Review: Her Energy

Her Energy Drink

The flavor of Her Energy drink is excellent. Pink Lemonade is a good choice for a beverage aimed at the female market, and the branding and product positioning seem solid. The sugar free version isn’t as great tasting as regular, and the premium pricing may scare away those interested in the concept. However, those that do try Her Energy probably will not be disappointed in the taste experience.

Review: Jones GABA Fuji Apple Tea Juice

Jones GABA Fuji Apple Tea Juice

Jones GABA Fuji Apple is a unique combination of both fruit juice and tea. The flavor was subtle at times, bold at others. The apple taste complimented the tea surprisingly well, producing a beverage that wasn’t only refreshing, but also had the potential for various functional benefits.

Review: Amp Energy Tradin’ Paint

Amp Energy Tradin' Paint

Amp Energy Tradin’ Paint is an interesting mixture of orange, lime, and berry flavors that seamlessly blend together, only slightly hinting at a primary berry-tasting base despite its yellow color. It’s refreshing and does provide a kick of caffeine. Fan of NASCAR or not, it’s a worthy limited-edition to join the Amp Energy lineup. You may want to “trade paint” if you get the chance!

Review: Boxed Water

Boxed Water

Boxed Water is just that… a box of water, designed to be an alternative to bottled water. The company has a mission to promote a sustainable product, while also helping world water relief organizations. And best yet… it actually tastes pretty good!

Review: Drank


Drank is a functional beverage that claims to produce a calming effect through the unique inclusion of melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips. With a light grape flavor and overtly sweet taste, the concept is unique. Unfortunately, I personally didn’t experience the relaxing influence that the can proclaimed, however your mileage may vary.

Review: Zola Immunity Smoothie

Zola Immunity Smoothie

Zola Immunity Smoothie is described as a “Tangy Tart Blend of Acerola & Acai.” With a pineapple scent, and a yellow/orange color, the taste is fresh, but not what we were expecting. However, the flavor gets better the more you drink it; it grows on you.

Dr Pepper, Cannonball Run, and Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise

Here at, we were sad to hear the news that Dom DeLuise passed away on May 5. He was a great pitchman for Dr Pepper in the 1981 movie, Cannonball Run. Watch the clip!

NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Pepsi Throwback

Pepsi Throwback & Mountain Dew Throwback on NPR's All Things Considered

Audio interview with founder Steve Tanner from NPR’s “All Things Considered” regarding the limited-time introduction of Pepsi Throwback & Mountain Dew Throwback., what makes them different from their normal counterparts, and whether or not the marketplace is demanding beverages that use sugar vs. high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Review: Cherry 7Up Antioxidant

Cherry 7Up Antioxidant

Cherry 7Up Antioxidant is not an improvement over its predecessor, Cherry 7Up. It shifted from a light, cherry-infused drink built on a lemon-lime base to a heavy, syrup-laden albatross that probably isn’t going to help its market share. It needs a do-over!

Winner announced in Pepsi Throwback Pack contest

We’re excited to announce the winner in our Pepsi Throwback Pack contest. The winner receives a nice combination of retro-themed stuff, including a lunchbox, CD player, lava lamp, trucker hat, and of course, cans of new Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. Check to see if you’ve won!