Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Look: Bing comes in a primarily red can with black and gold colored fonts. On the front of the can they have the word Bing done in black as well as a picture of a cherry that is done in black as well. Flipping the can around there are supplement facts and an ingredient list. The only complaint I have about the drink is that at first glance you would never guess it is an energy drink. The can did mention the caffeine content in each can, so that is a huge plus in my book.
(7 out of 10)
Taste: When it comes down to it, taste is one of the two most important factors when it comes to energy drinks. When I first opened the can, the delicious aroma of cherries was very pleasant. Bing actually smells like real cherries, not like the candy cherries that most drinks have. Bing is probably the best cherry flavored energy drink that I have come across so far. I believe a big factor of the wonderful taste is due in part to the 5% cherry juice that is used in each can. If you love cherries, then I think you will be very happy giving Bing a shot. There is no medicinal taste and the carbonation compliments the cherry flavoring quite well.
Also if you are of age, Bing makes an excellent mixer. I mixed cherry vodka and Bing in a shot and we called it VodaBing (hey it sounded good while we were drinking).
(9 out of 10)
Does It Work: Bing is powered by 40 calories, 10 grams of sugar, 100% vitamin C, several B vitamins, 1000 mg of taurine, 120 mg of caffeine, 100 mg of ginko biloba extract, 100 mg of ginseng, beta - glucan, guarana seed extract, acai berry extract, and flax seed extract. As you can see Bing doesn't skimp on the energy ingredients. It took me about 15 minutes to drink the entire can and I started to feel nicely energized within about 15 minutes of consuming it. For this size can, I think Bing is well above average in this department. The kick lasted around 3 hours and there was no crash at the end.
(8.5 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: The first I heard of this drink was actually from someone on Twitter and I am very happy that they let me know about Bing. You get one of the best cherry flavored drinks on the market and a kick that is sure to help you get moving. Bing easily gets my recommendation for all the Caffeine A Holics out there to give a try.
Official Website: http://getbinged.com/