This can is very appealing, the yellow Rockstar logo on top of the purple coloured can really draw you in. Rockstar Punched is sold in, I believe, two varieties, one of which being this one (Guava Punch). This is not a new Rockstar flavour but I have not seen it in the can before over here in Canada, usually only in the larger bottle. This has 160mg of caffeine as other typical Rockstars do. Let’s find out what this one tastes like.
The smell is not very strong when opening the can, a mild candy-guava scent. The taste, this is the sweetest non-artificially sweetened (no aspartame or sucralose) energy drink I have had. In fact, it might even be sweeter than many ones with aspartame/sucralose. Guava flavour tastes very artificial but that is not necessarily a bad thing The carbonation is gentle. The aftertaste is strong and lasts long after you drink this. You adjust to the sweetness throughout the drink and will begin to enjoy it more than in the beginning. A sweet one, as always with this one, as if you had eaten candy moments ago. I can still taste the sweetness ten minutes after drinking this.
All right, this one was fantastic. I don’t know if it was the sweetness helping me awake or simply the ingredients but whatever it was, it worked. It worked really well. Despite how sweet the drink tasted, I would have expected to have a sugar crash later but I didn’t. The whole experience was gradual one. I gained a steady amount of energy throughout drinking it and it faded at a steady pace. No crashes and no jitters. It was fantastic.
I feel like each energy drink I have, I write how sweet it is but I can’t stress this one enough. If I have ever said “don’t get this if sweetness is not your thing”, this one really will not be your thing. If I had purchased the larger size bottle, I don’t think I would have wanted to finish it as it would have been far too sweet. The effects are excellent as we have come to expect from Rockstar. This one is definitely worth picking up if you can handle the sweetness.
Taste: 8/10 (Sweet Alert)
Price: $2.99 CAD