Here are reviews of two different drinks I bumped into recently.
Diet Coke Plus
Actually, I found this at the supermarket several weeks ago, drank it, took pictures, but could muster the energy to post about it.
Who can resist Diet Coke with a theoretical benefit? Definitely not me.
I wanted to just buy a can or a six pack, but only the twelve pack was available, so Cruft Labs jumped in with both feet.
The color scheme is pleasing to me for some reason. The light blue swoosh with the rainbow style lettering. The taste was, well, the taste was like Diet Coke. I really didn't notice anything strange or bitter.
When I actually looked at the vitamin content I was a bit disheartened. The vitamins are Niacin (B3), B6, and B12 all energy metabolism types. The minerals are magnesium and zinc. I guess those are helpful, but what about the more useful ones like vitamins C & D or iron or something else that I've actually heard someone need. Magnesium and zinc? They are necessary, but not the first things that pop to mind when choosing vitamins.
I wouldn't go out of my way to buy more Diet Coke Plus, but if you are one of those Diet Coke fanatics that runs through a six pack of the stuff daily, you might find it useful.
Java Monster - Big Black
I've never been one for the new style energy drinks. They all seem like slightly off versions of Gatorade to me.
But when I saw Java Monster - Big Black at 7-Eleven, I had to give it a try. Who can resist this copy:
The Java Monster isn't bad, but it's not great either. As you can see, the color is more like chocolate milk than coffee.
The flavor is terribly sweet with a milky flavor, with a hint of coffee flavor. I would call it a mocha rather than Big Black. I was expecting a much stronger coffee flavor.
I had a few Japanese iced coffees that are this sweet, but the can of monster is almost triple the size of the traditional iced coffee can. I drank about 2/3 of the glass before I lost interest.Posted by michael at July 05, 2007 09:10 PM