Workout (Berry Lemonade) - 2009
Last Updated: 11/25/2009 2:34 PM
From a flavor perspective, this product has a very sweet and carbonated berry lemonade flavor that’s certainly too sugary (to the tune of 44g of sugar) to consume before or during a workout. Unfortunately, the berry lemonade flavor tastes just like flavoring, with neither the lemon or berry flavors tasting like what you’d get from juice. Aside from having 160mg of caffeine per bottle, the product’s key functional ingredient is rooibos tea, but it fails to further explain how that “keeps you performing at peak levels.” In addition, they’ve fortified the drink with B vitamins, L-carnitine, and electrolytes. However, none of this lets us get past the sweetness of the drink, which is just too strong given the purpose of the drink. As far as the packaging goes, we like their use of a 16 ounce aluminum bottle, especially since this a resealable top to the product. In addition, the red color scheme is one of the more appealing and eye catching of the Vuka line. However, we’re left feeling like they could actually add some additional text to the front panel, especially if they can figure out some way to tie the workout together with the “intelligent energy” tag line. Overall, it’s conceptually good, but the product is still in need of refinement.
Container16 oz bottle
Calories 90, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 150mg, Total Carbs 23g, Sugars 22g, Protein 0g, Calcium 6mg, Niacin 10mg, Vitamin B6 1mg, Vitamin B12 3mcg, Magnesium 3mg, Pantothenic Acid 5mg, Potassium 60mg, Rooibos Tea Solids 100mg, Natural Caffeine 80mg, Grape Seed Extract 25mg, L-Carnitine 25mg
Carbonated Water, Pure Cane and/or Beet Sugar, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavor, Monopotassium Phosphate, Pectin, Rooibos Tea Solids, Natural Caffeine, Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate (color), Calcium Lactate Pentahydrate, Grape Juice Concentrate (color), Purple Sweet Potato Juice Extract (color), Magnesium Lactate, Grape Seed Extract, L-Carnitine, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
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