July 7, 2010
Roaring Lion Energy- KEB's Review
Roaring Lion Energy
Cost- $1.99 for 12 Fl Oz
Active Ingredients- Caffeine, Taurine, Glucose, Vitamin B
Rating: 8.4 out of 10
Since the beginning of time (by time I mean, the emergence of the energy drink) I have been a die hard Red Bull fan. Oh I have a softball game? Red Bull. Getting a drink at the bar? Red Bull Vodka. Any time I needed an energy boost I would turn to Red Bull. I wasn't sure anyone or anything could steer me away from my kickstand.
Roaring Lion has launched campaign after campaign to clip the wings off Red Bull. The fine people at Roaring Lion went so far as to send me a sample of both Roaring Lion and Red Bull. I figured this was a sign of extreme confidence that they would be able to change my mind...
The 12 oz sleek can is simple,classy, and blue. It boldly suggests you can fly twice as high as Red Bull. The beverage is lighter in color and has a more sour taste then Red Bull though it's a very similar product. You might say the taste was a bit lighter and not as overpowering as Red Bull can be.
It was refreshing but a bit puckering with a hint of lemon. I rather enjoyed the taste and it tasted great with vodka as well. Roaring Lion also mixed rather smoothly with the Jager and vodka. Big marks for those qualities.
The buzz was around the norm for a 12 oz energy drink. Nothing overpowering much like you'd expect from a Red Bull or Monster. I'd say a moderate lift that didn't result in jitters or headaches. Roaring Lion might not be a 5 Hour Energy, but it works like a cup of coffee.
Bottom Line- Roaring Lion offers a product that contains slightly more ingredients (niacin, vitamins b6-12) and a little more juice for a great price. The taste's differ slightly with the edge going to Red Bull, but lets face it I'm a tough sell. This is a good product that has good qualities for a good price.
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