Hydrive Energy Chews

hydrive-berryIf you could for a moment, remove your hand from your mouse, because this company deserves a salute.

Hydrive Energy Chews have been discontinued, but see their line of Energy Waters here.

Hydrive’s recent entries into the energy product market have provided some much needed aeration to the stagnating market. They just simply refuse to conform.

Their first beverages were refreshingly unique and enjoyable, and now their new energy chews show that Hydrive is not ready to merge onto the beaten path. Have they lost sight of what consumers are looking for?


My first experience with these supercharged “Starburst” wannabes was certainly impressive. Not because of the flavoring, but because of a nearly undetectable bitter aftertaste. Most of us know by now that this is almost unheard of when it comes to energized food products.

As for the Berry Burst flavoring, don’t get the wrong idea, these morsels taste great. A tart and wholesome berry taste is right up front and there’s enough sweetness to make these chews at home on a candy rack. Four chews come in a pack and after eating the first one, I couldn’t help but keep tearing through one after the next until I emptied the pack. A little side note, sometimes I detected a mild metallic aftertaste. I’m not sure what to make of it, but it’s not a deal breaker.


Eating a pouch of these chews will deliver 160mg of caffeine your way, with 200% DV of B-vitamins 3, 5, 6, and 12 as reinforcement. Apparently all of these ingredients are “encapsulated” to mask the bitterness. Pretty word… With epistemological intents, extrapolating the encapsulated elements to estimate the effectiveness yields an expedited delivery of energy. Ooh that’s fun.


These chews mount more of an ambient attack on your ho-hums for about 3-4 hours. They offer energy like the kind you get after a full night’s rest, but who am I kidding, none of you know what that feels like. Just know that yes, they are effective.


So is there hope for these candies? Absolutely. I know there are many people out there who could fall in love with them if the chance were given. I just wish that instead of individually wrapping them, they’d mold them into those gummy candies that look like mini hamburgers. That’s an unstoppable combination.

Written by Dusty Smith

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Last Modified: October 8, 2013