Monday, February 22, 2016

Rockstar Freeze Watermelon Energy Drink

Thanks to a semi-synchronized US/Canada release, I found cans of Rockstar Freeze waiting to be stocked at the local Shoppers Drug Mart just a couple of weeks after I started seeing reviews of this new energy drink appear on the US blogs. The can costs $3.39 CAD, which is a bit cheaper than in the US thanks for the poor exchange rate.


This Rockstar smells like a diluted watermelon Jolly Rancher. The typically strong aroma is sort of there, but the bubbles do a good job at hiding it. The taste is mild at first as the carbonation prevents the taste buds from sensing anything, but once the carbon dioxide goes away, you get a sweet and mild watermelon flavor with just a minty note towards the end that leaves your tongue feeling cold and a little peppery...get it? Freeze?

The flavor has a bit more artificial feel than I would have liked it to be, and the sweetness builds up over time making you reach for a glass of water to cleans your palate with. Some Jolly Rancher-like qualities are present, but very distant. The flavor is not bad, but it could have been better.


There are 160 mg of caffeine and a whopping 62 grams of sugar that will get you jazzed up within minutes. Be ready for the jitters, because they will come within 10 minutes. The jitters for me weren't as bad as I expected, but they were still there making my leg shake. The kick comes in 20 minutes later and it is as strong as you would expect from any Rockstar. I got a nice 3-4 hour kick out of this drink, but I did feel just a tiny bit tired at the end. Nothing a strong cup of tea couldn't fix.

Cost - $3.39
Taste - 7.9/10
Energy - 8.2/10

Overall - 16.1/20...mild watermelon flavor with a tingly finish

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