Last week I wrote a review of the Speedway exclusive energy drink, Shockwave Mango Energy Juice. Today I’m back with a review of of the original flavor, Shockwave Energy.
While I was impressed with the overall taste and quality of the Mango blend, I noted significant lack of kick and originality as being major factors to work against the otherwise impressive beverage. Does the original flavor get right all the things its off-spin missed?
Shockwave’s aroma is very reminiscent to that of the original flavor of Full Throttle in that it is very salty with a slight, citric twist. It is less potent and more aromatic than Full Throttle and doesn’t burn the nostrils when trying to take the entire aroma in for savory enjoyment.
Well it seems Shockwave’s habit of copying other products attributes still exists, at least when looking at the scent. But when you examine the taste you’ll find something that is similar to other products, but still different in many ways. It has a very citric taste that isn’t too salty, sour, or sweet and is blended rather well to produce a wonderfully smooth flavor that has no medicinal burn. My only complaint with the taste is that it leaves a starchy feel coating your entire mouth after drinking.
Shockwave overcame my complaint on originality with a delicious, smooth taste, but fails to provide an adequate kick once again. It has the same pathetic and minimal rush provided by the Mango blend and does not satisfy at all. It’ll leave you wanting a more adequate energy drink such as Cocaine or Punch, unless you are just looking for an enjoyable drink and not a caffeine loaded mega supplement.
Shockwave sells in the usual 16 oz can but for 10 cents less than the industry standard price of $1.99. Being an exclusive to Speedway and selling only in Speedway stores, this could and should be so much cheaper. I believe it should sell for around $1.39 tops, but that’s just me.
Shockwave impresses with its smooth flavor and aromatic aroma but fails on providing an adequat kick, renderring this a useless energy drink, no matter how tasty it may be. And since it’s an exclusive brand, it should be cheaper than it is.
- Smooth aroma
- Delicious taste
- Leaves a starchy feeling in your mouth
- Horrible excuse for a kick
- Should be cheaper
Overall: 6.9/10 (Passable)
Taste: 7.5/10 (Delicious but leaves thick coating in your mouth)
Kick: 4.5/10 (Boo!)
Value: 7.5/10 (While there are savings, I wouldn’t recommend buying it due to it’s lack of kick)