Rockstar Recovery isn’t anything particularly new as they have had the lemonade can for a while but they have since released two new flavours (Grape and Orange). Rockstar Recovery is an energy drink that is non-carbonated, contains electrolytes and these two flavours are only 20 calories.
It contains 160mg of caffeine and 2000mg taurine, this is pretty standard in a Rockstar and doesn’t make any leaps or bounds in that sense. However, it does contain milk thistle. Who knows why. Electrolytes are often in drinks like Gatorade and Powerade as you lose electrolytes after physical exertion or excercise .
Considering the standard amount of caffeine in this drink, I didn’t think this would have much effect on me. I was proven wrong. This drink actually helped me stay awake much longer than most do for me and without any sort of jitter. Perhaps that is the milk thistle… Ha. I didn’t crash after the effects had worn off either. This Rockstar certainly gets a good score here.
The idea of a non-carbonated energy drink was quite interesting. I thought it would be weird and it was. That isn’t to say it didn’t taste excellent, though I doubt this taste is for everyone though. Remember that grape cough medicine you had when you were a child, the good tasting ones? It is like that except better and with more grape flavouring. Somehow it tastes like it has more vitamins or something as well. The non-carbonation is actually a really welcome taste and if you are looking for a unique taste in an energy drink while still tasting great, this is it.
This is certainly an energy drink you will want to pick up. On a final note, if energy drinks often make you feel sick, try this one, I feel it has a less likely chance to mostly due to the lack of carbonation.
Price: $2.99 CAD