Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NOS Energy Drink Review

NAAAAWWWWSSS!!! This better give me an insane boost as it packs a lot more caffeine than other 473 mL cans. More about that later, now lets discuss the drink. So I got it from 7-11 for $2.99 CAD. Maybe I should stop stating the prices as it seems that all 473 mL cans are $2.99 CAD and all 250 mL ones are $1.99 CAD, with some minor exceptions. NOS came out on the Canadian market a few years ago in that awful NOS tank bottle, which looked very cheaply made. The bottle was 650 mL, if I remember correctly, and contained over 300 mg of caffeine. It disappeared for a while and then came the can. I just had to get one of these. The label looks better, the colors are more vibrant, and the back of the label is somewhat legible.

The drink smells and tastes like exotic fruits, a lot like the Rockstar Juiced, but not as sweet which is a good thing. Since the NOS label does not state what it is supposed to taste like, I will make a guess based on the Rockstar one. I think NOS tastes of passion fruit with hints of mango and citrus. The aftertaste is very pleasant, a bit cleaner than the Rockstar one with a dominant fruit taste. Overall I think NOS is a very well balanced energy drink in terms of taste.

I mentioned that the caffeine level is higher than other 473 mL cans, it is 250 mg. That's 90 more than the other ones. It's like you are getting a free Red Bull with the purchase of a Monster or AMP or Rockstar or Full Throttle. This gave me more than enough energy to get the day started. I drank the can slowly so I did not experience any jitters.

Cost - $2.99 CAD
Taste - 9.5/10...this should be my new benchmark
Energy - 8.8/10

Overall - 18.3/20...this is one great energy drink, just too bad for that cheesy name


  1. the tank bottle does not look cheap by the way...besides the taste and high caff. content, its the bottle that attracts me. Different than any other energy drink in every way which sets it apart and is always sold out in pharmaprix (shoppers drug mart) during exams, you have to be the first one in the store every morning to get a bottle otherwise it will be sold out while monster is next to be sold out but all the other energy drinks remain fully stocked through out the day.

  2. I am much like you i think, i wake up every morning and the first place i go is the gas station near my house to pick up an energy drink. NOS is by FAR my favorite energy drink. I started collecting the cans that i drank and setting them aside last summer. i now have 300+ cans. I don't think i will ever get burnt out on this drink. GREAT post (:

  3. Thats funny, I work at Coca Cola and we can't even give these drinks away to the employees. I guess what's disgusting to some is delicious to others.