Cost Per Ounce:$0.25
Active Ingredients:Caffeine, taurine, B-vitamins
Final Judgment Rating:8.8
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
XS Energy Drink Review - Cola Blast
Well it has been awhile since I tried an XS Energy Drink so I was pretty fortunate when I was sent a complimentarty case containing a variety of their flavors. The first one I will try is the 8.4 ounce XS Cola Blast energy drink which retails for $1.99. With no sugar, no carbs and only 8 calories I was more than excited to review the Cola Blast.
XS Energy Drink Review - Cola Blast: Taste
Well the name of the XS Cola Blast energy drink stays pretty much right on track with how it tastes. Having only 8 calories and using artificial sweeteners (acesulfame potassium & sucralose), the drink tastes pretty much like a diet cola. If I had to put my finger on a brand that it tasted like I would have to say that it was pretty close to a diet Pepsi. The drink is lightly carbonated so that helps out this cola flavored beverage as well. I enjoyed it so I will give it a good taste rating. Taste Rating - 8.8
XS Energy Drink Review - Cola Blast: Kick
Well the XS Cola Blast has roughly 9.88 milligrams per ounce of caffeine, or around 80 milligrams total of caffeine. This puts it in line with Red Bull in terms of caffeine. XS also contains taurine, plenty of B-Vitamins, and Ginseng. The combination of these ingredients gave off a pretty good kick. I was not bouncing off walls after finishing it, but I was definitely more motivated. The kick was delayed slightly, probably because of the lack of sugar, but since their was no sugar their was no crash or no jitters. XS Cola Blast delivered smooth, jitter free energy, for that it gets a pleasing kick rating of 8.7.
XS Energy Drink Review - Cola Blast: Final Judgment
I like the fact that the entire line up of XS beverages is sugar free and has no carbs. They also have a wide variety of flavors. Cola Blast was enjoyable, gave off a clean kick and tasted like a diet Pepsi. So if you are looking for a little
more zing in your life, and you regularly drink some kind of diet cola you should give this beverage a chance. Final Judgment - 8.8!