King Of Caffeine sent me some more recently, in all these interesting flavors. EQ tabs are the kind that you drop into a glass of water and wait until the alka-selter-esque tabs Plop Plop Fizz Fizz into an energy drink.
The first thing I noticed was the color. I just expected this to turn the color of strawberries - or at least slightly reddish. Instead this stayed a sandy tan color - very opaque and thick. After a few short minutes I could not even really see the quickly dissolving tab at the bottom of the glass.
I was happy to see how fast that big tablet dissolved in the glass - even though the water was icy and cold. It is really hard to get tablets the right measure of hardness to not crumble, not fall apart, and still remain soft enough to break apart in a glass of liquid. EQ did a Great job on this account.
As for flavor, I guess this was strawberry. It tasted a bit like it - not real strawberries of course, but that fake strawberry flavor of candies and lollipops. It was not bad in any way, like most of the EQ flavors I have tried, and this had more baking soda than I enjoy. I don't mind some baking soda flavor, as this is a very common flavor in most energy tablets (citric acid powder + baking soda + water = carbonated drink, or science class volcanoes). Of all the EQ tablets I have tried, I think this was the best of em.
I like these individual packages better than the tubes, just because they seem to have a better design to them as a whole. They do a very nice job with the package, except for when they don't. The front of the package is very nice, but the back of it is barely readable! Dark red backgrounds +tiny black text = Bad. I could barely make out what was in here at all!
So first I had to get into direct light to be able to see anything, and then as I bent to stare at the uper shiny pack, the glare caught my eyes and burned little florescent green spots into my eyeballs. So now I was left trying to read the ingredients through glare with my peripheral vision. And after all that, it still said nothing of importance! No listing of caffeine amounts, no nutritional info - just a block of medicinal ingredients So while the front might be great, the back was a complete mess.
No mention on their website of caffeine either, unless you watch their 5 minute infomercial. There the owner says there are 83mg of caffeine, which was my guess from the energy buzz. This is not a huge burst of energy, but there is no crash either. I felt about an hour - hour and a half's worth of wakefullness, before hitting the coffeepot again. There is the Vitamin B complex, Calcium and sodium, an energy blend with unknown amounts of taurine, glucurolactone, ginko biloba and pharma caffeine.
Yes, thre is no sugar and only 5 calories, but there also is plenty of sucralose and maltodextrin to keep things lice and sweet. While I can see why these come in single packs, I would recommend you keep two with you - and plan on doubling up the dose to really feel anything.