Of The Guarana Energy Drink: A Review

Kgalagadi Brands has an affordable alternative to the energy drink market that will be hitting shelves in a supermarket near you (If you are in Zimbabwe that is ^_^ I wouldn’t know if they have an eye for the international market yet, we could ask them)

If I were you I would be wondering how I found out about it, when its not yet in the shops right?(unless you are reading this review after the official launch TBA)

I saw their promotional tweet on my timeline:

Because curiosity and hey; word to the wise: people love giveaways I followed them and true to their word; they delivered right at my gate too.

(if people from Kgalagadi brands are reading this you really should look into a deliver an energy order service as part of you distribution channels and not just be bound to conventional markets festive gatherings are loading……..)

Guarana Energy Drink retails at 50c for 400ml of energy drink conveyed to you in a plastic sachet

In these trying economic times one cant really get hung up on packaging but it’s a tad hard to look cool sipping on juice from a satchet…. Well I poured mine into a glass……

The are four flavours to pick from Lemon and Lime; Berry Blast, Electric and Vanilla.

The idea of vanilla flavour sounded nice, so I tried that one first.

Verdict: Vanilla was my least favourite one, it wasn’t quite what I expected probably considering I had sampled it thinking ooooh vanilla I love vanilla, sometimes I re-purpose the baking vanilla essence for other things

Electric had me curious so I tried that next

Electric Flavour

Verdict: The electric flavor with its fruity taste turned out to be my favourite maybe because I tried it with no expectations I would have loved it more if it was blue in colour!!!!!!

Berry Blast

Berry Blast

Verdict: taste as one would expect from a blackberry black currant flavoured juice

I tried Lemon and Lime last thinking I was saving the best for last

Verdict: I was wrong! It almost ties with vanilla on being my least favourite if I could try vanilla again I might prefer it instead. But it tastes like it would be better served as a cocktail mixer drink and I noticed they say so too… if you know, you know…..

One does not normally drink energy drinks for their refreshing taste: if you want the energy you will get the energy they pack quite a noticeable jolt and their active ingredients in equal and sometimes higher than the competition but for a lesser cost

Per 400ml serving

Caffeine 128mg
Ginseng root extract 324mg
Guarana seed extract 8mg

Overall verdict:

It’s a bargain and if you an energy drink junkie I would say go for it your pocket will thank you though I really think they should have a range which comes in sports bottles or resealable sachets and then one can use the sachets as refill packs….. one can rock something like this yeah?

At the time of publishing this post they were on 47 followers on their twitter page and still had the give away running; so you can also try them out for yourself and I am curious on your thoughts if you would or do.

Their twitter page is @Guarana_energy


PS Also if you are an energy drink junkie you might want to watch your consumption as bingeing on energy drinks has potential health problems Drink responsibly



  1. I thought all energy drinks tasted like red bull 🤣🤣
    The caution at the end there is very important. Energy drinks are not refreshments.
    Sachets are a nuisance coz they don’t decompose. The whole place will be littered in them. Hope they consider repackaging actually. Recyclable Squeeze bottles would be better.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I want to know what the “other things” are for the vanilla flavour?
    Well written review and the best part is you even recommended they make a plan for the packaging. Then again Zim is tough guys let’s see if they will make the changes to colour and taste before we give them the tall order of packaging.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. hahahaha you make it seem like my “other things” to do with vanilla are suspect … well I can safely say some of it are a great party trick and with the festive season around the corner I think I should do a post on cheap ways to spice up a party/ festive gathering with vanilla and other baking essences ….
      Operating in Zim is an extreme sport!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I wish this review could get to the hwindis, they are the biggest consumers of energy drinks. I think their target market is the low end, as Prahalad would say, the bottom of the pyramid

    Liked by 1 person

    1. True!! if their marketing campaign does not include sampling desks at Copacabana and fourth street terminus and bottlestores where hwindis hangout then they are playing themselves
      also varsity students at exam season #teamNosleep

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Got a free delivery in 2014 of energy drink named Voltz, i dont think it ever saw the light, it must have died prematurely,

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s