Grenade Energy Review Summary;
You get the 150mg of caffeine that is pretty standard within these energy drinks. Just ignore the pointless BCAAS.
For an energy drink, the dosage is fine, with 150mg caffeine per 1 can
Roughly £1.50 per can. Pretty standard for most energy drinks, you can get ones for cheaper, especially home brand energy drinks.
TASTE & FEEL
Don't touch the original flavour, the actual flavours are a LOT better.
A something a little different, a zero calorie and zero sugar energy drink. Designed to keep the normal everyday user going through a busy day, not for a complete stim junkie nutter, so keep that in mind. They are marketed towards gym users and fitness enthusiasts, and I think most people will enjoy these.
Grenade have been smashing out the number of products, releasing bars, drinks and a variety of other fitness stuff over the last year or so.
With the release of their pretty tasty grenade carb-killa bars and drinks, or the original Grenade 50-Calbre pre-workout powder, they recently dropped their Grenade ENERGY 'ready-to-drink' tinnies.
Allowing you to have a pre workout or good ol' fashioned ENERGY drink while on the go, but is it any good, is it worth buying or should you simply ignore it...forever. Check out this Grenade ENERGY review.
Ingredients - What's Inside?
Of course, this is going to be different from the usual pre-workout, especially as it's a pre-made energy drink, designed for everyday drinking as well as a pre-workout, so we are not going to see anything mental in here.
Functional Energy Blend (300ml)
Caffeine (coffee bean)
Electrolytes (Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride)
BCAA ":1:1 (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine)
If you have been around the block a few times, then you are going to have seen a lot of these ingredients already.
Usually added to pre workouts to help with alertness, as well as increasing stamina and general performance. Top end of recommended dosage, with some studies suggesting 500mg is the optimal dosage, I guess we are off to a good start.
Pretty standard amount for most energy drinks, 100 - 150 seems to be the sweet spot, enough to give the everyday user a little buzz and pick me up, but nothing too shocking. You will see the same amount inside of a large can of Monster or Red bull.
As this is not aimed at full on Stim Junkies, I will say this is more than enough.
Taurine has been added to energy drinks for as long as time. Used as a way of reducing the less fun parts of caffeine. Without it, the crash, jitters and shakes would be a hell of a lot higher. So decent to have in it.
Branch Chain Amino Acids are a group of chemicals that make up the base line to protien. In recent years a lot of companies have moved towards EAAS, as they are a 'fuller' package.
Usually added to energy drinks and pre-workouts to help reduce fatigue, muscle soreness and supposedly muscle wastage, but again EAAs are proven to be a lot better, so having them in here isn't going to make a huge difference. Let's be honest.
For an energy drink, you can't really complain too much about them. It has caffeine, some taurine, it doesn't have sugar and it's zero calories. That's fairly decent.
Pricing (Plus Price Per Serving)
This a tinny, it will always be more expensive than a tub of pre-workout powder. You will find these for a variety of prices, for example you can find a 12pack of these for around £16, or £1.30 per tin.
Or you can pick one of these up in a supermarket or shop for nearly £2, which would be inline with your higher end high quality pre-workouts.
You can pick up other RTD energy drinks for cheaper, usually with similar ingredients. This isn't stupidly expensive, but it's not the £1 Monsters that are basically the same.
How Does It Taste And Feel?
I actually picked up the 'Original' flavour about a week or so after they came out, and my god, it tasted awful. It tasted like someone had mixed random chemical number 4 with sparkling water, it was so bad. I actually thought they had maybe had an accident at the factory and forgot to re-call them, but who knows.
But, I found that they had released other flavours, with Cherry Bomb being the latest drop. It is 100% better than original, with Berried Alive and Sun of a Beach being their other 2 flavours. Of course they have puny names, it's Grenade.
As long as you don't get the original, taste is alright. Overall feel of this stuff is alright, it won't blow your socks off, but it will at least keep you going for a few hours.
Lets be 100% honest here, this stuff has been released to capitalise on the energy drink market, this is not their .50Cal pre-workout or Thermo Detonator, this is their own version of Red bull, Monster or Relentless, but with a slight fitness twist on it.
Yes, this stuff will get you through a tough day, or if you are looking for something a little different and need a quick boost before a workout, but this will not blow your mind.
Cost Per Dosage70.0/10
- As Energy Drinks Go, This Isn't The Worst
- Cherry Bomb Does Taste Nice
- A Nice Alternative To Monster or Redbull etc
- It's Not That Exciting
- Considering It Is Marketed At The Fitness Industry, Would Be Nice To Add A Few More Interesting Ingredients, Beyond Caffeine And Taurine