Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Méchante Energy Drink Review

This energy drink is only sold by the Couche-Tard convenience store chain in Québec, which makes it extremely rare outside of the province. Once in Québec, the drink is available at every Couche-Tard store for $2.99. I sort of like the carbon fiber-like background with what looks like the head of a large cat.


You were probably already thinking, I know I was. This is a Red Bull clone! Its color, its aroma, its taste, everything is like a Red Bull. I only say "like" because Cott Beverages are the producer of this drink. These are the same guys who make Red Rain, Red Rave, Bone Chillin', etc. All of these drinks are Red Bull clones, except they are not as sweet and have a bit more citric acid giving them a nice bite and a crisp finish. Méchante is no different, all it is, is just a new container and sold exclusively in Québec. Personally, I like this crisper taste, but the bottom line is that this energy drink offers nothing new or interesting.


The good thing about this container is that there are 150 mg of caffeine, but if you were to do the math, this is exactly how much caffeine you will find in 473 mL of Red Bull:
  • 473 mL/250 mL = 1.892
  • 1.892 x 80 mg = 151.36 mg of caffeine
On the bright side, you do not have to open two cans of Red Bull, but just one can of Méchante, which costs about the same as a single Red Bull can.

The effects of this drink are the same as any other beverage made by Cott or the equivalent Red Bull. Bone Chillin' is the best energy drink to compare this to - it is the same size, same taste, and almost the same caffeine content.

Cost - $2.99
Taste - 8.9/10
Energy - 7.5/10

Overall - 16.4/20...there may not be anything new and interesting about this drink, but I still like its taste

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