Thursday, October 13, 2011

Start Natural Energy Drink and Defense Tea Review

When I want a caffeinated slap in the head to wake me up I reach for coffee or tea. Super sugar and caffeine laden energy drinks taste like liquid pixie stix to me – ew!

So how did I end up reviewing a energy drink?

Curiosity.


I like try new foods. So sue me!

Revolucion Start  is a natural energy drink containing servings of fruit and vegetables. Hey – that’s new. The few energy drinks I tried are a ton of sugar and super changed soda ingredients.

The caffeine in Start comes from green tea. I like green tea. Why not give it a whirl? At best it’s tasty. At worst it’s liquid pixie stix that tears up my stomach like Red Bull.

Revolucion also sent samples of  Defense  a canned tea chock full of anti oxidants.

In a funny twist of fate, Husband and I didn’t agree on which Revolucion drink we liked best.



Since Defense is made with grape, strawberry, acai, pomegranate, blackberry, apple, and blueberry extracts I expected Defense to be sweet like Snapple. It has more of a green tea taste than a sweet flavored fruit tea taste. I like my flavored teas on the sweet side and was disappointed Defense wasn’t a sweet tea. However, this is exactly it Defense is Husband’s favorite.




Start contains two - five servings of fruit and vegetables.  Start is gluten free and is like drinking four cups of green tea.  While Start is sweet, Husband and I were relieved Start does not taste like liquid pixie stix. Start tastes more like a regular fruit juice blend than a super sweet Red Bull, Rockstar, or Monster. Unlike those other energy drinks, Start did not tear up my stomach and give me heartburn. If I hadn’t known I was drinking an energy drink, I would have sworn I was drinking a regular fruit juice drink. For this reason, Start is my favorite. Husband preferred Defense.
 
I can see Husband and I packing a few can of both Start and Defense in the cooler for our next road trip as an alternative to soda.
 
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Disclaimer: Revolucion provided me product samples to facilitate this review because I am a Balancing Act Community Blogger. This did not influence my opinion. All thoughts are my own.