Friday, July 9, 2010
The Look: I wouldn't describe the can as bad but it is also not innovative by any means. They put the basics on the can. You get an ingredient list on the back (no caffeine listed) and you get the company name and all that on the front. Considering this drink was priced at 2 for $2.22 I think the package does alright.
(6 out of 10)
Taste: With a name like Red Strike I wonder what this will taste like..... if you guessed a Red Bull clone then give yourself a prize. I did find this drink slightly gummier than Red Bull and the sugar free aspect was a bit more apparent. You could use this in Jager Bombs and other things that usually include Red Bull and it would probably go unnoticed. A decent knockoff that makes up for it's lackings in value.
(7 out of 10)
Does It Work: In each can there is 20 calories, niacin, some B vitamins, taurine, and an undisclosed amount of caffeine. Looking at the ingredients once again you can see they were trying to imitate Red Bull. There is a mid level buzz in each can that lasted me about 3 hours with no crash.
(7 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: If you are looking for an alternative to Red Bull that is considerably cheaper then this is a pretty good option. This drink was found at a Wal-Mart gas station at a price of 2 for $2.22. It is hard to really complain about this drink with this value. Next time you are in the mood for Red Bull and Vodka or Jager Bombs check and see if you can score a Red Strike to mix instead.