by Matt Weik
The game market has exploded and I see no other way but to increase. When I was a kid, I would have said that if you had told me that gaming was going to become a “sport,” let alone that millions of kids were sitting in front of their computers and watching other kids playing video games, you’d be crazy. But that’s exactly what is happening in the esports market these days, and the G FUEL RTD is designed for those types of people.
Here’s the thing … if you go to your local gas station and browse the drinks in the cooler, you will likely find that at least a couple of doors are filled with energy drinks. They are literally taking over the cooler room due to their popularity. Well I went to my local Sheetz and noticed on their app that they had an offer for a free G FUEL RTD. I’m not one to go without a free energy drink, so I grabbed one to see what the fuss was about.
G FUEL RTD is not ONLY suitable for gamers
Before grabbing a can of the G FUEL RTD Peach Rings, I didn’t feel like trying these out (I’m just being honest). Thanks to the doctorate, I’m glad I did that. Well, I’ll say this … I’m not a gamer. I don’t have time to sit down and play video games (I’m too busy writing these articles for you haha). The packaging is clearly geared towards the gaming community as some of the cans have different game characters on them, and the one I happened to get had Sonic the Hedgehog on it. I know who Sonic is, but if I looked at the packaging, I would never wear it or even consider it when looking at the energy drinks available in retail stores.
That being said, not all of their cans are associated with game characters, as is the case with the limited-edition cans I found. The non-character cans all appear to have a swirl pattern of different colors to match the flavor of that particular can. But it leaves you wondering how some of the weirdly named flavors actually taste like, like Tetris Blast and Scorpion Sting. When I was younger I loved Tetris and Mortal Kombat.
G FUEL touched the gaming market for a second and did a great job bringing in some big names to get the eSports arena as well as the YouTube world interested by signing a deal with personalities like PewDiePie, Roman Atwood, KSI, xQc and Logic to name a few.
The first thing I did when I got home was to look at the profile of the G FUEL RTD. To my surprise, it’s literally like any other energy drink in terms of ingredients (mostly I’ll cover differences in a minute). However, this one had more caffeine than some of the competitors sitting next to them in the cooler. With 300mg of caffeine, this 16oz G FUEL RTD can deliver a serious punch for the stim junkies out there.
The specific G FUEL RTD I selected also contained ingredients like L-Tyrosine, Vitamin C, L-Theanine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Green Coffee Bean Extract and Green Tea Extract, Turmeric Extract, Sour Cherry , Blueberry, broccoli, and kale, which make up the patented S7 ™ antioxidant complex we see in some pre-workout formulas. Many of these ingredients are difficult to find with their competitors, which I found interesting.
The nutritional values of the G FUEL RTD are comparable to those of other energy drinks, as it contains no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugar and no sugar alcohols. And if you’re wondering about the taste, the Peach Rings flavor of the G FUEL RTD I had was absolutely delicious.
Would that benefit the players? Definitely. You are not reading this on a gaming website, however. How exactly would this help fitness enthusiasts? In fact, just like any other energy drink would.
Because the G FUEL RTD promotes energy, focus, endurance and reaction, you can use this while exercising, at the gym, or even while sitting in the office or classroom.
The G FUEL RTD is available in 17 different flavors according to their website (at the time of this writing) which is insane. The only other brands that come to mind with this variety would be Bang Energy and maybe even Reign. If you can’t find a flavor you like in the G FUEL range, you may need to have your taste buds checked – as they may be broken.
Why should you switch to a G FUEL RTD?
There is no good reason to be honest. Just like there wouldn’t be a good reason to switch from G FUEL RTD to a Bang Energy, C4, Reign or any other energy drink.
It all comes down to personal preference. Do I like the 300 mg caffeine together with the S7 ™ antioxidant complex? Secure. I could envision using this both as a pre-workout RTD and in the morning to prepare myself to type 5,000 words for the day. The added caffeine would hit a little harder than an energy in the 200 mg range, and with the added focus and endurance ingredients, it would serve that need well.
If you want to change a thing or two of the same old energy drinks you’re used to, or try a completely different taste than the energy drinks you’re currently drinking, the G FUEL RTD is definitely a blast and delivers. The price of all these energy drinks is roughly the same across the board, so it’s not that there is a massive jump in price from a financial point of view.
Would I recommend the G FUEL RTD? Yup! The profile and taste are spot on and there is nothing to really complain or criticize about. But have you tried the G FUEL RTD before? If so, what flavor and what were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.