Rockstar Iced is a peach tea flavoured drink and is one of the Rockstars that was released with the XDurance and Rehab line. The can is a golden colour and follows the usual Rockstar can design. It claims to be “Energy+Tea+Hydration”, I won’t spoil much but it certainly tastes refreshing. Is that where the similarities to regular iced tea end though? It’s also only 20 calories, much like the other drinks that were launched along with this one.
When you pull back the tab and you will smell peach, quite strongly. The taste itself though is lacking peach flavour compared to how strong the smell was. It has a very gentle, smooth and clean taste. It is not nearly as sweet as other iced tea drinks are though, in fact it is not even close. That’s not to say it is an unpleasant taste, it just isn’t very sweet. I would say that this as a slightly awkward taste, certainly different. It is not one of their better products in terms of taste, I don’t think it is bad though. I just don’t think it is as good as their other offerings and sadly, it is the only one in the Iced line-up. Then you are left with a slight, very slight aftertaste of peach. If you like next to no aftertaste, want to try something that is different, smooth and clean tasting then this is for you. If you are looking for the usual Rockstar taste or a sweet iced tea drink, this probably isn’t it. It is refreshing though on a hot day but I don’t think Rockstar is going to capture a very large market with this one.
I have to say effects are usually pretty consistent throughout Rockstar energy drinks. This one is a bit different. I don’t know if it was the tea or something else but I was relaxed, more relaxed then I should be after an energy drink. The taste is just so calming. I was certainly awake though, it was not a sleepy kind of calm. As with the taste section, I just don’t think this worked as well as their other offerings, for whatever reason.
Rockstar likes to release new lines of drinks, I love that about them. I wouldn’t say that this Iced line is a flop but I hope they differentiate it a bit with a few more drinks. I would like to see what other flavours they could do. Overall, it was a “Meh” kind of experience from Rockstar Iced. Not amazing but not bad either, it was just very different. It is worth a try if you want something entirely new.
Price: $2.99 CAD