Monday, December 6, 2010

Ed Hardy King Dog Energy Mints Review

I am not a fan of ed hardy merchandise, but when there is caffeine involved, I can suck it up. The first thing I noticed about the mints was the rubberized tin they came in, which feels pretty great and provides a nice anti-slip protection...if you ever need it.


The mints are off white and smell like they have some anise in them. The mint flavor comes out as soon as you pop them in your mouth and soon comes the anise/sweet menthol taste and a bit of sugar. The mint taste is fairly intense, but gets covered up by the additional flavors. There is some bitterness throughout, but it is subtle to mild. At the very end, when the mints start to crumble, chewing them releases an even more intense flavor, which is very refreshing. Overall, I am not a huge fan of the taste because though it's very minty, the additives are a turn off.


I wouldn't call them "intensely caffeinated", but they do have a decent amount of caffeine - 20 mg per mint. I popped in 5 to get as much caffeine as a cup of coffee as the back of the tin said. I did not feel an intense buzz, but I felt pepped up within 20 minutes. The energy lasted for over an hour and was nothing exceptional, but still provides a decent kick. The good news is that there are a lot of mints in the tin so if 100 mg are not enough, you can have another 100 or even more.

Cost - $3.00 from
Taste - 7.9/10
Energy - 2/10 to 10/10

Overall - 11.9/20 to 17.9/20...the mint taste is intense, but there are some additional flavours, which ruin the taste a little


  1. I really enjoy these mints. I get super energized with 7 mints and just chew a few more during the day to keep me going. I also love that tin.

  2. $3 is a rip off, try looking at a local dollar tree, mine has them, so i can buy 1 tin for $1. I'm pretty happy with them when I'm in a rush and don't have time for a drink, before class and during work out they can get the job done without a horrible crash, or the extra fluid in your system (for those who can't work out with coffee and water in there system).

  3. They gave my bestest shbuddy girlfriend bad dreams, BAD DOG BAD DOG!