Xyience was kind enough to send me another awesome package with their latest flavor – Frostberry Blast to try out. Frostberries are a very rare fruit picked only once every decade from the top of of glaciers in Greenland. I am assuming this is the case – as they packed this like it was a delicate Faberge egg. They sent a decently sized box – enough to fill a 6 pack with bubble wrap. But, when I opened it, there was one lone single Frostberry – surrounded by heaps and heaps of packing peanuts. Now, I do thank them for the sample to review (I never look a gift energy drink in the mouth, after all) , but I am wondering if the choice was deliberate.
Wither way, I was happy to set eyes upon it – another in their line of signature drink – this one with Wanderlei “the axe murderer” Silva adorning the front. There is no question how closely they are trying to tie in the Xenergy line with the UFC, sponsoring popular fighters as well as being the official drink.
This makes a great addition to their black labeled line. While I am not as much of a fan of their newer packaging, The taste and buzz more than make up for it.
I cracked open the can of Frostberry Blast with a good feeling about how this would turn out. Their lemonade is still one of the best energy drinks I have ever had. While the rest of their black extra caffeinated line was mostly hit or miss, doing a berry flavor is relatively easy.
I was not disappointed. This was pretty good, as basic berry flavors go. The flavor reminds me a who lot of Mountain Dew Supernova – only with artificial sweeteners. It tasted strongly of Sweet Tarts, Bottlecaps or other citric acid-y crunchy candies. It was a very fake but very tasty berry, with only a moderate amount of chalky bitterness. I could easily pack away a couple of these per day – especially as this has such a low calorie count.
By now they really should have figured out how to do a photo on a can – or just stopped the idea altogether. If I did not know this was supposed to be Wanderlei “the axe murderer” Silva on the front I would not have been able to tell. On top of that, the photo they used of him was in an Xyience T shirt, so the effect is having their big Xyience logo followed by a smaller one below it – which just looks weird.
They did the same thing they did before when they listed the caffeine content – burying it in the ingredients list – and made me have to do math to figure out what they meant by 13mg of caffeine per ounce. They really could have just said 208mg and not force people to try to figure it out.
The buzz from downing Frostberry Blast was very very nice. I felt great for about 3 hours after sucking down the can – enough to make it through two bouts of discount shopping and dealing with my kids through Wal-Mart. The real test was it got me out the door in the morning, and did not slow down until I had the dinner made and the kids on their homework.
Like the other black Xenergy flavors, this is powered by Taurine, glucurolactone, Calcium and ginseng, with B vitamins and inositol to all to the mix. All fo these black Xyience drinks are powerful enough to give you a blast – and this stuff is no exception.