Review – Stacker 2
Today I will be reviewing Stacker 2 Extreme Energy Shot.
This is not a subsidized review – just a personal review.
I have always stayed away from these types of things. The energy shots scared the crap out of me. But, or maybe it should be BUT! – I am so exhausted and so busy all the time. There never seems to be enough time for me to get everything I need done and never enough of me to go around. And many times lately I feel like I am just going through the motions – particularly with my family.
So one day I was at Walmart and they had these.
Walmart had these and those famous 5 hour energy shots that you see all the time – at every turn. To be fair I purchased two of each. The Stacker 2’s were less than half the price – Just $.94 each versus $2+ each. Even if I were to buy the big pack of the 5 hour energy drinks they still were more than $2 each. Worth the money to compare but not worth it for actual use.
The Stacker 2’s also came in several flavors – I think they were grape, punch, orange, pomegranate, berry, lemon/lime, watermelon etc… All Walmart had for the 5 hour energy drinks was berry but they also come in grape, pomegranate, orange and lemon/lime.
Well I can’t tell you what I expected as far as flavor but this was not it. Flavor is definitely not a purchase point for either of them. But Stacker 2 is survivable. The 5 Hour Energy drink had me DYING – it tasted and smelled like dirty smelly socks. Both have 0 calories and 0 sugar. You cannot sip them (at least I cannot) – you have to down it to get it over with as soon as possible!
As far as what its effects were – exactly as I had hoped. I wasn’t looking for a no-doz stay up all night jittery feeling. I just wanted to make it a little easier to keep my eyes open and stop yawning. Keep in mind that I am not an energy drink guru. I don’t drink coffee; I do drink a diet coke a day; and I do occasionally have my frappuccinos. I didn’t feel like I was all of a sudden speeding up or going faster and I didn’t feel any type of crash afterwards. The best I can describe it is a little bit better ability to focus, stay engaged, keep my eyes open and stop yawning. Good enough for me.
So I think going forward I may occasionally crave a Stacker 2. I would have to be absolutely desperate to try the 5 Hour Energy drink again. I just can’t get that horrid taste out of my mind.
And as an added bonus – the bottles are so cute once I remove the labelling. I wash them out and will definitely be recycling them for something.