I had previously tried a Guayaki energy shot and it was strong, to say the least, but then I saw the yerba mate canned drinks, and thought I'd give them a second try. They come in three flavors- lemon, berry, and enlighten mint. I absolutely hate mint everything- toothpaste, mouthwash, mint ice cream....mint everything, but my boss cracked open the mint one and offered me a cup, so I tried it. I was in shock! I really liked it. I've tried the berry one, but it wasn't berry enough, it was super mild, and that might be why I liked the mint one. The taste wasn't overbearing, it was mint and sweet tea. In fact, I'm drinking one right now.
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Lately I've been exploring the world of energy drinks, because let's face it, we all need a pick me up for those days where we wake up feeling zonked, fatigued, and unmotivated. I generally don't have too many morning like this, but I'm not a morning person, and so sometimes I stay up way too late and have to wake up early the next day. But I digress....
I decided to try out this all natural organic energy shot from Guayaki. They make bottled teas, loose leaf teas, and these small energy shots. The shots come in three flavors: Lemon, Chocolate Raspberry, and Lime Tangerine, with the latter being the one I tried. This product is certainly an acquired taste; in fact it made me pucker from what I would describe as a tart, bitter taste. However, if you can get past the taste, I only drank half of this shot, and was energized for about 6 hours. And I'm not super sensitive to caffeine, meaning if I have some at breakfast time I'd still be wired at bed time and have a difficult time falling asleep. Therefore, it's great for a burst of energy, but isn't something I would enjoy drinking.
So if you follow my blog regularly you'll notice of the last several months I've been on a coconut water kick and have been trying out all the possible brands I come across. My latest experience was with Edward & Sons Organic Coconut Water. This is the first coconut water I've had that is in a can and not a glass bottle or aseptic container.
This product is thin like water, with a small bit of a creaminess to it, but not too much. It costs $2, which is right in line with all the other brands. Now I personally like it to be as close to water as possible. However, like Zico, there's something in the flavor that seems off or missing something. It could just be my taste buds, and yes coconut water can be considered an acquired taste, but so far the only one I've had that I actually like is Taste Nirvana coconut water and coconut aloe. However out of all the various brands, this would be my second favorite.