Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Joker Mad Energy Drink

I walked in a random Mac's convenience store on the weekend looking for a buzz and came across this new energy drink. Joker Mad Energy hails from Quebec and sells for $2.29 a can, which is shockingly cheap when you look at the $3.49 price for a cheap and plain Monster, or Rockstar.


Price is only a portion of the equation. So how does it taste? Well, like a Red Bull mixed with a bit of the good ol' Monster. The aroma reminds me of a Red Bull with its moderate sweetness and the bite that comes through. The start of each sip also reminds me of a Red Bull, but part way through, the Monster candy sweetness and cough syrup character makes an appearance. Thankfully the sour nature of Red Bull is dominant, because it helps wash off the sweetness and end on a slightly tart note.


There are 150 mg of caffeine, which is not surprising. The effects are also not surprising with a quick burst of sugary energy, followed by a period of jitters, followed by a period of uncontrollable physical energy, followed by 2-3 hours of just plain physical energy. A mild crash will come at the end of the can and if you are consuming this beverage later on in the day when you don't have as much energy, be ready to experience a full crash.

Cost - $2.29
Taste - 7/10
Energy - 8/10

Overall - 15/20...just an average Red Bull/Monster clone

1 comment:

  1. Just drank my first one because it was a little bit cheaper than Monster. I finished a hard physical workout at the gym and was feeling droopy