When he’s not knocking out competitors in the ring, British boxing champion Tyson Fury is launching energy drinks as his very own brand FUROCITY enters Iceland and Food Warehouse stores across the UK.
Unlike my opponents, Furocity packs a real punch. It’s about hitting your day harder and making the moment count. It’s a feeling you can’t bottle. So I put it in a can.
Tyson Fury’s statement on the can raises a smile but can Furocity Energy Drink do the same? Let’s find out in my review.
Furocity Energy Drink Taste Test
Having tried a variety of energy drinks in the past, including Red Bull, Muscle Moose Juice Energy Drink and the cheap ones that supermarkets sell, I know what does and doesn’t work and what to expect in the taste department.
Furocity comes in four different flavours: Original, Sour Apple, Sour Cherry, and Black and Blue Raspberry. On my trip to Food Warehouse, I decided to just pick up the Original and Sour Apple flavours to see what they’re all about.
I opted for trying the Original flavour first and I found it surprisingly tasty. It’s refreshing and isn’t overly sweet like some energy drinks can be. I felt energised very quickly and alert without feeling any effects that may concern. In the past, two cans of Red Bull made me feel as though I was having a heart attack. With a can of Furocity, which is substantially greater in volume at 500ml per can, I felt comfortable drinking it, from the taste of the drink to the buzz. It provided me with a boost of energy and alertness when I was feeling a bit tired and on a slump.
The original flavour is a light golden colour when poured. It smells similar to other energy drinks but thankfully the taste isn’t as sweet or overpowering making it much nicer to drink. You can still taste the fizz a bit but I found it easier to drink more of it without getting the feeling of teeth rotting away with every slurp. As far as energy drinks go, this has definitely shot up into the top spot.
After sampling the original, I tried the Sour Apple Flavour and it lives up to its name. It’s a bit tangy and sour on the tastebuds but not unpleasant. However, I much prefer the taste of the original out of the two. When poured, it’s a light green in appearance – just as you’d expect it to be for a drink featuring apple flavouring.
Furocity Energy Drink Ingredients & Nutritional Info
The Furocity Original flavoured energy drink is a carbonated mixed fruit flavoured drink with Taurine, Caffeine and B Vitamins, with Sugar and Sweetener.
Ingredients include: Carbonated Water, Sugar Syrup, Acid: Citric Acid; Taurine (0.4%), Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Flavourings, Caffeine (0.3%), Colour: Ammonia Caramel; Vitamins (Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B2), Inositol, Sweetener: Sucralose.
For people with allergies, be aware that it may contain Barley, Milk, Oats, Rye, Sulphates and Wheat, so do avoid if you suffer from a reaction with any of those.
As it’s an energy drink, it features a high caffeine content thereby it’s not recommended for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and persons sensitive to caffeine (31.5mg/100ml).
Per 500ml can of Furocity Original flavour, it provides 366kJ/86 kcal of energy, 0.0g of fat, 21.5g of carbohydrates of which are sugars and 0g of fibre, protein and salt. It also contains 5mg of Riboflavin, 40mg of Niacin, 10mg of Vitamin B6, 10µg of Vitamin B12 and 10mg of Pantothenic Acid.
Sour Apple Flavour
The Furocity Sour Apple flavoured energy drink is a carbonated apple flavoured drink with Taurine, Caffeine and B Vitamins, with Sugar and Sweetener.
Ingredients include: Carbonated Water, Sugar Syrup, Acid: Citric Acid; Taurine (0.3%), Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrates; Flavouring, Caffeine (0.3%), Inositol, Sweetener: Sucralose; Vitamins (Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12), Colours: Tartrazine, Brilliant Blue FCF.
The Sour Apple Furocity drink may contain Barley, Milk, Oats, Rye, Sulphates and Wheat so do avoid if you suffer from allergies to any of those.
As it’s an energy drink, it features a high caffeine content thereby it’s not recommended for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women and persons sensitive to caffeine (31.5mg/100ml). It also contains Tartrazine which may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.
Per 500ml can of Furocity Sour Apple flavour, it provides 374kJ/88 kcal of energy, 0.0g of fat, 22g of carbohydrates of which are sugars, and 0g of fibre, protein and salt. It also contains 32mg of Niacin, 3mg of Vitamin B6 and 5µg of Vitamin B12
If you’re looking for an energy drink to give you a little pick me up when you’re feeling sluggish or tired, then Furocity is a fantastic choice! It’s not too sweet to drink compared with other energy drinks on the market, which makes consuming more in one sitting is easier. I’d say the original flavour is the better out of the two, but there are two other flavours, Sour Cherry, and Black and Blue Raspberry, which I’ve yet to try out.
I’m not someone who consumes energy drinks too regularly. I tend to use them when I feel a need to, such as before training if I’m feeling tired and need something to perk me up. As of this moment, Furocity would be my preferred choice. It’s refreshing to drink and tantalises the tastebuds whilst providing a blast of energy to shirk off the tiredness and prepare for the training session ahead.
Cans of Furocity are available from Iceland and Food Warehouse stores in the UK.