REVIEW: Ghost Sour Pink Lemonade Energy Drink

Pumpkin season hitting its first prominent September peak seems like a strange time to release a new summery pool-side sip of a flavor, but Ghost Energy doesn’t play by the rules. To be honest, though, is there ever really a bad time or season for lemonade? The latest release from Ghost packs 200 milligrams of caffeine into a sleek pink and yellow can of sugar free sour pink lemonade.

Well, regardless of the time of year it is, we have another caffeinated doozy on our hands, folks. The most simplistic way I can describe this drink to my fellow candy enthusiasts is it tastes like a pink Starburst mixed with a classic Lemonhead. The flavor begins with a crisp, bubbly lemon that quickly becomes a smooth and sweet “pink” strawberry-adjacent taste with just a touch of creaminess, like a Starburst. This is not a milkiness or dairy creamy, but that backend touch of smooth creaminess that every chewy Starburst gets rounded out by.

The flavor finishes on a more tart lemon flavor that leaves the lingering presence of a zesty Lemonhead almost to a T. It’s absolutely delicious. The mouth-puckering factor is present but much less intense than the Ghost WarHead flavors and much closer to the Sour Patch Kids RedBerry can. The word “sour” is definitely earned here, but there’s still plenty of strawberry sweetness.

This drink is amazing — I love it. It delivers everything I want from a sweet and full-flavored pink lemonade. My only issue is that it’s currently tough to find. It’s been out for over two weeks, and I’ve been able to track down exactly one can in one store after scouring tons of 7-Eleven, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and random gas station locations. Fortunately, the hunt was worth the payoff, and as far as I know, this is a permanent addition to the Ghost Energy lineup that should be readily available everywhere once distribution catches up with its (warranted) demand.

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 16 oz can
Purchased at: 7-Eleven
Rating: 10 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 can) 10 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Ghost Sour Pink Lemonade Energy Drink”

  1. I was abut to hop in the old war wagon and drive down to street to ascertain myself a can of this…until I saw the “zero sugar” warning. No artificial sweeteners for me, thanks

    1. What a silly comment. Fake sugar isn’t good for you and doesn’t always taste great, but there are plenty of tasty options out there, and it doesn’t hurt to occasionally *not* drink an energy drink with 27 grams of sugar in it (the amount in a standard can of Monster).

      1. Thing is, I cannot stand the taste of sucralose and its ilk, like, at ALL. Someone can pour it into a glass and I can sip it none the wiser, and immediately can tell it’s got that garbage in it. I don’t see what’s “silly” about not wanting to drink something I’m not going to like.

        1. It’s not silly that you won’t drink something that you know you won’t enjoy, that’s totally fine. It’s silly that you feel the need to announce it. And it would be just as silly if people who don’t enjoy/can’t drink sugar responded to every review of a sugary drink by saying that they won’t drink it because it has sugar in it.

          You are not the target audience for every single product featured on this blog, it’s okay, there are tons of sugar-rich pink lemonade drinks out there for you to enjoy instead. I try and limit my sugar intake for health reasons so I won’t leave a useless comment under any reviews of any of those drinks, but I am definitely looking forward to trying this new Ghost flavor.

        2. How do you know you aren’t going to like it if you never tried it. Just based on it having Sucralose? Personally I think Aspartame is worse as that is very noticable. If you have never tried any Ghost flavor, you are missing out.

          1. Good point Andrew (and very true about Aspartame). I probably should give it a shot, just…I don’t think I’ve ever had something with sucralose that I *did* like

    2. Yeah, different strokes. I can’t drink regular-sugar beverages, so I’m glad that good flavors exist in sugar-free! But I definitely understand that those who have a choice might enjoy them less.

      1. I can drink both – though I try to limit my sugar intake, diabetes runs in my family and I’ve had to regulate my blood sugar after a couple of troubling readings – but honestly there are quite a few really good sugar-free drinks that I enjoy more than some sugar-rich ones. Especially in the world of energy drinks. Bang and Monster in particular have fantastic options out there.

    3. Ghost have always been Zero Sugar. The flavor in them however are so strong that they taste better than most sugar filled drinks. Don’t judge until you try.

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