When it comes to packaged food I am pretty skeptical, I am one who lives in the organic produce aisle and has an organic garden, avoiding refined sugars, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup and various other icky things. I avoid the aisle of colorful sports energy drinks; the unhealthy ingredients scare me. Recently the company Celsius Inc., a US based company, sent our publication their Celsius Energy Drink. When it was arranged to be sent I arranged for another review with more of an open pallet to taste it. However the reviewer went MIA with the drinks. Promising the review to Celsius I ventured to the local chain grocery store bought each one of their flavors, and decided to overlook my anti energy/sport drink/packaged food bias and to review it.
The first thing that shocked me was right there written on the package, Celsius has no sugar, aspartame, artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring or flavors. Just knowing that without trying it I found it above most of the energy or diet drinks on the market. Also listed were the mineral and vitamins and was impressed by what it had: Vitamin C / B2/ B6 / B12, Niacin, Biotin. Calcium, Chromium among a proprietary blend of including but not exclusive to green tea, ginger, guarana extract.
So far, reading the ingredients of what is in and not in it impressed me. But my fear was how it was going to taste. A couple months ago I bought an overpriced organic knock-off of the hot selling 5 Hour Energy and it wasn’t consumable in my opinion. I gave up thinking a healthy packaged beverage marketed as a diet or energy drink would taste good, however when tasting Celsius I was pleasantly surprised. Thank you the producers of Celsius for finally making something that taste decent and healthy. My overall favorites were the noncarbonated flavors, Rasberry Acai Green Tea & Mango Peach Green Tea they taste like other classic flavorful vitamins waters on the market. Because I am not a soda drinker, my least favorite were the carbonated flavors Sparkling Cola, Sparkling Orange, Sparkling Wild Berry. However someone who likes Soda, especially Cola, Ginger Ale or 7Up would like these. Overall, all of them tasted much better to me than many other energy/diet drinks on the market.
Please take note that Amazon
sells them, but if searching your local grocery store search both the sports drink aisle and the diet aid aisle. Some grocery stores have it in the diet aid aisle and some have it in the sports drink aisle.
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