Health Energy Potion: Ahhhh, That Feels Better!

health-potionToday, I embarked on an epic quest to continue my higher education; an arduous journey across campus to the destination that is my classroom.

Many of those trekking beside me in the caravan were lost along the way, battered and unable to continue in the harsh elements. I, a level 73 barbarian scholar, was able to outlast the rest of the noobs due to my high max HP. As the classroom neared closer, though, I feared I would not be able to last through a whole class. Cursing myself for not adding more EXP to my stamina, I stumbled onto a wooden chest right in the open.

This seems odd in concept, but actually happens a lot. I did not have any keys in my inventory and I am a barbarian, not an assassin, so I cannot pick locks. Luckily, the chest was unlocked. I opened the chest and found exactly what I needed. A health potion! The spirit of the elders was surely with me today. Let me tell you why the health potion rescued me.

Taste

This energy shot is reported to have a “mellow apple-cinnamon” flavor. Truthfully, I didn’t taste that at all. This is kind of what Chaser 5 Hour Energy would taste like if it used real sugar, even though this shot itself is sugar free. It’s nothing wholly spectacular, but it is certainly a pleasurable experience that doesn’t leave you asking “oh God, what did I just do?” like some other shots I’ve downed before. It’s smooth, it’s fruity, and it’s sweet. A job well done.

Ingredients

This is one of the few energy shots out there that actually has kept to their roots. So many energy shots on the market today are too busy trying to copy Chaser 5 Hour Energy’s ingredient strategy (little caffeine, load up the B-Vitamins), that they forget this whole market is built on caffeine. Don’t get me wrong, Chaser 5 Hour shots are incredibly effective. It’s just refreshing to see a manufacturer that can think for themselves.

That being said, this shot has 160mg of caffeine. Wait, I mean this shot gives you +160 HP. Combine that with over 1700% of your daily value in B-vitamins and a bunch of other “energy potion” ingredients I can’t pronounce, you’ve got a shot that just might do the trick.

Energy

In fact, this shot does do the trick! B-vitamin shots are great for a long smooth energy boost, but they lack the coveted caffeine rush. This shot picks up that slack. You get a nice jolt of energy that slowly dissipates into the energy provided by the B-vitamins and remaining energy ingredients.

Verdict

Harcos, the makers of this drink, did not put all their work into the design department as one might expect based on the clever packaging (you have to have played WoW or Diablo to appreciate the looks of this drink, so don’t be discouraged if you’re lost). The taste and energy effect are just as well designed. If you’re an MMO gamer looking for an energy boost for some late night sessions (hell cow runs, anyone?), this is your go-to energy boost!

Now for next week’s test, I’ll need to track down some Mana Energy Potion because it’s going to take some serious magic to pull it off!

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

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  • Chris

    It’s Zelda, not MMOs! The design is classic! 🙂

    That said, I’ll have to try these. The mana potions look and feel like dish soap, and the taste is somewhere between tolerable and dish soap smell. (I’ve never tasted actualy dish soap, but think citrus + chemical + thick syrup)

  • Chan Chan

    I’ll have to admit I tried the Mana Energy potion after waiting several months for ThinkGeek to get them in stock…but I was sorely disappointed. I expected more bang from a $3.50 shot, but it did no good for me (and as a 130-lb female, it seriously ticks me off to drop over 3 bucks on something that doesn’t do anything). Most of their funds must go towards making those little bottles.

    …and when I say it didn’t do anything, I drank 2 bottles, waited half an hour, then took a nap. Hell, at least a big can of Ripit will at least keep me awake because I would have to piss like a racehorse every 15 minutes.

  • Evan

    lol, really good introduction. i agree they could probably lower the cost with a normal bottle, but then it would just be another energy shot that no one will buy

  • Really cool 🙂
    I wish I had access to these little bottles in my inventory.

    Oh these have been around forever. I remember the really old Prince of Persia game (I mean really old) where the prince would find these on the floor and gulp them down 🙂

  • ^^ AWESOME!!!
    They have the same look as Mana Potions, but red :))

  • Gilly

    Prince of Persia? Oh my goodness!! I remember that game……man, that was a long time ago.

  • Montymio

    This is the nastyest crappiest drink that I have ever had the misfortune to taste. The SMELL makes me wanna puke. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!

  • henry

    so i had a mana energy potion. same thing but different flavor. it tasted really good it was some blue raspberry flavor. but the thing is, it is weak! i felt no energy rush and im 13, i shouldve been bouncing off the walls. waste of 5 bucks

Last Modified: July 3, 2014