Sunday, January 24, 2016

Summit Red Thunder Berry Flavored Energy Shot (Regular Strength) (Aldi)

Flawless in virtually every aspect.
Energy shots seem to be all the rage lately.  Personally, and as I have mentioned in several reviews before, I would much rather drink mine out of a can, preferably one that holds 16 oz. of liquid in it.  I like the carbonation, and I like savoring mine, so that I feel like I’m controlling the amount of caffeine and energy bursts that I’m getting.

But sometimes I’m just tired, and I need something that’s going to kick me into gear without much waiting time.  The name brand definitely does that for me, but they cost at least $2 per small, single serving shot; if I don’t want to pay that for a 16 oz. can, I sure as hell don’t want to pay those kinds of prices for what amounts to one or two small sips of something.  That’s where Aldi comes in.

These are always hiding at the checkout counter, at least at my local store, rather than the energy drink section, and there’s never a listed price on the shelf.  Then again, even when there was a price on them, it was wrong--for the longest time, these were advertised as $.89.  Even for that price, these would be highly recommended for value; the energy comes fast and furious, there’s no crash considering there’s no sugar, and these taste really good.  In other words, you get pretty much the exact same performance as the national brand, for a fraction of the cost.

So if they were mispriced at $.89, how much are they really?  A dollar?  Nope.  Think $.69.  That’s right, for way less than you can score something similar from even the dollar store, this provides you with an equal amount of energy with an equally great taste.  This is a perfect example of where Aldi shines--by foregoing the brand name markup to deliver a great quality product, at an incredible price.  Sorry if I sound like an advertisement, but these things are amazing!

Overall: 10/10.  Points just simply cannot be deducted.  What we have here is a knockoff of the five-hour energy shots that seem to be everywhere.  Now, I much prefer the larger cans, because I like sipping and savoring them, but when I need a quick kick in the rear, these things deliver in spades.  They have very similar (if not exact) stats to the national brand, taste excellent despite being sugar-free, and best of all are a mere $.69!  Energy seekers rejoice--then head to Aldi and stock up on these!  About as close to a perfect product as they have ever offered, when both taste and value are taken into consideration.

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