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Review: Drank “Anti-Energy” Drink


Leave it to folks in my home town of Houston to buck the trend and introduce the opposite of what everyone else is doing: Drank’s tagline is “slow your roll” and it’s an anti-energy drink. Instead of caffeine, guarana, and taurine, it’s loaded with Valerian Root (10mg), Rose Hips (10mg), and melatonin (1mg), all designed to slow you down and make you sleepy.

I tried a can last night. I’m not sure if it was the stuff inside or the fact that it’d been a long day, but indeed my roll had been slowed. After finishing about half the can I was nodding off after 20 minutes. I woke up in the middle of the night at about 3am, but finally got back to sleep soon after. This morning I’m feeling pretty good, relaxed and energetic. Whether it’s legit or all psychosomatic I don’t know, but I’m keeping another can on standby just in case I need a legal, non-alcoholic downer.

I love the idea of Drank, but I’m unsure on the execution. The day-glo purple beverage tastes a lot like energy drinks (I’d hoped for something a little more sedated), but with more grape soda character (and maybe some flowers?). It is also loaded with 27 grams of sugar: That can’t help you sleep, can it?

The can is also enormous. While typical energy drinks come in 8 ounce cans, Drank is in a 16 ounce tall boy. Polishing off this entire can was a simple impossibility in my trudge toward bedtime.

Of course, this ain’t drankhacker… and I’m willing to accept I may not be in the target market for beverages targeted at gangsta culture. But hey, if it’s good enough for Three 6 Mafia, it’s probably good enough for all of us. Those guys have Oscars, after all.

B+ / $3 (16 oz. can) / drankbeverage.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Aaron January 13, 2009

    dogg i had the same efeccts but i thought it had a strong grape soda taste but its GREAT sooooo i dont care

  2. Andrew August 5, 2009

    hahaha am I the only one who thinks its fuckin hilarious that its grape flavored.

  3. Bornonaboat August 20, 2009

    No Andrew, I truly had to laugh out loud at the grape flavor. I bet strawberry is next. that or errnge.

  4. Anonymous April 17, 2010

    3 six mafia doesn’t drink this.. they drink the Real purple drink AKA sizzurp or syrup. which is prescription cough syrup containing promethezine and codeine. what really gets you slow. “That drank got me movin slow like im in a snail race.”

  5. Evian February 16, 2011

    I drink Good Night . http://www.GoodNightDrink.com

  6. Christian March 15, 2011

    Evian, nice to see you`re drinking Good Night Drink.
    What`s your opinion of Good Night Drink? Do you like the drink?

    We are general agents and exclusive distributors of Good Night Drink, currently we`re looking for distributors in the U.S. The interest has really started to growth which is really great, also in the U.S. So hopefully Good Night Drink soon will be available in the US as well.


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