Last Updated: 11/19/2012 2:11 PM
The Pomegranate Xtreme variety of Celestial Seasonings “Enerji” energy shot features 50 percent more caffeine (150mg total) than the other two varieties. From a flavor perspective, you can definitely taste it, with a more pronounced caffeine bitterness to this particular variety. Otherwise, it doesn’t taste all that different than the Berry variety, which is to say that it doesn’t taste specifically like pomegranate. The sweetness for the drink comes from evaporated cane juice and stevia, which gives the shot 30 calories and 7 grams of sugar per bottle. Visually, the product is mostly on par with the other two flavors, which is the result of the design of the bottles being pretty much identical. The only exception is the wrap around the cap, which, by the way, we had great difficulty removing (a generally simple technical fix). Otherwise, we’re not overly fond of the use of the word “Xtreme,” which is a passe term that exacerbates our concerns regarding edge being mixed with the conservative tone of Celestial Seasonings. Overall, it offers more caffeine, which is definitely a marketable benefit, but we’re still not sold on the visual treatment and branding of this product.