C4 Carbonated Purple Frost Energy Drink
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Purple Frost – Purple Frost is the first flavor off the carbonated energy drink line that removed artificial colors and dyes. With that change the flavor is not as strong as you would find in the original four flavors. Upon first sip you get a subtle undertone of grape that never picked up in the aftertaste. I was hoping for a diet Fanta or a grape Kool-Aid knock off, but the flavor density never picked up. Given there are no artificial colors or dyes in this flavor it will be hard to match the flavor of the original flavors.
The formula carries over vitamin B6 and B12, which is found in both Bang and Hyde Power Potion. There is also a performance energy blend of 6.7g that contains:
Beta-Alanine – Designed to delay the onset of fatigue, resulting in improved power and performance
Citrulline Malate – Supports an increase in nitric oxide levels, pumps, and delays lactic acid build up
Betaine – Maintains your cells’ electrolyte concentration and supports hydration
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – Supports mental and cognitive health.
Compared to Bang & Hyde, which have COQ10 and BCAA’s, this is a different twist to an energy drink. I personally find these hit just as hard as their competition and provide a minor boost during training.
$22.40 Case of 12 which is under $2. Stop into any convenience store and most people pay around $2.50-$3 a can. With the discount, it is very affordable and comparable to other energy drinks on the market. Given the cost, formula, and taste I would suggest these carbonated energy drinks for an afternoon get me up, replacement to coffee, or a carbonated pre-workout beverage.
So here is the big one most people want to know. How does it stack up vs Bang and hyde Power potion.
Let us first understand what each one has and what differs.
Bang à Stronger Carbonation, BCAA, Creatine, COQ10, B12, B6, Taurine, 300mg Caffeine
Hyde à Less Carbonation, Sweeter Taste, 350mg Caffeine, LCLT (recovery), Citrulline (Pump), Teacrine & Choline (Nootropics)
Cellucor Energy Drink à Moderate Carbonation, bold flavors, No artificial colors/dyes (Purple Frost), Blend of Beta-Alanine (Endurance), Betaine (Performance), Citrulline (Pump/ Prevent Lactic Acid Build Up)
For those looking for the strongest energy and focus à Hyde
If you favor straight flavor à Bang
If you favor Performance and a good tasting product à C4 Energy Drinks