Taste and Smell Test!
BAWLS is a high caffeine, carbonated energy drink that has a very smooth and creamy taste, similar to cream soda according to some. Personally, I think it has a more of a subtle fruity citrus taste, and it probably comes from the guarana fruits. I have to come clean on this one, it has been in my top 3 easily for a good while. I have always found its taste to be less overwhelming than some other energy drinks that often taste like candy, and not necessarily the good kind of candy. You can drink a few bottles and you won’t be tired of the taste any time soon. It’s really nice if you want something you can drink while having lunch or a snack. It pretty much smells like it tastes, a little fruity but not too intense.
What’s in it?
BAWLS is a drink made primarily from guarana berries, a fruit naturally rich in caffeine that is grown in the Amazon. It is also worth noting that the fruit seeds pack twice the amount of caffeine as a single grain of coffee. Additionally, since guarana has some serious flavor, it eliminates the need for high fructose additives used in similar energy and soft drinks. Some additional ingredients include carbonated water, caffeine and natural & artificial flavors.
Although BAWLS Guarana Original is the main product, there are other variants like Mandarin Orange, Cherry and Root Beer but the classic remains the flagship Original which has become pretty iconic and has a lot of loyal fans. It is easily recognizable everywhere it is sold in large part due to our next segment…
The AWESOME bottle and weird name!
BAWLS have kept their iconic clear blue glass bottle since 1997 when the company was created. They had resealable bottles for energy drinks way before it was cool. You can carry it in your backpack, put it in the refrigerator or even on your bike’s bottle holder. How about that look too, much nicer than an aluminum can. Hilariously enough, the beautiful bottle only serves to highlight the ridiculous name. So what is the reason behind this unusual name? According to bawls.com, the name BAWLS was inspired by the “bounce” the drinks give you, but we’ll leave that for you to decide.
Effects on the energy level?
It’s very comparable to coffee, it depends on the person but if you drink 2 bottles you will be good to go for a few hours like a strong cup of coffee. It’s not the type of energy drink that gives an intense rush of energy but it’s a great purchase. The bottle is practical and pretty solid, the drink tastes great and it won’t make you crash. I also love super sweet energy drinks but when I don’t this is the choice for me.
My Final Verdict: a very solid 4.75/5 Stars.
For those who haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? This is way better than a lot of the stuff out there. Don’t let the bottle fool you–this isn’t carbonated water.