- A pack of twelve, 2-Ounce (total of 24-Ounces)
- Re-energize for your time with the kids
- Zero calorie energy solution gives all the benefits of increased energy
After taste and more caffeine than cup of coffee
Bear in mind the 2 oz container has 160 mg of caffeine, compared to 1 cup of brewed coffee which has 80-135 mg. Or an Espresso cup which has 100 mg. And coffee is meant to be drunk and enjoyed slower. I just don’t think the 160 in on shot is healthy.
As for taste, the berry flavour was akin to some cherry Kool Aid loaded with sugar, with an after taste. Yuck! And the stuff can make you hyper if you are not a caffeine drinker of any kind be it coffee or soda drinks.
A delicious alternative to 5 hour energy
These are perfect to keep in your gym bag to give you that little extra oomph you need to get to the gym and put in a killer work out.
Highly recomended. And a great price if you get them here as opposed to the grocery store.
No Extra Energy A Tad More Focus
Taste: not very good (he got the berry flavor)
Extra energy: none
Mental clarity: a little more focused than usual
I am going to give you the ingredients since I didn’t see them on the page when I opted to try this (if they are now listing this info I apologize for adding useless info). By the way, had I known the ingredients I would not have bothered with this product.
Total Carbs 2g
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 10mg 50% of your daily value
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 20mg 100% of your daily value
Folic Acid 200mcg 50% of your daily value
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocolbalamin) 250mcg 4166% of your daily value (NO that is NOT a typo four thousand sixty sixy percent of your daily value!)
Energy Blend 1600mg (Taurine, Malic Acid, Glucuronolactone, Caffeine, Choline Chloride, N-Acetly L-Tyrosine)
Other Ingredients: water, potassium citrate, natural and artificial flavor, sucralose, potassium benzoate & potassium sorbate (preservatives), caramel color, yellow 5.
It also features a CAUTION: Contains caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Limit caffeine products to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, and occasional rapid heartbeat. You may experience a Niacin Rush (hot feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by increased blood flow near the skin. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, or under 12 years of age.
That’s a lot of stuff hu? Anyway, our favorite for energy so far is the Spot On Energy Patch. They are really convenient & easy to use. You stick in on & that’s it. You can get them on Amazon & there are other B patches available that we haven’t tried yet. The link for Spot On is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUYL0 They even have it with the subscribe & save to make it cheaper which is very cool.
Nothing very noticable
Amt per serving / % Daily Value
Total carbohydrates 2g / 1%
Niacin 10mg / 50%
Vitamin B6 20mg / 1000%
Folic acid 200mcg / 50%
Vitamin B12 250mcg / 4166%
Sodium 5mg / <1%
Energy blend 1600mg / NA
(taurine, malic acid, glucuronolactone, caffeine, choline chloride, n-acetyl l-tyrosine
Other ingredients: Water, potassium citrate, natural and artificial flavor, sucralose, potassium benzoate & potassium sorbate (preservatives), caramel color, yellow 5
Unfortunately, the bottle doesn’t give the number of calories, or I’d list those.
The taste of this product is tolerable. It’s strangely sweet, yet also tart. The taste isn’t terrible, but definitely not something I’d drink to enjoy. It has a slightly medicinal flavor. There isn’t that much liquid in a bottle (2 oz), so, if you hated the taste, it wouldn’t be too hard to get it down.
Having said that, I really didn’t feel a huge boost – definitely nothing more than a cup of coffee, which is less expensive and more enjoyable.
It didn’t make me jittery or cause stomach upset or have any other negative effects. It just didn’t seem to do much to improve my energy.
Red Rain Energy Shot
I sampled one bottle and I can say that I did not feel any boost of energy at all. On the bright side, I didn’t get the jitters either like most caffeine/B vitamin energy drinks.
So, ultimately, as it is currently priced, I would be much better off buying a Coke and taking a B vitamin. I’d save about ten dollars.
So to wrap up, I felt no noticeable affects of the drink other than a bad taste in my mouth. Yep – that’s worth the money…
Even The Overly Caffeinated Can Notice A Difference!
As far as energy drinks go, I found Red Rain (Berry Flavor)to be amazingly better tasting than any other tried to date. Sweet and lip smacking good, it had none of the bitter aftertaste I have immediately experienced with other brands.
In the energy burst department, I discerned no noticeable buzz. However, after hunkering down and keying away for about ten minutes, I realized that I felt more alert and it seemed I was plowing through the data a bit more quickly. Two hours later I was completely finished and proofing my entries. No errors!
If you brew your own with a French Press every morning, or regularly line up for a Vente sized caffeine fix, you might not notice much of an energy burst from a Red Rain Energy Shot, but I think you will notice better focus and attention to detail as I did.
Maybe it’s Red Rain’s combination of B-Vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that make the difference as compared to just drinking coffee. Maybe it’s all in my mind. Either way, I feel as if I worked smarter and faster with the help of Red Rain and intend on keeping a few of these puppies in my desk drawer for crunch times.
Work good for a great price
Overall I feel these work good, no jitters and I tend to have more focus at work than if I didn’t have one. I’m not sure why people complain about the taste, it’s not that bad. Just down it and quit crying already. One other thing I have noticed after using these though is that I tend to be more thirsty than usual so I find myself drinking more water, which is probably a good thing anyway.
A bit of a kick in the pants
Also, this berry flavor was quite good. Frankly, it tasted strong even going down (before it had a chance to act on my system). I actually liked it quite a lot. But I admit I don’t think anyone should pay a dollar per 2 ounce container. It’s simply overpriced unless the ONLY reason you drink it is to wake up and not for length of refreshment or the comfort of a warm caffeinated drink. I think I’ll be sticking to coffee.
I didn’t notice any difference in my energy
Lots of B vitamins but too sugary a taste.
Tastes sweet but good
Eh… not bad, not good, just “meh”.
Ingredients wise, it’s a 4. Fairly simple with only one “what the heck is that” ingredient. No corn syrup in it (I have an allergy to corn) so I was glad to see this product not have it.
Taste, it’s a 2. Less than desirable with a somewhat lackluster generic berry taste. Would rather have something that tasted more strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry. A mixed berry is hard to pull off and they sure in heck didn’t. And personally I found it too be WAY too sweet and could have used much less sucralose than what they used. It also kinda burned my throat because of how sweet it was.
In terms of energy, 1. No energy boost whatsoever. Found myself dragging all day.
I guess the only good thing that came out of it is the fact that you get all of your B vitamins.
I’ll be sticking with my Guru Lite energy drinks.
Comparatively, not bad…
Good taste, decent energy
My kids say it worked!
Red Rain Energy Shot
The Red Rain Energy Shot tasted good but the drink did not give me a shot of energy.
That one experience didn’t give me a high level of expertise, but I can say that I got through the afternoon, didn’t have any bad effects like jitters or crashing, sort of forgot that I’d even taken it, and then decided maybe it was effective and unobtrusive–a good combination. I’d consider using it again, as one of several ways to get an energy boost. I do question the ingredients, though. I’d want to do some research on what all these ingredients are, and what they do, before relying on this product or any other like it. (And yet….I’d have a cup of coffee or some peanut M&Ms without hesitation for an energy boost: go figure…)
Probably not my energy-booster of choice, in other words. But nice to know it’s out there and that it probably does no harm.
Linda Bulger, 2011
Excellent Choice for an Energy Drink
It tasted great, with a nice tarty berry flavor, but had some aftertaste. It also worked well. I’m not surprised. Pardon the pun, but it’s a perfect storm for energy creation. The ingredient list includes various B-vitamins (especially B-12), Taurine, Tyrosine, etc. These B vitamins and amino acids have been shown to increase alertness, which in my experience, is a different beast than physical energy. The energy component from Red Rain comes from the caffeine. The bottle even says it has the same caffeine as a cup of coffee. Also, the drink is basically calorie free (sweetened with sucralose aka Splenda), a plus since many energy drinks are loaded with calories.
I liked this product a lot, but I’m not quite an energy drink convert yet. At the cost of a dollar a bottle, Red Rain is very reasonable by energy drink standards. However, a cup of coffee (brewed at home) costs a few cents and various B supplements bought at an online health food store will set you back a quarter a day at most. But, if your daily Starbucks habit has gotten in the double digits or you just want a quick, easy boost, then Red Rain Energy Shots are ideal.
Overall, I liked this product. It tasted great, gave me both energy and mental alertness, and for energy drinks, was priced reasonably. I still prefer my morning coffee and my supplement pills, but if I wanted an energy drink, I’d pick this one.
Great taste, great price, but not too much boost
This may be a great product for someone who does not take vitamins. The taste is really good and so is the price.
All in all, I would say they are worth a try.
Good stuff, better deal than 5-hour energy
I tested the product when I first woke up in the morning. I didn’t drink any coffee prior to drinking it so I could accurately determine its uninfluenced effects on me. It tasted good, (wakes up your taste buds!), it goes down easy, and seemed to work in bringing me to life. I’m 57 and I don’t exercise so I always require some artificial energy stimulation, usually caffeine in tea or coffee.
Anyway, the overall effect did surprise me because I always viewed claims about these over-the-counter elixirs to be so much snake oil. I fell no negative effects at any point such as indigestion or the jitters. On the other hand, other than a nice change of flavor, I’ll stick to my single cup of coffee in the morning which has pretty much the same effect and is notably cheaper. This product might be convenient for busy people to carry in a pocket (I’m retired and travel little) for when they require an energy boost.
Some of the ingredients might tend to fool the average consumer a bit. The B-12 vitamin component, in particular, is listed at about 4,000+ percent of the daily required intake — but B-12 is so very poorly absorbed into your system when taken orally that I’d be surprised if this dose actually infuses the minimum RDA. So don’t be overimpressed with the back label.
Better and cheaper than 5-Hour Energy
There are times when I really need heightened concentration and I’m already exhausted. I can’t just drink coffee indefinitely, because it makes me irritable and makes my heart race if I overindulge. That’s when I use energy shots. I’ve been in the habit of using 5-hour Energy. But 5-hour Energy is… well, how shall I say this… yucky. I’ve tried every flavor, and they all taste metallic and leave an aftertaste reminiscent of boiled-down Diet Dr Pepper.
Thankfully, Red Rain has the exact same effect on me as 5-hour Energy (the regular strength, not the extra strength), but tastes far better. What is the effect, you ask? For me, it’s a very gentle lift. It’s not so much a caffeine jolt as an improved ability to focus on creative or technically-demanding tasks. And it’s a lot cheaper than 5-Hour Energy, too, even if you get your 5-Hour Energy at a warehouse store.
If you’re looking for a kick in the pants that helps you party all night long, I can’t recommend Red Rain. If you’re looking for a subtle pick-me-up that will help you get through the tasks at hand, this could be the one.
Now, if only the name of it didn’t constantly make me think of the Peter Gabriel song….
About the same as other brands
I think the taste is extremely strong, just as it is in other brands. It is a small size, but I still have trouble getting it down. I have a strong gag reflex, so it might not bother other people. It is just a super strong, candy-like taste — similar to other brands.
All in all, I would probably choose Red Rain Energy over 5hour Energy because it affected me similarly but costs much less.
Very Sweet, Good Flavor, Mediocre Energy
No unpleasant buzz, but not as much boost as I like.
Upon opening the package, I noticed two things about Red Rain right away, one good, one not so good.
Good: The label was VERY easy to read! On most of these 2-oz energy drinks one needs a magnifying glass or maybe a microscope to see what’s in the bottle. Red Rain makes their labels very easy to read.
Not so Good: According to the label, the vitamin B levels in this product are exactly 1/2 of the 2-oz drinks I get at the dollar store.
That said, I wanted to give it a fair trial. Main main question: Would 4166% of my daily recommended B-12 (Red Rain’s numbers) give me enough of a boost, or would I notice a difference from my usual intake of 8333% of recommended B-12? (per the drink I get at the dollar store).
For my preferences, the test produced both good and not-so-good results.
Good: The product tasted rather pleasant with very little medicine flavor.
Good: No unpleasant buzz.
Not so Good: Half of the B vitamins gave me about half my normal energy boost. I like a good boost, and although this product provided some, it wasn’t what I normally shoot for.
Conclusion: If you like a mild-tasting energy drink that provides a mild boost, this would be perfect. If you prefer more of a boost, you probably want something with more B-vitamins.
A little sour/bitter. If you can’t stand artificial sweeteners, you probably won’t like the taste all that much, but it’s pretty much done with before you can savor it too long. Taste is kind of like berry flavored Orbit chewing gum. Not bad, but I prefer energy drinks with sugar in them.
Pretty good. $1 per shot seems to be the cheapest you can find any brand of these type of things. Cheaper than buying a latte or regular energy drink, too.
Seemed to provide a reasonable boost. No caffeine buzz, but I consume a fair amount of caffeine, so your mileage may vary if you don’t. Not a big instant rush, more steady and sustained. Some people might like the initial sugar/caffeine buzz that kicks in about 30 minutes after downing a Red Bull etc. You don’t get that burst of super energy from this, which could be viewed as a negative or positive, depending on what you’re looking for. If you’re running on 2 hours of sleep, something with more caffeine and sugar will definitely be more effective — I doubt this would do much. However, if you’re not overly fatigued, this will do the job fine (better — I can do without the jitters and buzz unless they’re a necessity to keep me awake).
4/5. Good value and good results. Docked a star for taste — I’m not a huge fan of the flavor (again, your mileage may vary), but it’s a small enough container that it really isn’t too big of an issue.