ROCKSTAR RECOVERY is designed for those who need a strong energy boost when it counts – plus maximum recovery and hydration. B-vitamins, caffeine, electrolytes, and ROCKSTAR’s potent herbal blend are formulated to deliver that extra kick. Fully refreshing lemonade flavor made with real lemon juice, RECOVERY is smooth, powerful and easy to drink.
I generally don’t enjoy RockStar products. They are usually salty, sour, bitter messes that perform well below the standard set forth by energy drinks such as Monster. Still, when I saw Recovery’s brilliant yellow can with a flat black top and red tab, I knew I had to spend my hard-earned money on the drink so I could waste my valuable time writing a review for you guys to ignore. It’s totally worth it in the end.
Popping the tab on my can of RockStar Recovery and leaning in for a whiff, I was met with a decent lemonade aroma that was rather artificial and a bit subdued by filler. It wasn’t overly sweet, but was a bit too sharp. Really, at this point, I was heavily reminded of Walmart brand canned lemonade, which isn’t a good thing in the least.
The flavor is the exact same. Not too sugary, but much too bitter and heavily watered down. The texture is very strange, a bit heavy, and not very pleasing. In short, it is exactly what you would expect from lemonade in a can. If you are, like myself, easily turned off by super artificially tasting juice then you should steer clear of Recovery. However, as far as being a hydrating energy drink goes, it tastes on par with most of the competition.
The thing that sways most energy drink addicts from grabbing a “hydrating” drink is that, while they won’t drain your body of crucial liquids, they sure as hell don’t give much of a kick. RockStar Recovery may not be on par with traditional energy drinks, I can say that it certainly kicks harder than the majority of other similar drinks. After about 30 minutes of consumption, I felt a weak kick that slowly improved over the course of two hours before peaking and beginning to decline.
But does it really help you “recover?” No, not really. If you’re completely wiped out or exhausted, grab some anti-oxidizing green tea or 100% fruit juice and snack on some whole grains. If you’re just hungover, then shame on you for not drinking Anti-Hangover before getting your night started. Regardless, don’t count on RockStar Recovery to give you what it claims to. It’s really just a gimmick.
In terms of value, RockStar Recovery comes packaged in a 16 0z, 2-serving can for the industry standard price of $2.99.
RockStar Recovery doesn’t provide much of a kick, as is to be expected, nor does it actually deliver on helping you recover from whatever traumatic or simply exhausting experience you may have endured. It doesn’t smell very good, and the flavor is less impressive.
Give it a shot if you feel you must, but I suggest you skip it.
Score: 5.2/10 (Mediocre)