Last Updated: 4/20/2010 9:34 AM
Lotus Energy Drink has a flavor that we’d describe as tropical citrus, with a light amount of bite to the finish. It’s about average in terms of sweetness, having 30g of sugar per can. Functionally, the product has added caffeine, taurine, B vitamins, mangosteen extract, acai extract, and lotus flower extract. There’s a fair amount of caffeine kick to the product, but we cannot verify the marketer’s claim (found on their website) of the drink having no crash. On the outside, Lotus Energy Drink doesn’t look that much different than other drinks that are or have been in the energy drink category. Packaged in an 8 oz. can, the product has a white background an aggressive looking logo that features a dragon and a lotus flower. The top of the can highlights four key ingredients, including taurine, mangosteen, acai, and vitamin B. While it’s clean looking, it’s not something that would jump out at us from a store shelf or be overly memorable if purchased. Aside from aesthetics, the can doesn’t do anything to explain why this product is different or better than what’s out there, leaving the drinker to guess what this product is going to taste like. It also doesn’t disclose how much caffeine is in the drink – and that’s something that we think every highly caffeinated product should do. Overall, Lotus Energy Drink is a tasty way to get a caffeine buzz, but the product feels like it needs something to further differentiate itself from the pack.