Cost Per Ounce:$0.23
Active Ingredients:Caffeine, Taurine, B-Vitamins
Final Judgment Rating:8.2
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Bomba Energy Drink Review
Well I was quite intrigued by the Bomba Energy Drink right off the bat. First off it has been around since 1994 which makes it a pretty old energy drink. Second it is the first drink that I have reviewed that comes in a glass bottle. There are other drinks that come in glass bottles, but the grenade shaped 8.4 ounce bottle is quite unique. To open it you need to pull the top, kind of like pulling the pin on an actual grenade. If you don't believe me just look at the picture. If you are not particular about glass then they also offer is in cans and plastic bottles. Also looks like they have a 330 ml version (12 ounces) available as well. Today I will be reviewing the original Bomba Energy Drink (yellow bottle), but stay tuned for energy drink reviews on the other flavors including the sugar free version of the original and blue, red and black energy.
Bomba Energy Drink Review: Taste
Well my initial impression of Bomba was that the flavor tasted somewhat similar to that of Red Bull. The only difference seems to be that there was not really any medicinal aftertaste in Bomba as there is in Red Bull. Also there is somewhat of a bubblegum taste to the drink as well. That and the drink is made with sparkling spring water. Overall the drink was quite good. The sparkling water and lack of medicinal aftertaste make the drink a great alternative to Red Bull. Although I did not try it, I would imagine Bomba would make for a wonderful mixer as well. Taste Rating - 8.5
Bomba Energy Drink Review: Kick
As for kick it looks like there is about 80 milligrams of caffeine combined with 1000 milligrams of taurine and a host of B-Vitamins per 8.4 ounce serving. So it is not as strong as some of the newer energy drinks, but it seems like in today's market there are the hardcore energy drinks and the regular ones. Bomba falls into the latter but not everyone looking for kick is looking for 300 + milligrams of caffeine. I enjoyed the kick and I think others looking for a nice smooth pick me up would as well. As I stated in the taste review, Bomba would also probably make for a good mixer. The hardcore energy drinks would not because before you know it you would be on the floor convulsing from all the caffeine. Kick Rating 7.5.
Bomba Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Good taste, decent kick and cool packaging make for an exciting drink. I am glad I finally got to try Bomba. Wish I could have tried it sooner as this makes for an all around good beverage that supplies an ample kick and a pleasant taste. They should try to release a couple mega grenades in 16 ounce bottles. I think that would be pretty neat. Final Judgment 8.2!
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