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Raspberry Lemonade V Review (Full Analysis)

Raspberry Lemonade V Review (Full Analysis)

While you may already be familiar with V Energy, you may still be wondering if this relatively new flavour of V Energy is any good and how it tastes

For the short answer, Raspberry Lemonade V contains 78mg of caffeine and 27.8g of sugar, and it has a strong lemon flavour with a light aftertaste of raspberry with a fizzy texture. If you’re looking for a new flavour, but lemon flavour isn’t for you, you might want to check out the article on how Blue V tastes.

If you’re a fan of lemonade flavour, on the other hand, read on as I take deep dive into the contents of Raspberry Lemonade V, exploring its nutritional value, price point, and overall value.

Stick around and read on.

Where Can I Buy Raspberry Lemonade V?

Raspberry Lemonade V is exclusively available in Australia and New Zealand. You can find them at your local convenience store, big-box supermarkets, and even clubs, bars, and restaurants.

Raspberry Lemonade V Price

The suggested retail price of a 250ml can of Raspberry Lemonade V is around $2.50 (AUD). They also sell a four-pack which retail for about $10.

Here is a price comparison for different energy drinks that are currently available in the market:

Energy DrinkCan SizeRetail Price Approx. (in AUD)
Raspberry Lemonade V250ml$2.50
Monster500ml$2.75
Red Bull250ml$2.85
Rockstar500ml$2.75
Mother500ml$2.75
A comparison of energy drinks’ price and size.

Raspberry Lemonade V Ingredient List

Before we go deeper into Raspberry Lemonade V, here’s a breakdown of the ingredients inside one can of Raspberry Lemonade V:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Sugar
  • Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate)
  • Taurine
  • Guarana Extract (0.12%)
  • Flavours
  • Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate)
  • Caffeine
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Colour (Caramel IV)
  • Niacin (B3)
  • B6
  • Pantothenic Acid (B5)
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • B12
  • Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Wheat Derivatives

Raspberry Lemonade V Caffeine Content

A cup of coffee.
Caffeine is present in various drinks.

A single 250ml can of Raspberry Lemonade V has a caffeine content of 78 mg, which is a pretty small amount of caffeine.

For a normal healthy adult, the everyday caffeine threshold as recommended by the FDA is 400mg. Anything more than that and you may experience the following:

  • Severe Headaches
  • Anxiousness / Irritability
  • Frequent Urination
  • Increased Heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms

Always be sure that you stay below the caffeine limits. Please note that while the proposed caffeine limit is 400 mg, your mileage may vary depending on a whole host of factors.

This difference may be due to how we metabolize caffeine at a different rate. If you have a slower metabolism rate, you will feel the full effects of caffeine even though you may have only taken a few sips.

Personally, I think Raspberry Lemonade V has a low level of caffeine given that most energy drinks often contain around 50 to 300mg of caffeine.

Here’s a table of comparison along with other energy drink brands in the market:

Energy DrinkCan SizeCaffeine Content
Raspberry Lemonade V250ml78mg
Monster500ml180mg
Red Bull250ml75mg
Rockstar500ml160mg
Mother500ml160mg
Comparison of caffeine content of energy drinks

Raspberry Lemonade V Sugar Content

Sugar being poured into a container.
Try not to have too much sugar.

There’s 27.8g of sugar in one 250ml can of Raspberry Lemonade V Energy Drink.

While Raspberry Lemonade V’s sugar content isn’t insanely high, do note that the daily added sugar limit according to the AHA is not more than 25g for women, and 36g for men.

On the other hand, the UK’s NHS limits the daily sugar intake to no more than 30g per day for both females and males.

If you consider both of the recommendations above, I think Raspberry Lemonade V’s sugar content seems pretty standard for an energy drink, and it won’t cause you serious health problems if taken moderately.

My advice is, only reserve Raspberry Lemonade V for special occasions where you really need an extra boost to finish up a task or if you happen to be burning the midnight oil.

Always consume sugars in moderation. You don’t want to get addicted to them, as too much sugar will lead to the following:

Short-Term Effects:

  • Low Energy Levels (Sugar Crash)
  • Low Mood
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating

Long-Term Effects:

  • Acne
  • Weight Gain / Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High-Blood Pressure
  • Accelerate Skin Aging Process
  • Fatty Liver
  • Cavities
  • Increased Risk of Cancer

As such, be sure to keep your Raspberry Lemonade V intake at healthy levels. While sugar may be an easy source of energy, it’s also not the healthiest.

Raspberry Lemonade V Calorie Content

A 250ml can of Raspberry Lemonade V contains 118 calories.

To give you a better idea of how much calories that is, here’s a comparison of Raspberry Lemonade V with other beverages:

Type of DrinkVolumeCalories
Raspberry Lemonade V250ml118
Soda / Soft Drink350ml140
Fruit Juice250ml143
Coffee240ml1
Water240ml0
Different drinks and their calories.

Is Raspberry Lemonade V Good For You?

I think that even though Raspberry Lemonade V contains a pretty substantial amount of sugar, it still contains an array of ingredients, which may be beneficial for your health.

Specifically, Raspberry Lemonade V has Taurine, Guarana Extract, and B-Vitamins; B3, B6, B5, B12, and B2.

Taurine

Taurine is an essential amino acid that’s needed for your body’s nutrition. Your body can create and produce Taurine, and it is concentrated around the brain, eyes, muscles, and heart.

This ingredient is a great bonus for an energy drink as it helps regulate electrolytes and minerals within the body.

The benefits of Taurine include:

  • Improvement in Heart Health
  • Boost Energy when Exercising
  • Protect the Liver

That said, Raspberry Lemonade V does not indicate its amount of Taurine on their label, so take the benefits of Taurine you can get from Lemonade Raspberry V with a pinch of salt.

Guarana Extract

Guarana Extract is sourced from a plant that’s commonly found in the Amazon basin. Amazonian tribes have used the Guarana for its therapeutic properties.

Guarana Extract is derived by crushing the seeds and it contains theophylline, theobromine, antioxidants, and caffeine, which adds to the caffeine value of Raspberry Lemonade V, so do note that the actual caffeine content of Raspberry Lemonade V may be higher than what’s detailed at the back of the can.

The label indicates that Raspberry Lemonade V contains 0.12% of Guarana Extract.

B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins promote healthy brain function and maintain energy levels, they are crucial for your health and wellbeing.

The table below details Raspberry Lemonade V’s B-vitamin content and contrast it against the tolerable intake level. If you’re looking for more details on each vitamin, you can read more about the functions of these vitamins in this article here.

Types of B VitaminsPurposeRaspberry Lemonade V (250ml)Tolerable Upper Intake Level
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)Keeps the eyes, skin, and nervous system healthy.1.2mg1.3mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)Helps the body release energy; keeps the skin healthy.7.3mg35mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)Promotes healthy skin and hair, improved digestion, and aiding red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body.1.8mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)Store energy from protein and carbohydrates; formation of red blood cells1.2mg100mg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)Release energy from food; forms red blood cells; keeps the nervous system healthy1.4µg
The B vitamins in a can of Raspberry Lemonade V.

What Does Raspberry Lemonade V Taste Like?

While Raspberry Lemonade V has a pretty self-explanatory taste, I personally find its lemon flavour more prominent than its raspberry when combined with all the fizzy energy drink elements.

Remember getting a lemonade with a dash of red colour in it? That’s what it tastes like. It’s basically Sprite with a dash of red colour in it. 

It’s actually my least favourite flavour of V so far and I definitely prefer the taste of Blue V and the original V. Although it’s certainly not my favourite version of V, it’s still worth trying at least once, especially if you like lemonade.

Is It Bad To Drink Raspberry Lemonade V Everyday?

So long as you have it in moderation, having a can of Raspberry Lemonade V every day isn’t bad for you, and shouldn’t pose a risk to your health.

If you need caffeine to wake yourself up, then grabbing a can of Raspberry Lemonade V wouldn’t hurt.

However, I highly advise you to drink only one can a day. Drinking two may result in unwanted side effects due to caffeine and sugar.

For a more detailed answer, take a look at my can You Drink V Energy everyday article.

If you’d like another opinion on Raspberry V, the video below would serve as good reference:

V Energy Drink Other Flavors

Raspberry Lemonade isn’t the only flavour that is being offered up by V Energy Drinks.

V Energy Drink offers a variety of different flavors:

  • Original
  • Blue
  • Golden Fruits
  • Tropical
  • Berry Twist

They also offer a sugar-free energy drink if that is your preference. You can also check out my listicle on the best sugar-free energy drinks for more sugar-free options.

Alternative Energy Drinks

There are a lot of options in the market right now. So if V Energy Drink doesn’t seem like your thing, you can definitely check out these other brands:

I also compiled a list of the top energy drinks you can have, so you can definitely check that out for more information on other energy drinks.

REIZE (10 out of 10)

Another favourite energy drink of mine is REIZE Energy Drink.

REIZE powder being poured into a glass of ice.
REIZE Energy Drink

It comes in a small packet, that is pretty dandy, allowing you to take it anywhere.

Besides that, it’s sugar-free and only has 50mg of caffeine, which I find to be just the right amount of caffeine to give me the boost.

REIZE also contains a special blend of healthy ingredients like taurine, ginseng, and B-vitamins, which can give you the perfect energy boost without the crash afterward.

Plus, you can get REIZE delivered to your door for only about $1 per drink. That’s great value for money!

Give REIZE a try, and you might find that it’s the best energy drink for keeping you energized and alert for the day.

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