First off, I'd like to give a big thanks to Southpaw for the opportunity to try out ANS Ritual. I received 4 sample packets of Green Apple Ritual.
Initial thoughts: Great ingredient profile, no proprietary blends, great dosing.
Being that I am fairly good at handling stims, I decided to give the 2 packets a go during my Monday chest & tris workout.
Poured both packets into about 8oz of water, shook & started to drink. Taste, honestly wasn't very impressive. It lacked a "sweet" flavor which I was kind of expecting, but having 0 calories/0 sugar, I guess that makes sense. Still, I've tasted worst. (Also have bad allergies & nose has been stuffed up so could have possibly contributed to that) Anyways, around 5 minutes passed as I drove to the gym when I started to notice the effects. Great "tunnel-like" focus as i was driving & began having a stim rush. Not overwhelming but was amped to kill it. (Had been on vacation for a week prior & was my first workout back) Did GVT style chest & tris, workout lasting about an hour with roughly 15 sets of each & still pushed through great weights. I did though feel semi nauseous toward the end, but I was fasted, had my first ECA stack in over a week & drank/ate ****ty on vaca so I can't really blame that on the pre. Chest pumps were great as well!
Today, I went with 2 packets again before my Back & bis workout. Same feeling with the taste, but i used less water to get it down quicker. Did GVT back & bis with about 15 sets each again. One thing I can note was the massive bicep pumps DURING my back workout, even while strictly focusing on activating my lats/not wrapping my thumbs. Then, once I actually got to bis, I thought they were gonna bust open. I honestly have never had a pump like this & I'm not just saying that.
Overall review: 8/10, taste being the only downfall.
Will definitely be looking to purchase in a different flavor, but this will definitely be my next pre.