Here I am, reviewing yet another popular energy drink. This one is pretty mainstream, the Rockstar. I, personally, have never much enjoyed the Rockstars, but then again, I haven't had one in ages.
I think I was right when I predicted the Rockstar would be like a soda. I got lots of fizzing as it was opened, and there was the characteristic smell of HFCS. Groan. I expect a dull sweetness. But let me see.
Interesting; the color is pretty transparent, with a tinge of flourescent amber-green. I didn't expect that. The taste is that of sugar and water. And a little corn. It disappoints me, but what did I expect? This drink is definitely lasting a while in my hands. Getting into further detail, the beverage even acts a lot like a soda, being more than slightly carbonated and almost causing a little pain on the way down. I am sad to say that immediately, my stomach is aching.
Oh, wow! Reading the ingredients list, this drink actually does not have HFCS, but instead good ol' glucose and sucrose. Amazing; Rockstar has managed to make a should-be bright, tasty beverage into a sad, boring one.
Now, the ingredients. In the list, the second and third ingredient are both sugars. Further down the list, at number 6, I see artificial and natural flavors. Taurine, a major energy ingredient, comes in at number 5, the same as in Monsters, yet the total amount is slightly less per serving. With Caffiene and Guarana, among others, I expect this should give me a nice boost, but not greater than one I get from a Monster.
Taste: 4 - Nothing special
Kick: 7.2 - I havent experienced anything yet, but that might just be me
Overall: 4 - I don't see why people like these
Reviewed by: Jeff