Thursday, September 29, 2016
Xyience Cran Razz
I wish they expanded at least one of the abbreviations for this new label, like they did for the Blue Pomegranate. Anyways, I received a can of this courtesy of Energy Drink Heaven.
This Xyience has a beautiful cranberry color and smells like cranberry/raspberry cocktail. The flavor is almost like any cranberry cocktail you can buy in a grocery store. The cranberries are forward and tart while the raspberries round off the back with their sweetness and the resulting mix lingers well into the aftertaste, though slightly muted. I am very indifferent towards cranberry/raspberry cocktails, but carbonating one changes my perception...just a tiny bit.
I say almost, because there is a sweetener presence all throughout each sip and well into the aftertaste. It only briefly disappears during the tartness spike.
As expected, there are 176 mg of caffeine in the can. I was a bit hazy when I got up but within 10-15 minutes of starting to drink this, I was starting to wake up and feel focused. I felt that way for the next 15-20 minutes when the caffeine was fully absorbed and making me want to get up and do some physical work. The effects lasted for 3-4 hours and ended with a mild crash. Nothing serious, but I felt a bit tired.
Cost - courtesy of Energy Drink Heaven
Taste - 8.8/10
Energy - 8.2/10
Overall - 17/20...solid flavor and a good kick