Saturday, March 10, 2012

Outburst Energy Bites Review

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About the Product straight from the Company: Outburst Energy Bites is a new line of chocolate-covered energy bites that provides a sweet way to get a caffeine fix as a unique alternative to energy drinks, energy shots, energy bars and expensive blended coffee drinks. By creating a caffeine-(enhanced) bite covered in chocolate, we have carved a unique niche within the energy category by offering a quick and flavorful substitute for caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda. We are a New York-based company founded in 2010 by a team of distribution experts that have been active in the beverage industry for over 20 years. We have created a convenient and appetizing way to provide energy and developed a product that is shelf-stable and requires no refrigeration. With three varieties including Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut, and Chocolate Mint, Outburst Energy Bites taste great and appeal to a diverse group of consumers, including college and graduate students, busy moms on the go, entrepreneurs, professionals, and athletes, who all need extra caffeine to get them through the day. Outburst Energy Bites are a great vehicle for people seeking to reduce coffee and soda intake with a portable and inexpensive alternative. Outburst Energy Bites can also provide a bigger caffeine boost than popular non-diet sodas or blended coffee drinks with just a fraction of the sugar and calories.

Outburst Energy Bites provide a mix of Caffeine, Taurine and B-Vitamins blended into a sugar shelled chocolate bite. Taurine, an amino acid produced by the human body, is commonly found in energy drinks and shots and has been shown to improve athletic and mental performance. Outburst Energy Bites also contain Vitamins B-6 and B-12 and offer approximately 20 mg of caffeine per bite. Each Energy Bite contains less than 12 calories. Four Outburst Energy Bites (one serving) is equivalent to the caffeine content in one energy drink, one energy shot or one cup of coffee. Each variety of Outburst Energy Bites comes in a convenient flip-top box with approximately three servings (12 Outburst Energy Bites) in each. They are currently available online at www.outburstenergy.com and in stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington, D.C and Texas for a suggested retail price of US $1.99 per box. That's a great value considering each box of Outburst Energy Bites contains as much caffeine, on average, as three energy shots, three energy drinks or three cups of coffee!!

* Please note that Outburst Energy Bites are not candy and we do not market our product as candy. Therefore, Outburst Energy Bites are not intended for use by children.

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Review: I received one of each of the flavors of Outburst Energy Bites, as seen in the image above, to try out. My husband helped me with trying these as well. He had the Chocolate ones before I every tried any of them. They are similar in taste to regular M&Ms but obviously have a little something extra! We both found they had a little more crunch to them than expected and we actually thought they tasted better than regular M&Ms. The engery you get from a single "shot", which is four bites, lasts for a couple of hours. If you are used to drinking energy drinks in a short amount of time (i.e. have a high tolerance to caffeine), you may need more than one shot to get the energy you are used to. My husband is used to drinking 2-3 sugar free Rockstars in a day, so he needs all three shots to get the same feeling. I tend to only have one sugar free Rockstar or their lemonade version in a day so 1-2 shots is enough to get me moving.

The first day I tried them, I had it around lunch time when I was starting to drag and it got me to dinner before my lack of sleep from having a toddler caught up to me. The next day, I had it first thing in the morning. I had just one shot which is the equivalent of one cup of coffee. On my empty stomach, this worked out much better. I was able to get to lunch time/nap time and even had enough energy to get through my workout routine (Fit Moms for Life). I did not feel it wear off because it is so gradual. This is really good because there is no sudden crash. You just realize at some point that you don't have as much energy as you did a little while ago. If you are comfortable having caffeine later in the day, then I'd suggest having another shot as soon as you feel like you are getting tired again. I don't sleep at night if I have caffeine after 3 PM. Which means I need it in the morning to get the maximum effect.

Yesterday I tried both the Chocolate Peanut variety and the Mint Chocolate back to back first thing in the morning. This seems to be the best way for me to get my caffeine through these bites. I got through most of the day before I started to drag. The Chocolate Peanut tastes like peanut M&Ms, but with smaller peanuts and tastier chocolate. I like peanut M&Ms, but these could be down right addictive for me. I liked them MORE than peanut M&Ms. The Mint Chocolate is my favorite though. They are like eating Andes Mints with a candy coating. I LOVE Andes Mints, so these are just scrumptious! I almost ate the whole box just because they tasted so good. The company warns you that they are not candy though. You can easily think of them as candy because they taste so good. Keep in mind that they are packed with caffeine, taurine, and B vitamins, so don't eat the whole box! I didn't do it even though the temptation was there. With two shots at one time, I was very bouncy for a bit, but I like that feeling. If I had ate three shots, I would have been downright jittery. I recommend starting slow just until you figure out where you optimal energy level is without getting overloaded on the energy supplement.

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Buy it! You can buy your own sampler, trays of 12 boxes, Outburst Energy Bites Dispensers, and even T-Shirts on their site at https://outburstenergy.com/Shopping_Cart.html. Also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Win a Sampler Pack right here! All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Please pay CAREFUL attention to the instructions in each entry. I will ask you to like Outburst Energy's facebook page and to leave them a comment. DO NOT LEAVE THE COMMENT IN THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM. I want the LINK to your Facebook comment in the rafflecopter. This will help me to verify your entry quickly. No comment will mean the entry is invalid. The winner will be picked on 3/25/2012 and will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email before a new winner is chosen. GOOD LUCK!

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