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The creative minds behind "Kaboom", "Carnival" and the epic Kiwi showdown of "Jono v Ben" now bring you a fruity Guarana hit with "Spiked Punch" - available in stores now!
I was excited to receive a can of spiked punch in my last review package. I love V and energy drinks so was keen to give the new V Spiked Punch a taste. I popped it in the fridge to chill over night so I could taste it once chilled. The next day I sat down to enjoy my lunch with the can of V Spiked Punch. I opened it up and was pleasantly surprised at the fruity scent of the V. I took a couple of sips and it tasted delicious. It has a very nice fruity taste, but doesn't leave that sugary after taste like other energy drinks. I was quite impressed.
The black can is very appealing with the bright orange bold title, very eye catching. The orange title goes really well with the bright green V logo too. All the important information is clearly stated on the back like the ingredients and nutritional information.
I really enjoyed drinking my can of Spiked Punch V and it left me wanting more. I will definitely buy this in the near future and would recommend it to anybody who enjoys enjoy drinks. It's a limited edition range though so get in quickly. It was like drinking a refreshing fruit juice with that great guarana hit. I've seen this available for $2.49 each or 2 for $4 at local supermarkets and petrol stations, so very good value for money. I see the Spiked Punch range also comes in the 350ml bottle and the 500ml can for those who are wanting a bigger hit of guarana.
V energy drinks and in particular this V spiked punch has quite possibly spiked my return to drinking energy drinks! I have always been a fan of V, especially the blue version but with my lifes most recent additions (aka children) its been a fair few years since I've enjoyed the hit of an energy drink. I think V has designed a great can and with the bright colours against the black the awesome design of this can makes it standout and I will definately be looking for it at my local shops.
After recieving my review parcel I put the can of this drink in the fridge until the perfect occasion for drinking it arrived. A busy morning after being up lots in the night with my youngest child meant I was feeling rather very tired and thus while jumping in the car to drive to my next outing was the occasion when I cracked up this magical little can. What indugled my tastebuds was some sort of fruity mixture of flavours, it really was quite sweet but at the same time not over the top and overall was a very enjoyable flavour. There was also lots of fizz which I always appreciate in a drink of this type.
I must say that I'm thankful of the opporunity to review this product as to be completely honest I'm not 100% sure I would have brought it to try. This is purely for just one reason and that is that the name of the drink and the listed ingredients don't give much indication of the flavour this drink might be. Perhaps this is part of the excitement, which I can totally see and want to try... but then boring old me kicks in and thinks if I'm going to spend money on an energy drink I want to know the flavour of the drink if that makes sense. Now I've tried it however I will definately purchase this again and recommend you do the same - while its still around!
I was so excited to have the chance to review V Spiked Punch. I have been a huge drinker of caffeinated drinks including V and have only recently given them up to aide my weight loss journey but feel it is appropriate to treat myself occasionally. So after my parcel arrived I was eager to try the V but decided it would be best chilled!
I opened my V Spiked Punch and immediately was hit with a pleasant fruity scent, It sort of reminded me of one of the other Limited Edition V drinks but I could not pinpoint which one, perhaps the carnival. It had a strong fruit smell although I also could not determine which fruit it was.
I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, I usually prefer the original V but this Spiked Punch flavor has won me over! It was not harsh at all and the fruits pleasantly complimented each other. There was no after taste and it was not to fizzy which for me was perfect. The cans are also very visually appealing, recyclable and the perfect size for a treat! I will have to invest in these for treat days before they are no longer being sold! If you like fruit and you like fruity flavours you will love these!
I must be one of the very few New Zealanders who has never tasted V, so I approached this product with no preconceptions at all. I was aware that it is an energy drink, however, so chose to try it on a day where I had several hours of manual work to do - that would put it to the test!
I carried out my usual sniff-test when I opened the can. The first impression was of a combination of passionfruit and lychee, not too strong but enough to be recognisable. I checked the label to see if these two fruits were indeed included, but there are none mentioned so I could not be sure. I am also aware that, when two or more fruit flavours are mixed, they can morph into a new combination which cannot easily be pinpointed.
Then came the taste test - and I was pleasantly surprised. I am not sure what I expected, but experiences with another energy drink brand had suggested it might be a fizzy mix which tasted bitter and metallic. It was anything but - this drink was sweet and smooth with a definite fruity flavour. I still had the impression of passionfruit and lychee, and the golden colour would bear this out, but there was now also a hint of lemon that I had not picked up on during the smell test. However, that was probably due to the citric acid which has little or no odour.
I was having a rest break while I sorted some pots of "weedlings" so the drink was a pleasant complement to the activity. However, I did have to remind myself that it was best to drink it slowly so as to avoid a sudden caffeine rush. Although I don't like overly fizzy drinks as they tend to lack flavour, the fizz also slows down the drinking, so this might be a case for upping the bubbles.
I like the trendy can although the "spiked" threw me momentarily so I had to check in case there was an alcohol content. However, the can information makes it clear that it is alcohol free. I was relieved to see that as I don't drink alcohol when working. When I was living in Europe, we used to make a mulled wine (heated and stirred with a "spike" or stick of cinnamon) so spiking has that connotation for me as well as the common reference to adding alcohol to a soft drink or juice. I am assuming that the spiking in relation to this product refers to the added guarana.
And the overall effect? I worked for around seven hours, mostly digging and lifting, and felt energetic and wide awake the whole time. Three hours later I am still feeling energised. Whether that is the satisfaction of having finished a boring but necessary job or the effect of the can of V I drank is unable to be proved conclusively, but I did enjoy it and am hoping it will be on sale for a few months yet.
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