(Editorâ€™s Note: Last week, Impulsive Buy reader Muneer suggested I do a week of products dedicated to energy bars and drinks. I told Muneer it was a great idea and I was going to name it Energy Bar and Drink Week.
However, after drinking a Pimp Juice and letting the caffeine run through my bloodstream, I thought about it a little more and I really didnâ€™t want to limit it to just energy bars and drinks, so I broadened the range of energy products and shortened the name to just Energy Week.
So welcome to Energy Week here at The Impulsive Buy. I hope that all the energy I consume will not make me bounce off of the walls or turn me into Richard Simmons. Enjoy.)
There are many people that scare me in this world, like Joe Jackson and anyone he has fathered, nicely dressed people who come to my door with a stack of pamphlets, Cowboy Troy, and anyone who says theyâ€™re a member of Amway.
When I meet people that scare me, I like to use the Stop, Drop, and Roll technique, which is almost exactly like the Stop, Drop, and Roll technique used when clothing catches on fire. However, instead of putting out fires, it makes scary people think I’m crazy and they leave me alone.
Recently, I was able to try the XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink, which is distributed by Amwayâ€™s cuter, but just as annoying, little sister, Quixtar.
After drinking it, I have to say that the XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink is the most un-aggro energy drink ever. It has no caffeine, carbs, sugar, and apparently, it also has no balls.
Part of what makes a normal energy drink work for me is knowing mentally that the sweet, sweet stimulant of caffeine will be flowing through my bloodstream to provide me the lift needed to get through a possible future viewing of The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D.
XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink is like the energy drink equivalent of the Clay Aiken, itâ€™s not pretty to look at, itâ€™s too skinny, and there are hundreds of options that are better.
Now as for the lack of caffeine, carbs, sugar, and balls, the XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink makes up for this with insane amounts of B vitamins, especially Vitamin B12. One can of this energy drink has 490 percent of your daily value of Vitamin B12.
Oh wait, Iâ€™m sorry. That 490 percent is a mistake. Itâ€™s actually 4,900 percent of your daily value of Vitamin B12.
To get an idea of how much Vitamin B12 that is, a cup of Cookie Crisp cereal has 25 percent of your daily value of Vitamin B12. So to reach 4,900 percent, I would have to eat 196 cups of Cookie Crisp, which turns out to equal about 18 boxes of Cookie Crisp, which also equals the amount needed for me to bathe in Cookie Crisp.
A lack of Vitamin B12 has been proven to cause soreness of the mouth or tongue. So if your significant other isnâ€™t going down on you long enough due to a tired jaw or tongue, this energy drink is an excellent way to increase the amount of Vitamin B12 in their diet and perhaps cut down the time needed for you to put your hands on your partnerâ€™s head to prevent them from coming up.
Overall, the XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink doesnâ€™t have a lot going for it. It lacks caffeine, carbs, sugar, and balls. It also has a weak fruity taste.
Although, it does look a lot like beer. Too bad it actually wasnâ€™t beer.
Item: XS Caffeine-Free Tropical Blast Energy Drink
Purchase Price: FREE (Given by a friend)
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Looks like beer. Lots of Vitamin C. An xtremely overabundant source of Vitamin B12.
Cons: Weak fruity flavor. Zero sugar. Zero caffeine. Zero carbs. Only available through Quixtar IBOs (Independent Business Owners).