I’m going to go ahead and be honest with you guys. I usually refuse to taste anything with a label of “Organic” since I had a terribly frightful experience with organic peanut butter. I don’t really want to go into it here, but let’s just say that there was lots of blood, tears, and a great loss of dignity involved.
Organic things just usually suck. I’m not saying all organic products are the pits, but the majority of them are absolutely disgusting when sat next to their chemical-enriched counterparts. And if anything has the potential to go horribly wrong by becoming organic it’s energy drinks. And peanut butter. So much blood…
Being made from Blue Agave, the same major ingredient in Full Throttle Blue Demon, I was expecting Syzmo to carry a relatively similar scent. Popping the tab and taking the first whiff, however, resulted in very a very different result than anticipated. Rather than having a fruity, blue scent (I know, I hate it when people describe things simply as “blue” too), Syzmo possesses a very salty and artificial aroma in the vein of Rockstar, which struck me as odd since this is an Organic beverage.
The flavor, like the aroma, yielded opposite results than expected. After smelling the drink and getting a strong Rockstar vibe, I was expecting a drink that also tasted like Rockstar. Nope, of course not. Wouldn’t you know it, Syzmo may not smell blue but it sure as hell tastes blue. The flavor is light and sweet, but unfortunately comes with a long-lasting bitter aftertaste that can’t be easily forgiven.
Syzmo’s energy blend is 125 mg of an organic coffee fruit concentrate which produces a surprisingly solid kick for the ingredients. That being said, however, this is no where near being on par with the big boys in the energy drink market and Syzmo’s punch is almost laughable when compared to Monster. It is, admittedly, more potent than I was expecting, but that isn’t saying very much.
Organic things are always pricey, so it is not surprise that Syzmo comes packaged in a dinky little 8.4 oz single-serving can for $1.99, the average cost of a drink nearly twice this size.
Syzmo is organic and therefore has many drawbacks associated with anything organic. It doesn’t taste as good as non-organic drinks, the kick is much weaker than non organic drinks, and it costs almost twice as much as non-organic drinks. When you couple all of these truths together, the end result is a drink that is nowhere near as good as its less healthy competition.
I recommend Syzmo to people who are still in the organic craze for whatever God awful reason. To anyone who values taste and effectiveness over chemical-free status, this drink is not for you.
- Tastes blue
- Doesn’t smell blue
- Weak kick couldn’t bruise a four year old girl’s ribcage
- Twice as expensive as the competition
Score: 5.6/10 (Mediocre)
Aroma: 6.5/10 (Average)
Taste: 5.75/10 (Mediocre; lost points for potent aftertaste)
Kick: 5.75/10 (Mediocre)
Value: 4.5/10 (Bad; Half the size as the average energy drink for the same amount of money)