Review: It takes a lot to really get my attention when it comes to caffeinated beverages. I mean I’ve consumed more caffeine so far in my lifetime than most people will during their entire span. I am a caffeine achiever.
But when you come out and boast that you’ve got a drink that has 294mg of caffeine in it, you definitely have my attention. Let me put that in perspective for those of you who don’t, like I do, have Energy Fiend’s caffeine database committed to memory. It’s basically twice what’s in a 16 oz. can of Rockstar. Twice your normal cup of coffee. More than twice what’s in a Full Throttle. Three times what’s in your usual shot of espresso. Almost four times what’s in a Red Bull. And more than eight times what’s in a can of Coke.
Besides caffeine it also sports 3000mg of Taurine, 160% and 500% of your daily recommended allowance of B12 and B6, respectively.
As for its effects? Well, like I said, I’ve got a high tolerance. I haven’t gotten anywhere near overstimulated since the last time the Specialty Coffee Association convention blew through town and I worked the floor for free samples. So your mileage may vary. But for me, it was a very smooth pick-me-up. I felt it behind my eyes first, but at no time did I feel my hair growing: a sure sign that I’m off to the races.
So the verdict is: it’s nice, it’s smooth, it’s reasonably tasty, and it packs a wallop of caffeine. Would I drink it again? Are you kidding? The Wired Energy Drink folks sent two others besides this empty can. I’m going to savor them. Their E-Store is still “Coming Soon” on the site…I’ll ask them to give us a headsup when you can go pester them for your own.