After successfully carbonating cherry and lime, Arizona’s Lime Rickey line grows to add tasty additions with Lemon and Mango, but the best flavor is by far the Grape!
Drank Deuce is the relaxation-oriented energy shot version of big brother Drank, making it a curious entry in this growing beverage classification. While the flavor could be stronger, the shot incarnation of the formula agrees with us better in regards to its functional benefits and taste.
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.
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.
From the beverage rumor mill… PepsiCo is looking to roll out a couple of flavor extensions to its Amp Energy Drink, including Grape and Orange. Possible launch date would be March. With Amp’s NASCAR sponsorship and Super Bowl commercial, it looks like this brand is really shooting for growth in 2008.
Have a taste for a super sweet grape drink? Jones Soda Gruesome Grape Soda, part of the 2007 Jones Soda Halloween collection, fits the bill nicely. Good grape flavor, with a candy-like influx of sugar. Yes, “pure cane sugar,” according to the packaging. It’s a nice novelty flavor from Jones Soda, packaged in a appropriately-sized 8 oz. can. Pretty good!
Putting to shame the other lame flavor extensions found in the Tropicana Twister Soda lineup (Tropicana Twister Soda Citrus, Tropicana Twister Soda Orange, and Tropicana Twister Soda Strawberry), Tropicana Twister Soda Grape was surprisingly “not bad.” That doesn’t mean it was great, but I also didn’t spit it out of mouth when I drank it.