Classic Energy Drink rounds out my latest big batch of International caffeine, with drinks from Brussels, Brazil and Thailand. Classic Energy drink is one of the stranger looking ones of the bunch, featuring an unrecognizable boxer of on the front. Or maybe he is a bodybuilder. Covering up his junk like a misplaced toga is the big blocky slogan of “CLASSIC” which is about as clever as calling an energy drink d’X power.
While this drink is from Thailand, it is imported by PSW Inc, a small company of 15 in California. They don’t seem to have any idea who that dude on the front of the can is either. Surprisingly, they are not the same as d’X power, the last Thai drink I dried. In terms of ingredients, buzz and flavor, they are exactly the same drink.
The only thing that separates this from the other non-carbonated squat canned energy drinks is this crazy can it comes in. Besides being unique in their cool squat oil can shape –
this one has 80s video game fonts and a built bodybuilder showing off his guns. Of course, when I think of classic I think of Coca Cola, or something which has a tie into my memory ( a classic energy drink flavor profile, etc…). I could have lived with it if the rest of the can was decent, but it is not.
Technically, the package is fail. Nothing is faced right, there is no phone number or website for contact information, no caffeine listing, or any listing of amounts of any of the energy ingredients for that matter.
It is a shame that with a drink so cool and unique they did not take that little jump to make it spectacular. I mean, who doesn’t like drinking non-carbonated juice while staring at a musclehead’s armpits?
This is also exactly the same flavor of d’X Power. I found it tasted a whole lot like apple juice. Not the flavor, but maybe the consistency, or just something floating around in my brain remembering grade
school and drinking juice out of hard aluminum cans. Come !
of it, this drink would be greatly improved if instead of a real can, this had one of those foil rip-off tabs like you find on cans of pineapple or grapefruit juice.
Classic power really does not taste like an energy drink – more like a flat citrus punch – where you can’t actually pin down any real citrus flavor in particular. If you have ever gone to a waffle house or Denny’s, there is a close resemblance to that not-orange marmalade they hand you with your pancakes. While I liked it, like drinking a bottle of Log Cabin Syrup, I can see how downing more than one of these would be a real challenge.
The buzz and ingredient list are exactly the same as d’X power too . The only difference is this is seven mystery calories more than the other drink. No idea why this drink would be slightly more caloric with exactly the same ingredients and the same nutritional content though.
Getting a buzz from this would be a challenge too. Th
ere is no listing of caffeine in here, but I felt absolutely nothing but a sugar rush and powerful sugar crash after consuming the full 170 calorie sugar water. Basically, that is what you can find in here. Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, preservatives, Vitamin B6 and 12, 1 gram of taurine, some inositol and caffeine.
Classic Energy does have one very odd ingredient, chrysanthemum extract. Mums, as they are often called, have been told in Alternative medicines for curing dizziness, headaches, fevers,inflammation, vertigo, hypertension, pneumonia and colitis, and now there are even people who swear this flower can cure cancer.
So Maybe if I spend too long high kicking that I make myself dizzy, vertiginious, colitic and had cancer, I would now have a choice of a couple different cans to drink.