Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Archer Farms Sugar-Free Grapefruit Energy Drink
It's the same size as a traditional can of Red Bull energy drink (12oz). It has vitamins, caffeine, and ginseng—everything you'd want your energy drink to have, except maybe sugar. It was slightly cheaper than a traditional energy drink at our Target...I think something like $1.70.
I'm sure it's mostly psychological, but I always do feel more energized after consuming an energy drink. It's probably mostly from the vitamins, and I could probably get a similar feeling just from taking a multi-vitamin pill—but the combo of caffeine and vitamins really seems to get me going. Plus, I hate taking pills. I grew up taking dozens of pills at the insistence of my parents—mostly for reasons unknown to me. Some were prescription drugs, some were vitamins, and I didn't even know what some of the pills were. As an adult, however, I take as few as possible—which is to say, none, at least on a regular basis. And it's so freeing.
But now I'm enslaved to caffeine. I get headaches if I don't have some every day. I'm not a big coffee person, but I'll have it in a pinch. Otherwise, it's energy drinks or caffeinated soda—both of which are much worse for my body than coffee. However, the lack of high fructose corn syrup and sugar make this a better choice than most.
I would totally buy this as an alternative to other energy drinks on a regular basis if the price would come down just a little bit more. I usually choose Rockstar or Monster brand energy drinks because they cost the same as a Red Bull, but you get twice as much. I particularly like the energy drink/fruit juice hybrid drinks like Monster Khaos because they're often up to 50% actual fruit juice. They have fewer calories and they taste just as good.
The effect is nice, the taste is good, but $1.70 is still too much to pay for 12oz of a drink.
I give this product 7 out of 10 stars.