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The taste is crisp and refreshing. Definitely sweet but not too sweet. Has a bit of tartness to it as well. I like that these have much more real food ingredients but still give you that boost you would expect from an energy drink however you don’t get jittery, just focused. Reordering soon. Highly recommend.
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I am not an energy drink drinker nor am I addicted to caffeine. The reason why I chose the Celsius drinks to review is that I feel as though I am all out of energy by around 3PM that I begin to doze off. The added benefit of boosting my metabolism rate was also appealing. I drinks I chose to review were the Celsius Peach Mango and the Raspberry Acai.
Taste-wise it is so-so. I have been drinking v8 vFusion Raspberry Acai flavor and have enjoyed the taste a lot. I was hoping that this would taste somewhat similar, but was a bit disappointed. I wasn't able to differentiate between the tastes of raspberry, acai, but was able to identify the green tea. The taste which were decent. However, I wasn't all that fond of the after-taste, which I was able to taste after each sip. I don't like the taste of ginger, but could not taste it in this drink.
Energy-wise, I did find that I felt a bit more energized, and was able to make it through the rest of the day without feeling sleepy. I didn't experience any crashes.
As this drink supposedly increases the metabolism rate, I weighed myself before drinking it and after. I switched off between this Peach Mango flavor and the Raspberry Acai every day. Without significantly changing my diet or exercise pattern, I did not notice any changes in weight.
For the energy-boost alone, I would consider this drink a decent performer. I would not purchase this for the taste or the claims of increase in metabolism rate.
Just had my first Celsius energy drink a couple of hours ago. I didn't particularly have any initial reaction. I didn't feel a burst of energy. However, I now feel jittery and sort of dehydrated and out of sorts. I have only had XS energy drinks before. I like the taste of the lemon ones and they give you lots of boost with the B vitamins. I am a light weight as I don't drink coffee and very seldom have caffeine in any form other than chocolate. I won't be trying this one again. The way I feel right now is not worth it considering I didn't have an energy boost.
I ordered both the Raspberry Acai flavor and the Peach Mango and the Raspberry Acai is definitely the winner of the two. I thought the Peach Mango was awful with an especially bad aftertaste. The Raspberry Acai is a bit too sweet for my taste but it is far more acceptable, even pleasant if very cold and I'm not getting the harsh aftertaste I got from the Peach Mango - not at all actually. I am quite surprised that there is so much contrast between the two. So if you're going to try this, definitely go for the Raspberry Acai and forget about the Peach Mango. I have no idea if this stuff will do what it claims, but it does contain a lot of caffine, so be careful. I can say that it woke me up pretty well when I used it and I did feel a bit warmer than normal for awhile, which was strange. I'm not too happy that its sweetened with the artificial sweetener sucralose which is the same as Splenda. Because of that and the fact that I'm not one for consuming caffeine, I won't be drinking this very often.
Celsius Calorie Burner Green Tea Raspberry is every bit (or more so) as energizing as any of the other energy drinks (Monster, AMP, etc), but it has a bitter aftertaste. We tried this after trying the very good
Celsius Calorie Burner, Cola, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
, but we were sadly disappointed by this flavor.
While I can't really confirm that this actually burns 100 Calories just by drinking a whole can, it certainly would not surprise me since this does pack a serious kick. I drink a can of Celsius about a half hour before my workouts and it does seem to give me more energy throughout the whole hour and half or so. On occasions where I don't have time to grab a cup of my morning coffee, one of these does the job of waking me up just fine.
A note of caution: I do have a high caffeine tolerance (cultivated through years of drinking "too much" coffee) so while this is fine for me, my teenage son tried one before his workout and got "jittery". Also, while not an issue about the drink, the can is made of very thin aluminum and is prone to ripping if you crush it, causing sharp edges that can (and did) cut fingers.
Overall, this is an effect energy drink but it isn't as good tasting as the Cola flavor (which I even put it on automatic reorder). The Orange flavor is also better tasting.
If someone tells you they drink this because they like the taste, they may not be telling the truth. I shared these with quite a few people, and the taste was never one of the good things people said about it. That doesn't mean that there aren't any good things about it, though.
It contains some vitamins and minerals. A test at a university found that volunteers saw some improvements in body composition. It claims to burn 100 calories per can, and who can say it doesn't?
It assures us that it works best (in its claims to increase muscle and lessen fat) with diet and exercise, and I'm sure that's true. None of the guinea pigs in my house noticed any effects, positive or negative, though we drank it before exercise as instructed.
Here's what it does for sure: it gives you a kick of caffeine. If you prefer a sweet, cold drink to coffee or tea, then this is probably better for you than colas. If you start or end your day with a doughnut and coffee to get the caffeine/sweets combo, then this could be a more wholesome choice. And if you believe in it enough, it could encourage you to work out harder or longer, because faith can do wonders, and there are benefits to increasing exercise.
The main draw of this product is the claim it helps burn up to 100 calories per drink, but will anyone really notice 100 calories? I know I wouldn't. So don't let yourself get drawn in too quickly on purchasing this product based on that fact alone. I certainly noticed no difference in my body shape with "extra" calories burned during the time I drank these once a day.
My initial impression of the drink (raspberry acai) was it had a slightly herbal-medicinal aftertaste to it. The first can I had, I noticed a very slight energy boost after drinking, but all drinks afterwards, I noticed no difference - but then, I'm the kind that caffeine doesn't have much of a noticeable effect on anymore. Perhaps this will work as an energy drink for most people, but it was nothing besides a fizzy drink in a can that tasted slightly off for me.
This is a pretty good tasting tea in gernal. It is not too sweet and actually has a tea taste to it. I am not sure if it really helped me burn that much more calories in general but I do know that I can feel it working. I get hungry faster after drinking this. The only down side, which knocked it down a few stars for me, is that it leaves a sickly feeling in my stomach. It feels like my stomach is almost hollow and just very uncomfortable in general. Almost like a slow heartburn. Otherwise, this is a pretty good tasting tea.
Hydration is a very big deal to me now as is staying awake. I had no experience with these energy drinks - this was my first one. I did not have an issue with the taste like some other reviewers have stated. There is that after glow of artificial sweetener. Altogether, that is outdone by the berry/green tea flavor. It was pleasant to drink with a glass full of ice. Refreshing. No carbonation so you can sip on it as long as you like.
As for the other effects from the caffeine and caffeine-like additives (like taurine), I never got it. I do drink coffee and soda on a daily basis. A huge cup of coffee has a definite effect whereas this just gave me a little tiny bump. I found myself reading and re-reading the contents, trying to figure out what was going on, or not going on.
If you are a person who avoids coffee or other stimulants, this may do it for you. I'm thinking that the additives (which all source out as healthy) would be what attracts you and the taste is what would keep you. The middle part about losing weight or giving yourself a late afternoon buzz I can not attest to. The price is reasonable for energy drinks in this category. These are easily $2 a piece at the corner grocery. Buying them in bulk with subscribe and safe gives you a good bit of savings.
Weaning yourself off coffee and taking up Celsius is a strategic bargain. I do believe that bump is there, although I did not experience it. The other stuff makes it a wiser choice than roasted beans run through hot water, although roasted beans sure are fine :)
This drink is loaded with stimulants. It made my heart race. My daughter had two before she realized what she was drinking and got the shakes for two hours. She said it was like she was doing the Hokey Pokey. So, be careful and realize what you're drinking. The taste to me was overly sweet. But the flavor was good.