News: Gatorade Super Bowl Champs Bottles

Gatorade Super Bowl XLIII Champs Bottles: Arizona Cardinals

PepsiCo is producing a Super Bowl champion-oriented design of Gatorade that will be featured on the field and in the locker room during the Super Bowl XLIII matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

News: Coke to drop “Classic” name from label

Well, it took long enough, but it appears that Coca-Cola is finally just going to be called… Coca-Cola. No more of this “Coca-Cola Classic” stuff.

Review: Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Cinnamon Dulce

Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Cinnamon Dulce

While proclaiming to be a combination of cinnamon, vanilla, and coffee, I was underwhelmed by Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Cinnamon Dulce. The coffee and vanilla flavors are present, but cinnamon would appear to be a no-show. This is disappointing, as the blend offered promise, but doesn’t seem to deliver. If you are fan of this energy drink and coffee line of hybrids, it’s worth a taste… but could have been better.

Review: Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Mocha

Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Mocha

Packed with a hearty, robust, and somewhat chocolate-infused flavor, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Mocha is the energy drink you never knew you wanted, assuming that you might have wanted an energy drink that tasted like a cold cup of coffee. Still, an abundance of flavors make this a smooth, yet refreshing experience.

Review: Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Vanilla

Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Vanilla

If looking for a creamier, sweeter, and smoother cold coffee drink experience, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Vanilla is a solid bet. Its energy drink attributes provide an uplift for those looking for such, while the use of vanilla flavoring makes it appealing for both coffee and non-coffee drinker alike.

Review: Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee Coffee

Starbucks Doublshot Energy+Coffee Coffee

This Coffee flavor of Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee was actually quite good. Even I liked it, and I hate coffee! It’s rather sweet and creamy, while loaded with a ton of calories, so enjoy in moderation. However, if you are looking for a coffee-like buzz along with the pick-me-up associated with an energy drink, then this is the beverage for you!

Review: Full Throttle Mother

Full Throttle Mother

Full Throttle Mother is the worst entry in Coke’s energy drink line. The flavor doesn’t resemble anything remotely describable and the overall taste experience is quite negative. Despite the claims of natural flavors with acai, it’s not a good beverage. If you come across it for whatever reason, move along!

Review: Full Throttle Blue Demon

Full Throttle Blue Demon

Full Throttle Blue Demon is a berry-flavored extension in Coke’s energy drink lineup, which also features the original Full Throttle and orange-flavored Full Throttle Fury. The initial taste was strong and rather good, but the flavor just seemed to die out after that, leaving a washed out berry aftertaste.

Stevia: Natural or Artificial?

Stevia rebaudiana flowers

We recently posted a news item here at about a new Stevia-based sweetener being used in beverages. Since then, there’s been a lot of debate about whether these Reb-A sweeteners should be considered ‘natural’ or ‘artificial’. What do you think?

Coke, Pepsi introduce drinks with Stevia-based artificial sweetener


Coke and Pepsi are rolling out new beverages with a new artificial sweetener based on the stevia plant. Coke is introducing Sprite Green, while Pepsi is featuring 3 flavors of Zero Calorie SoBe LifeWater: Yumberry Pomegranate, Fuji Apple Pear, and Black and Blue Berry.