Rockstar Punched Energy Drink

Here we review Rockstar Punched Energy Drink.

This fruit punch inspired energy drink has been through a few changes over the years and used to be one of the most caffeinated of all energy drinks.

Rockstar Punched Guava

rockstar-punched-guavaReaders, I am humbled. My search is over, my life is complete, angels are singing out in chorus.I have found salvation, an oasis of productivity, in the best energy drink to ever hit the market: Rockstar Punched Guava.

I always kind of knew Rockstar would be the one to make the breakthrough, I just didn’t know when. The time is now, and I am thrilled. This is the newest drink in the Rockstar Punched line-up as far as I can tell and is not to be confused with Rockstar Juiced Guava.

I have numerous other reviews I’ve been piecing together over the past week, but at the first sip of this drink I’ve committed my focus to spreading the good word. No-thing-com-pares. This is the stuff caffeine addictions are made of.

Please Note: This version of Rockstar Punched Guava is no longer available. Punched Guava now comes in a 16 fl.oz. can and looks like the formula has been adjusted as well.

Taste

Marvelous, aggressive, and kindhearted with a forgiving personality. Carbonation is perfect, the guava flavoring is not intrusive and it never gets old. Each sip, an influx of taste euphoria; each swallow, a conditioned reward for the next sip to come. This drink can be mixed with just about anything too, ranging from 7-up to Bacardi. When you first get into bed with this drink, do not hold back. Just be yourself and go all out, you will be welcomed into open arms.

Ingredients

Rockstar blends the best of both worlds. It does not depart from the wealth of natural energy ingredients so commonly found out there in energy drinks (ginkgo biloba, ginseng, milk thistle extract). At the same time, Rockstar acknowledges the fact that not one of these ingredients have been scientifically shown to do much of anything for you, so they hit it where it counts.

There is an incredibly thoughtful 120mg of caffeine per serving, and um… ya, hi – there’s 2.75 servings per bottle. No, that’s not 122.75mg of caffeine per bottle. The theory of multiplication would have it that this drink contains 330mg of caffeine, not to mention the ~68mg of guarana and B-vitamin content (!). Yes, that’s more than even most energy drink lovers would care to down in one sitting, But guess what, this drink comes in a bottle. Drink some now, some later! The angelic chorus grows louder…

Energy

My information processing bandwidth was just upgraded from 56K to T1. My thinking engine from an economic inline-4 to a twin turbocharged V12. The electrical conductors of my brain upgraded from nickel to gold and I’m only half-way through. My productivity has skyrocketed. I’ve basically written this entire review in about 25 minutes, no joke. After waiting a few hours, I’m happy to report I experienced no crash.

Verdict

Let me add I bought this drink for $1.99. It’s just too good to be true. I feel like God kills a kitten every time I drink one. Energy drink lovers, your search is over.

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

Guava Australia and New Zealand Version

rockstar-punched-energy-guavaNews Flash! We in the Southern Hemisphere have been cheated!

I was stoked to see Rockstar Punched Guava in New Zealand stores because of the great review Dusty gave it a little while ago.

However, upon closer examination I discovered that it has a different formulation and not in the good way.

The can did create quite a bit of attention as I was sitting at the cafe eating lunch. People seemed to be amazed and strangely drawn to the huge, purple 500ml can sitting on the table.

Rockstar Energy has established a separate Australian Division to their Company and unfortunately for us has to adjust their drinks to conform to the caffeine regulations in AUS and NZ.

Taste

The good news is Rockstar Punched Guava has pretty much the same taste Dusty raved about. From the first sip I knew that it was a winner and with later gulps, I had to remind myself that I was drinking an energy drink…Yes, it is that good! Completely void of any mediciney taste whatsoever.

The only complaint about Rockstar Punched Guava would be that I found it a tad too sweet. It was great at first, but towards the end of the can the 83.5 grams of sugar was making my teeth hurt. Certainly not something you want to drink after having teeth whitening; caffeinated drinks already have a reputation for discoloring teeth!.

Ingredients

Ok, here’s the sad part. This version of Rockstar Guava only has 160mg of caffeine per 500ml while in the USA this energy drink has 254mg/500ml. Also, the down under version has no milk thistle. As for the rest of the ingredients they appear to be the same.

Effect

I’m sure you know the feeling, you have just eaten lunch and now you’re back to work fighting to stay awake at your desk, right? Well, drinking Rockstar Punched Guava with my lunch completely annihilated my desire for a siesta. I’m not crazy energized, but feel pretty motivated.

Verdict

My number one drink in New Zealand used to be Rockstar Juiced, but then last week Demon Killa Troppo toppled it from its throne. Now it seems I have a new contender in Rockstar Punched Guava. I guess it might come down to price when I’m forced to decide between the two.

Punched Citrus

Note: This flavor has been phased out.

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Photo By EnergyGuru

Rockstar has won its place among the top energy drink brands by promising its customers that they too can party like a Rockstar. And despite the decidedly “cool” aura that surrounds the drink, I’ve never been a big fan of their flavors.

The original suffers from the mediciney aftertaste that plagued many early energy drinks. The Guava Juiced flavor was hard for me to even finish. It wasn’t until I found the “Punched” can that I even gave them a second look.

The Punched flavor quickly became my goto drink and had me rethinking my stance on Rockstar. So, as you can imagine, I was intrigued when I happened upon a Rockstar Citrus Punched several months later. Let’s see how the Vegas boys do this time.

Flavor

The first time I took a swig of Rockstar Citrus Punched I was hooked. It’s a classic clean flavor similar to childhood favorites like Squirt or the 7-Up punch my aunt used to make for holidays. Similar, but not the same. It has its own distinct mark on the citrus drink that I can only attribute to the acai berry listed on the front of the bright green can. Best of all, it has a dry finish that doesn’t leave your mouth gummy like it’s sibling Punched flavor.

Ingredients

Citrus Punched advertises as having 50% more caffeine than standard Rockstar at 120mg per serving. It backs up its potent blend with generous amounts of B Vitamins, Taurine, Ginkgo Biloba, Guarana, Inositol, L-Carnatine, Panax Ginseng Extract, and Milk Thistle Extract.

Energy

Great flavor aside, Citrus Punched stands up as a powerhouse energy drink. 240mg of caffeine per 16oz can wakes you up and the rest of the blend keeps you going for 5 hours or more of strong energy. Several weeks of using this drink as my everyday start-up did not disappoint. While high in sugars, the lack of High Fructose Corn Syrup limits the crash typically felt with such powerful drinks.

Overall, this drink is top notch in every category and has changed my opinion of Rockstar. They’ve gone from ubiquitous yet underwhelming to a premiere player.

Reviewed by TNT

Punched Safety

Some versions of Rockstar Punched have 240mg of caffeine per can and should be consumed with caution. Consume no more than 1 of these per day.

What do you think of Rockstar Punched Energy Drink?

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  • Evan

    you make that drink sound so good. i was about to run out and buy one as I was reading the review, and for $1.99 it almost seems too good to be true

  • Nick

    To be honest, I hated everything to come out of Rockstar, except for the coffee drinks and Punched. I haven’t had this one yet, but it should be great. The original punched was probably in my top 10, so i have high hopes.

  • Dusty

    Hey all, I wrote this review a few weeks back and have been downing this drink like crazy since then. So, consider this a long-term test drive report.

    The drink is still as powerful as ever, but I have to admit the taste isn’t what it used to be for me. It’s still enjoyable, I just think I’m forcing my self into not liking it by drinking it all the time.

    If you’re going to give this drink a go, make sure it’s cold and do not abuse it too much! Otherwise, the taste can wear on you.

    If you get a chance to try this drink, please post back and let me know what you think!

  • Gilly

    Whaaaaaaaa- $1.99 for almost 24 oz?? That sounds way too good to be true. I’m now on a mission, to find this new object of my addiction. Cheers!

  • cynik

    Damn, if only it would be available in Europe…

  • “I feel like God kills a kitten every time I drink one.” Classic! Can’t wait to try one and listen for the pitiful mewing to end.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  • TNT

    As much as I hated Guava Juiced, this is pretty good. The Mango Passion fruit punched is great as well.

  • DiscipleN2k

    Best. Review. EVER! Can’t wait to track one of these down and give it a test drive for myself!

  • Dusty

    Thank you everyone for the great compliments, they’re truly appreciated!

  • silverblade

    Where can this drink be found in Canada?

  • JW

    Rockstar Guava has been out for at least a year or so. It is very good I must say, but I try to stay away from Rockstar… I am pretty much a Monster Energy guy myself. Like I said Guava is pretty good.

  • Dusty

    JW, this is Punched Guava, not Juiced Guava.

  • Gilly

    TNT, I just saw the Mango Passionfruit Orange one now too. That’s awesome! That’s my favorite flavor juiced, so I can’t wait to try the punched version plus this guava one of course. It’s weird though, it doesn’t look like you can buy either flavor through the Rockstar online store. It’s almost like a “hidden” release of two flavors, ale.

  • Himrin

    I’m just curious what type of “angles” are singing… are they obtuse, acute, right, or straight angles? Now if angels were singing, that would be something else.

  • Gilly

    probably “obtuse” angles, since it says angels…

  • JoJo

    Where did you buy this? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere!

  • Jrock

    I tried it because of your recommendation and I agree with you. Most of the time I don’t get any noticeable boost of energy from energy drinks, but I can really tell a difference with this one. I usually hate guava drinks but this one is not only good, but the best of any energy drink I’ve tried. BTW, guava is beter than the passionfruit one IMO

    Unfortunately, I can only find it at one place around me, and it’s $3.50, plus one bottle is like 400 calories, which is not that bad, but still, if I go to workout, I don’t want to run just to negate the calories I just knocked down in one drink.

  • I tried some on the recommendation of this article, and I love it – it’s up there with Relentless Juiced Berry.

    The only problem is the lack of stock in the UK – I’ve drank through the two crates that my local shop had, and now I’m searching for more in the area!

  • ted

    Phil, you big energyfiend you!

  • Brad

    I’ve had the same problem as Phil here in the states. They cant keep enough in stock to satisfy my addiction to this drink. Your review was like my thoughts on the drink put into words. Brilliant!

Last Modified: July 23, 2014