Chances are you’ve had an energy drink at some point in your life. These beverages are generally marketed as ‘pick-me-ups,’ giving you a boost when you need it. Though, energy drinks generally ensure that I have insomnia for the next few nights. With so many caffeine-laden options on offer, is Score Energy worth a try?
What is actually in Score Energy?
Score is a guarana-based energy drink, not unlike Dragon [affiliate link], Red Bull, or Monster. Besides using extracts from the berry, it is loaded with caffeine and that sweet, sweet white powder (sugar, of course). According to the official Score website, an average 100ml serving contains 32mg of caffeine and 11.3mg of sugar.
The drink also uses triple filtered sparkling water, along with 87mg of sodium as a preservative. This is compared to Coke’s 7mg of sodium in an equal serving.
Full ingredients: Sparkling Filtered Water, Sugar, Acidity Regulators, Guarana Extract, Caffeine, Caramel Colour, Inositol, Flavourings, B Vitamins (B3, B5, B6, B12), Preservative: Sodium Benzoate.
Does it taste good?
Score has a strong guarana aroma that is associated with most drinks of its type, though not as sweet smelling as Monster. The drink itself is carbonated and not too fizzy, so you should burp too much after a few sips.
The taste, however, is distinctly average. It has a fruity flavour, but it’s nothing at all to write home about. After all, it’s around R11 for a 440ml can and you’re paying for the sugar and caffeine.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive energy drink, Score may be just right for you. It is far better than similarly priced options, such as Spar’s Go. It may not be the most flavourful option (add some fruit juice), but it’ll get you through the day.
As with energy drink, be careful you don’t consume too many cans or that you don’t have a caffeine intolerance.
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