Things I Love Thursday- Cranergy

 I am not even going to try to pretend that I wasn’t completely skeptical about this energy drink when I was asked to review it for my blog. To be completely honest, I have never tried and energy drink before and tend to think they are a bunch of who-ha. Actually, I am also a bit afraid of them cause I don’t ever want to be on some Red Bull rampage cleaning off my sofa with a vacuum while my little dog stares on in horror (movie reference anyone?).

In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I pretty much nap every afternoon. I try desperately not to , but if I sit down for even a second during naptime/quiettime, I am out. That after lunch slump just hits me hard. It came as no surprise to me when my mom told me I was still taking a daily afternoon nap when it was time to head to Kindergarten. Me likey the sleepy.

So I decided to drink my Cranergy at lunchtime to see how it would affect my afternoon slump. I was amazed. I had so much energy all afternoon. And no ugly crash come 5 pm. While talking to my daily afternoon phone buddy, she even remarked that I “didn’t sound like normal 2:30 Jill.” Which is usually when she calls and wakes me up from my slumber.

Here is why I am a fan. This doesn’t taste like high fructose laden, sugary, syrup juice. It tastes more likely lightly flavored water. I also like that it is low calorie, 35 per 8 ounces to be exact. And my absolute favorite part? No weird caffeine substances. They use natural energizers like green tea extract and vitamin B. I love that cause I really try and avoid caffiene. I don’t like what it makes me feel like.

Cranergy comes in two great flavors: Cranergy Cranberry Lift and Cranergy Raspberry Cranberry Lift. Yummy and is it possible you can get energy and clear up that bladder infection at the same time. Not sure, but that would make a stellar ad campaign. And it is now officially safe to call the Diaper Diaries household between the hours of 1 and 2:30 pm and I might remember what you said. Who knows what kind of world domination I can achieve with that extra hour and a half a day?


  1. “Me likey the sleepy.”



  2. I like that stuff too!

  3. Hmm sounds good… and i love cranberry so maybe this would be perfect for me.

  4. You had me until the “I like to avoid caffeine” part. That’s just CRAZY TALK, Jill!!
    Serously these do sound good, I will have to give them a try! My slump starts about 11:30 a.m.! NOT GOOD!

  5. Maybe I’ll try it…tomorrow…for now I’m off to bed for an afternoon nap.

  6. Something About Mary! Right? Right?

    I always have an after lunch slump too. One o’clock classes were always a killer in college!

  7. I LOVE this stuff!!!

  8. CLEAVERMAMA says:

    I love waking you up!

  9. I bought it yesterday at the store. It was on the bottom shelf so it was a little hard to find. When I was checking it out the cashier commented “I love this stuff”. I told her I had just read about it on a blog.

    It was a little pricy but I did the math in my head and it cost less per serving than going out to get a cup of regular coffee.

    I had my first drink this morning. I have really been having a hard time staying awake during the day. So I’m going to drink 6oz in the morning and after lunch and hope too feel more energized.

    Thanks for the tip.

  10. sounds good I’ve thought about trying it myself!

  11. Martha says:

    Actually, this stuff has as much caffeine in it as a Mountain Dew. I was shocked and disappointed…the caffeine comes from the green tea. :( I LOVE this stuff. It is a little on the sweet side for me so I drink it half and half with either water or La Croix raspberry fizzy water…THE BEST. You can add vodka to that as well :) The reason I’m on here,though, is that I’m googling why it is so hard to find these days. You CANNOT find the big bottles and the little ones are scarce. I’m trying to find out if Ocean Spray is discontinuing it or something.

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