Cost Per Ounce:$0.25
Active Ingredients:Caffeine (from Guarana), B-Vitamins, Taurine
Final Judgment Rating:8.5
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Shark Sugar Free Energy Drink Review
Well I have been hearing about this Shark Energy Drink for quite some time and I finally got my hands on some. Turns Shark Energy has been manufactured since 1965, which would make it one of the oldest Energy Drinks on the market. It is also available in over 70 countries and claims to be the #2 ED on the Market to Redbull. Now I have no stats to back up those claims but if you have distribution in that many countries than I can understand having that many sales. Well enough fluff and onto the review of the Sugar Free Shark Energy Drink.
Shark Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Taste
First off this 8.4 ounce (250ml) Sugar Free Shark Energy Drink is lightly carbonated. It has only 10 calories and contains only one carb. The taste on this drink was not too hard to recognize. Now I know that Redbull has been around since the late 80's so this comparison is not all that fair. However, the sugar free Shark Energy Drink tastes somewhat similar to Redbull, but there are some differences. Shark has a lighter taste and is significantly sweeter. It also has a bubble gum type flavored aftertaste whereas Red Bull has the strong medicinal aftertaste. To sum up: Sugar Free Shark is lighter, sweeter and has a bubble gum aftertaste when compared to the Bull. Taste Rating 8.7
Shark Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Kick
So it tastes better than Redbull, but it looks like the energy ingredients are pretty similar as their is taurine, b-vitamins and caffeine (from Guarana) present. So the only difference here seems to be that Shark uses natural caffeine whereas the Bull uses regular caffeine. They both use the same amount, 80 milligrams. So no, this is not going to be the strongest energy beverage on the market, but it does do the trick. Kick Rating - 8.0.
Shark Sugar Free Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Again, I apologize for comparing Shark to Red Bull; especially since it looks like Shark has been around longer. However, it is a fair analysis as Shark does not have nearly as strong a presence in the US Market as Red Bull. But with 70 countries and growing and a better tasting product, Shark has nothing to lose. Final Judgment - 8.5
Stay Tuned for the Review of the Original Shark!