Hailing from New Zealand, V Energy Drinks are a pretty common sight if you’re an energy drink enthusiast, being as prominent as Red Bull is within its region.
While the Original Green V is widely known, V Energy does offer its mysterious Blue version, with an undisclosed flavour that seems to work just as well as the original.
So if you’ve clicked on this article, you’re probably hoping to unravel the mystery that is Blue V’s enigmatic flavor.
Without beating around the bush, my closest guess to the flavour of Blue V Energy is passion fruit, as Blue V has a sweet yet slightly sour taste, along with a fair amount of carbonation.
So that’s that, but if you want to know more about Blue V’s caffeine and ingredients and just how well it works taste-wise, read on.
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Blue V Nutrition Facts
|Typical Values per 250ml Can||Blue V Energy|
(Of which Saturated)
(Of which Sugars)
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||7.3mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||1.8mg|
Blue V Calorie Content
A regular 250ml can of Blue V Energy contains 147.7 calories.
That’s a reasonable amount of calories for an energy drink of this volume. As a base of comparison, a 250ml can of Red Bull has a slightly lower calorie count with only 110 calories.
While Blue V isn’t too heavy on calories, I would still recommend a low or zero-calorie energy drink if you’re maintaining a certain diet, or prefer your energy drinks to be lighter.
That being said, you generally need somewhere between 2000 to 2500 calories per day, depending on your lifestyle choices and other factors.
So while a single can of Blue V can definitely give you a good boost, be wary of having more than one can a day, as all those calories can and will add up in the long-run.
Blue V Ingredients
Here’s the complete list of Blue V’s ingredients for your viewing convenience:
- 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).
How Much Caffeine Is In Blue V Energy?
Each 250ml can of Blue V contains 78mg of caffeine, which is a fairly small amount.
Caffeine is a pretty vital ingredient for any energy drink, being responsible for keeping you awake as well as improving your overall reaction times.
Personally, I prefer to have between 50 to 100mg of caffeine per serving, which is just enough to give me a pretty decent boost, but not too much that I might get overwhelmed by the effects.
As such, Blue V slides right into that sweet spot for having just the right amount of caffeine, but again, depending on your caffeine metabolism and overall tolerance, you might need a bit more to start feeling the effects.
But considering the low amount of caffeine present in Blue V, you’ll probably not hit the hard 400mg limit anytime soon, with the high sugar content definitely being a more immediate concern.
In any case, as long as you don’t have too many cans or consume any other caffeinated beverages alongside Blue V, you shouldn’t have to worry about its caffeine content all that much.
For information on caffeine and what exactly it does to you, have a look at the video below:
How Much Sugar Is Blue V Energy?
Each 250ml can of Blue V Energy has 34.6g of sugar.
While it’s definitely not as much as a Mother Energy Drink (which has 54g per 500ml can), it’s actually a pretty substantial amount for an energy drink of its size.
For reference, a similarly sized can of Red Bull only has 27g of sugar, which definitely makes Blue V the slightly unhealthier option.
As such, a single can of Blue V isn’t exactly the healthiest energy drink on the market, but it can definitely give you a good rush with all the sugar it contains, not to mention being a delightful treat to your tastebuds too.
In any case, while it’s fine to have a can of Blue V occasionally, having it consistently may lead to some notable side effects to your health, such as:
- Weight Gain
- Type II Diabetes
- Increased risk of heart disease
- Tooth decay
- Kidney damage
- Increased risk of depression
Other than that, having too much sugar in a short period of time may lead to a sugar crash, where you might feel slow and lethargic due to the sudden rise and drop in your blood sugar levels.
In short, as long as you moderate your Blue V intake and keep your overall sugar intake to a reasonable level, it should be alright to have a can of Blue V occasionally.
Taurine is an amino acid that’s noted to have a host of benefits, making it a widely used ingredient in energy drinks.
Although taurine is predominantly associated with Red Bull (due to the infamous rumour of the source of their taurine), it’s also in plenty of other energy drinks, such as Rockstar and V Energy.
Regarding the potential benefits of taurine, the list includes:
- Promoting healthy metabolism
- Improving exercise performance
- Protecting the muscles
Sure, the above benefits are interesting, but, unfortunately, the science doesn’t prove that taurine has any immediate benefits after consumption, so be sure to take those benefits with a grain of salt.
Blue V has 330mg of guarana per 250ml can, totaling 0.12% of the whole drink.
Guarana is known to have an impressive mix of stimulants and antioxidants, which is definitely helpful in an energy drink.
As such, it’s no surprise that guarana is found in numerous energy drinks such as Rockstar, certainly complementing the energy providing properties of Blue V as well.
While guarana may be a sneaky way of adding more caffeine into Blue V, the initial caffeine content of Blue V is low, so you don’t have to worry too much about this aspect of the energy drink.
V Energy Drink Flavours
Apart from Blue V, here are some other variations of the classic V Energy drink that you might also enjoy:
- Pure (Energy Juice)
- Tropical (Sugar-Free)
- Berry Twist (Sugar-Free)
- Iced Coffee (Coffee with Guarana extract)
What Does Blue V Taste Like?
Blue V Energy Drink doesn’t disclose the exact nature of its flavour, but the closest description, which best describes the drink, is a fruity, passion fruit-like flavour, with the fizzy element of an energy drink.
The closest reference I can give for the taste of Blue V is that it mostly reminds me of Passiona, or other passion-fruit flavoured sodas or energy drinks you might be familiar with.
I actually quite enjoy the taste of Blue V, but considering I already quite liked the taste of passion fruit, your mileage might vary if you’re not too fond of that particular flavour.
This drink is also carbonated, so if you’re looking for an energy drink with a decent amount of fizz, Blue V might be the energy drink for you.
As for its effects, I personally didn’t find them to be super noticeable, but that could just be me. Having sugar and caffeine in its mix, Blue V would definitely work in a pinch if you need a boost.
Green V vs Blue V
|Green V||Blue V||Daily Max Limit|
|Calories||116.35 calories||147.7 calories||2000/2500 calories|
|Sugar||26.5g||34.6g||25g / 36g|
Considering both Green and Blue V are technically the same energy drink with different flavours, there’s not much difference between the two other than taste and preference.
Here’s a quick summary of the more notable differences 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.
For a more in-depth discussion of which energy out of the two might be better for you, check out the article I’ve written here, where I delve a lot deeper into the exact topic.
How Many Cans of Blue V Can You Have a Day?
I personally recommended that you have no more than one can of Blue V Energy Drink per day, owing to the high amount of sugar present in the drink.
While the caffeine content of Blue V is pretty low, the sugar content, on the other hand, is quite high at 34.6g per serving, which is well over the AHA’s recommended daily max sugar limit.
So while you can splurge out every now and then, limiting your intake of Blue V is definitely the way to go if you want to stay on the healthier side of life.
If you would much rather an energy drink where sugar is less of an issue, take a look at the article I’ve written on the best energy drinks with less sugar, which you’ll definitely find informative.
Blue V Alternatives
If you’re looking for some other lower-caffeinated energy drinks similar to Blue V, here are some good options you might enjoy:
You might also enjoy energy drink powders. They’re a lot more convenient, and you can adjust your servings to what works best for you. As a bonus, they’re usually more affordable than ready-to-drink energy drinks too:
REIZE (10 out of 10)
While Blue V may be a pretty tasty energy drink, I find that REIZE is definitely a step up from the competition in many aspects.
REIZE is a great 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 after having a can of V.
Best of all, you can get REIZE delivered right to your door for only about $1 per drink, which is pretty great value for money.
Try REIZE today, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s a smarter choice than Blue V.