Friday, December 31, 2010

Xyience Xenergy

As I am sure many of you have realized by now, I really do not like energy drinks. I think that they are vile and that the amount of artificial ingredients and sugar that they contain is unjustifiable, and I resent my "try everything once" curiosity every time that I walk out of a store with one in my hand. I have only truly enjoyed one non-organic energy drink in the past: Bawls Guarana. I can now safely say, however, that the list now contains two entries.

The level at which I enjoyed this beverage came as a complete shock. I was bracing myself for the typical energy drink flavor (or worse), but was greeted instead by a magnificently tangy lemon taste. I had to take an extra drink to verify that I was not losing my mind, but, sure enough, I really liked this one. The lemon flavoring was certainly not subtle (hence "lemon blast," I suppose), but there was something very tantalizing about the taste. Xenergy is nicely carbonated, which in my opinion typically means "so fizzy that it stings your sinuses going down," but this one is just bubbly enough for the flavoring. The drink also does not taste overly artificial, and does a much better job of hiding its chemical makeup than most of the other apparently unconcerned competing brands. All in all, I really like this one, despite the overuse of the letter "x" on the can.

And I'm still a little bit confused as to how I could have possibly enjoyed a beverage with the moniker of "the official energy drink of the UFC," but I am always open to pleasant surprises.

Verdict: Recommended

Purchased: Big Lots [Greenwood, SC]
Size: 16 fl. oz. [473mL]
Price: $0.70 [Discounted]


  1. Kick, my friend... KICK !!! You forgot to mention the POWERFUL KICK that Xyience Xenergy Lemon Blast has. lists it as containing more than 250mg of caffeine per can.

  2. Wow, that's definitely a lot of caffeine! Thanks for the feedback. I did not really take the time to scrutinize the nutritional information on this one, and that was certainly an interesting thing to miss.

    However, I have never really noticed the effects of caffeine and other energy supplements. It may seem strange to many who do feel the energy increase, but I simply remain unaffected afeter consuming these types of beverages. Concordantly, "kick" is not really included in my analysis of these drinks.

    But thanks again for the feedback. I believe that I will be keeping up with from now on. It's an interesting site.