UPTIME Blood Orange Cane Sugar
Blood Orange fell short of my expectations, which were sky high thanks to the success of its sibling UPTIME flavors. Despite failing to meet expectations, Blood Orange is an excellent product
I found that UPTIME Blood Orange fell short of my expectations, which were sky high thanks to the success of its sibling UPTIME flavors. Despite failing to meet expectations, Blood Orange is an excellent product. Arguably the most refreshing of the UPTIME flavors, realistic orange flavor is married with the core UPTIME formula. Notably, the 37g of sugar is more than I would prefer, my regular choice would be the sugar free variant. Regardless, I'd recommend the masses try this drink. You just might find something you like.
I have had UPTIME drinks many times, and Blood Orange was not as crisp as I was expecting. I'm not sure if the orange flavor takes away from the usual crispness or if the drink wasn't cold enough, but it was lacking the normal punch that UPTIMEs have. The flavor has some similarity to the Original Citrus flavor, albeit with fairly strong hints of orange. The orange flavor tastes like actual juice from an orange, not artificial or OJ that you'd buy from the store. I found that aspect makes the drink fairly refreshing, especially by energy drink standards. This is not the best UPTIME that I've had, however, if you love real orange flavor, this is perfect for you.
The classic slim UPTIME can applies here. The black background indicates that the drink is not a sugar free variant. I've been on record as a big fan of the unique shape, which feels natural in your hand. However, I do have some nitpicks. The skinny can design won't stay put in most car cupholders, though it is somewhat remediated by the screw on cap design. Additionally, the orange color they selected appears slightly faded and could stand out a little more on the can. Despite those nitpicks the can feels premium and has a nice looking label to match.
UPTIME Blood Orange has 142mg of caffeine. This is slightly under two standard cups of coffee. Personally I find that UPTIMEs provide the perfect amount of energy for me, but your mileage will vary.
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