Rock Energy Drink

Rock Energy DrinkI came across these Rock Energy Drinks at Kmart recently. Since I won’t buy from Kmart anymore withouat a really good reason (a story for another time), I had a look at Coles where I found them in a pack of 4 for $4.00. I realise buying from Coles isn’t much different to Kmart since they are owned by the same company overall, but that’s not the point.

Anyway, I thought I’d give them a try since I hadn’t seen them before and they were really cheap. I have to say, I love them! They don’t taste like any other energy drink I’ve tried, the closest I can think of to describe them is a cross between the old Mother, Red Bull and V. That’s probably hard to imagine, but it’s the closest I can think of to describe it.

Each can is the average size of 250ml and as you can see from the photo, the colour is similar to that of most energy drinks, caramel (150).

They are currently $1.00 a can at Coles.

Rock Energy Nutritional Information

The label indicates the following per 100ml:

Energy: 196kJ (46Cal)
Protein: 0.4g
Fat, total: 0.0mg
– Saturated: 0.0mg
Carbohydrate: 11.3g
– Sugars: 10.7g
Sodium: 90mg
Caffeine: 32mg
Riboflavin: 0.6mg
Niacin: 8mg
Vitamin B6: 2mg
Vitamin B12: 2µg
Pantothenic Acid: 2mg
Taurine: 400mg
Glucuronolactone: 240mg
Inositol: 20mg

It is recommended on the can not to drink more than 2 per day which is a pretty standard warning.

Rock Energy Drink is quite different to other energy drinks, it has higher levels of almost everything as can be seen above, bar caffeine, which is at the usual 32mg per 100ml.

Rock Energy Ingredients

The ingredients according to the can are as follows:

Purified water, sugar, acidulants (330, 331), taurine (0.4%), gluconodeltalactone, flavour, ginkgo biloba extract, colour (caramel, 150A), guarana, caffeine (0.030%), inositol, preservative (211), vitamins (nicotinamide, B5, B6, riboflavin, B12).

Rock Energy Ratings

Quantity – 250ml
2.5/5

Price – $1.00
5/5

Flavour
5/5

Overall
4.25/5