, Maltodextrin, and Dextro-pentose: 9g
Blend of Pyridoxine HCL, Niacin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, and D-Calcium Pantothenate: 77mg
Blend of L-Glutamine, Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Chromium Picolinate, Vitamin E Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Grape Seed Extract, Tyrosine, Glycine: 2.5g
RO (REVERSE OSMOSIS) WATER, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CAFFEINE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, SUCRALOSE, RED 40.

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

Allday Energy Drink Review

Allday Energy Drink Review – finally, there’s an energy shot that won’t make you gag.

As always, the boost you’re going to get depends on your caffeine tolerance. They’ve packed the usual energy components into this shot, and it will pick you up. If you like the idea of a 2 oz. shot of energy, you can’t do better that this one. I noticed that I had more energy and was more alert for several hours. However, if you’re typically drinking NOS or two Monsters with breakfast, you won’t feel much.

Maybe my expectations were really low due to prior experience with energy shots. I was pleasantly surprised by this drink. Now, it’s not an enjoyable drink by any means. You probably wouldn’t find me lounging around on a sailboat sipping Allday. But it’s a smooth, somewhat plum-flavored shot, that goes down easier than most 5 Hour Energy clones.

Allday inspired us to make a change here at EDB. While for 4 years, we’ve focused only on the energy and taste these drinks provide, we realized we are missing a vital component. Is it fair to kill Allday in the final rating because it doesn’t taste as good as a Monster, when it clocks in at 0 calories, 0 sugar – and Monster has a 54 grams of sugar? Allday is fairly non-harmful, but at that same time, doesn’t offer some of vitamins and other helpful supplements found in competing drinks.

Allday provides a decent boost, with minimal sacrifice to taste, at a much lower cost to your body’s health (if you’re concerned about such a thing.)

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Website: http://www.alldayenergy.net/

Amp Traction Energy Drink Review

Amp Traction

Amp Overdrive Energy Drink Review – enjoy the grape flavor, but don’t expect this drink to be the wind beneath your wings all day.

This specific blend of power ingredients in this drink is meant for sustained energy, with increased amounts of D-Ribose and Maltodextrin. Unfortunately this reviewer found it to have the opposite effect. After a couple of hours of great energy came a total crash.

Amp Traction gives a great first impression, tasting like your childhood grape soda with a little kick, all in a shiny purple can.

Ultimately, Traction is a deliciously grape-enfused burst of energy, but doesn’t live it to its claim to sustain.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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Amp Traction
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 8 fl. oz (240 ml)
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 110
Total Carbohydrate: 29g
Sugars: 29g
Riboflavin: 1.5mg
Niacin: 20mg
Pantothenic Acid: 10mg
Phosphorous: 20mg
Sodium: 70mg
Taurine: 148mg
Maltodextrin: 146mg
Guarana Extract: 124mg
Caffeine: 80mg
d-Ribose: 72mg
Panax Ginseng Extract: 17mg
CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, TAURINE, MALTODEXTRIN, GUARANA SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), CAFFEINE, D-RIBOSE, GUM ARABIC, NIACINAMIDE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RED 40, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL, RIBOFLAVIN, BLUE 1.

Website: http://www.ampenergy.com/

Amp Overdrive Energy Drink Review

Amp Overdrive Energy Drink Review – easy to drink and enjoy, if you’re an energy drink veteran.

Like the original Amp, Overdrive has a good blend of energy ingredients.

It’s worth a try, but we’ve found that there are many energy drinks at the local gas station that are more enjoyable to drink.

This drink is over-carbonated and the aftertaste would be nearly gag-worthy for someone new to energy drinks. I do prefer the slightly sweeter taste of Overdrive to the original Amp.

If you’re a big fan of the Mountain Dew line, you should adapt to the new flavors just fine.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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Amp Overdrive
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 8 fl. oz (240 ml)
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 110
Sodium: 70mg
Total Carbohydrate: 29g
Sugars: 29g
Riboflavin: 20%
Niacin: 10%
Vitamin B6: 10%
Vitamin B12: 10%
Pantothenic Acid: 10%
Phosphorus: 3%
Guarana Extract: 150mg
Maltodextrin: 55mg
Taurine: 10mg
Panax Ginseng Extract: 10mg
CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, GUARANA (PAULLINIA CUPANA) SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), MALTODEXTRIN, CAFFEINE, GUM ARABIC, TAURINE, RED 40, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, B VITAMINS: NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, RIBOFLAVIN, VITAMIN B12, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE; CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL.

Website: http://www.ampenergy.com/