Posted: Jan 08, 2016 at 10:56 AM
(Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016 at 11:20 AM)
Speaking purely from a taste perspective, this is our favorite of the Positive Energy variety that we sampled. It blends 8 percent juice (lemon juice concentrate) with agave, tea, organic caffeine, stevia, flavorings and citric acid. The end result is something that, at least as far as tea and lemonade blends go, is drinkable. There is a little bit of stevia flavor and at 60 calories and 15g of sugar per bottle; it’s certainly not the lowest calorie sweetened tea out there. The company has also enhanced the product with 100 mg of caffeine (from green coffee beans) per 10 oz. bottle and, as the name suggests, the product is being positioned as an energy offering. Having a line of caffeinated juices and teas seems pretty innocuous, but we feel as though the quality of the liquid needs to be improved upon. Neither this product or its counterparts really stand out in terms of taste. Unfortunately, we’d say the same for the packaging. This product will compete with much more strongly branded and established ones. What Positive Energy is offering doesn’t really catch the eye. Plus, we think a 10 oz. bottle is too small, even if it’s the energy drink category that the company is going after. Ultimately, we feel as though this is a product that will end up targeting a limited niche of the juice and energy categories as it seems to straddle them both in such a way that it isn’t clear what the product really is.