Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 vlog #2 | Vloggy Vlog is Vlog (+ Beer Mail)

Nothing particularly new about this vlog, just the same old stuff: updates, announcements and shout-outs. Plus there's a beer mail unboxing at the end.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Java Monster Mean Bean Coffee + Energy | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #22

I didn't know there are actually EIGHT different versions of the Java Monster Coffee + Energy drink line! I found this can at a different supermarket than I usually shop at so I decided to give it a try. I liked the "Originale" version, so this name made me think it was going to be the French Roast of coffee energy drinks. Was it? Let's found out....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mexican Coca-Cola | Chad'z Soda Reviews #13

When I reviewed American coke a few months ago I said I wanted to try the Mexican version which is made with real sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup. I went to a different supermarket in my town and in the soda aisle they had 12oz glass bottles of Mexican coke! This is really coincidental considering I just reviewed Pepsi Throwback which is also made with real sugar instead of HFCS. As I said before I've always liked Pepsi better than Coke, so how would Mexican Coke compare to Pepsi Throwback!?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Amp Energy Elevate (blue) | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #21

Fans of my energy drink reviews have been asking me repeatedly to review more drinks in the "Amp" line. I always find their cans attractive because of the cool colors and designs and the blue one caught my eye - the "Elevate" edition. I still have the red and the purple editions to review. In the meantime, let's check out this blue one....

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Day In The Life Of Chad #5 (January 21, 2011)

I haven't made one of these since August, so I thought a cold Friday in the dead of winter would make for a good episode. On this day I actually had a lot to do: class from 9-12:30; Skype with Ryan 2-3:30; went to Subway and my beer store; then went to a hockey game, then Mahar's then Denny's.

I didn't put the timestamps in this video - let me know if that made any difference. As always, thanks for watching!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snapple Lemon Tea | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #8

Seems like it's been a while since I reviewed a Snapple product and what better way to get back in the habit than by reviewing what is, I believe, their flagship product - Lemon Tea. I'm a huge fan of their Peach Tea, but when most people think of iced tea they think of lemon, so how would a mega corporation's take on a classic all-American beverage turn out? Let's see....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pepsi Throwback | Chad'z Soda Reviews #12

Wow, it's been a while since I posted a soda review. I've always preferred Pepsi to Coke, but instead of reviewing the regular Pepsi, I decided to try their new "Throwback" edition which is made with REAL sugar and NOT High Fructose Corn Syrup. Technically, THIS is the real Pepsi since HFCS wasn't around when the soda was originally invented back in 1893. But does using real sugar make it any better? Let's find out....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Full Throttle Citrus | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #20

I haven't reviewed anything from the Full Throttle line in a while, so I decided to try their "Full Citrus Flavor". I've actually had this one before, but I tried to play it off like I hadn't. Let's just say I'm finding that I like some energy drinks more the second time around than the first.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 vlog #1 | The First Vlog of 2011!

Time for another vlog, in which I let you guys in on a little secret; wonder about taking a hiatus; vent about a crappy hat I got; think about buying a new camera; let you in on some upcoming Skype reviews/interviews with other beertubers; mention some beer trades (recent and future); and give a few shout-outs to video beer podcasters who are starting to post their stuff on YouTube now (and ask the audience what they think of these podcasts).


Arnold Palmer Southern Style Half & Half Sweet Tea Pink Lemonade | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #7

Holy long name for a product, Batman! If you saw the first episode of this show you know I'm a huge fan of the regular Arnold Palmer Half & Half, but did you know there's other variations? This is the "Southern Style" PINK Lemonade version (can you taste a difference between yellow and pink lemonade?). The question is, would this be a case of not leaving well enough or is it simply taking an existing product and making it better? Watch the review to find out.

Monday, January 10, 2011

NOS Fruit Punch | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #19

I'm a big fan of fruit punch and if you watch my other non-beer reviews lately you've seen me review a fruit punch Snapple and a fruit punch SoBe water. So why not a fruit punch energy drink? The NOS brand has always satisified me so far, so I'd imagine they make a good fruit punch energy drink too. They also make a Grape flavored NOS but I cannot find it anywhere! Can someone help me out!?

P.S. This is actually the second time I reviewed this as my original review from late 2010 was somehow accidentally deleted (whoops).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Green Tea | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #6

Arizona is a national brand of teas and juices, but ironically enough, are NOT made in Arizona (they're actually out of Cleveland, although the company started in Brooklyn - I dunno, it's a long story, look it up). I loved the Arizona Arnold Palmer drink and I do like their regular iced tea, but never had their green tea before.

NOTE: In retrospect, I graded this beer one point too high, please subtract a point from my grade to know what I REALLY gave it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

SoBe Lifewater Acai Fruit Punch | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #6

Seems like it's been a while since I reviewed a flavored water, and certainly a long time since I tried a Sobe Lifewater. I'm STILL not sure how you pronounce "acai" but I like fruit punch, so I decided to give the Acai Fruit Punch a try.