MMA is one of the hottest rising sports currently. It is no surprise that a company decided to combine the MMA appeal with an energy shot. The result is Jitsu Warrior.
The Look: Jitsu Warrior come in a 2 oz camouflage, shrink-wrapped shot. On the front there is a black image of a wicked looking skull with the words Jitsu Warrior above it. They managed to fit a bunch of information on the tiny shot while still keeping it fairly uncluttered. On the back there is nutritional information , directions, and some facts about the shot. I enjoy the unique shape of the bottle and I also like the edgy design to it.
(8.5 out of 10)
Taste: My biggest fear with shots is that they are going to be a 5 Hour Energy Clone. Jitsu Warrior labels itself as "delicious green apple". I like apple flavored products so I open it up and take a drink. Jitsu Warrior did a fantastic job of giving this shot a great apple taste. It has a nice little bit of sourness that I would expect from a green apple and it keeps away from being overly sweet like apple flavored candy. This is a fantastic flavored shot that I would put in the top 5 of tastiest energy shots.
(9 out of 10)
Does It Work: I love energy shots because if done correctly you get the full effects of an energy drink in half the time. After I downed the Jitsu Warrior shot I became filled with energy in about 10-15 minutes. I had enough energy where I feel like I could step inside the cage and tear someone up.....inside the UFC 2010 video game anyway. Seriously though I got a very nice kick from this with no jitters. The energy from Jitsu Warrior last 3-4 hours with no crash in the end. Great job on this shot!
I got so excited I guess I should let you know what powers each shot: 16 calories, 4 g of sugar, niacin, b6, b12, taurine, caffeine (unlisted amount), and a few other ingredients. Basically this has all the good stuff and lots of it.
(8.5 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: I am glad to see that Jitsu Warrior really put some effort into this shot. They could of easily just relied on the MMA gimmick to make a quick buck but they decided to make a shot that kicks some serious ass. Everything from the edgy packaging, to the fantastic taste, to the great energy kick make this a shot worth checking out.
Official Website: http://jitsuwarrior.com/ (25% of all proceeds goto U.S. military charities!)