Cost Per Ounce:$0.13
Active Ingredients:caffeine, b-vitamins
Taste Rating: 8.2
Kick Rating: 8.4
Final Judgment Rating: 8.6
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Rock Star Sugar Free Energy Drink Review
Well I reviewed the original Rock Star Energy Drink some time ago back in May of 2006. I figured I might as well give the Diet Rock Star Sugar Free Version a try. I definitely liked the original, so I was hoping that they did not mess with the flavor too much. Well before the review I actually had to go out and purchase one, which is not hard because Rock Star Sugar Free is available everywhere. The only decision I had was whether to get it in the 8.4, 16, or 24 ounce version. Well I went with the 16 ounce version as that is the same size as the original I reviewed.
Rock Star Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Taste
Well the Diet or Sugar Free RockStar Energy drink uses artificial sweeteners. This could be both bad or good. It's good because it means there is no sugar. No sugar means low carbs and lower calories. It's bad if the artificial sweetener used tastes like crap. Fortunately for Rock Star, the sweetener they used does not affect the taste of the beverage. The diet, or sugar free version does taste a little more tart than the original, but all in all it is a pretty similar formula to the original. It just has a little bit more of a medicinal aftertaste than the
original. Taste Rating = 8.2
Rock Star Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Kick
Since the sugar was removed from this beverage, it seems the delivery of the energy has also slowed down a bit. However, the diet version has more caffeine than the original which definitely makes up for the slow delivery. The 16 ounce version has about 240 mg of caffeine in it. Combine that with a big scoop of taurine and you get a pretty good kick which actually feels better and lasts longer than the riginal. Kick rating = 8.6.
Rock Star Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Well sugar free energy drinks are becoming quite popular. The Diet Rockstar falls into this category and does an excellent job as well. Decent taste, better than average kick and a competitive price. Combine this with the fact that you can get it everywhere, in almost any size (remember it comes in the 8.4, 16 and 24 ounce versions) and purchase it in bulk to save some money and we have ourselves a good diet energy drink. My final judgment is an above average 8.4!