Driven Sports Craze Apple Pie + Blackberry Tea Taste
12oz of water and 1 packet of Apple pie (as shown in picture below) While i saw other reviews out there i assumed this would be a tarty apple flavor (because most are tart) but i found that this came out as a sweet apple reminding me of an apple cobbler you may have at a holiday dinner that is loaded with sugar, now its not overpowering by any means, but Matt Cahill suggested 12oz of water per 1 scoop or sample pack. I bet if i tried 6oz of water it would be pretty sweet, but this was a good flavoring that was not overpowering. Very pleased with this. Mixibility
12oz of water and 1 Scoop(Sample pack) left little/no debree in a blender bottle. No major mixibility issues here, nor did I expect any from Driven Sports and their line. Profile
Around 80g Caffeine, loaded with around 2-3g Creatine Mono, 1-2 L-Citrulline, no 1,3 geranium and a small dosage of PEA. Profile below:
Something to note:
Dendrobium Extract, DE promotes moisture within the body, nothing that I really felt throughout my 90 minute workout. I noticed 0 dry mouth like i did in the OG Craze. And i dosed the OG Craze at 1-1.5-2 scoops but found all levels gave me that dry mouth. Today i was fine.
Craze is around 30-35$ per 30 servings , but have seen some crazy deals as low as 20$ a tub especially around black friday sales! That is a great time to stock up. Workout Effects
Today I took Craze upon waking before hitting a fasted AM Session (20 Rep Squats, Back, and Biceps + a bit of shoulders)
30 minutes prior to workout 1 Packet of Craze as shown in mixibility.
Arriving to gym Did not feel anything really taking me over, or streaming energy coming from the sample packet. So i began to warm-up with foam rolling (5 minutes) and bike (5 minutes) before moving onto 20 rep squats for 6 sets (190 pounds).
After a few warm-up sets. Did a few submax sets of squats and i still really did not feel anything coming on me, Now remember I have not taken a stim for over 3 weeks prior to today so my adrenal glands are fresh, but honestly i did not feel much if anything at all off the 1 scoop. When i did take craze for the first time (assume 1 scoop) i did feel some great prolonged focus, and feeling of tunnel like vision while training. honestly the only thing i remembered was i was running sheiko and supersetting bench and squat, today the energy really never hit me (even though its 80mg caffeine) but has a bit of nootropics. So this was kind of a letdown from 1 scoop.
15-20 minutes into workout I hit a great 190 x 20 Reps for 6 sets on Squat and then decided to bust out a 30 rep set after i did the 6 sets, so i have to give credit to craze on aiding on keeping my energy flowing and up at 8 a.m. in the morning while hitting legs right when the gym opened, but nothing spectacular to note.
30-- Rest of Workout -- Nothing to note really, my energy never dropped nor did it fade as i moved into Back/Biceps/Shoulders for accessory work, but i did stay very pumped/full during the session even with 0 food in me and on an empty. I remember running the OG Craze with a pre-workout meal about 90-120 minutes prior the pumps were a bit better, but the picture is of me in a fasted state after a workout below.
I will test The TEA flavor with a pre-workout meal to see the difference in overall thoughts for the future and for feedback. Thank you to Matt Cahilli / Robboe (Their Rep) and Driven Sports for the opportunity to sample this product!
Post-Workout Picture after doing mostly legs + Minor Pull Movements (back/Biceps)