Rockstar Juiced Energy Drink Review

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Rockstar Juiced energy drink has made its way down under to Australia and New Zealand.

It seems Rockstar also wants a piece of the Australian and New Zealand energy drink market, so they now have 11 products in this market.

But, so far I’ve seen 3 versions on the shelves here in New Zealand; Original, Juiced, and Sugar Free although on their Australian website they list Punched Versions and Energy Water as well.

Besides the can I picked up to write this review, I’ve chosen this drink several times and I would have to say so far it is my favorite New Zealand energy drink in the limited  line-up.

Taste

I think Rockstar has got this just right. I’ve had many of the “Juiced” varieties over the years and many are too sweet or the taste of the sucralose really comes through at the end. This drink has a nice, easy to drink tropical flavor with a light carbonation.

Rockstar Juiced Ingredients

Rockstar Juiced has 50% fruit juice along with the usual energy ingredients and the caffeine content clocking in at 151mg. These drinks have been reformulated for the Southern hemisphere market as a 16oz Rockstar in the USA would be at 160mg. This drink does have some sucralose as a sweetener, but thank God I couldn’t taste it.

Effect

I was struggling to stay awake on a Monday, late morning even after having my two cups of coffee so I was happy to review this drink with hopes it would wake me up for my afternoon. It didn’t disappoint, but it didn’t make me wired and I still could have forced myself to take a nap unlike barely preventing one before.

Verdict

Like I said earlier, this is my favorite NZ drink and I will continue to turn to it when given the choice and during our great Kiwi road trips! If you can find it, give it a go.

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Evan

    Rockstar really nailed the flavor on that one. It’s one of my favorite energy drinks.

  • Nick

    I hate the mango one, but that’s because i hate mangos, lol. I LOVE the Guava and the Pomegranate. I think, besides the mango, that Rockstar has the best “juice” energy drinks, but I also think they have the worst original flavor. Their coffee drinks arent too bad, but are trumped by all of Monster’s flavors.

  • Evan

    I just found out that HeadShot is selling 3 cases of their shots for $30 with free shipping. I already ordered 3 cases and might get more.

  • Hope

    Just tried it.
    I like it.
    Could you please deo a review on the new Mother “surege” Dusty?

    Ta! xx

  • Charley

    They’ve just changed the formula on this drink in the US to be only 10% juice instead of the previous 50% juice. Did they make that change in the Australian market too? I don’t think the new formula tastes as good, and I’d be curious to get your impression as well.

  • ted

    Hey Charley, not sure as I haven’t had one in a while, but the next time I’m at the store I’ll check. Thanks for the info!

Last Modified: August 25, 2014