Friday, September 30, 2011

Monster Rehab Tea + Lemonade | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #32

The Monster line of energy drinks is one I've enjoyed since I started doing these reviews. I haven't reviewed a new Monster product in a long time though (due mostly to moving all the videos between channels - it's a long story). This "Rehab" drink is fairly new - a lot of people told me it's basically "Arnold Palmer Half & Half" as an energy drink. Now, if you know me you know I love THAT drink - but as an energy drink? Would that work? I guess we'll find out.

P.S. This was shot and uploaded raw. I apologize for any goofs. It's also the first time I've reviewed an energy drink first thing in the morning on a weekday (not counting those 5 hour energy shots).

P.P.S. This review is dedicated to - who's been harassing me for MONTHS begging me to review this. Well here ya go. Now leave me alone!!

A Day In The Life of Chad #6 (September 30, 2011)

So it's been over nine months since the last episode of "A Day in the Life of Chad", but I actually had some interesting things worth filming today. The day was just a normal day at work, but I went out for lunch as I often do on a Friday and give you a quick tour of downtown Schenectady. After work there was a beer event happening - Southern Tier Cask Night at the Ruck in Troy. In fact, I shot so much footage there that I had to make it a separate video.

If you would like to see more episodes of this series please let me know.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mike's Harder Lemonade | Chad'z Alcopop Reviews #8

I've always enjoyed the "Mike's Hard Lemonade" alcopop, but I didn't know they had, what we would call in the beer world, an "imperial" version until I saw this at Walmart the other day. The regular Mike's is 5% ABV, and this is 8% ABV. I was worried this was going to be basically a lemonade flavored Four Loko, but  then again it's not quite THAT strong. I've always liked the regular Mike's (I've never tried any of the other flavors in the line), so I was curious to see if a stronger version could possibly be as good as the original. Let's see.

P.S. No, I didn't realize I was wearing the same shirt as my last alcopop review until just now. LOL

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SlimFast Creamy Milk Chocolate | Chad'z MISC Soft Drink Reviews #21

heh, yeah, ANOTHER SlimFast product. And another chocolate-flavored shake - "Creamy Milk Chocolate." I thought their "Rich Chocolate Royale" was pretty good, so how would the obviously less intense version rate?

Monday, September 26, 2011

USS WASP (LHD-1) 2004 deployment movie

I was active duty Navy 2001-2007, and spent five years aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1). I was a third class Fire Controlman (FC3), working on the NATO SeaSparrow Surface Missile System.

From February to October 2004 we were deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom." Being an amateur videographer I tried to capture as much of the experience as possible. This wasn't meant to be a serious documentary, but I think it does give you a good idea of what life was like for me during those seven months.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

NOS Loaded Cherry | Chad'z Energy Drink Reviews #31

Yes, ANOTHER NOS product! Regular NOS is my favorite energy drink (and non-alcoholic beverage all around), and the Coca-Cola Company (which owns and makes this line of products) has decided to start expanding the brand much like Monster or Rock Star. That's okay with me because I never drank a NOS product I didn't like (some I didn't LOVE, but that's another store). I have only had one other cherry energy drink and thought it was only okay. But I went into NOS Loaded Cherry with high hopes - would it live up to my expectations?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chad Tries.... Botan Rice Candy

It's been about a month since my last episode of "Chad Tries..." Sorry about the delay, but I just haven't been able to find anything worthy of a "review". The Walmart I go to is just too generic I suppose. But this did catch my eye, it was in the Asian food isle and it was only 80 cents and had the word "candy" in it - how bad could it be?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Activate Vitamin Fruit Punch | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #12

This is the last of three "Activate" vitamin waters I had. I was really looking forward to this one because it's a fruit punch flavor and that SoBe fruit punch was delicious, so I was hoping this would be as well.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Activate Workout Passion Fruit | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #11

The second of three of these new "Activate" flavored water/energy/calorie-burning/sports drinks. I tried to change it up a little for this review. I spent an hour on the elliptical and then starting shooting the review as soon as I was finished - hence the reason I'm all sweaty. Would this be a thirst-quenching, revitalizing drink? We'll see.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Activate Antioxidant Blueberry Pomegranate | Chad'z Flavored Water Reviews #10

The first NEW episode of Chad'z Flavored Water reviews in over SIX MONTHS! So these "Activate" drinks are pretty interesting - are they flavored water or are they sports drinks? Are they like those new drinks that claim you BURN calories by drinking them? I don't know, but I know what tastes good and what I like to drink, so I'm going to give this one (the first of three in a row) a try.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

2011 vlog #18 | Chad'z Charity Challenge (recap)

Chad'z Charity Challenge was a success! I received a total of 33 response videos by 30 different BeerTubers. Well, some were by people who are only part-time BeerTubers and at least one was by someone who doesn't do beer reviews at all, but since they made a point of making their review SPECIFICALLY for this challenge I decided to count it as an entry.

Thanks again to everyone that participated - I really appreciate it, and I'm sure the American Red Cross will, too. I was able to discover several new BeerTubers I had never seen or heard of prior to this challenge, so it was a win for me, too.

I'm sending the money to a local Red Cross chapter and they can do with it as they please. That money might even stay right in this area to help out with victims of Hurrican Irene (even though it wasn't that bad by the time it hit here, we still had plenty of flooding and a lot of people wound up homeless).

God bless everyone that participated - including the viewers. Cheers!

You can see ALL 33 response videos here: