Friday 24 August 2012

Today's Review: Sainsbury's Bolt Energy Drinks

Bolt. Now that's the name for an energy drink. That's right up there with the likes of Relentless and Monster, names that make you feel energised, unlike Tesco's Kx that makes you stop and think for a minute. "How do you pronounce it? Are they going for some cool abbreviation, or are they attempting to make it sound like a chemical element?"

So here we have Blue Bolt, Sainsbury's own attempt at an energy drink, but one that also comes in other flavours. They were on offer, so I helped myself to mango & passion fruit and cherry & blackcurrant along with the original. As far as the original is concerned, there's not much to say. It tastes like generic cheap energy drink, and that's okay, but my focus is with the nice flavours that different companies are injecting into theirs.

Mango & passion fruit seemed the most interesting to me, but really it wasn't as good as it sounded. A little too overpowering, it isn't a particularly good use of the flavour. The cherry & blackcurrant was pretty damn good though, not quite on the level of Relentless Juiced Berry, but for an own brand drink it was surprisingly tasty. So don't get put off by the cheap stuff. If you're in Sainsbury's and want something different, give Bolt and its variants a try. Not amazing, but a pretty good effort.

My rating: 4/5

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