Thursday, January 19, 2012

Powerade Fuel+ Mountain Blast Review

OK, Powerade is a North American brand so I am not sure why this energy drink is not sold back home in Canada. I think it will fit perfectly with all the other Powerade products


I wasn't sure what to expect with a name like Mountain Blast but when I popped the tab open, I was greeted by the too familiar blue Powerade scent. That was a fantastic way to start the day because I love blue Powerade!

The taste is very similar too, though much sweeter. The sweetness is very candy-like, but it doesn't really build up as you keep drinking due to the thin, watery taste that comes right after the initial sweetness spike. This watery taste helps wash away the sweetness and also makes it easier to drink the entire can without getting a sickly mouth feel from having too much sugar. The carbonation also helps bring down the sweetness level a bit.

The aftertaste is a bit funny because it contains some sweetener notes as well as a bit of the blue Powerade taste and just a hint of the candy-sweetness.


There are 96 mg of caffeine in this 300 mL can. Because there isn't too much sugar in the drink, there are no ill effects such as jitters at the start. The energy comes in gradually and takes about 20 to 30 minutes to fully kick in. Once in full effect, the energy boost is fairly clean and you feel energized, but not over-energized. The kick lasts for about 2 hours and there isn't a crash at the end.

All in all, this is a pretty decent energy drink, but i think it could have been better if it was just a plain blue Powerade with some added liquid caffeine.

Cost - 2 for $4 from 7-11 
Taste - 8/10 
Energy - 7/10

Overall - 15/20...pretty decent Powerade energy drink, but i think it could have been done better

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