Xenergy Drink: Ultimate Champion?

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Welcome to the America, where no extreme sport can exist without an energy drink to sponsor it.

Take mixed martial arts fighting, for example.  If you’ve never seen such a fight let me assure you, it’s an extreme sport.  Blood is often spattered all over the mat, tastefully decorating the Xyience logo that adorns the floor of pretty much every MMA fighting ring I’ve seen.

So what does Xyience, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, know about making energy drinks?  Surprisingly, a heck of a lot.

Taste

Xyience gifted me 6 different flavors of their Xenergy drinks, although they offer more flavors than that.  I can confidently say I’ve tried them all, but I will only discuss the drinks sent to me.  Why you ask?  Because it’s been forever since I’ve had an Xyience drink.  Now stop interrupting me.

Out of the six flavors, three of them deliver a roundhouse kick of flavor that will put your taste buds into submission.  The other three, well, still need a lot more training to land a successful hit.  The three champs?  Cherry Lime, Cherry Rush, and Apple Jak’d.  Most notably, the cherry variants are absolutely wicked!  A tart yet wholesome cherry experience is right up front and fades only naturally as you swallow.

Cherry Lime and Cherry Rush are the tastiest Xyience drinks I have ever laid my tongue on, and deserve a top 20 spot in my all time list.  Apple Jak’d isn’t quite at the level of the two cherry flavors, but common, it’s APPLE!  When have you seen an apple flavored energy drink that tastes wonderful?  Honestly. This is a very unique drink.

The other three I wasn’t so fond of are Citrus Slam, Lemon Blast, and Cran Razz.  Cran Razz was one of the first flavors from Xyience  and hints at the approach that Xyience took in the beginning to set their drinks apart from the rest.  The first Xyience drinks were unique for astonishingly clear, crisp, light, and refreshing experiences.  Think Fresca and you’re basically there.  The new Citrus Slam and Lemon Blast flavors, however, seem to have lost respect for their elders.  Their tastes are as far away from refreshing crisp as you can possibly get.  Complete opposites, in fact: muddling and mushy.

Ingredients

These beverages have the making of a strong contender.  Be ready for over 300% of your B vitamin values, guarana, and about 200mg of caffeine.

Effect

So do these drinks deliver an aggressively obvious right hook, a sneaky yet powerful spinning back kick, or are they just an annoying kick to the shin?  I’d have to say, with much joy, that these drinks act more like the right hook.  Don’t expect to have your reality tossed into a wood chipper, but do expect to be shook up and pointed back in the right direction to continue your day.

Verdict

If you see these solid energy drinks on a shelf in your travels, do not be afraid to give them a go.  I have to say, though, with some remorse that you should not delay because it seems that Xyience is going the way of the dodo.  They’re simply disappearing out of stores.

My local GNC store owner says he cannot even order them anymore, and Xyience is not making appearances at trade shows.  Word has it they exist mainly in Las Vegas now, which is ground zero for the UFC.    Xyience, I wish you the best of luck in keeping up with the competition!  As strong as the rear naked choke may be getting, don’t tap out!

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

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  • teh nub

    Seems kinda pointless to review a drink that’s disappearing, eh?

  • Tim

    I can’t find these stupid things anywhere now, and they have three or four flavors I still need to get…I remember not enjoying the old Green Apple flavor though. It tasted like watered down iced tea after the first apple afterglow faded.

  • Hellzenvy

    These are great drinks and i can still get them here in minnesota along the canadian border.

  • manny

    Xyience is not dissapearing folks…they are back! Bigger and stronger than ever..you will just have to stay in tuned but they are out there! And cherry rush? My ultimate flavor…

  • Hope

    Mmmmm cherry, sounds good.
    wish this came down south 🙁 xx

  • Tim

    Whoa! We’ve got ourselves a sponsor…but that’s cool. I’d like to find these drinks again.

  • Gilly

    I remember seeing these drinks all the time at gas stations around here (Minnesota). But not really outside of Holiday anymore… I never tried it, but now I’m curious!

  • Chris P

    I used to love downing these before class, but they sadly stopped being sold. =/

  • Evan

    I have seen these drinks all over the place but the cans never looked like they contained anything special. I like drinks that don’t just rely on massive amounts of sugar so I’ll have to try one.

  • Gilly

    Ok, I just tried the Cherry Lime. : )

    I had it at work (I’m on night shift) after a very exhausting and sunburned day, and effects wise, I’d have to say it did the trick. In the 4 hours I gave it the chance to do its magic. Who knows how long it would’ve lasted because now that I have the opportunity to sleep, I’m takin’ that. haha. But kudos to the caffeine and vitamin B…etc.

    Flavor, I think cherry lime was pretty accurate but I’m a huge non-fan of sugarless energy drinks, so that didn’t thrill me. It wasn’t bad as far as aftertastes go for *diet* drinks though! So, overall…I’d give it a 3.5/5. Decent drink.

  • Dusty

    Thanks for reporting back, Gilly! Nice to hear someone else’s take on my experience.

  • Gilly

    No prob, bro!

  • Nikki

    You can check out this link to find out where to buy Xenergy –http://www.xyience.com/index.cfm?fa=shop.locations.

    Now, back to my Cherry Lime …

  • Hum, Vegas, huh?

    We’re Vegas-based. I’m thinking we still have a chance to grab these. 🙂

    /<3

  • Marth

    Well, we’re in 2010, and these babies haven’t disappeared from our convenience stores here in Montreal, Quebec. And boy, am I ever happy about it. 😀

  • ct

    i’d have to say the mango guava is the best first time i tried blew my socks off… seriously my socks flew off… the black can ones are like normal energy drinks carbonated etc the silver cans are the ish

  • st

    They’re currently being sold in Massachusetts for $1. I’ve only tried the cherry rush but damn does it taste good. Better than any other sugar free/calorie free energy drink I’ve ever had.

  • Rich

    These are the best energy I have ever tried! The sugared energy drinks out there in the market all give me the “willies” and usually feel worse after, but these make me feel so good! I have the buzz feeling, but I feel stable, focused, sharp and I feel like I can go through the day when my energy is running low.

    They sell it in some stores for 2/for $3 here in Vegas. I wonder if I can find it cheaper than that. These drinks kick mucho butt!

  • Byron

    Just so everyone in AZ know the only place i can find these is at pretty much Circle K. They usually sale out pretty fast my bro works there and thats what he said they are kick ass drinks

  • John

    In Southern California you can find Cran Razz & Mango Guava in Albertson’s usually for $1.79 sometimes 3/$5. But the best price is Buy One Get One Free at 7-ELEVEn located at 8708 Atlantic Ave, South Gate CA 90280, 323.566.0722. They have two full shelves in the cooler.

Last Modified: August 25, 2014