Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Energy Potion Review

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, manufacturers are trying to appeal to romantics everywhere. This is no different with caffeine junkies, we still have hearts pumping blood...somewhere. So out comes the Love Energy Potion, made by the same guys who brought you Blood Energy Potion, Zombie Blood Energy Potion, and Health and Mana Energy Potions.

The makers of this new energy product contacted me and shortly, a bunch of samples appeared on my doorstep...during the Snowpocalypse. The lone brown box, sitting in front of my door, was blocked by the piles of snow.


Cracking open the tiny potion bottle, releases an inviting berry scent, which surprised me very much. Energy shots are usually very concentrated and do not offer much in terms of taste. The taste is also very surprising with a lot of berry flavours attacking the taste buds. Hints of lemon/lime appear and give the potion a nice sour kick, which is not too weak and not too strong. It finishes on a sweet strawberry note with lemon/lime traces. The aftertaste lingers for a while, but don't worry, it is very pleasant and somewhat refreshing from the citrus hints. There are no noticeable bitter tones from the energy ingredients, which is always a huge plus. Great taste overall.


The energy blend is 1.05 g, which sounds like a lot, but the actual caffeine content is around 90 mg. That is enough caffeine to give you a nice jolt, just a tad more than what you can find in a small can of Red Bull. Where this shot differs from Red Bull is the energy delivery. The 1.05 g of energy ingredients helps the caffeine reach your system in a very gradual way, eliminating most of the shakes along the way. I started to feel calm within 15 - 20 minutes and started to focus on my work more. The caffeine started to kick in another 15 minutes later and the energy was clean. I felt awake and energized, but did not want to run around in circles. The kick lasted for almost 2 hours and there wasn't a crash at the end. The good thing was how well the potion performed for the 2 hours. I was focused and felt great for almost the entire 2 hours.

If I have to write a conclusion here, it would be that this is great for those who need energy in an office environment.

Love Potion Blend (1.05 g): taurine, glucuronolactone, malic acid, n-acetyl l-tyrosine, caffeine, l-arginine, hydrochloride, maca extract, ashwagandha extract, american ginseng extract, damiana extract, horny goat weed extract

Other Ingredients: filtered water, organic evaporated cane sugar, natural flavors, citric acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, xantan gum, FD&C red #40

Cost - $3.99 from ThinkGeek or a 6 pack for $20 from HarcosLabs
Taste - 8.4/10
Energy - 6.9/10

Overall - 15.3/ of the better tasting energy shots, which comes also comes with a nice kick


  1. thats alot of energy in a small bottle!

  2. I've never thought about buying energy drinks in bulk, but that's probably because I don't work late nights or anything. If there were an energy drink that you would recommend for any occasion, which one would it be?

  3. Awww.. but I like the shakes. That is the whole point. heh

  4. Great review i might actually give it a try sometime:)

  5. haha that funny that theyre marketing an energy drink towards valentines day. where can i buy one to try it??

  6. Interesting blog you have here! Thanks for the review. I'm always wondering what's worth it before i lay down $5 on a crappy drink! Following and supporting Daily!

  7. Thanks guys, you can buy the shot directly from Harcos or through ThinkGeek...or perhaps some other caffeine/geeky sites. I haven't seen these in stores where I live.

  8. Great shot for those office affairs!!

  9. Sounds good to me. If I find some, I'll try it out.

  10. It tastes better cold, more or less like a thick sugary liquid treat. I didn’t really notice anything to spectacular other than maybe the same boost as a cup of coffee and it didn’t last long. It is important to note that I have a high tolerance to caffeine and energy drinks. I like the packaging, though, but if it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would ever buy it.It’s sweeter compared to other energy drinks, maybe too sweet. It tastes like a melted Icee Pop, a warm melted Icee Pop, but a little thicker. Doesn’t have the bitter taste like a 5-Hour Energy shot or the like. It’s not disgusting and it’s easy enough to drink, but I think it would taste better cold.