8 Hour Energy Shot Review

MrEnergy 8 HourSo, I met this guy the other day who called himself Mr. Energy handing out his 8 Hour Energy Shot.

He was peddling his new energy shots that trump 5 Hour in the number game with an 8 hour claim and an accompanying slogan that reads “time in a bottle.”

I figured that any guy named Mr. Energy with that kind of literary prowess must be legit when it comes to this sort of thing  and it didn’t stop there.  He informed me that the shots have “crash-proof technology.”  I quickly placed one in the middle of the street and smugly turned around to him smirking after a truck pancaked the shot.  He said I missed the point.  Whatevs.

Taste

Mr. Energy 8 Hour Energy Shots offer a solid performance here.  There’s no missing the concentrated energy blend taste found in all shots, but it’s covered nicely with a berry flavoring (supposedly acai berry).  Is it pleasurable?  Hardly.  Can you get through it without gagging?  Yep, and realistically that’s a good performance by today’s standards.

8 Hour Energy Shot Ingredients

Here’s the part you likely already knew:  8,333% B12 daily value and an undisclosed caffeine content.  On top of those wildly imitated figures, though, these shots contain a bunch of other funky things that sound like exotic herbs and plants.  I have no idea what they all are or claim to do, but I did notice that yohimbine alkaloids were mentioned alongside caffeine in the same sentence of the standardized energy drink warning statement.

Editor’s note: According to Drugs.com, “yohimbine alkaloids have been used in the treatment of organic and psychogenic impotence and for use as an aphrodisiac”. They also can be dangerous for some people.

Effect

Surprise, this shot works double time.  Does this mean it lasts for 16 hours?  No, it barely lasts for 4.  I was just using that statement to keep with the whole time theme.  For those 4 hours, though, you’re up and about, and almost jittery in the beginning.  Did an energy shot finally get the ratio right for jittery and natural energy?  No, but this one’s moving in the right direction (I’m still waiting for a shot that properly combines immediate intense energy and prolonged natural energy).

Verdict

Mr. Energy 8 Hour Shot is a great pick-me-up for any time of the day and doesn’t make your taste buds pay dearly for it.  Just make sure you don’t take the 8 seriously.  The number bickering between shot companies is ridiculous, it’s rare any of them ever come true.  Any bets on how long it will be before someone makes a 24 hour claim?  Probably well before a truthful “1-4 Hour Energy Shot” is made.  Also, yes, the shot really does claim to have “crash-proof technology.”

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

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  • Taylor

    I saw a 14 hour shot at a gas station near Iowa. Too bad I didn’t have enough money to buy it and try it.

  • Evan

    I think the company was just too busy loading up the little bottle with untrue claims (one of which you disproved lol). I’ll just stick to energy drinks until shots finally drop to a reasonable price and don’t make me gag.

  • Jim Smith

    I also saw a 14 hour shot.
    But on reading the label it was a 2X dose of the 7 Hour shot from the same company

Last Modified: August 4, 2014