Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mother Energy Drink Review

So this is the first official Australian energy drink review. Mother, from what I hear, is the most popular Australian energy drink since it is available in every 7-11, corner store and grocery story I set foot in.


As I sort of expected, this energy drink smells like a red bull clone. What does it taste like? Well, you guessed it, like a red bull clone...almost. It starts off like a well executed clone, but the taste quickly reveals creamier and softer notes, which quickly override the famous red bull taste, leaving only subtle reminders. I also feel like this is a much smoother drink that is also much easier to chug.


Though the slogan is "Mother of an Energy Drink" and there are statements such as "high caffeine content", there are only 160 mg of caffeine in this 500 mL can. That's about average for a drink in north America. In fact, you can easily get drinks with a lot more caffeine. The effects are exactly what I expected and are easily comparable to those of a large can of Red Bull or your standard Monster/Rockstar/Full Throttle (in fact, Mother is also owner and distributed by Coke) - quickly delivered sugar rush followed by a nice burst of energy lasting about 3 hours and ending with a bit of a crash. Oh, don't forget the jitters too. Luckily they are not too bad.

Overall, I really enjoyed this drink because I do love the taste of Red Bull and the extra twist on the flavour gave this energy drink a nice character. Coke, you can bring this to Canada and easily replace the Full Throttle line.

Cost - $2.69 to $2.99
Taste - 8.9/10
Energy - 7.5/10

Overall - 16.4/20...great tasting, decent energy boost, available everywhere in Australia


  1. When will I find it in the good old USA?

  2. That depends on Coke. I would love to be able to buy this when i want to.