Thursday, November 11, 2010

Xyience Xenergy Orange Fuel Review

It took months for this flavour to make its way across the border, but I waited patiently and always checked the fridges at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets. Now that it finally arrived, I couldn't wait to crack it open and drink it.


I was honestly expecting this to taste like orange soda, but was pleasantly surprised after the first sip. The taste starts off with a mellow, just a touch citric orange taste which quickly turns into a mildly sweet and lightly citrusy tangerine one. The finish is mostly of tangerines with a little orange flavour in the background. The back of the label states that there is mango flavouring, but I personally cannot detect any of it. Being a Xenergy, there is no sugar in this energy drink and its diet taste is surprisingly subtle. Usually diet drinks are dominated by artificial sweeteners, but not this. Having said that, I don't mean that you won't be able to taste the sweeteners, it's just that they are not as dominant, which makes this drink much better tasting than other diet energy drinks.


Being a black Xenergy, there are 200 mg of caffeine in the can and the effects of the drink start to become apparent within 15-20 minutes. Some jitters were experienced, but that was expected from an energy drink with this much caffeine. Once the jitters died down, the caffeine took full effect and the ride was pretty solid...for about 3-4 hours when I noticed I was starting to run out of steam. I did not experience a crash, but I just felt like riding the caffeine high some more.

Medicinal Ingredients:
  • Taurine - 2,000 mg
  • Glucuronolactone - 200 mg
  • Caffeine - 200 mg
  • Guarana - 100 mg
  • Panax Ginseng - 100 mg
  • Pantothenic acid - 100 mg
  • Inostol - 50 mg
  • Niacin - 40 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 10 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 20 mcg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, citric acid, sodium citrate, natural flavour of orange, natural flavour of mango, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, beta carotene.

Cost - $2.99 CAD for a 473 mL can
Taste - 8.5/10
Energy - 8.6/10

Overall - 17.1/20...tastes fantastic for a sugar free drink and has a lot of caffeine

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