A friend of mine drove down to the United States recently and picked up a drink that I had not seen before, GAzZU. The can, as you will be able to see from the photo, is very similar to Monster in terms of design. GAzZU is one of the smaller players in the energy drink market for, their website is actually down. However, it is sold exclusively at Circle K stores and made by BooKoo Energy. While their can design is an almost carbon copy of Monster, they do have some odd text written on the side that I should show you.
This GAzZU is something really different. They tell me that it’s a guarded secret formula used to make it, and the word it it’s not from Earth. I know this guy, who is connected, and he told me the secret ingredient is like moon dust! They figured out how to grow it in these labs, like crystals. Man, this stuff is crazy, it tastes better than any energy drink I’ve ever had.
Awesome energy and taste that’s like ….. cosmic. It’s Gazzu!! Hey, gimme a G.
Definitely something different here. With that out of the way, we begin.
I have never had to write this before but I have no idea.There is no number saying how much caffeine listed is in GAzZU. I do know that it has 1000mg of taurine, 20mg of niacin, 5mg of vitamin B6 and 5mcg of vitamin B12. As well as that unknown amount of caffeine. This drink is not a low-calorie one but it is not on the higher end either, coming in at a low 110 calories.
I am impressed. I was not sure what to expect from this because the caffeine content is not listed on the can. I stayed up late after having this, I am normally unable to do so. I was not jittery or overly hyper either. I was just awake. It wasn’t as good as a Rockstar Recovery but it is also almost half the price.
You may notice that we have added “Aroma” to this section as well. This is usually because in each review we touch on what the drink smells like under the taste section. All future reviews will now be titled this way.
The scent, it is a mixture of sweet orange flavoured candy and Jell-O. The taste was more sweet candy than Jell-O though; a sort of orange Kool-Aid except carbonated, mixed with sweet candy and some mango flavours. This is the best I can do to describe it, the taste is very unique. The closest energy drink, in terms of flavour styling, is Inked Energy due to the sweet candy taste. The aftertaste is pleasant and stays sweet, the mango has become more noticeable. GAZzU gets a good score here as well.
I was surprised by this one. For such an unknown drink to have such an amazing taste, well it must be that moon dust… Ha. The side of the can sums it up best, cosmic. It is one of the most unusual but great tasting energy drinks I have ever had despite taking the Monster can design. Overall, it is one of the better ones out there, good job Circle K/BooKoo Energy.
Price: $1.79 USD