Last Updated: 12/19/2008 10:39 AM
The regular variety of Liquid Lightning is a pleasant tasting energy drink (available in 8oz and 16oz) that's sweetened with corn syrup. It has a light amount of carbonation, a berry style flavor, and 104mg of caffeine (for the 8oz format), which should provide a decent kick. In addition to caffeine, the drink uses a proprietary energy blend of taurine, glucuronolactone, ribose, ginseng, inositol, and potassium citrate, as well as added vitamins. All in all, it's pleasant and functional, but not overly innovative given where the market is. On the outside, we like the evolution that the Liquid Lightning brand has gone through and it certainly has a more grown up feeling than the original. However, the prominent placement of a zero would have lead us to believe that this is a zero calorie product. Instead, it means zero fat, cholesterol, and sodium, which are things that are generally not found in energy drinks anyway. That being said, we'd remove this -- it just adds confusion. Overall, this is a decent tasting drink, but it's purely an average entry at this stage of the game.
Container8.4 oz can
calories 90, fat 0, cholesterol 0, sodium 0, potassium 22g, sugars 20g, vitamin C 120 mg, riboflavin B2 1mg, niacin B3 33mg, vitamin B6 9mg, vitamin B12 26mcg, pantothenate B5 10mg, caffeine 100mg, proprietary LL Energy Blend 1.8g taurine, glucuronolactone, ribose, inositol, panax ginseng extract, potassium citrate
carbonated water, corn sweetners, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, potassium benzoate, yellow #5, #6, natural caramel color
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