Vuka has already impressed me once with their Awaken formula, a delicious and refreshing orange drinking that does its job wonderfully. Now I’m coming back to the Vuka brand a second time to try their Think flavor. Specially formulated to “replenish mental alertness during the marathon of a busy day,” Vuka Think is flavored with Pomegranate and Lychee to give the beverage unique flavor and improve memory and concentration.
So here I am, 2:30 AM, stack of books cluttering my desk, a flood of papers and Flash Drives on the floor, and the beginnings of a five page Sociology paper sitting stagnant in Microsoft Word. I have repeatedly tried to pick a topic, which has to be done in order to write a thesis, which will open me up to all kinds of awards from my community college’s… well. Man, I’m a failure.
Time to put Vuka’s Think flavor to the ultimate test and see if it can really do what it claims it is capable of.
Twisting the cap off of the purple aluminum bottle, my nose was met with a very refreshing, slightly sour aroma that was very appealing. There was a perfect balance between the aspects of sweet and sour, and it really got my mouth watering.
Vuka Think’s flavor perfectly matches its scent. The natural-tasting drink consists mainly of pomegranate as the primary flavor, making for a wonderfully sweet, slightly bitter drink. The flavor is a tad watered down, a fact that was slightly disappointing at first, but ultimately served to make the beverage much more refreshing. If you’re looking for a sugarfest, which is good to have on the occasion, look elsewhere. If you want a healthy, natural-tasting energy drink, Vuka Think is for you.
I admit, I was hesitant to believe that Vuka Think could really give me the right kind of energy to help me focus. Very few energy drinks can actually help you concentrate on anything, much less a five page Sociology paper. After gulping down around half of the bottle, which didn’t take long thanks to the smooth, refreshing flavor, I actually noticed a bit of an improvement in my focus level. It wasn’t as effective as the label on the drink had made it out to be, but it was noticeable. I managed to at least pick a topic and start my thesis statement before finally giving up.
Vuka: think comes packaged in a gorgeous 16 oz, double serving aluminum bottle with an eye-catching coat of purple paint and some aesthetically pleasing African-themed decorations for about $3 each when you order from Vuka’s online store. The thing is, you have to buy a case of 12 for $35.99, and it’s hard for most consumers to part with that sum of money for 12 drinks they may not like.
Vuka Think has a delightful aroma and a delicious flavor, and it even assists in concentration. Key word: assists. Don’t stay up until the wee hours of the morning, chug a bottle like I did, and expect to write an award-winning essay. I drank the other half the next day at a coffee house and managed to accomplish much more work than I usually do. In the end I was really pleased with Vuka Think and I recommend any college or high school student give it a shot.
- Gorgeous aluminum bottle
- Smells and tastes great
- Very refreshing
- Assists with focus
- Flavor is a bit diluted
- Won’t appeal to the standard energy drink demographic
- Not as effective as the can may lead you to believe
Score: 8.1/10 (Great)