Friday, June 18, 2010

Tapout Cranberry Orange Energy Drink Review

This is the the third and final flavour of the newly released TapouT energy drinks and it is another combination of fruits.

Just like yesterday's Cherry Citrus flavour, you can notice both of the fruits in the aroma. The taste is a little bit weird though. The two flavours battle it out for domination, but oddly none of them winds until the finish and resulting taste is a very unique, yet refreshing combination. In the finish, the tart taste of cranberries distinguishes itself and the resulting aftertaste becomes fairly enjoyable. Some orange flavour can be noticed in the aftertaste, but it feels artificial, a lot like chewable vitamin c tablets. The diet taste and aftertaste is quite tame due to the tart cranberries and doesn't infringe upon the taste. Overall this is a unique tasting combination, but I think the balance of flavours could have been done much better.

Like the other two TapouT energy drinks, this one contains 200 mg of caffeine. I started to feel the kick, as well as some jitters within 15 minutes of cracking this one open. I did not experience the full effect of the caffeine until about 40 minutes later. Same as before, the energy boost I got from this drink lasted for about 3 hours and I did not experience a crash at the end.

Overall these new TapouT energy drinks are very similar to Xyience Xenergy in terms of performance and even flavour combinations. I know what you are thinking, but the original Xyience drinks were fruit duos like Cherry Lime and Cran Razz, and both are sugar free.

Medicinal Ingredients:
  • Taurine - 2,000 mg
  • Glucuronolactone - 225 mg
  • Caffeine - 200 mg
  • Panax Ginseng Root - 100 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 100 mg
  • Inositol - 50 mg
  • Niacinamide - 35 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 10 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 20 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, citric acid, sodium citrate, natural flavours, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, beta-carotine, sucralose, vegetable juice, acesulfame potassium.

Cost - $2.99 CAD for a 473 mL can from 7-11
Taste - 7.8/10
Energy - 8.6/10

Overall - 16.4/20...decent unique taste without much of the diet taste and aftertaste, plenty of caffeine


  1. I'm planing to buy energy drinks on web, because stores in my town don't have any choice at all. I like orange taste and this one looks interesting. Thanks for the review.

  2. I'm a big fan of the orange/cranberry flavor also. I've tried just about every energy drink out there and this is one of my faves. The fact that it contains sucrose, however, which has at least 11 known side effects has caused me some concern....Too good to give up..I will just make sure I watch how much of it I shouldn't be a substitute for water...!

  3. where can u buy online i cant find none

  4. Not sure. I buy it from 7-11 and the local Foodland. Some convenience stores in the area sell it too, but I have no idea where you can get it online. I have noticed that many online stores charge you a ridiculous amount of money to ship cans like these, or they ask you to buy several cases of the same drink.