Top positive review
A true Celsius fan since the beginning. PS - bring back glass bottles and the lemon-lime flavor!
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2016
First, allow me to give you some background. I like to consider myself somewhat of a caffeine connoisseur. I've tried them all: from the mainstream pre-workout supplements like NO-xplode, Superpump 250, and C4, to the lesser-known pre-workouts like Legion and Androrush, to the gas station, pit-stop, mainstream favorites like Rockstar, Red Bull, and Monster. Celsius was one of the first energy drinks I had ever tried. I first learned of Celsius back in 2005 or 2006 when they came in the slender, glass bottles. I discovered them at my local health-food store. At the time, I believe there were only two or three available flavors, but I was instantly hooked with both the lemon-lime and cola flavors, with lemon-lime being my ultimate favorite. I remember, at the time, that the bottles had a tendency to accumulate some kind of sediment at the bottom, if not shaken gently before consuming. Unfortunately, the company decided to discontinue the lemon-lime flavor -- why, I'll never know but will forever be heartbroken.
Now, onto the formal product review. I tend to stick with the cola flavor because it's the closest thing to a health, sugar-free energy soda that you'll ever get. Initial taste is pleasantly sweet, carbonated, and definitely cola-flavored. The sweetness is not overpowering, in my opinion. This is important to note, because the primary sweetener is sucralose. While I'm not a fan of sucralose (a.k.a. Splenda), it's something I'm willing to overlook due to the presence of other beneficial and probably healthy ingredients: green tea extract, ginger, and chromium (which actually helps to stabilize blood sugar, and is a nutrient sometimes lacking in diabetics).
To my knowledge, the formula has remained the same for the past ten years that I've been drinking Celsius. And despite my temporary fugue states in trying to find the ultimate energy drink, by switching to this one, to that one, and then to the next thing, I always end up full circle with Celsius. I keep coming back to it. The refreshing, initial cola-taste, the subtle ginger aftertaste, and the comfortable thermogenic after-effects without significant caffeine-induced jitters. This energy drink is the closest you'll ever get to a "health energy drink."