Energy Drink Review of Crave: A powdered energy drink brings their own formula to the high-octane beverages industry.
Mix the powder with water and you get a bright green drink with loads of smooth energy.
The first thing you taste is a Kool-Aid-like cotton candy flavor…but the first aftertaste is very bitter and medicinal. The second aftertaste is even stronger but less bitter, like TheraFlu. It is drinkable – just like TheraFlu. You can control your rations, since you’re mixing with water, and a couple testers preferred shooting the drink with a half-cup of water.
Crave comes from Vitamark, and it’s being sold like Mary Kay. A powdered energy drink is a unlikely but brilliant idea, which they’ve done a decent job of executing.
Crave comes in a little 2-serving size packet – portable, won’t get cold on you, easy to share, and it’s a much better price than its canned older siblings. It’s even healthier than most of the competition. So how does it compare on taste and energy?
The package claims their goal in creating this product is: “To give you the energy you want with no jitters, headaches or let-down, better taste (with no after-taste), a much better price, and to make it convenient & portable.” Crave is all of these things but one.
Obviously there’s much better tasting options out there. However, if you’re willing to sacrifice taste for convenience and cost, pick up a box and mix up a drink.
Serving Size: ½ pack (2.5g)
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 1.5g
Vitamin C: 60mg
Vitamin B6: 2mg
Vitamin B12: 6mcg
Pantothenic Acid: 10mg
INGREDIENTS: FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDE (FOS), TAURINE, GUARANA, NATURAL FLAVORS, CAFFEINE, CITRIC ACID, VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID), KOLANUT EXT (10%), STEVIA, INOSITOL, NIACIN (INOSITOL HEXANICOTINATE), PANTOTHENIC ACID (CALCIUM d-PANTOTHENATE), SILICON DIOXIDE (PREVENTS CAKING), VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE HCL), ARTIFICIAL COLORS, VITAMIN B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN).