Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Joker Tropical Mango Energy Drink

Aaah, the last of the Joker energy drinks...the one that threw me a curve ball and dig up some long-forgotten memories, the moment an almost clear liquid started pouring out of the can. Yes, this energy drink barely has any color to it. Fill up a glass and you will get a very light pink/faded orange combo.


On to the taste itself. Despite the light color, the aroma is heavy on the mango and on an unidentifiable mix of tropical scents. Seeing how the previous Joker energy drinks were Monster/Red Rain clones, I was expecting a mix between Monster Khaos and Red Bull Summer Edition, but what I got instead was a clone of another clone - Red Rain Tropical Mango...OK and a bit of the Red Bull mixed in for a good measure.

It is hard to remember exactly what the Red Rain tasted like 7 years ago, when I first reviewed it, but based on my notes, this energy drink is very similar to it...maybe it even uses the same formula. There is plenty of citric acid here, giving the beverage a bite. And the flavors are light, but I think were slightly improved over the Red Rain as they taste slightly less artificial...but still sort of artificial.

Overall, the drink is light on the flavor, but delivers the taste the label advertises. The sour bite give the drinker a refreshing and clean finish.


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 - 8/10
Energy - 8/10

Overall - 16/20...light, but clean flavor

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