Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crave Energy Drink Review

OK, not so much an energy drink as much as an energy powder, but these are the words used to describe Crave on each package. It is true that when combined with water, this will results in an energy drink.


The instructions are simple - "just add to bottled water". Unfortunately we don't buy bottled water so the next best thing was to measure 500 mL and pour them in a pint glass. Adding the packet to the water results in a very odd looking green concoction which would be best suited for something to drink on March 17th.

The first couple of sips come with a bit of bitterness, but after that it almost goes completely away. Crave has a sweet melon taste combined with a subtle fruit punch note and a twist of lime towards the end of each sip. There is a bit of a soapy taste, but that comes and goes.

After a few sips the taste develops a slightly sour kick and a dry finish. The sweetener can be tasted, but compared to other drinks like this, it does not have a huge impact on the overall enjoyment.

The drink is very easy to drink since there is no carbonation (unless you add this to carbonated water) and quite enjoyable.


There are 80 mg of caffeine per serving and 2 servings per packet, thus, 160 mg of caffeine in the resulting energy drink. Since there is very little sugar, the effects are not instant, but they will show themselves within 15-20 minutes. Depending on how you drink the energy drink, the results can vary from a gradual and enjoyable boost, or a huge wave of energy.

I drank my first one slowly and started to wake up and feel energetic very gradually. There were no side effects, such as jitters, just a smooth energy boost, which lasts for about 3 to 4 hours and ends without a crash.

Overall, this is a pretty decent energy mix, though I could live without the soapy hints here and there.

Cost - $2 per packet from Crave
Taste - 8.5/10
Energy - 7.5/10

Overall - 16/20...great tasting energy drink mix with a pretty decent boost

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to give a honest review of Crave energy drink.