Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Una bebida energética más: AMP Energy

Dear Lauren, you may say, I have a few concerns to raise with you:
1. These energy drink posts suck and you just will not stop with them
2. I think you have a problem

Your Readers

Dear Readers, I might respond, here's what I have to say to that:

1. Don't care

2. I can stop any time I want

Love, Lauren

Anyway, whatever. I got an AMP at the store (along with some overpriced Sudafed and a new box of kleenex--can you say "allergy season?"). I'm drinking it now. I'll maybe post about some other stuff (I've got a bunch of good linkity links), but I've got to do this while I'm experiencing it. Do you understand, people? Luckily, this is a Pepsico product, and as far as I know, they don't torture union leaders in Colombia.* Also, the can just informed that it contains two servings. Ha. Hahaha. Hahahahahha. Anyway, here 'tis:

AMP ENERGY "SUPPLEMENT" (comes in 16 0z. liquid form)

TASTE: ****/5 Because it's pretty much Mountain Dew, and I have actually come to kinda like the taste of Mountain Dew. Also, guarana is tasty and apparently contains five times as much caffeine as coffee beans.

FOLLOWTHROUGH: **** Perhaps it's because I'm drinking "two" servings of it, but I was pretty drowsy an hour ago, and I'm feeling pretty perky now. The website claims it will keep me "connected and on top of [my] game at all times." I'm totally on top of this game. I might even do some of the work I actually have to do today. Hopefully I don't crash before I go home again like I did yesterday, but there are worse things in life, I suppose.

TEMPTATION TO DO SPEED: *** Pretty much.

OVERALL RATING: 3.67/5 asterisks

Not bad. If you like Mountain Dew, you'll like this.

*OMG I'm reading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine right now (which is awesome, BTdubs), and this totally fits into everything I've recently learned about how Milton Friedman, the CIA, and the U.S. in general pretty much fucked over the entire developing world. No workers' rights for you, silly! What are you, a communist?

1 comment:

  1. It's okay. I'm addicted to energy drinks, too. I've been weaning myself off. Only one a day this week. I've been a smidge pissy.