Monday, May 24, 2010
The Look: I like the colors they used here on the can. The have a mostly black can with a neon green and white color scheme that really go together well. Underneath the brand name of NERD we get a pretty cool image of a piece of the can being torn back to reveal a brain inside. On the opposing side of the can there is the usual nutritional information as well as a short passage about NERD. Also on the can they have included a pretty cool break down of some of the ingredients not commonly used in energy drinks.
(9 out of 10)
Taste: I really wish I could describe the exact flavor of this. There has a citrus base to it almost like Mountain Dew mixed with a bit of candy lime flavoring. It is very sweet without being overly sweet. I found this drink to be quite tasty but I am also a huge fan of lime.
(9 out of 10)
Does It Work: What ingredients power this tasty concoction? First we have the usual stuff: vitamin b2, vitamin b3, vitamin b6, vitamin b12, taurine, caffeine, ginseng, guarana, and a few other traditional energy ingredients. Then they add their "focus, concentration, and memory formula. This consist of vinpocetine, huperzine A, DMAE, and Chinese gingko biloba. After drinking down one of these this morning, the caffeine started to do it's trick by waking me up slowly. Next I started to noticed a very nice mental focus. I was able to complete task at work very quickly and without much thought. I had a call from IT and I was able to carry on a conversation with them and continue my other work without any problems. I am pretty amazed by the effects of this drink, I had my doubts at first but they were quickly vanquished.
(8.5 out of 10) on overall performance
Overall Thoughts: I was pretty skeptical of this drink at first and I thought it was just some gimmick. My doubts have all been put aside after trying one. NERD has a great taste, a pretty cool can, and a very unique energy blend that works. These would be great for work or school where you want a nice energy boost with the added benefit of the focus this drink gives. You can find out more about the product at their website located at: NERD. They also have a sugar free version of this drink which I hope to be able to get a hold of for review soon. This drink gets my approval and I highly suggest you find one and try it for yourself.