True, none of those are really a energy drink kind of taste. I used to prefer it when I was young but I kinda deter from it nowadays. When you get rid of the taste for a while it becomes unpleasant. Also, the ones I mentioned are sugar free. They got artificial sweeteners, yes, but sugar is a topic of it's own in energy drinks. I feel I get less of the anxiousness and less of a crash afterwards if I drink the ones without sugar when I do consume caffeine or related/similar products.