Posted: Jan 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM
(Last Updated: Jan 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM)
The “Green Thunder” variety of Kraft’s MiO Energy is a green apple flavored formulation. While apple isn’t exactly synonymous with “thunder” (we’d call it “Green Apple”), it’s a flavor that seems like a good fit for the brand. And, fortunately, the execution is quite good, with a sucralose and ace-k blend providing this zero-calorie product a nice level of sweetness and no aftertaste. On the energy front, the product has 60mg of caffeine per serving (which they call a “squeeze” -- one twelfth of the bottle) and added B vitamins and guarana. To that end the product is definitely a credible energy booster, but you can certainly add more (or less) depending on how much flavor and caffeine you care to consume. Compared with other mix or add-in products, we especially like the product mixes itself from the power of the squeeze. This makes it a lot more practical than some of its competitors, which require either a spoon to stir or a vessel with a lid for shaking. Finally, we really like the design of the packaging. Compared with the white color of the original MiO line, this product feels much more hip and attractive and definitely catches the eye. Overall, a very solid product.