Starbucks Refreshers Sparkling Beverages


I’ve never been a fan of energy drinks because they taste like crap. You know it and I know it, but a lot of people suffer through the nastiness just to get that jolt of energy.

Not me. I’d rather take a nap.

But since I love doing taste tests, and you already know that I sometimes fight away the sleepies in the afternoon…I volunteered my taste buds to Starbucks Refreshers natural energy drinks.



Although I was more than happy to refuel my energy, the pessimist in me just didn’t expect a whole heck of a lot out of the sips I was about to take.

But I did have to admit all three flavors looked sparkling and pretty: Strawberry Lemonade, Orange Melon, and Raspberry Pomegranate.


I didn’t expect them to taste like juice, but that’s exactly how they tasted to me. (That’s a good thing.) The flavors were bold but not overdone, and the sparkling carbonation perfectly popped those flavors on my tongue.

The natural energy in the beverages comes from green coffee extract, but I could only taste a hint of coffee flavor in one of them, the Strawberry Lemonade.

The lightest of the three and my very favorite was the Orange Melon. I tend to prefer a very subtle sweetness to my beverages and this hit the mark perfectly. Without a doubt, it would be the one I’d grab as a daily pick-me-up. With the added vitamins and antioxidants, it fits my healthy lifestyle to a tee.

Each beverage is a sparkling, delicious boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract you can enjoy anytime. With real fruit juice, B vitamins, ginseng, antioxidants from vitamin C and only 60 calories per can, it’s a pick-me-up you can feel good about.

Which of the the three flavors would you try first?

This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Bliss and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Refreshers sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.


  1. kathy pease says

    These sound delicious especially the strawberry lemonade,Two of my favorite flavors..What I would give for one of these after a walk on the treadmill :)

  2. Lisa F. says

    I actually like the taste of Red Bull. It’s kind of like a sweet tart. And Red Bull definitely gives me wings. 😉 That being said, I would like to try these out and see if they give me the jolt of energy Red Bull gives me. Thanks for the review.

  3. Marti Parks says

    I’ve tried the strawberry lemonade and it’s really good, but if I drink it late in the afternoon or early evening I can’t get to sleep at bedtime. I really want to try the orange melon flavor. :)

  4. says

    Sounds great. Im surprised they tasted like juice because I stay away from energy drinks for the same way you do. They taste like crap honestly and I dont care for that

  5. Kayleen Considine says

    I too suffer from being tired in the afternoon. So much so that I have to have a cup of coffee when I come home from work. I’d like to try the orange melon flavor. That sounds good to me.

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