Friday, December 31, 2010

Snapple Grapeade | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #5

yup, another Snapple product. So far they've been good. I'm not usually a fan of grape drinks so let's see what Snapple Grapeade is all about.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vanilla Starbucks Doubleshot Energy + Coffee | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #18

I'm not sure why I'm even doing this review. I tried the regular and Mocha Starbucks energy drinks and found them to be only okay at best. So I thought I would give them ONE more try and see what the Vanilla flavor is all about. Would be just as lame as the others or would this one actually be worthy?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vitamin Water Lemonade | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #5

Not to be mistaken for the "Squeezed Lemonade" flavor - which is part of the ZERO line of the Vitamin Water products. "Lemonade Multi V" is part of the regular Vitamin Water line and the first product of that series to be reviewed on this show. I really liked the other lemonade drink, how would this one with 125 calories compare?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 vlog #31 | The Last Vlog of 2010!

Sorry this is such a long video, but I swear it's actually quite breezy! There's a LOT of topics I talk about here including: vlogs for 2011; Christmas; St. Bernardus Abt 12 "dubbel"; a present I got; youtube going slow; a spreadsheet of all my beer reviews; Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2010; plans for the show in 2011; upcoming reviews of Westy 12 and 8; upcoming skype reviews and interviews; more countries to be reviewed in 2011; trip to Ommegang and other New York breweries; the second-annual trivia contest; and probably some other stuff I forgot. If you'd like a copy of the spreadsheet of all my reviews, please email me at with the subject "beer spreadsheet" SHOUT-OUTS IN THIS VLOG:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snapple Fruit Punch | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #4

Continuing with the Snapple line of juices and teas we try their take on the classic American beverage - fruit punch. This actually tasted a lot different than I was expecting it to.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 vlog #30 | FOUR BEER MAILS!

I received FOUR beer mail packages within the last 10 days so I decided to upload all four unboxing videos as one vlog. The first is from Mark at the second is from a fan named Dan in Binghamton, the third is from Mark Starr at and the last is from my friend in France who always hooks me up with Westvleteren beers. Ironically, I'm not actively seeking to trade or sell any beers right now. Maybe when the spring rolls around. Feel free to email me any offers you may want to make, though. Thanks and cheers! Also, Merry Christmas (again!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Malta Goya | Chad'z Soda Reviews #11

Did you know Malta Goya is basically just unfermented beer? It's brewed with malts and hops (plus HFCS and some other chemicals/sweeteners), it's just not fermented with yeast. I never realized that until recently, so I decided to give this beverage a try. It's a very popular drink among the Hispanic community, but I've never had it before. I've never even known anyone that's tried it so I went into this thing completely blind.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Java Monster Originale Coffee + Energy | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #17

I wasn't too crazy about those Starbucks coffee energy drinks, so I decided to give a Java Monster "Originale" Energy + Coffee to see if it would be any better. Watch the review to see if it would be.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SoBe Lifewater Strawberry Dragonfruit | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #4

It's been a long time since I did a flavored water review. So we're going back to SoBe for the "Strawberry Dragonfruit" flavor. Watch the video for my full review and analysis.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Four Loko Blue Raspberry & Cranberry Lemonade | Chad'z Alcopop Reviews #5

Now that Four Loko is banned, I've had the overwhelming urge to drink and review it! Henry, a frequent guest on my regular beer reviews, joins me to see if either of these flavors of Four Loko is worth risking jail time and buying it on the black market. And no, we didn't finish either of these drinks. We didn't want to get trashed. And frankly, neither of these is quite worth drinking that much on a weeknight.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 vlog #29 | upcoming skypes, beer trades and reviews; WrecklessEating; 2011 resolutions

It's been a few weeks since my last vlog, so I thought it was about time for another. Things are going to be pretty busy around here for the next few weeks. Once 2011 rolls around, I should get back to a less hectic schedule. i hope everyone has been having a good holiday season so far. I have! Alexander Keith's IPA review:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mountain Dew | Chad'z Soda Reviews #10

Yep, another mainstream soda review - what am I thinking? Anyway, I've always been a fan of Mountain Dew. Never quite understood why it's played second fiddle to Sprite all these years. Did you know it's actually made with orange juice, not orange flavoring?

Not that I'm the world's biggest Mountain Dew nerd. In fact, for this review I have to give this soda serious contemplation as to how good it actually is. I also take a serious look at the ingredients and nutritional facts.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snapple Kiwi Strawberry | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #3

yep, we're going back to Snapple already. I've been a huge fan of the Kiwi Strawberry Snapple since I first had it back in the early 90s. This drink is part of Snapple's "All Natural" line of teas and juices made without perservatives or artificial sweeteners. I believe Snapple used to use HFCS in their regular products but has since gone back to all natural sugar. Their diet drinks do contain aspartame, though, so I probably won't be reviewing those.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fanta Orange | Chad'z Soda Reviews #9

Fanta is one of the first orange-flavored sodas and was originally made in Germany during WWII due to a shortage of ingredients to make Coca-Cola. However, the modern American version (that I'm drinking), is very different from the Fanta Orange soda that enjoys massive popularity in Europe.

I'm not usually a fan of orange sodas, but I don't hate them either. How does Fanta stand up?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snapple Peach Tea | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #2

I've been a fan of Snapple since they first debuted in the late 80s or early 90s. It seemed like for a while they were making all their drinks with HFCS and other artificial sweeteners and still using the tagline "Made from the best stuff on earth." Well maybe it's a new line of Snapple products or maybe I just haven't been paying close enough attention, but many of their drinks now sport the "All Natural" label and actually are (in other words, no HFCS or fake chemicals). Although I believe the "Diet" Snapples are made with Aspartame.

Anyway, the first Snapple to be reviewed on this show is one of my favorites - the Peach Tea. I remember it used to be called Peach Iced Tea, but now it's just just Peach Tea. Whatever. Let's see how it tastes.....