Drink Review: Rockstar Pina Colada

Rockstar’s Pina Colada Energy Drink is my go to energy drink. The issue with is being that this is a hard to find drink, I only know of one location in my town that carries Rockstar Pina Colada and I can’t buy them often because I shell out three dollars for a single can. Occasionally Rockstar has 2 for $3 deals or 3 for $4 but it’s not a guaranteed deal.

The flavor of this drink is meant to mimic the flavor of a Piña Colada, a rum based tropical beverage. Rockstar Pina Colada does not contain alcohol or taste like alcohol, it is simply meant to mirror the flavor of an actual Piña Colada. Now I have never actually had an actual Piña Colada, maybe if I had one I could better compare the energy drink to what it is based off of, but I am not of legal drinking age and I do not feel like breaking the law for a drink review that maybe ten people maximum will see. So, what we are going to do is analyze the ingredients that are found in an actual alcoholic Piña Colada,

  • Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream
  • (White) Rum

Looking at these ingredients I can actually see the flavors of this drink making sense. The ingredients listed on the can of Rockstar Pina Colada does say it contains Pineapple Juice Concentrate, however when you are drinking this energy drink you actually do not get an overwhelming pineapple flavor at first but it does show during the aftertaste and you can taste it on your breath as well. The coconut is really the main flavor within the Rockstar Pina Colada and this is really what makes this drink so pleasing. When these flavors come together it produces a very cool, mellow, chill drink that isn’t sour, or bitter, it is relatively sweet though. I think Rockstar did a swell job producing a very tropical taste in a carbonated energy drink, it is unique and it works well.

So, this drink, the Rockstar Pina Colada, is basically a Piña Colada except instead of containing rum this drink contains nearly half the recommended daily dose of caffeine (being 400mg). If you were to drink too many Piña Coladas spanned out over several years you will most likely suffer liver failure. Well, if you were to drink too many Pina Colada Rockstars spanned out over several years you will most likely suffer heart failure. Take your pick.

Release Date: 2015

Calories: 130 Calories per 8fl oz serving, two servings per can, 260 Calories per can.

Misc: 160mg of Caffeine per 16fl oz, 2% Juice, 16fl oz per can.

i. e. 9/10

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