I don’t normally review non-carbonated beverages, but when the company who creates that beverage reaches out to me then who am I to say no. Today’s drink up on deck is Xyience Xenergy Honey Ginseng. Those of you who are fans of the UFC should recognize Xyience Xenergy as the official energy drink of the UFC. If you didn’t know that, then perhaps they should rework their ad campaign.
Xyience Xenergy is sugar free, zero calorie, and vitamin fortified. The Honey Ginseng flavor I’ve chosen includes Green Tea in the ingredients list along with several other words that you may have seen alongside some B vitamins and several other words that are much harder to say.
In case you weren’t aware Xyience means extreme science, and Xenergy is a blend of Zen and Energy. With all nomenclature explained we should be ok to move on.
The faintest of faint aromas sits at the mouth of my newly opened can. It smells slightly of honey and green tea...which is good because that’s what they’re going for. Hopefully the taste is as inoffensive as the scent.
Four word review. “Yay. Huh? Eh. Alright.” Now let’s break it down.
Yay. A cool refreshing burst of honey and green tea washes across my mouth. It cools everything it comes in contact with, satisfying a thirst I wasn’t even aware I had.
Huh? The gears change direction and now the ginseng and chemicals take over. It’s not a complete 180 from what I first experienced, but I much preferred the initial taste to what I have now.
Eh. So I guess I’m stuck with this new taste, but my mouth has quickly accepted this fate. It’s not so bad and it’s still tastier than most energy drinks. I really wished that first flavor would have lasted longer.
Alright. So my wish is sorta coming true. During the aftertaste the ginseng gives way once again to the honey and greet tea I initially enjoyed. The only difference is that ginseng is still chilling there in the corner sulking because I didn’t like him as much. The sweetness from the honey leaves a lasting impression and makes it very easy to return the can to my mouth.
Xyience Xenergy Honey Ginseng is a fantastic energy drink and a pretty solid regular drink to boot. I could honestly see myself drinking this just because I enjoyed the flavor. Yeah, there is a bit of weakness shown in the middle of each sip, but XXHG doesn’t tap out. See what I did there? I worked in an MMA reference to make part of the review quirky. I should probably stop while I’m ahead.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This soda supplied to us by Xyience