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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Archer Farms Pomegranate Blueberry Energy Drink

A week or two ago, I took a look at Archer Farms Sugar Free Grapefruit Energy Drink. It was good enough to warrant checking out another flavor in AF's line of energy drinks.

And I'm glad I did, because this one's even better. Especially if you're a fan of pomegranate and blueberry. And I am. It doesn't quite have the manly extreme sports/X-Games persona as, say Rockstar or Monster, but I'm comfortable enough with my masculinity—or lack thereof—that I freely admit that I really like this stuff. And come to think of it, Rockstar actually offered a pomegranate flavor for a while that I absolutely loved.

But this Archer Farms beverage doesn't taste like the Pomegranate Rockstar. It has its own thing going on. You'll notice it says "juice infused" rather than sugar-free. Even though there is apparently no added sugar, I guess the fructose in the fruit juice counts as the sweetener.

They use pear juice to sweeten the drink. Pear juice is incredible. While visiting the Dominican Republic, I drank box after box of "jugo de pera." Pure pear juice. Loved it. It's just super sweet. It only tastes mildly of pears. Which makes it the perfect "sweetener." You can add any other fruit juice to it—in this case blueberry and pomegranate, and they'll overshadow the pear juice's flavor, but still keep its sweetness.

Apple juice is the same way. When you look at 100% juice blends, they almost always use either apple juice or pear juice to sweeten them, but seldom mention "pear" or "apple" in the title of the drink.

In this case, there's just enough blueberry and pomegranate taste to give the drink the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Plus it has caffeine and B vitamins and all those other goodies we've come to expect in energy concoctions.

If they offered a 24oz can and kept the price the same, I would seriously consider buying this particular flavor on a regular basis. It's one of the best tasting energy drinks I've had, and it gave me a nice little caffeine buzz.

I give this energy drink 8 out of 10 stars.

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