Energy drinks are formulated with special ingredients that boost energy and mental performance. So, they deliver an instant jolt of energy when you must keep up or improve your performance level. However, the efficiency and safety of energy drinks depend on their active ingredients.
Bang drinks have regularly been ranked among the top-selling energy drink brands in the UK. This is perhaps not surprising, given that they satisfy most of the defining criteria for good energy drinks. They have permissible levels of caffeine. Additionally, they are sweet but sugar-free. The sweetness comes from sucralose and acesulfame potassium. So, Bang tastes good while it has zero carbs and sugars.
Most Bang flavors deliver 300 mg of caffeine per can, which is just below the daily maximum dose of 400 mg per day. However, Bang even has caffeine-free versions for when you need an alternative.
With 21+ unique flavors to choose from, it can be quite a difficult task to decide which flavor to pick up next. We decided to taste them all and rank them in order to make this decision easier.
Our Choices for the 12 Best Bang Flavors
If you have trouble deciding from all the many choices, here is my personal ranking of the best bang flavors.
1. Rainbow Unicorn
- Unusual and addictive flavors
- Very sweet
- A unique taste that is different from other flavors
- Available in different pack sizes
- Try it if you have a high tolerance for caffeine
- The sweetness can be overwhelming in the first few sips
The bright neon colors on the Bang Rainbow Unicorn Energy drink offer the first hint of an explosive flavor profile. Take a sip of this beverage and you can feel it flood your senses with a rich candy flavor.
The Rainbow Unicorn Energy drink is extremely sweet. During the first few sips, all you will experience is this overwhelming sweetness. The underlying flavor profile becomes evident only after you get over the initial sting of its overwhelming sticky sweetness.
Imagine stuffing your mouth with skittles of various colors. The Rainbow Unicorn Bang flavor produces a similar effect!
However, once your taste buds get accustomed to the taste, you will be able to identify the different flavors in it. It tastes like chewing gum or bubble gum. It also has a distinct fruit candy-like flavor profile
There is a hint of fruity watermelon or musk melon. However, the fruity aroma is very washed down and the sweetness is more prominent. Overall, the Rainbow unicorn tastes more like candy than like fruit.
Overall Score: 9.8/10 (Excellent)
2. Frose Rose
- Bang for your buck
- A good way to stay alert and focused
- Ideal for gamers
- Tastes lighter than others
- The tops of the cans had a layer of gunk on them
- Some of the cans were damaged or leaked
I’ve tried several flavors before and this is definitely one of my favorites. It’s a fizzy, sweet-tart drink that has a strawberry hint to it. I would describe it as somewhat strawberry-like, but without the bitterness, you might expect from a real strawberry.
These drinks are all crystal clear and carbonated, which can sometimes be hard to find in energy drinks. They are refreshing and thirst-quenching, which is definitely needed with these hot summer days we’ve been having lately! They also give me a very nice boost of energy that lasts throughout the day. If you aren’t looking for something too strong, but still want something with enough caffeine to get you going and keep you going, then this flavor might be just right for you!
Overall Score: 9.5/10 (Excellent)
3. Star Blast
- Very sweet despite the lack of sugar
- Easy to drink
- Fruity flavor
- The right balance of acidity and sweetness
- Has a distinct candy-like taste
The first thing you will notice about Bang Star Blast is the impressive color combination on the cans. It is fun but not childish.
When you open the can, the liquid does not fizz up and it remains still. However, the fizziness erupts with the first sip. There is a popping sensation with each sip, which perhaps inspired the name of the flavor. As the name suggests, you can feel stars shooting across your taste buds as you sip on the beverage.
This Bang flavor has a fruity aroma. The flavors of banana, passion fruit, and other tropical fruits stand out. However, the taste is more like fruit candy than original fruit. It is sweet with just the right balance of acidity.
Although this Bang energy flavor does not taste like natural fruit, the derived fruity flavor is palatable. You can compare it to gummy bears with their subtle sweetness. It is not as overpowering as sticky candy.
Overall Score: 9.1/10 (Excellent)
4. Radical Skadattle
- It will give you the energy boost you seek
- No awful artificial sweetener aftertaste
- Delicious and calorie-free
- Noticed a few dents in the cans
This is a very interesting flavor, even though it is one of their sweeter flavors, it still has that nice kick to it that all Bang products have. It’s really sweet and tastes like Skittles.
If you’re not a fan of overly sweet drinks, you might want to stick with something else. However, if you like drinks that are on the sweeter side, this one might be for you.
This was one of the better flavors I’ve tried from them so far and would definitely be something I’d buy again. The only thing is that you should be careful with how much you drink because it does have a lot of caffeine in it.
Overall this is a great energy drink for first thing in the morning.
Overall Score: 8.8/10 (Very Good)
5. Purple Haze
- It’s lightly carbonated
- Doesn’t make you jittery
- The grape flavor is subtle and not overpowering
- Has a slight aftertaste of aspartame
- I find it quite sweet, so I often mix it with water
This is a grape-flavored energy drink and is one of my favorites from this brand. I like to use this drink during my workouts because it helps with energy. It’s sweet and tastes just like grape Nehi.
It gives you that little bit of extra oomph without making you feel jittery or feeling like you have the caffeine shakes afterward. The carbonation also provides a little bit of a kick to get things moving in your system and will definitely prevent you from getting sleepy if you need an afternoon pick me up or if you want to use it as an energy drink for working out.
This beverage is great and I would recommend this to anyone who likes grape soda flavor and enjoys low-calorie beverages.
Overall Score: 8.6/10 (Very Good)
6. Keto Coffee Mocha Madness
- Comes in beige cans with brown prints
- Regular coffee color liquid
- High protein and low sugar
- The taste of mocha is apparent
- Watered-down taste of coffee
- High sodium content
The Bang Energy Mocha Madness Keto coffee energy drink is one of the brand’s newer flavors. If you like to get your daily caffeine kick from coffee, this flavor is likely to impress you. It has a distinct mocha flavor that is like fresh coffee. Although it does not taste as great as regular or iced coffee, it comes close.
Nonetheless, the Bang Energy Mocha Madness coffee drink is not as rich or intense as coffee. It is a watery version. This flavor is easily the best one out of the other coffee-inspired flavors from Bang. Nonetheless, it does remind one of whey protein drinks that deliver the goods but lack the original flavor.
You must shake the can before drinking. The contents do not go down well unless they are properly combined. The Bang mocha tastes good and is one of the better coffee flavors from the brand. However, it is not the best coffee-flavored energy drink on the market. The ingredients like whey protein, soluble corn fiber, and a low level of MCT also reduce its appeal.
However, we cannot discount the fact that it contains protein. Additionally, it is keto-friendly. If you like the burst of energy from caffeine before a workout, go for it. However, if you are keen on an authentic flavored coffee drink, keep looking.
Overall Score: 8.2/10 (Very Good)
7. Blue Razz
- Just a little bit of fizz and sugar-free
- Great before working out at the gym!
- It leaves no after taste in your mouth
- The packaging could be nicer
- The label doesn’t say how much BCAA’s & creatine it has
I tried this at a gas station and really liked it. It’s one of those flavors that you don’t get tired of drinking and can keep going back to it all day long if need be.
There is no after-taste, which is what makes it so good. The blue raspberry taste is pretty accurate, and the berry taste is less noticeable to me, but still there if you look for it.
I’m not sure why people aren’t loving this flavor. My guess is that people are expecting it to taste like actual blue raspberry juice, but it tastes more like a soda with a hint of blue raspberry.
In conclusion, I think this is a great-tasting energy drink. It’s not for everyone, but if you like the taste of blue raspberry, this is a great choice.
Overall Score: 7.5/10 (Good)
8. Sour Heads
- Clear liquid
- Caffeine-free version is also available for this flavor
- The distinctly sour and bitter flavor
- Just the right amount of fizz
- The refreshing scent of green apple
- The tartness does not last
- Has a very sweet aftertaste
The green and red prints on a black background suggest that the Sour head is a strong and bitter flavor. It conjures up the imagery of sour green apples being stripped of their stark tartness to flavor the liquid.
If you like tart apple-flavored or lime-flavored drinks, you should like the VPX Bang Sour Heads flavor. A single sip will reveal its sourness. You can barely recognize any hint of sweetness in the first sip. However, it becomes evident as you get through the beverage.
Although this energy drink looks flat and lacks bubbles when you open the can, it is refreshingly punchy. The fizzy drink hits just the right notes and fills your palette with a strong tartness.
However, the tartness fails to hold up. The underlying sweetness slowly raises its head with further sips and overtakes the sour note completely. This proves to be a huge disappointment, especially as the sweet aftertaste masks all the tartness of the drink by the time you reach the end of the can
The initial take on the taste reveals strong flavors of real green apples. However, it is not entirely fruity. There is a candied tart flavor as well. Although the initial flavor is immensely satisfying, the overpowering sweet aftertaste can be its undoing.
Choose the Bang Sour Heads only if you can tolerate the sweetness that will linger long after the drink is over.
Overall Score: 7.2/10 (Good)
9. Power Punch
- Fruity taste with rich berry flavors
- Light flavor and not too sweet
- An unusual and interesting combination
- Clear colorless liquid
- Has a medicinal taste
- Unpleasant aftertaste
Bang Power Punch is not your regular fruit punch drink. Although it is inspired by fruit punch, the flavor profile does not even remotely resemble a regular red fruit punch.
When you open the can, there is no recognizable aroma. However, sipping it will reveal a berry-like taste. Normal fruit punch usually has strong flavor profiles of cherry and red fruits. So, this has an unusual and unique flavor profile.
The print on the can signals that the flavor is more berry-like than cherry-like. It is not as sweet as some of the other flavors from Bang, like the Rainbow Unicorn. Overall, it has a tangy effect. However, it is not too strong.
Although it is a fruit-inspired flavor, the power punch has a strong medicinal taste. The Power Punch also leaves an unpleasant after-taste. You can compare the lingering feeling to what you experience when you swallow a powdery tablet.
In short, if you are looking for a very sweet, cherry-flavored red fruit punch flavor, the Bang Power punch will disappoint you. However, if you like the taste of berries, it is worth a try.
Overall Score: 6.9/10 (Above Average)
10. Wyldin’ Watermelon
- Perfect for people who enjoy working out
- Not too sweet, like some other flavors
- Great for people who like fruity flavors
- I wish the watermelon note had been stronger
- Can be challenging to find at retail stores
I was pretty excited to try this watermelon bang flavor because the packaging made it look like it would be a great-tasting energy drink. In my opinion, the taste is good, but not great. I was expecting it to be more Jolly Rancher watermelon, but I still really enjoyed the flavor. The flavor is very crisp and refreshing.
If you like the watermelon flavor from Monster then you will most likely like this Bang Watermelon flavor as well. I personally enjoyed the Monster version more than this version, but both are good!
I definitely recommend trying out a can or two of this if you are a fan of Watermelon energy drinks
Overall Score: 6.7/10 (Above Average)
11. Citrus Twist
- Clear colorless liquid
- Light and refreshing fizzy drink
- The taste resembles Sprite but is creamier
- Rich citrusy flavor
- The bitter after-taste can be unpleasant
Citrus is one of the best Bang energy flavors that you can get addicted to. It has a strong and pleasant citrusy taste. The mix of sweetness and tartness is almost perfect. It is very easy to drink and enjoy.
The soda does not fall flat and has just the right amount of fizz. You can compare the taste to Sprite. Nonetheless, it is much better than Sprite because it is creamier and more satisfying. Also, it does not have any added sugar which is a major plus.
The Bang Citrus has a lemon-lime taste. It is more rounded than the Lemon drop Bang flavor. It is also not as candy-like and appeals to those who are not fond of extremely sweet citrusy drinks.
It can take a while to get used to the strong citrusy flavor profile of this beverage. However, once you get used to it, it will most likely end up on your list of favorites.
The Citrus bang tastes best when chilled. Take care to restrict your consumption to just one can a day, although you may be tempted to keep going.
Overall Score: 6.3/10 (Above Average)
12. Cotton Candy
- Comes in a black can with blue and pink prints
- Unconventional flavor
- Delicious and sweet
- Smells and tastes just like cotton candy
- Sweetness does not overwhelm
- The distinct candy-like taste may not be for everyone
Bang Cotton Candy is a unique and rather unusual energy drink flavor. It is intriguing and exciting. The colorful blue and pink prints on the can perfectly represent the sweet liquid inside.
The faint aroma when you first open the can resembles candy. However, it is not too strong. The flavor is true to its name and is exactly like cotton candy, which is quite exciting.
It is a great choice for anyone who has a sweet tooth. The beverage is pleasantly sweet but does not overwhelm. It is light and not sticky like one would expect. So, it is easy to consume.
Cotton candy is one of those flavors that you can never get fed up with. If you like it, you will probably end up stocking up on it.
Bang Cotton candy does not have an unpleasant aftertaste like many of the other Bang flavors. You can have it as such, but it tastes even better when chilled.
Overall Score: 5.8/10 (Average)
Bang energy drinks have a cult following because they are sugar-free, delicious, and deliver a powerful boost of energy when you need it. The brand offers a variety of flavors with some unique and exciting flavors. They even have a few delicious caffeine-free options.
The main attractive factor of Bang energy drinks is their lack of sugar and carbs. So, it is better than the sugar-loaded energy drinks that stuff you with empty calories. On the flip side, these drinks are high in sodium and caffeine. You cannot have more than one can and stick to your daily allowance of caffeine. So, it is critical to consume it in moderation.
We hope our list of the best Bang energy flavors will help you warm up to the brand and discover your favorite flavor. Check it out and don’t forget to let us know which of these is your top favorite Bang energy flavor.