I’ve stated it earlier than, and I’ll say it once more, it ain’t summer time till Purple Bull says it’s summer time.
Properly, of us, I’m thrilled to let you know that Purple Bull says it’s summer time.
Play that theme music!
(NOTE: That theme music is “Insurgent Insurgent” by David Bowie, however as an alternative of “Insurgent,” it’s “Purple Bull,” and it’s simply that line, again and again, for 4 minutes. I gained’t lie, it will get previous fairly rapidly.)
I’ll let you know what doesn’t get previous fairly rapidly, the flavour of this 12 months’s Purple Bull Summer time Version – Strawberry Apricot.
This has gotta be one of many extra thrilling power drink taste profiles I’ve seen shortly, and that’s as a result of apricot is a criminally underutilized fruit.
I wracked my mind and couldn’t consider a single drink that includes apricot. I assume Purple Bull has gotten to date down the fruit record that it determined to lastly dip its toe in uncharted waters, though I do assume they wussed out a bit by slicing apricot with the best way extra acquainted strawberry.
Upon cracking the can, the scent of bitter strawberry sweet smacked me within the face. That was kinda what I feared would occur. I had little or no religion that the apricot would rise above and even run parallel to the strawberry.
Properly, sadly (however not likely…), I used to be proper, and the strawberry taste popped proper out of the gate. That’s to not say I didn’t get a touch of apricot.
The fruit has a particular aftertaste to it. Once they’re ripe, they begin candy and end with somewhat bitter kick. That was just about what occurred with this drink.
I feel apricot pushed by way of in one other means as a result of I don’t know learn how to describe this taste as something apart from “gentle.” Maybe I’m being influenced by the feel of the fruit itself, however this was one of many extra delicate Purple Bull varieties I can ever bear in mind ingesting, and I feel I’m gonna give credit score to the apricot there. It wasn’t harsh in any respect, and that supporting taste did its finest to mute the extra dominant strawberry in a means I discovered tremendous gentle and refreshing.
Truly, I’ll let you know what this finally jogged my memory of – Strawberry Fruit Roll-ups.
After a short time, that’s all I may consider, however it wasn’t simply Strawberry Fruit Roll-up, it was additionally apricot fruit leather-based. I assume that is sensible as a result of after I consider the extra “upscale” fruit leathers, three flavors come to thoughts – strawberry, raspberry, and apricot. I all the time loved these as a child, and I rode somewhat nostalgia wave with every extra sip.
As for the “power” side, this might’ve simply hit me on the fitting day on the proper time as a result of man, it gave me a severe power increase. That not often occurs anymore, so I thought-about it an enormous bonus. I really feel like the electrical orange also can had a hand in hyping me up.
Total, I feel most loyal Purple Bull drinkers will dig this 12 months’s summer time version, even you weirdos who name apricots, “Ape-ricots.” There’s lots to love right here.
Okay, the assessment’s over. You possibly can go forward and kill the theme music now.
Bought Worth: $2.50
Dimension: 12 fl oz can
Bought at: Walmart
Ranking: 8 out of 10
Vitamin Details: 160 energy, 0 grams of fats, 125 milligrams of sodium, 40 grams of whole carbohydrates, 38 grams of whole sugars, and 0 grams of protein.