So the last time I tried a Xyience Xenergy beverage I was quite impressed. It was refreshing, the taste was pretty good, it was all I needed it to be. Well today’s review is of Xyience Xenergy Tropical Punch where the key idea is Hydration. Tropical Punch flavor is caffeine free, sugar free, and loaded up with B vitamins. It’s also enhanced with electrolytes, but whatever. I just want this to be a tasty fruit punch.
Upon cracking open the can I get a familiar aroma. This smells a lot like Hawaiian Punch, but not quite as fierce. So they have the proto-typical fruit punch aroma happening. Will it translate into the flavor?
Meh, kinda. This tastes like watered down tropical punch which makes sense because it’s a “Hydration” product. I guess I should really be comparing the taste of this to Gatorade or Powerade, but I have my own standards of delicious tropical punch taste. In this case the “punch” is limited and the “tropical” is boring. As powerful as the flavors were in the last beverage I reviewed, typically much more subtle flavors at that, I expected topical punch to blow me away.
Aside from being “watered down” there’s something in the aftertaste that just seems out of place. It’s a combination of burn and bitter that lasts for just long enough to sour my opinion on this beverage. The more that I chug it the more medicinal the aftertaste becomes. Wandering away from tropical punch and moving toward Pedialyte. I’ll be able to finish it this one time, but it’s not really something I’d be reaching for again.
So you’re saying to your monitor right now “Monitor, why be angry that a drink made for hydration is watered down?” You monitor will respond with this next sentence.
“Dave, The Soda Jerks rank beverages based on taste and little else”
So after you unplug your computer to kill it remember what it said. It Xyience Xenergy an alright hydrator? Sure. Do you want to have more than one in your fridge at any given time just to drink? Unless you want a weak tropical punch flavored beverage with the aftertaste of medicine, no...probably not.
Verdict - Buyer Beware
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