From Wired’s Website:”We kicked up the B12 to 3000% of the RDI per can. Wired X-B12 Rush is America’s first energy drink to give you the B12 you demand.” Now, I don’t really demand all that much B-12. I love my meat and cheese, and really don’t have a tapeworm problem. That I know of. Either way, I have read lots of studies that say that lots of Americans have a B-12 deficiency. Of course, I have also read hat almost no Americans have a B-12 deficiency. Either way, Wired has come to what may be our rescue with this drink.
Not that other energy drinks Don’t have B-12. Most do – and some with much much more. 5 hour energy shot has 800 times more than you need with 8000%RDI. Red Bull, Monster, Venom, and all of the big ones have lots of B12. The thing this drink does it advertise it – and make it a selling point. Maybe it is to bring up an important issue to the public, and cause interest in getting B12. I went to find out what B12 does, more than I knew in the past. Facts, like, those little half moons on your fingernails are caused by good B12 in your system. If you don’t have any moons left – hurry up and drink more Wired B12 Rush. And check for tapeworms while you are at it too.
Unlike many of Wired’s drinks, this is much more than a Red Bull clone. Sure, there was the familiar citrus bite, but it was more complex, with notes of sour cherry and lime. The aftertaste was pretty energy-drink-y, with just a little bitterness and medicinal harshness. Although I enjoyed the flavor, the color was a tad off putting. Not bad, but it was a very dark yellowish – almost green. Not enough to turn me off it, just not really what I was expecting. Still, I would pick this up for flavor before most of the other two thousand other Wired flavors.
Even with the 3000% B12, I was no overly impressed with he drink’s energy. Not that it was was particularly bad, but it was not so amazing either. There is a measly 94 mg of caffeine in the can, and with only a smattering of other energy ingredients ( there is 50ish mg of taurine and a little inositol), the only thing to get you wired is the 200 empty High Fructose Corn Syrup laden calories. Adding to the fun is a lot of preservatives, and a enough Yellow #5 to dye your bowels.
This is pretty standard fare for Wired’s drinks – only this is a green can with orange flames. Not the best combination I have seen. Actually, it is pretty gross, which explains why I waited so long to try this one. he writing was a little blurry, and there was no listing of caffeine contents on the can either. The writing along the top states it has “maximum caffeine” which is pretty misleading too. Wired has done some pretty kick – *ss things with their template flame designs. This was definitely NOT one of them