I just got myself my own Possessed by Caffeine energy drink. Yes, it is a limited edition ( 1 box) but I love it so much. Drink Ink is the lovely people who made this for me, a company who specialized in private label energy drinks. Sure, private label energy drinks have been around for ever and ever. A few companies have used shrink labels to churn out whole product lines – like Boston America, the ones behind Booty Sweat, Slurm, and Invader Zim’s Doom Juice. But, there are a couple things that really make Drink Ink special.
They have no minium orders. That means that you could literally buy just one box of 24 drinks! Not to mention, they still process the drinks in a short time and it looks decent too. For those who are freaks and don’t want the caffeine, they also do sodas too, but why bother with soda when you can get your Very Own Energy Drink! I know the thought of a Possessed By Caffeine energy drink filled me with glee. In case you wanted to make your own box or two of energy drinks, you can get to them at www.thedrinkink.com.
Enough glee, as a matter of fact, to spend over a couple dozen hours designing what my drink would look like. When I contacted them for a sample, they told me they could send me some with my own design – and the process was super simple. They just sent me a template, and I spent forever tweaking my PERFECT ENERGY DRINK DESIGN for this slim 8 ounce can.
The cool things about this package is that the label is very thick and high quality. Sure, you can peel it off, but it is not that easy, and it strong enough that it doesn’t shred at a moment’s notice. Also, the print is AWESOME! My design is, obviously, very complicated and intricate. It is full of skulls and eyeballs and crackling bits of falling wallpaper, and the label captured it all perfectly and in every detail.
The only thing I would change is that I needed to email them and find out how much caffeine there was to add it to my label. That means that most times that info is not on their cans, as it is not listed in their nutritional information. I am sure this is one of those things that people get asked alot with their drinks, and it is an important thing to know. Info like how much caffeine should be standard, not something you need to call to find out.
Of course, the standard flavor they have is Red Bull Clone. If I just got a couple cases of energy drink for a Bar Mitzvah ( Hey – you know it happens… my eldest son had his Bar Mitzvah drinks thanks to ZizzZazz energy drink mix), I imagine every one of my guests drinking it would want it to taste like Red Bull Clone. They do make it in other flavors too, but you need to buy enough from them to make it worth your while. I am not sure how much you need to buy before you get your unique flavor, but seeing as yummy as this close was, I’ll bet you are in good hands.
This was one of the better clones I have tasted, albeit it is a little cloyingly sweet. I would love it if they dumped the HFCS in here for cane sugar or something that is not quite as heavy, but it is still full of that berry/citrus/apple juice flavor we have all come to love so much.
They did not list any of how much energy ingredients in here there are, most likely to conserve real estate for the design. Still, a couple lines about Taurine content, Caffeine, Glucurolactone, and inositol would be nice. They did list the 250%RDA of Vitamin B they have, but I would love to know what else I was consuming. Drink Ink also said that they would be happy to tweak the ingredients if you order a large enough amount too – ad this is just their normal baseline blend.
It dies provide a bit of a buzz – depending on how many of them you drink. The little 8 ounce can really id not give me much of a buzz – and I enjoy mine WAY too much to drink a whole lot of them. Most of the people I gave them to are keeping theirs unopened too – and we all just split one to see what it tasted like. After looking at how much this drink has the taste profile of Red Bull, and only has 75mg of caffeine, it would be a safe bet to just compare this to a small Red Bull too.