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What is the BEST Energy Drink?

YO! What is up Gym N japan fam! This week we are going to talk about everyone’s guilty pleasures: Energy drinks in a can! Whether you are a gamer, gym junkie, couch potato or just your average joe you have likely consumed one of these lil go go juices. There are so many out there so we thought we would list a few that we have tried here!

We love expressing our personal opinions on the matter of energy drinks because they can taste really nice or be absolutely trash.

For the overview of these energy drinks were are going to do it pretty simply it will be based on:

Taste: Amazing (10/10), Great (8/10), good (6/10), Trashski (less than 5)

Product look: Pretty cool, Midrange, boring

Range of flavours: Huge, Mid or not enough

Sugar free: Yes or NO

Caffeine amount per can: Very important because it’s the main point of drinking these drinks. Will be in mg per can.

And for the final touch we will give the best flavour for each.



Oooft these are just the pinnacle of unnatural and artificial flavours, andddd I don’t mean that in a bad way! Like how can you make a sugar free drink taste so goddamn good? This heaven in a can has everything you ever want, it's sugar free, tastes amazing, looks appealing, lots of flavours and packs a punch with caffeine which is what we are here for. I (Haydon) would definitely say that this is my favourite by far! Another great bit about this is that it doesn’t have the dreaded beta alanine.. Each to their own but I hate it.

Only downfall to raze is the ease of access because it is not sold in normal shops and only in nutrition shops, online and in gym vending machines.

Taste: Amazing 10/10

Product Look: Pretty cool

Range of flavours: Huge! And here’s your list of flavours:

  • Baja Lime, South Beach, VooDoo, Sour Gummy Worms, Guava Mango, Strawberry Colada, Watermelon Frost, Grape Bubblegum, Galaxy Burst, Mixed, White Peach, Franken Sour, Strawberry Lemonade, Berries & Cream, Rainbow

Sugar free: YES, every can of RAZE is sugar free

Caffeine amount per can: 300MG

Where to find them

- Online

- Local Nutrition stores

- Gym Vendo


Haydon – Baja Lime

Jake – Galaxy Burst


Oh whoops did I scare you there with that onomatopoeia? Believe it or not it’s the name of a pretty well-known energy drink that is advertised like nothing else by every model on Instagram. Maybe it’s to make up for its lack of flavour and boring product look in comparison to RAZE.

Taste: Good

Product Look: Boring

Range of flavours: Huge! But limited in Australia I think here's your list of flavours:

  • Bangster Berry, Birthday Cake Bash, Black Cherry Vanilla, Blue and Yellow Limoncello, Blue Razz, Candy Apple Crisp, Champagne, Cherry Blade Lemonade, Citrus Twist, Cotton Candy, Delish Strawberry Kiss, Frose Rose, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Drop, Miami Cola, Military Purple Kiddles™, Military Strawberry Blast™, Nectarine Blueberry, Peach Mango, Pina Colada, Power Punch, Purple Guava Pear, Purple Haze, Radical Skadattle, Rainbow Unicorn, Root Beer, Sour Heads, Star Blast, Swirly Pop, Whole Lotta Chocolata, Wyldin Watermelon

Sugar free: YES

Caffeine amount per can: 300MG

Where to find them:

Same as RAZE

- Online

- Local Nutrition stores

- Gym Vendo


Haydon – Bangster Berry

Jake - Miami Cola


Here come a few of the basic boys when it comes to energy drinks. First cab off the rank is probably one of the easiest to access and doesn't taste too bad overall and has some semi decent sugar free options. The old joke: What are you drinking? Mother.. What do you mean you are drinking mother? Funny name and kinda made for a laugh when we were kids.

Taste: 7.5 pretty self explanatory because some flavours are meh but others are pretty good.

Product Look: Midrange not over the top with neon flashy colours

Range of flavours: Mid - just like our muscles. Could probably have more flavours but not a bad range.

  • Original, Original Sugar free, Passion, Epic Swell, Frosty Berry, Kiwi Sublime and Razzle Berry. There have also been many other limited flavours over the years.

Sugar free: The originals have sugar but there are sugar free variants which actually taste really good

Caffeine amount per can: 160mg

Where to find them

- Servos

- Supermarkets

- Online stores

These are basically sold everywhere and if you have a problem finding them please go to an optometrist.


Haydon – Surge Orange, they don’t sell this anymore big sad

Jake - Original


Rawrrrr a monster is attacking.. Actually dunno who thought of this name but it sounds cool so probably gets exposure that way? When we were younger we didn’t really like Monster but they have really upped their game in the past few years! With the Juiced range and some decent sugar free options. Their most recent are the Monster super fuel which we are yet to taste.

Taste: 8/10 Very good, some flavours such as the guava and mango are ELITE status

Product Look: Pretty cool - Cans look better than most with textured designs on some flavours

Range of flavours: Massive unlike our muscles. Enough to cater for everyone with their Originals, Ultra/Zero range, Juice range and Super fuel range.


  • Original

  • Mule(Ginger Brew)

  • Import (unsure if this is actually any different to the OG)


  • Ultra Gold

  • Ultra Rosa

  • Ultra Fiesta Mango

  • Zero Ultra

  • Ultra Sunrise

  • Ultra Paradise


  • Mango Loco

  • Pipeline Punch

Super fuel

  • Blue Ice

  • Purple Passion

  • Zero Sugar

  • Tropical Thunder

Sugar free: For sugar free, which can be very hit and miss *cough* any soft drink *cough* - 10/10

Caffeine amount per can: 160mg

Where to find them

- Servos

- Supermarkets

- Online stores


Haydon – Zero Ultra

Jake - Guava is probably my go to every time I have this, absolutely elite and doesn’t feel like you’re drinking your way into a heart attack

Red Bull

The world's number one energy drink… apparently. This is based on sales thankfully because we were thinking that if it was based on taste that these people voting were on drugs. And spoiler alert it doesn't give you wings so BS here.

Taste: 7/10

Product Look: 6/10

Range of flavours: 5/10

Original, Original Sugar free, Original Zero, Tropical, Coconut and Berry, Orange, Watermelon, Ruby Grapefruit. Obviously they update their edition flavours quite often and these are the current ones.

Sugar free: Yes but not worth it

Caffeine amount per can: 160mg

Where to find them

- Servos

- Supermarkets

- Online stores


Haydon – Blue edition but not sure they sell them at the moment although I've seen some good things about the watermelon one, just haven’t had the chance to try it.

Jake - OG


Not really a go to drink for us, but we have had it a few times when there is nothing else available and we need that energy kick!

Taste: 6/10

Product Look: As it is done by EHP labs, the product does look pretty good

Range of flavours: Kiwi Strawberry, Mango, Passionfruit, Wild Melon, Cosmic Blast, Pink Grapefruit and Guava Paradise.

Sugar free: Yes - most are “all natural”

Caffeine amount per can: 160mg

Where to find them

  • Supplement stores

  • Online

  • Gym Vendo


Haydon – Passion Fruit - but honestly wasn’t that good

Jake - Mango - Only downside is that it didn’t make the mango crazy in the gym


Been around for yonks and definitely one of the better few! Don't mind the sugar free versions and other pretty decent ones.

Taste: 7/10

Product Look: Reminds you a bit of Jimmy Neutron, so unreal!

Sugar free: Yes

Caffeine amount per can: 155mg

Where to find them

- Servos

- Supermarkets

- Online stores


Haydon – Blue

Jake - Blue


Hey hey I wanna be a Rockstar… Probably the way that this drink got its popularity? Thanks Nickelback. Well we all went through that Rockstar phase where it was just cool to be drinking one? Not sure what we were thinking because we haven't tried one in years and don't remember them actually being that nice?

Taste: 6/10

Product Look: 7/10

Range of flavours: Not enough, honestly a dying drink I swear. Buuutt on further inspection online there are shitloads? Maybe it's not as big in Australia? Dunno honestly.

Sugar free: Yes but when we tried them years ago it was trashski.

Caffeine amount per can: 160mg

Where to find them

  • Supermarkets

  • Servos

  • Online

Probably slightly harder to find than say monster or mother but defs pretty easy to find overall.


Haydon - Grape because that's just the one you drink

Jake - Grape

Now that you've read all that we have put it into this nice table with the relevant information ;)




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