Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wired 505

Good Lord. For those of you with absolutely no sense (like me), there is an energy drink that boosts the most caffeine of any energy drink ever. In the energy drink war, this one stands as the disputed leader of the pack. While this is undeniably a massive boost of caffeine, it is also in a massive can, almost 24 ounces. Add to this an inability to save any of this drink for later and you have one serious drink in your hand - well, hands. For a carbonated energy drink, this is HUGE. While some drinks do have more caffeine per ounce, this one can provides enough to get some serious Caffeine Intoxication on. If you are not a fan of restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushing of the face, increased urination, muscle twitching, a rambling flow of thought and speech, irritability, irregular or rapid heart beat, or psychomotor agitation, I would take your time with this one. While 500mg is certainly not enough to do any serious damage ( and I don't care what the health nutjobs say, you would need to drink over 20 huge cans, or over 480 ounces of this liquid at one time to OD) it is enough to keep you powered up for a loooong time.

Nutrition / Buzz:10
What else would I give this? Even though this is full of high fructose corn syrup, even though it has tons of preservatives ( potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate) it really does not matter. Hell, even a 6 1/2 shot latte would be unheatlhy - and taste a whole lot worse. This drink also has over 4400 milligrams of taurine, WAY more Vitamin B than you would ever need, white tea, guarana and lab made caffeine too. In other words, shoot this thing down too fast and you will look like out little spider friend.
In terms of

Taste: 7
Most of the wired regular flavors ( the ones that do not say "Tropical" or "Berry" end up tasting like Red Bull Clone. In terms of clones, this one ranks lower than Red Bull, being more bitter and tart, not adding enough sugar to offset the Citric Acid. While this is slightly better than the Wired 294, it is very very close to the same. I guess this is supposed to taste citrus, but do not expect anything like grapefriuts or lemons. I found it a challenge to drink all 24 ounces, as this can gets old sitting around with no way to close it and save it for later.


Packaging:7
The can works pretty well for me - not emphasizing the high caffeine kick, other than in a couple places. Spike is full of warnings, and the other drinks with that much caffeine have badges all over informing the drinker that they are not to consume more than 3 cans, or if they ever considered being a parent, or all of that nonsense. After all, this drink is nothing compared to a large grande coffee from Starbucks, which could easily top 400mg of caffeine in the cup. The orange flames look really hot - and is one of the better designs of the line. I like the listing of the website and full info of ingredients. While not a work of art this can certainly does the trick.

1 comment:

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