Mega Man E-Tank

   I love Mega Man.  That’s not exactly a huge news Flash, Man.  He was there for some of the greatest moments of my childhood and now in my adultness.  If I had to rank video game characters he’d be one of the Top, Man.  With that said, I was very pleased when Carbo-Nation citizen “Ma Bla XL ‘Not the Spreadsheet’” handed me a can of Mega Man E-Tank to review.  Without missing a Beat, I grabbed it and knew what kind of review I’d be doing.  You can find this at Hot Topic for $2.99; I’m pretty sure it’s just a generic energy drink though.  I don’t know why they don’t stock higher quality drinks… it’s not that Hard, Man.  It doesn’t matter what I think though, I’m still not going to Rush through this review.  I’m going to drink it!  No Guts, Man, no glory!  This challenge shall be Met, and hopefully it won’t make me feel Wily and Crash, Man.  Alright, now that I’ve said my piece, let’s Rock and Roll!

   There, now I’ve cracked this open and exposed it to the Air, Man.  It smells like a generic energy drink, citrus, with a hint of chemical.  Alright, now that we’ve smelled it, it’s time to drink it.  C’mon you know the Drill, Man!

   Like I detected with my nose, this does have a citrus flavoring.  The two citrus flavors present seem to be lime and lemon.  It doesn’t taste like the lime and lemon flavoring you might find in a Sprite but with more of an initial punch; the flavor hits you pretty Quick, Man.  On the plus side Mega Man E-Tank does seem to have a sweeter finish than other energy drinks; it even has a pretty Light mouth feel.  Along with the sweetness, there is the sour twinge that you might get from licking something Metal, Man.  This is an easily downed beverage as it doesn’t have the nasty aftertaste many energy drinks might have.  I can’t tell yet if this will do anything, if it’ll shake my Spine, or if it’ll just give me the right amount of Spark, Man.

   So, even though Mega Man E-tank is nothing special, if you’re a fan of the Man in Blue go out and get this drink Proto, Man!  … um, I mean pronto!

Verdict – Buy a Can!


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Twist cries at the site of Iceman... stupid disappearing blocks

Oogave... the company

   What's this, a company review?  I thought y'all just did sodas?  Well, we decided when we finish a company's full line of sodas we'd write them a company review.  We first reviewed Oogave Mandarin-Key Lime back in May and knew we had a winner on our hands.  Since that time we’ve reviewed their remaining five flavors:  Grapefruit Soda, Esteban’s Cola, Watermelon Cream, Ginger Ale, and Esteban’s Rootbeer.  Their total collection of drinks averages out at around 3.2 out of 5 bottles.  On most scales that wouldn’t seem impressive, but we’re TheSodaJERKS… if the drink you’re holding is above a 3 on our scale, then you’ve got something good in your hands. 

   What makes Oogave different from other manufacturers is that they sweeten with Agave nectar.  I could continue on about how awesome that is, but I’ll just steal a quote from their own website... because they deserve to have their own words used when describing their product.

Oogavé is the first soda to be sweetened only with 100% organic agave nectar--not one drop of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Not only is agave nectar a fantastic sweetener, but the garbage found in traditional sodas has been removed. Artificial flavors, artificial colors, salt and preservatives such as sodium benzoate are not used.

Oogavé has only four principal ingredients: agave nectar, carbonated water, citric acid, and natural flavors--nothing that cannot be found in nature. Instead of injecting artificial flavors, we use only natural plant and fruit extracts.

We add caffeine to only one of our flavors, Esteban's Cola, and that caffeine is naturally derived from green tea leaves, not something created in a lab. In short, we offer a soda the way mother nature intended.

   See that? The way Mother Nature herself intended.  I picture a large, grandmotherly oak tree smiling and patting Esteban (the Big Cheese of Oogave) on the head for his natural contribution to the soda world.  It’s not just the fact their drinks are made with excellent ingredients, it’s the wide variety of flavors as well.  Root beer and Cola… well of course that’s a staple of any soda manufacturer.  Watermelon Cream and Mandarin-Key Lime visit the other end of the spectrum.    

   The drinks alone are not what make Oogave a good company.  Like many of the smaller soda manufacturers out there, the staff behind the soda makes it all the better.  We have been contacted by a few of their staff members and they are always very conversational, polite, and downright cool.  I know if you use the term “downright cool” it immediately makes it seem uncool, but trust me… they rock.  By this point you’re probably wondering why we’re kissing up so badly to Oogave… the thing is we really aren’t.  There is a reason we finished their line of sodas, it’s good stuff.

Oogave Review Average Verdict:  Buy a Pack of Oogave!


*Note* - After finishing this company review we got a comment from Oogave saying that they will have some more flavors out later.  Since we're not going to put a perfectly good company review to waste, we'll update accordingly when they release the new flavors.