Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beaver Buzz Stripped Sugar Free Berry Review

Though this one is just called "Berry", I assume it is a sugar free version of Beaver Buzz's Saskatoon Berry, which at a glance also only bears the word "Berry". If you look closer, though, Saskatoon appears above Beaver Buzz.


Pouring the drink I got a waft of the aroma, which reminded me of Juicy Fruit, but upon closer inspection, the aroma appeared to be a bit soapy with a sharp berry scent...where did the Juicy Fruit come from? Sipping the drink, I noticed a few things. First, this is very, very carbonated, which made drinking it first thing in the morning a challenge for my system. Secondly, it is very crisp. My mouth was feeling clean and fresh after each sip, but also very dry.

Much like the Stripped Citrus, the taste is duller in comparison to the regular flavour, but at least the sugar free taste has been downplayed. It does become more apparent in the aftertaste though, especially a few minutes after you finish the drink. The berry flavour is there and it is not bad. It is sour and feels very refreshing. That, in combination with the crispness, makes this a very refreshing sugar free drink, which would work well on a hot summer day...and not very well on a cold winter morning. Unlike some sugar free energy drinks, there is just the right amount of sweetener and there is no sweetness build up. There are also no bitter notes from the energy ingredients.

Overall, I have to say that this tastes as good as the original drink for one reason - it does not have a cough syrup undertone. That is a huge plus in my book.


As expected, the can contains 200 mg of caffeine, which though may seem like 12 mg more than what you are getting from the regular drink, you would have to consume an extra 118 mL of liquid. The drink performers similarly to the Stripped Citrus I had a couple of days ago and rather going over the same lines, you can read all about it here, or the summary sentence below.

Initial effects appear within 20 minutes, caffeine kicks in 20 minutes later with minor jitters. The energy is great and lasts for about 4 hours after which comes a crash.

Medicinal Ingredients:
  • Taurine - 2074 mg
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract - 425 mg
  • Caffeine - 200 mg
  • Niacin - 40 mg
  • D-Glucuronolactone - 10 mg
  • Guarana Seed Extract - 10 mg
  • Inositol - 10 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 4 mg
  • Vitamin B2 - 3 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 12 mcg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: carbonated water, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, citric acid, natural flavours, colour, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate

Cost - $2.99 from 7/11
Taste - 7.8/10
Energy - 8.4/10

Overall - 16.2/20...another great sugar free drink from Beaver Buzz

1 comment:

  1. Sugar free, yet sugar is better for you than all the artificial sweeteners out there! And this has more than one in it!