I got a chance to try Positive Energy juices recently.
Positive Energy’s new line of juice-based beverages is infused with green coffee beans straight off the branch – before the roasting process burns off any beneficial ingredients. Each low-cal 10oz energy drink contains the amount of caffeine equivalent to up to one large cup of premium coffee, making it the perfect pre-workout refreshment, coffee alternative or afternoon pick-me-up.
The idea is that this is an alternative to energy drinks (which I don't drink often) and coffee (which I drink at an alarming and perhaps dangerous rate).
I can't really say that I noticed the caffeine, but then I might be immune to that by now. I can say that the drinks are tasty, without being all sugary like some fruit juices do. I got a six pack and they barely lasted a weekend. Mrs. Washcycle - who stays away from fruit juice like it's toxic - also tried some and I had to hide the rest from her as a result.
If I were someone who, like the company founder, didn't like the taste of coffee I would first cry for a very long time, but then I'd definiately consider this an option. It might also appeal to people currently choosing energy drinks or fruit juice now. I would definitely try it in place of Gatorade next time - if I can find it in the same kind of stores.
Here's more, from the company for those who are curious.
Enjoying 100% pure juice and a much-needed energy boost at the same time has never been this clean or simple. In fact, it’s never even been done. Positive Energy’s creative assortment of natural beverages made with real fruit juice and infused with natural caffeine from green coffee beans is now available in select markets across the U.S., providing us all with the vitality to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
This new combination of pure juice and natural caffeine is Non-GMO Project verified and certified gluten-free. Plus, each 10-ounce screw-top bottle contains the amount of caffeine equivalent to up to one large cup of premium coffee (i.e. that tall dark roast you order every morning).
But here’s the best part: the caffeine in Positive Energy is naturally-sourced from green coffee beans straight off the branch – before the roasting process burns off all of the beneficial ingredients. This all- natural boost is then combined with delicious, fresh fruit juice to make a product that contains no preservatives and no artificial flavors. And unlike synthetic energy drinks on the market, Positive Energy has a nutrition label you can actually read and understand. You won’t find any unnecessary and potentially dangerous stimulants like guarana“
After trying coffee, soda and other energy drinks, I thought, ‘There has to be a better tasting, healthier way to get the daily boost I need,’” says Mike Cancelleri, founder and CEO of Positive Energy. “Unlike what’s currently out there, our goals, our messaging, and our products are all refreshingly simple. Four ingredients are all we need to give students, young professionals, parents and so many others a healthy energy option to fuel their busy lifestyles”