Review: Venom Bite – Cold Blast – Arctic Blast [Energy Supplement]

The Dr Pepper/7UP company has a new "energy shot" type energy drink called Venom Bite that they're giving away samples of. I'm a sucker for free things (as some of you already know), so of course I filled out the form to get one.

The Venom Bite itself is only 3oz, so it's a rather small bottle, which I assume is intended to be chugged rather than drank – much like the "5-hour energy" shots.

I took a few sips to get a general taste of the stuff before swallowing it all in one go. I wasn't sure what exactly "Arctic Blast" tasted like, and I still don't know – it had a minty-like cooling taste to it, which wasn't bad, but wasn't exactly great. It almost had a bit of a mediciney taste to it. Also, the consistency was a bit thicker, almost reminding me of drinking NyQuil. After determining that I wasn't likely to gag or get sick on the Venom Bite, I downed the rest of it in one gulp.

This little bottle has your standard "energy drink" ingredients – caffeine, guarana, taurine, B vitamins, etc – and as such, I got the normal "up" I would associate with drinking an energy drink. The difference is that I felt it faster, probably because the ingredients are more concentrated than in a larger (and more watered down) energy drink, and because I drank it much faster than I would drink a Red Bull, Amp, or RockStar energy drink.

So, what's my final take on Venom Bite? On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 6. Aside from the minor complaints above, the main factor lowering my rating is the price. Right now it seems to only be available through their website, and it's priced at $2.50 a bottle. $2.50 for a 3oz bottle. Knock the price in half and I'd rate it an 8.

If you want to give it a try, you can request a sample of Venom Bite – Cold Blast from I think it took about 2 weeks to get mine.

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  1. kim said,

    My sample needs to arrive already.. not fair that you got your sample before I got mine! But… maybe today! Hopefully today. I could use the energy.

    September 3, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  2. unlikelymoose said,

    "Feel the frosty fangs sink in – the Cold Blast is instant and intense. Feel the energizing sensation surging through your system. New Venom Bite™. Kicks now. Takes names later ."

    Sign me up! Note the extra space before the last period in the quote. That's how it appears on their website. Their web designer must be so hyped up on Venom Bite that they have got a little carried away on the keyboard.

    September 4, 2009 @ 8:12 am

  3. sparx said,

    It's almost like a "half-ellipsis"… Venom Bite is so potent, it's creating its own pseudo-punctuation!

    September 4, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  4. Cactus Joe said,

    Have you ever tried Brain Toniq?

    I dunno if they offer free samples or not.

    They should.


    September 4, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  5. sparx said,

    I haven't tried brain toniq.

    You need to stop with the affiliate links in the comments though. I've let it slide for awhile, but it's really not cool.

    September 4, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  6. kim said,

    I FINALLY got my Venom Bite in the mail yesterday! It's got an interesting aftertaste… Kinda menthol-y? Odd after the initial "fruit punch" flavor. We'll see if I'm bouncing off the walls later! 😛

    September 11, 2009 @ 10:30 am

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