Thanks to an image sighting associated with the “Pepsi Stuff” loyalty program, the rumors regarding Sierra Mist Undercover Orange may be confirmed. This mandarin orange-flavored drink appears to be clear in nature, which is rather interesting. It may be tied to an upcoming movie promotion. Would you drink a clear orange soda?
Full Throttle is an energy drink brand owned by The Coca-Cola Company. It debuted in 2004 as Coke’s response to the growing energy drink market, led by the likes of Monster and Red Bull. Frankly, it has a citrus flavor, but with a horrid aftertaste that I’d describe akin to drinking carbonated cleaning solution. Very medicinal. Yuck!
Red Bull is getting into the soft drink market with a cola entry: Red Bull Simply Cola. Angled as a drink derived from 100% natural sources, it’s rumored to contain flavors from both the kola nut and coca leaf, most closely resembling the classic cola taste. This is similar to the strategies found with Pepsi Raw and Pepsi Retro.
If the orange-flavored Mountain Dew LiveWire ever became an energy drink, it would look and taste a lot like Amp Energy Relaunch. Sporting an increase in sodium to better “revive” you like a sports drink, the flavor wasn’t too bad. It was mild, not too artificial, and compared to other energy drinks on the market, didn’t taste gross.
The Shamrock Shake was brought to market by McDonald’s in the 1980s. It essentially is a limited-edition vanilla shake with some mint flavoring brought out around St. Patrick’s Day. Have you ever had one?
As previously rumored, Amp Energy Traction is a grape-flavored line extension of the Mountain Dew-inspired energy drink brand. I really liked the beverage, probably because it reminded me so much of one of my favorite Dew line extensions, Pitch Black. The grape flavor is good, but not overpowering. It definitely still tastes like an energy drink, but it’s a favorable experience all around.