Saturday, July 9, 2011
Red Thunder is the "Generic Red Bull" energy drink at Aldi's grocery stores and you can often buy four Red Thunder drinks for only $3. Before I review the actual Red Thunder energy drink in the near future I decided to buy and review the Red Thunder energy shot. The Red Thunder energy shot can be found in the checkout line at Aldi's, much like you can find 5 Hour Energy in the checkout line at Home Depot or Wal-Mart.
Red Thunder's bottle actually looks really good. I like the overall design of it and it looks better than some name-brand shots I've had in the best. The shot is the standard 2 oz. size and also contains the standard warning-filled box on the back of it. They actually did a good job putting it together and I was fairly impressed by the design.
The Red Thunder energy shot is a berry flavor and since I've had a few berry flavored energy shots before this I thought I knew what to expect. When I twisted open the bottle and drank the shot it did taste like 5 Hour Energy's berry flavor but it was still slightly different. Red Thunder has a very sweet berry flavor that actually isn't very bitter and it also has a sort of apple juice oriented aftertaste. The shot is definitely drinkable and I didn't have to drink some water after drinking it either, it wasn't bad.
Red Thunder's energy blend contains 1580 mg. It contains Taurine, Glucoronolactone, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Caffeine, Malic Acid and Guarana. Red Thunder was one of those shots where I could really feel the buzz coming on. When it mellowed it was pretty strong and actually lasted for 5 hours which a lot of energy shots don't actually do for me. The buzz was pretty enjoyable and the shot actually worked.
Red Thunder actually wasn't too bad, the bottle looks good, the shot is drinkable and it does what it was created to do, provide good and sustained energy. If you're ever shopping at an Aldi's and see this shot I recommend picking it up. I was surprised by how good it performed and will be picking up another one in the future.