I was excited to hear from Alyssa while I was away in Europe that another product review was waiting for me upon my return! I’ve mentioned my love of energy drinks like Redbull and Rockstar before, so I was definitely down to give another brand a try. I know they’re not exactly healthy, but sometimes I just need a bit of a pick-me-up in liquid form and being that I hate coffee and tea takes time to make, I occasionally reach for something easier.
My energy drink habit costs me around $3 per can, depending on whether or not I’ve chosen the right location that features a sale. The first great thing about Knockout Energy is that they’re only $1 plus taxes to “The Man”, as it says on the can. The company was kind enough to send me 5 of their flavors of drinks.
They have their “Original” flavor which is a citrus taste that I liked best. There also is a low-carb version of the original for all those who don’t want to consume all the extra sugar. Another low-carb version is found in their next flavor, “Punch”. I think the punch flavor was quite tasty and reminded me a lot of the kind of fruit punch I would drink in a blue box. The low-carb version was incredibly similar in taste to the full-sugar version so that’s a perk that you’re not losing much of the taste. However, honestly, I didn’t drink too much of the low-carb versions because they both have Splenda in it, something that I have a big sensitivity to.
The final flavor is called “Monkey Punch” and upon my first sip, I immediately thought, “Mmm, pina colada.” The flavor that Knockout Energy managed to produce seems to be a blend of banana and coconut, though there definitely could have been other things going on. Upon following my pina colada thought, I realized that this drink would probably be quite delicious with some rum and a splash of orange juice. I’m not a big drinker, but I know many people who love to mix energy drinks with booze so if you happen to be one of them – know that Monkey Punch would be the perfect addition to a new cocktail.
Here are some details of the nutrition value of the Original drink:
Original Knockout Energy Drink
Per 8 oz. serving (2 servings per can)
Calories – 110
Total fat – 0
Sodium – 220 mg
Total Carbs – 28g
Sugars – 27g
Protien – 0
Caffeine – 80mg
Niacin – 100%
Vitamin B6 – 250%
Vitamin B12 – 80%
Pantothenic Acid – 50%
The low-carb version of this drink chimes in at only 15 calories per serving, 220 mg of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of sugar. There is the same amount of caffeine and the same amount of vitamins.
Knockout Energy is available throughout the United States and Canada. If you’re looking for a retailer near you, click on this sentence for their website that will guide you in the right direction.
I’m grateful for the chance to try something new and you have an opportunity to give this low-cost but high flavor drink a try, let us know!