I’ve had some pretty bad experiences with organic energy drinks. I’ve also had some very bearable experiences with organic energy drinks. I can’t honestly say, sadly, that I’ve ever had a good or enjoyable experience with an organic energy drink.
So given my past experiences with organic drinks I was approaching this beverage expecting the worst but hoping for something that wouldn’t suck. Honestly, my expectations for Guru were much higher than with any other organic drink I’ve had thanks to the brand’s reputation for making decent drinks.
It’s review time!
I was very impressed with the aroma Guru Tangerine possesses. Inside the can you’ll discover a heavy fruit scent that is very sweet and natural. It doesn’t seem artificial or medicinal like a lot of other fruit-flavored energy drinks, but Guru is100% natural so what do you expect? The tangerine scent-sation (get it?) will quickly get your mouth watering.
The fruity flavor matches the scent just as you’d expect it to. It’s a fresh tangerine flavor that tastes very natural and has no medicinal burn or chemical traits at all. On a negative note, however, the flavor is much too heavy and you won’t likely be able to finish more than half of a can before being ready to call it quits. And drinking it later is out of the question since the drink’s ingredients begin to separate in only a few hours, leaving you with an undrinkable mess. I never thought I’d say this about any energy drink, but a smaller can would definitely work much better.
As far as the kick goes, it’s about what you’d expect from an organic energy juice — weak. It does, however, offer a nice uplifting boost that lasts for about 3 hours. If you’re looking for a satisfying buzz or a powerful kick, however, you are out of luck. Drink it in the morning to substitute your regular juice and you’ll be able to appreciate it much more.
In terms of value, Guru varies from average to mediocre depending on how many you buy from their online store. Since the majority of consumers will likely pick up a 6 pack which runs for 16 bucks, and aren’t going to buy an entire 24 pack in order to get the drinks for a little under $2 each, I’m going to have to take a few points off. If you can find them in a store, you’re likely looking at around $2.50 per can, placing them a little higher than the industry standard.
The Tangerine flavor of Guru Juicy pleasantly surprised me. It has a natural fruity scent and a solid flavor with a few drawbacks, but is pretty good overall. I think it would be a good idea for Guru to offer Juicy in a smaller can, as the drink is too heavy to be able to comfortably consume the entire can in one sitting. I recommend picking it up if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your usual energy drinks, but it’s not for the average consumer.
- Natural fruity aroma
- Sweet tangerine flavor
- The drink is a little too heavy
- Slightly under average kick
Score: 7.3/10 (Good)