The Original Green V Energy Drink may be tried and true, but what about Blue V, its lesser-known cousin?
If you’ve clicked on this article wondering if Green V (Original) or Blue V is better, you’ve come to the right place.
In brief, both Blue V and Green V have similar ingredients and caffeine content, with the only difference being that Blue V has slightly more calories and sugar.
So ultimately, it’s really up to personal preference and taste as to which of these two energy drink flavours you prefer.
For a more in-depth answer regarding which flavour of V Energy is better through consideration of their caffeine and sugar content to overall nutrition, read on…
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What Is Blue V?
Blue V is a variation of the Original Green V Energy Drink with a slightly different, mysterious flavour.
In terms of composition, Blue V is simply V Energy Drink with a different taste, and there’s really nothing else to it. It has the same benefits and energy-boosting properties of a regular V, just under a new coat of paint.
Part of the charm of Blue V is in its element of mystery as the company never really disclosed what exactly Blue V’s flavour is. Although it contains mostly the same ingredients as the original, its flavour is a true mystery.
Blue V vs Green V Nutrition Facts
First off, let’s compare the nutrition value between Blue and Green V per 250ml can.
|Typical Values per 250ml Can||Green V Energy||Blue V Energy|
|Energy||116.6 calories||147.7 calories|
(Of which Saturated)
(Of which Sugars)
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||7.3mg||7.3mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||1.8mg||1.8mg|
Blue V vs Green V Energy Drink Calories
A 250ml can of Blue V contains 147.7 calories, while a 250ml can of Green V has 116.6 calories.
For reference, the daily recommended caloric intake is between 2000 to 2400 calories for women and 2400 to 3000 calories for men.
Both Green V and Blue V have a calorie count that is on par with most other energy drinks of the same size, such as Red Bull (117 calories per 250ml).
Based on their calorie content, neither Green nor Blue V will have a drastic impact on your overall diet, especially if you only have it on occasion.
However, Blue V does have more calories in comparison to Green V, so it’s definitely the better option if you find yourself burning a lot of energy, but probably not great if you happen to be on a diet.
If you’re still not convinced, there’s always Sugar-Free V for dieting needs. I’ve also written a comprehensive guide on the best energy drinks to burn fat, so feel free to give that a look as well.
Blue V Energy Drink Ingredients
To give you a more insightful look into the contents of Blue V, I’ve compiled a list, where I’ve bolded its unique ingredients:
- Carbonated water
- Acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrate),
- Guarana Extract (0.12%)
- Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate)
- Colour (Caramel)
- Vitamins [Niacin, (B3), Pantothenic Acid, B6, Riboflavin (B2), B12]
- Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid).
Green V Drink Ingredients
To serve as a comparison, here’s the list of ingredients in a can of Green V as well:
- Carbonated water
- Acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrate),
- Guarana Extract (0.12%),
- Colour (Caramel)
- Vitamins [Niacin, (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B4) Riboflavin (B2) B12]
How Much Caffeine is in Blue V?
Each 250ml of Blue V contains 78mg of caffeine, which considering that most energy drinks often range between 50 to 300mg of caffeine, places Blue V on the lower-end of the caffeine scale.
I personally prefer to have between 50 to 100mg of caffeine per serving, Blue V fits right into that sweet spot, having just the right amount of caffeine, but not too much that I could get a headache from it.
Of course, if you happen to have a high caffeine tolerance, Blue V might seem a bit lighter than what you’re used to, so it might take you a few cans before you start feeling its effects.
As both Blue V and Original V have the same amount of caffeine, we can’t really compare the two on this front.
Still, it’s important to consume your energy drinks responsibly. So whether it’s a Blue or Green V, be sure to keep track of how much you drink so you don’t end up jittery from the caffeine.
How Much Sugar is in Blue V?
There’s 34.6g of sugar per 250ml can of Blue V Energy Drink.
According to the AHA, the daily added sugar limit should no more than 25g for women and 36g for men.
Meanwhile, the UK’s NHS recommends a daily added sugar limit for adults at no more than 30g per day.
A single 250ml can of Blue V Energy Drink, with 34.6g of sugar, is definitely a lot more than what you should be consuming in a single day, let alone in a single drink.
Of course, it’s perfectly fine to have a Blue V Energy occasionally, especially if you’re trying to stay focused on a task or happen to be cramming late into the night.
However, if you find yourself reaching for more cans of Blue V than is healthy, it’s probably time to step away from the energy drinks and find a glass of water instead.
Consistently consuming too much sugar can lead to some notable side effect such as:
- Weight Gain
- Type II Diabetes
- Increased risk of heart disease
- Tooth decay
- Kidney damage
- Increased risk of depression
This video below should provide some insight into the dangers of having far too much sugar in your diet:
Too much sugar can also raise your blood sugar rather quickly (the sugar high as it were). This will eventually lead to a sugar crash, bringing a feeling of lethargy when your blood sugar returns to normal.
Blue V also happens to have more sugar than Original V (34.6g and 26.5g respectively), which shows that the Original V may be the healthier choice out of the two (albeit by a small margin).
Is Blue V Sugar-Free?
There is a sugar-free version of Blue V (called Sugar-Free Blue) if you happen to enjoy the taste of Blue V but prefer to do without the sugar.
Sugar-free energy drinks are great. With a lower calorie content and zero sugar present, it’s definitely the healthier energy drink option compared to the sugary stuff that’s available.
Thankfully, Blue V’s sugar-free alternative is available in local stores as well, such as Coles and Woolworths.
Besides that, the Sugar-Free V energy drinks are available in 3 flavours: Original Sugar-Free, Berry Twist and Tropical.
So even if you can’t find Sugar-Free Blue V, there are plenty of other V Energy Drinks to satisfy your dietary requirements.
As a side note, I’ve written an article on the best energy drinks without the crash, so if you’re still looking for sugar-free energy drinks to avoid the crash, feel free to give that article a read.
What Does Blue V Taste Like?
Blue V Energy Drink doesn’t disclose the exact nature of its flavour, but the closest description I find best describes the drink is a vaguely fruity, passion fruit-like taste with the fizzy energy drink elements.
Blue V tastes nothing like the normal version of V. It’s different. It tastes almost like Passiona, which I personally think is alright, as I enjoy the taste of passion fruit.
On top of that, the drink is also fairly carbonated, which makes it quite hard to drink in a hurry.
As for its effects, I personally didn’t find them to be super noticeable, but that could just be me. I’m sure if you need a boost, Blue V would definitely work in a pinch.
What’s The Difference Between Green and Blue V?
|Green V||Blue V||Daily Max Limit|
|Calories||116.35 calories||147.7 calories||2400 calories/3000 calories|
|Sugar||26.5g||34.6g||25g / 36g|
Both Green V Energy and Blue V Energy don’t have that much of a difference, considering they’re the same energy drink just with different flavours.
Here’s a summary of some of the more notable differences and comparisons between Green and Blue V Energy:
- Blue V has more calories than Green/Original V Energy (147.7 calories vs 116.35 calories)
- Blue V has more sugar than Green/Original V Energy (34.6g vs 26.5g)
- Blue V has the same amount of caffeine as Green/Original V Energy (78mg)
- Blue V has the same amount of Vitamins as Green/Original V Energy
- Blue V contains Ascorbic Acid, while Green V has Inositol.
If you want a more in-depth look at Original Green V Energy Drink, take a look at the V Energy Drink ingredients and nutrition article that I’ve written.
Is Blue V or Green V Better?
Based on nutritional value, Original V may be the better option due to it having less sugar which makes it a bit healthier, although not by much.
However, ultimately, it mostly depends on your personal tastes and preferences. So if you happen to enjoy the taste of passion fruit, V Blue might be the choice for you.
That said, from a purely nutritional standpoint, Blue V does have more sugar than Original/Green V, so if you’re more health-conscious or just want to cut down your sugar intake, Green V may be the better option.
Either way, both energy drinks will definitely give the boost you need to get through your day.
V Energy Alternatives
If you’re looking for some other lower-caffeine energy drinks similar to V Energy Drink, here are some good options you might enjoy:
You might also enjoy energy drink powders, which are more convenient and flexible in the sense that you can easily customise your drink to what works best for you:
REIZE (10 out of 10)
Blue V and Green V are great energy drinks, but I personally find REIZE to be even better.
REIZE is a powdered energy drink that comes in a lightweight 4g sachet. With a sensible 50mg of caffeine, REIZE is completely sugar-free and has only 11 calories per serving.
REIZE also contains a smart blend of taurine, ginseng, and B-group vitamins. It’s the perfect energy drink mix, giving you the perfect amount of focus and energy without the sugar crash you might get from V afterward.
Best of all, you can get REIZE delivered straight to your door for only about $1 per drink.
That’s incredible value for money.
Try REIZE today, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s a smarter choice than either Blue V or Green V.