Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Syzmo Passion Review

After trying Syzmo Original and liking it, I went back to the Hasty Market to look for another Syzmo flavour and got lucky. Cost of the can - $1.99.


Does this ever smell great? Like a medley of various berries. Unfortunately aromas are deceiving and the taste has many of the Syzmo Original earthy characteristics. I liked the earthy flavour, but when you are expecting a nice burst of berries, you feel a bit disappointed when there isn't one.

The base taste of Syzmo Passion is very similar to that of the original one, but what makes it different is its subtle berry hint. An even more subtle cherry note is present, but mostly in the aftertaste. The overall taste is a touch sweeter and the sweetness does build up, but it never reaches critical mass and makes you want to drink a bucket of water.

Like the original, there are 80 mg of caffeine and the effects are fast. I know you cannot absorb caffeine fast, but this drink has other active ingredients (other than sugar) which give you a very quick boost which lasts long enough for the caffeine to make its way around your body. The effects are nothing that makes you want to run around, but are enough to give you a nice jolt early in the morning. The caffeine kicks in later and provides a comfortable amount of energy, which unfortunately wears off in about 1.5 hours.

The overall effects of this drink last for about 2 hours with no side effects, such as jitters or a crash.

Scores: Cost - $1.99
Taste - 8.2/10
Energy - 6/10

Overall - 14.2/ the original, only a tad sweeter with subtle berry notes

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