XS Gold Energy Drink

XS Gold is the 11th drink and newest in the XS Energy Drink line by Amway.

XS has a quite unique flavor line ranging from Cherry to Root beer, yet Gold separates itself from the rest.

XS Gold is made up of 6 unique fruit flavors (mangosteen, pomegranate, red grape, acai, blackberry and blueberry). I have been pretty happy with my experience with XS, yet will this Gold be more of a 24 carat type or fools gold?

Taste

Cracking open the XS Gold top gave me a scent of different fruits. I couldn’t  narrow it down to one. I could definitely taste a variety of fruit tastes, yet just like the scent, I can’t seem to pinpoint the taste. The carbonation is just right and there’s a very nice sweetness that makes the drink real smooth.

XS Gold Energy Ingredients

XS Gold promotes itself as the ultimate functional energy drink with their unique combination of exotic fruits, additional vitamins, minerals and Essentra (which is supposed to help mental and emotional balance). Containing 50% of your daily value of a number of vitamins and 100% of your Niacin. Yet when they say additional vitamins, they really mean it with 300% B6 and 8000% B12, yes 8000! Now was that necessary? Overkill just a bit? Still with all that, only 15 calories and 1.5 of sugar. A can of XS Gold contains 83mg of caffeine.

Effect

The can is only 8.4 oz (250ml) so it’s quite easy to finish quickly. The energy boost didn’t take long to get me going, but sadly, just as quickly as it came, it was gone only lasting roughly 40 minutes. No sense of any crash thanks to the vitamins and minerals and only 1.5 grams of sugar.

Verdict

XS Gold Energy Drink had a good taste and quick rush, yet the taste was good, not great and with the energy quickly fleeting, I probably won’t be reaching for any XS Gold anytime soon. Not that there was anything really wrong with it, I’m just looking for more kick in my energy drink.

Reviewed by Brandon Trouten

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Last Modified: December 15, 2014