Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review: Stakk'd Caffeine Supplement

Let me paint a picture for you. You are sitting at your desk at work. Your daily report is due in 30 minutes. It’s almost the end of the day and you just can’t keep your eyes open. You don’t have time to make a pot of coffee and you’re fresh out of your favorite energy drink.

Everything is hanging on this moment. If you don’t get this report in on time, you may lose the company a huge contract and might even lose your job over it. But then, you remember your back up plan.

You run to the fridge and grab whatever drink you can find (or food even) and pour it into your shaker bottle. You pull out a small black and blue pouch from your desk drawer and tear the top off. You squeeze the packet into your drink, shake, and chug. Within minutes you are your old self again; refreshed and ready to conquer the world (or at least your report and the drive home).

This is the security blanket that is Stakk’d.

Stakk’d is a concentrated caffeine supplement that can be mixed into anything. You can mix it into juice, soda, water, milkshakes, coffee, or even food!

One little pouch contains 1 fl. Oz. of liquid gold. Contained in this elixir is a mixture of Niacin, Vitamin B6, B5, and 180mg of caffeine. Clocking in at ZERO calories. you can know that you aren’t affecting your diet. This 180mg of caffeine is roughly equivalent to a shot of espresso or 2 cups of coffee. It’s colorless and comes unflavored.

Stakk’d advertises their product as a workout supplement claiming that a study done by the University of Georgia found that a moderate dose of caffeine (180mg) can reduce post-workout pain by up to 48%.

While I cannot verify this fact nor am I a scientist I will simply provide you with the information they give. They also say that according to the Journal of Caffeine Research, mixing sugar with caffeine will have different results for each of us. The test that was done was not meant to measure caffeine’s performance but focused on the physiological effects. It is also stated that caffeine is known to release calcium from our cells which is part of the fuel behind muscle contractions. In theory, the increased performance of Methylation in the body could improve performance during a workout.

So now that we have a little bit of information on the product let’s get down to the real question. How does it taste? We all know how caffeine works and what it does for the body. But does it taste good?

Caffeine, in its pure form, is incredibly bitter. The flavor can be very difficult to get past especially if you have a hyper-active pallet. Stakk'd is unflavored, but it still has it's own flavor, and it is pretty intense. Honestly, even pouring half of the packet into 8-10 ounces of just about any liquid was a bit much for me.

It was easiest for me to mix it in something that had a very strong flavor to begin with such as juices and non-caffeinated soda. The flavor is so incredibly strong that I couldn’t bring myself to mix it with food or ruin a good cup of coffee with it.

I will say, though, that it works as you would expect it to. There’s 2 cups of coffee worth of caffeine packed into these little pouches and you can certainly tell it.

Given that this caffeine is pure, concentrated, and very potent, this is one that you will want to keep away from your kids. We all know that massive doses of caffeine can have adverse effects.

All that stuff aside you can be assured that this supplement will get the job done for you in a pinch. I can’t make any kind of recommendation as to its use as a work out supplement, however as a quick pick-me-up in a pinch? It can be a real life saver.

The shaker bottle that I received from Stakk’d was a great bottle. Nice thick threads on the lid ensure that it screws on easily and tightly. The wire ball included with the cup aids in mixing your caffeine with whatever liquid you choose and the cover over the spout gives a satisfying snap when opened and closed.

Stakk’d gives you plenty of options for purchasing. On their website, you can pick up the blender bottle for $15.00. A 7 pack of the pouches will run you $14.00 while a 24 pack case costs $48.00.

They even offer a subscription service at an awesome price! $30.00 a month plus $6.00 shipping will get you an entire month’s supply (30 pouches). Their subscription service is a much more cost effective option having you paying only $1.00 per pouch.

I had a great time trying this product with just about any drink I could think of. If you are interested in checking them out head on over to their website or various social media outlets listed below.


  1. I always get nervous when drinking energy drinks like that because I don't know how they are going to make me feel. But I do love my 24oz tumbler full of coffee every day. I wonder if it feels similar? #ProductReviewParty

  2. Coffee no longer phases me so this might be a good option to give me a boost on those days when I'm dragging! #ProductReviewParty

  3. I'm not into drinking energy drinks, but this supplement would be great for someone that does. #ProductReviewParty