Crave’s founder created the natural energy drinks out of a desire for an energy source that tasted good while also being functional and healthy. With flavors based on popular cocktails, Crave mixes natural ingredients with energy from organic green coffee beans and B and C vitamins. Each can contains 480mg of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) (leucine, isoleucine, valine).
Crave energy drinks are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Each beverage contains only 10 kcal. Crave comes in 250ml cans in three flavors–Passionfruit and Vanilla, Lime and Mint, and Pineapple and Coconut.
Lime & Mint
Crave Lime & Mint starts with lime and mint’s powerful aroma, with the lime overtaking the mint in an overall invigorating scent. We expected this combination of flavors to be refreshing, but it was a bit more sweet. The bubbles’ effervescence adds dimension for an exciting drinking experience, but the aftertaste was a bit too sweet for our tastes. Crave Lime and Mint finishes with a strong hint of mint, making it more distinctive than the other two flavors.
Pineapple & Coconut
Crave Pineapple & Coconut has a sweet and tempting aroma reminiscent of pineapple candy. We expected a bit more pineapple taste, but the coconut flavor overpowered the more tart and fruity pineapple in the blend. You experience the sweetness that comes from the BCAAs with a hint of coconut in the aftertaste. We feel like this flavor could have been amped up a bit to better mask the sweetness of the BCAAs.
Passionfruit & Vanilla
Crave Passionfruit and Vanilla has a delightful aroma that reminds us of Werther’s Original candy. This beverage was by far the sweetest of the three flavors, with the natural sweetness of the BCAAs shining through. Although enjoyable to sip, we wouldn’t recommend Crave Passionfruit and Vanilla to anyone who doesn’t enjoy sweet drinks.
Summary: Crave drinks bring some interesting and exciting flavor combinations to the world of energy drinks. The ingredients deliver a powerful punch of healthful natural energy. These drinks are a bit sweet and may be best served over ice with a splash of water or as a mixer.
For more information visit Crave’s website.