Caffiend: Lotte's It's the Sun Energy Drink
We've tried hundreds of energy drinks, and just when it seemed like we'd tried them all, we found Lotte: It's the Sun energy drink. The colorful 8.3 ounce can looks energizing, with its bright orange and red sun label and depiction of a soccer player, but is there really anything that makes It's the Sun different from the tons of other high-octane drinks on the market?
Unfortunately, no. The formula is pretty much the same (sugar, Taurine, Guarana, and lots of B vitamins), and the taste isn't anything special, either. It's not horrible (we've certainly tried worse), but the 28 grams of sugar in the drink really dominate the flavor. It's the Sun tastes like carbonated pineapple Kool-Aid with three times the amount of sugar.
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