Cost Per Ounce:$0.15
Active Ingredients:Guarana, B-Vitamins, Ginseng, Bunch of other stuff...
Final Judgment Rating:8.8
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Starbucks doubleshot Energy + Coffee Review (Vanilla Flavor):
My last Starbucks Energy Drink review was about a month and a half ago. Now I have stated before that I am not a huge fan of coffee flavored Energy Drinks; however, I was quite pleased with the initial results, prompting me to review the Vanilla flavor today. Starbucks also offers a Mocha flavor as well (3 flavors total) which I will review eventually. But for today, let's see how the Starbucks Vanilla flavored energy + coffee fairs in the taste and kick review.
Starbucks doubleshot Energy + Coffee Review (Vanilla Flavor): Taste
As I stated above, I am not a huge coffee fan. I just want to reiterate that point, so you the reader, don't think that I am being biased in the taste category as some people, especially coffee fanatics would probably rate the taste of this beverage higher than I would. Anyways... onto the taste review. First off the 15 ounce can has the distinct Starbucks coffee blend to it. It also has an overwhelming vanilla flavor to it which almost makes it taste somewhat like a vanilla flavored coffee shake. Yes, it was actually quite good, even from the prospective of a person that is not apt to drink coffee flavored energy drinks. I might even go so far as to say that the majority of the coffee flavor is washed away with vanilla; which is probably the reason I liked the taste so much. Taste Rating - 8.9
Starbucks doubleshot Energy + Coffee Review (Vanilla Flavor): Kick
So what kind of energy ingredients are in this 15 ounce can? Well the energy ingredients include the following: 2000 milligrams of Maltodextrin, 1800 milligrams of taurine, 450 milligrams of L-Carnitine, 180 milligrams of Inosistol, 325 milligrams of Panax Ginseng, B-Vitamins and 90 milligrams of Guarana which seems to be the same blend as the previous Starbucks Energy drink that I reviewed. Another plus for this drink is that there is only 28 milligrams of sugar in the entire 15 ounce can. This might seem to be a lot of sugar to some, but considering some market leaders have upwards of 70 grams of sugar... it's not too bad. All in all I would have to say the Vanilla Doubleshot from Starbucks gave me several hours of energy with no real crash. I was quite impressed. Kick Rating - 8.8
Starbucks doubleshot Energy + Coffee Review (Vanilla Flavor): Final Judgment
As I stated several times above... I am not a big coffee fan. However, combining the excellent taste and kick of the Vanilla Doubleshot from Starbucks would prompt me to buy one of these again. At $2.29, the price tag is competitive (actually relatively cheap for Starbucks) and the availability is almost endless. Starbucks has tried this avenue before, but there previous drinks were marketed more as RTD coffee beverages whereas this new lineup is taking a stab at the coffee flavored energy drink market (slight difference). Although Starbucks introduced there new coffee + energy lineup after Monster and Rockstar, the initial results (at least from this reviewer) are quite positive. So stay tuned for the review of the Mocha flavor as well. Final Judgment - 8.8