apricot nectarine

FRS Antioxidant Health Drink

apricot nectarine

BevNET Review

Last Updated: 6/5/2010 3:33 PM

FRS’ Apricot Nectarine variety is a new addition to their non-carbonated energy lineup. It’s sweetened with sugar, white grape juice, and stevia, which provides a nice backdrop for the apricot nectarine flavoring and keeps the drink at 90 calories per 12 ounce can. The flavor is enjoyable, but has noticeable functional flavor and aroma to it. The latter is actually somewhat off putting, smelling like something that doesn’t belong in your mouth. The fruit flavor borders on candy like, but drinkable, and it definitely does a good job of masking the functional ingredients in the drink. Really, our biggest issue with this flavor is its similarity to the Orange variety. We bet that many consumers won’t even be able to tell the difference. On the functional front, the product is loaded with vitamins (B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E), quercetin (QU995) for energy, and catechins (antioxidants). It definitely performs differently than a traditional caffeine based energy drink, but it does, at least in our tests, seem to last longer and lack the caffeine crash. On the outside, the product makes great use of the FRS brand, which definitely has credibility and awareness in the marketplace. If anything, there’s too much text on the front panel, but otherwise the can design is clean and appealing. Overall, a well executed addition to the FRS line.

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Product Type

Functional: Energy Drink: Regular

Container

11.5 oz Can

Nutritional Info

90 calories;
all natural flavors;
no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.

Ingredients

Water, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Inulin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Quercetin, Ascortic Acid, Pectin, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Nacinamide, Cyanocobalamin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin

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