V, a beverage review

A beverage review written by: Lee Sonogan

(1997) Energy Drink


‘The Massive Hit that Improves You a Bit’ V, energy drink slogan

The energy drink brand is produced by Frucor, a New Zealand based beverage. The product’s success, a market share over 60% in New Zealand and 42% in Australia, makes it the most popular brand of energy drink in both countries. Speaking on personal experience there is a lot of advertising and promotions of this drink in Australia. Currently there is a weekly competition to win $50,000 dollars with V to promote Deadpool 2.

Key ingredients:

  • Carbonated water
  • Sugar
  • Guarana extract
  • Caffeine
  • B vitamins
  • Taurine
  • Food acids
  • Caramel colouring

Some variants of V energy drink are V Energy Berry, V Double hit, V Isokinetic, Blood Orange, Purple Plasma, V 0% Sugar, V Kaboom, V Gnarly, V Carnival, V iced coffee, V Reactor, V Zero, V Morph, V Pure, V Iced Chocolate, V Spiked Punch, V Bling and many more. Most of the ones I have tried taste very similar. While Iced Coffee, Chocolate and Carnival all sound interesting enough to try to find.

The Guarana extract really gives this drink its original flavor. Many other energy drinks use Taurine other than Guarana. Still sweet and enjoyable with variants that have lower sugar and extra. Red Eye energy drink is still superior in my opinion. A lot of people would drink V but I would not think it would be much. So much other good choices out their with caffeine in it. I recommend this energy drink to people who needs a decent energy drink/beverage.


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