Cost Per Ounce:$0.13
Active Ingredients:Caffeine, Taurine, B-Vitamins, Ginseng Extract
Final Judgment Rating:8.7
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Unbound Energy Drink Review
Well today I will be reviewing the Original 16 ounce Unbound Energy Drink. It also comes in a sugar free / low carb version and a juice version which I will review down the road. Unbound Energy seems to be associating their product with action sports including super cross racing, freestyle motocross, desert racing and X-games competitiona. Since I do not participate in any of those extreme action sports I guess I will just have to judge the 16 ounce Unbound Energy Drink on how it performs in the taste and kick categories in the Gym.
Unbound Energy Drink Review: Taste
Well first of this 16 ounce energy drink had a really hard taste to pinpoint. I was kind of a cross between a citrus flavor and some other flavor I could not quite put my tongue on. Honestly I tried really hard to pinpoint it but I just couldn't do it. So I guess that leaves us with the question on how did it taste? Well at first I was not sure if I liked it, but the more I drank of the 16 ounce Unbound Energy Drink the more it kind of grew on me. I don't know if it was because I could not pinpoint the taste or if I just enjoyed the beverage. Either way I guess I would have to say that it was a pretty good tasting drink. There was no medicinal aftertaste, but there might have been a smoky aftertaste to it. Not quite sure. I think I will try another one tomorrow for breakfast to see if I can pinpoint the flavor. Taste Rating 8.7
Update: I had one in the morning, still could not quite pinpoint the flavor. I just can't figure out what to compare it to so that I can tell you guys what your getting into. I recommend just trying one for yourself. I like it!
Unbound Energy Drink Review: Kick
Well the taste was hard to pinpoint (meaning it was unique and not just some knock off of a popular energy drink) but overall I enjoyed it. But how does the kick hold up? Well there is an energy blend that consists of 2000 milligrams of the following, glucose, caffeine, inositol, Glucuronalactone and Maltodextrin. On top of that there is 2000 milligrams of taurine, Ginseng Root extract and a healthy serving of B-Vitamins. The caffeine content, weighing in at 160 milligrams for 16 ounces, is slightly above average for a drink that size. Regardless of the slightly above average caffeine content, I was pretty pleased with the kick I got from Unbound. The kick was quick and I expereinced no crash afterwards which is surprising for an energy drink that has 54 grams of sugar. I don't know if it has something to do with the particular energy blend that they use, but other energy drinks with that much sugar have made me crash in the past. Unbound Energy doesn't use corn syrup so maybe that has something to do with me not experiencing a crash. Maybe I am building a tolerance, or maybe Unbound knows something the other's don't. Either way it was a pretty good kick and got me pumped up for my morning workout. Kick Rating - 8.7
Unbound Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Unique taste, decent kick. Makes me look forward to when I do the review of the sugar free and juice versions of Unbound. Where can you pick one of these up? Well looks like they are distributed nationally at BP and AMPM. Those are the only two places that I know of. If you know of other places to get the drink let everyone else know as it is worth giving a try! Oh yeah, the suggested retail for one of these is around $2.00 for a 16 ounce can. Final Judgment - 8.7