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Fuze Review - Does This Energy Drink Really Work? Are unpleasant taste and side effects deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Sep 08, 2016
Fuze Review

We’re hearing a great deal of buzz about Fuze energy drinks. So, we took the time to create one of our in-depth reviews, examining the side effects, ingredients, clinical research and customer-service quality. Then we read hundreds of user comments and remarks from all over the web. Lastly, we summed up all of the information we found to give you the facts you need.


What is Fuze?

To begin with, Fuze is a range of energy drinks, teas and fruity beverages that is owned by the Coca-Cola Company. They offer a few different lines of drinks, which include Refresh, Slenderize, Magdalotopuss, Tea, and Defensify. The notable ingredients in these products include vitamins and minerals, amino acids, green tea, garcinia cambogia and artificial sweeteners. Put plainly, these drinks are intended to boost energy levels, promote overall health, aid with digestion, and provide some nutrients.

The Fuze line of drinks has been available since 2000. It has expanded since then, and there are several different flavors to choose from. You can find these beverages in common stores. Furthermore, there are some positive comments posted on distributor websites such as Amazon, but read on…

Unpleasant Taste – “Can You Handle It?”

The first concern we have is with the actual taste of Fuze. According to our Research Editor, “There are quite a few customer complaints regarding the flavor of these energy drinks, which is certainly something to consider.”

One customer commented, “Tried the Fuze Slenderize strawberry melon. Tastes like artificial sweeteners and smells awful. Won’t try any others.”

However, not all people dislike the taste of these beverages. A different person reported, “I like the tropical punch Slenderize. Gives me an energy boost.”

Another stated, “I dig the Fuze ingredients. A lot of fruit extracts and vitamins. Drinking this makes me feel healthy.”

Side Effects – “Watch Out”

Unfortunately, some people have reported Fuze side effects. In fact, one person revealed, “I don’t like these, to be completely honest. Gives me a serious headache and abdominal pains. Might be all of the artificial sweeteners.”

But, a different customer posted, “The teas are good, but definitely not cheap. Have to go easy on this stuff.”

“There are so many energy drink options at this point. Tried both the Fuze Vitalize and Refresh. Both are okay, but nothing memorable. My quest continues,” said another.

Our research has shown if there is some particular part of an energy drink or diet supplement that is especially troublesome (unpleasant taste, side effects, low Amazon star rating) the odds of long-term results are slim. So, if many people do not like the flavor of Fuze beverages, this could be a real dilemma.

The Science – “Any?”

Here at DietSpotlight, we prefer to see some actual science that supports the product we’re reviewing. Sadly, we could not find any documented research that backs up Fuze energy drinks and their marketing claims. On the other hand, it is good to see that these beverages do contain some natural herbs and vitamins.

The Bottom Line – Does Fuze Work?

So, should you run out and buy Fuze energy drinks? Well, first off, we like that this product is easy to find in common stores. We also appreciate that numerous flavors are available. However, we have some reservations about these beverages because they are not backed by any solid research. Also, we’re concerned about the side effects some customers have experienced, as well as the unsavory taste.

If you’re trying to shed unwanted pounds, then we encourage you to go with a product that contains clinically tested ingredients for weight-loss, does not lead to any unwanted adverse effects and does not have an unpleasant taste.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What You Should Know

Fuze is a line of energy drinks manufactured by the Fuze Beverage, LLC company. The company opened its doors in 2000 and has since grown to be quite a popular beverage across the country. The website provides information on the company time line and all of the products, and is available at drinkfuze.com. The website requires the Adobe Flash plugin in order to be able to view.


There are many different varieties of the Fuze drinks, all of which have different ingredients. The Fuze drinks also come in various flavors to ensure each person who tries the drinks has one they are sure to love. The ingredient listing can be found on each drink label.

Product Features

Ingredients can be found on the website for each line and include: Chromium is a mineral which helps you get more from the food you eat. Vitamin C is a mineral which aids in healthy growth and vision. L-Cartinine is an amino acid which helps you get energy. Calcium helps to promote healthy, strong, bones and teeth. This element is necessary for human life. Vitamin A is a mineral which promotes good vision, growth, healthy skin, and reproduction. Vitamin B is a mineral which aids in digestion and the absorption of other nutrients. Vitamin E is a mineral which promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails. Polyphenols help maintain good cardiovascular health. Folic Acids to help build healthy cells. Vitamin B Complex contains many B vitamins helpful in digestion and absorption in other nutrients. Vitamins A, C, and E: Antioxidants for vision, growth, healthy skin, hair, and neurological response. Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium for muscles, bones, and nerves. Fuze comes in four main product lines that are: Slenderize is a line of drinks for those who are watching their weight or looking to lose some. These drinks contain the ingredients from the first list above. The available flavors are: Strawberry Melon, Tangerine Grapefruit, Tropical Punch, Cranberry Raspberry, Blueberry Raspberry, and Dragonfruit Lime. Refresh is a line of drinks for those who need to recharge. These drinks contain the ingredients from the second list above. The available flavors are: Peach Mango, Strawberry Guava, Banana Coconut, and Strawberry Banana. Tea is a line of drinks which include tea. These drinks contain the ingredients from the third list above. The available flavors are: Green Tea, Diet Green Tea, White Tea, Diet White Tea, and Black and Green Tea. The antioxidants in these tea drinks are to promote good health. Vitalize is a line of drinks for those who need protection from a vigorous lifestyle. These drinks contain ingredients from the last list above. The available flavors are: Blackberry Grape, Orange Mango, and Fruit Punch.

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  • The Fuze drinks all contain things that are good for you.
  • The Fuze drinks are all natural and cost effective.


  • The Fuze drinks may not actually help you lose weight and do not do anything to address the exercise component necessary for weight loss.
  • The website provides no guarantees or testimonials.
  • The website plays annoying music through each of the four main groups and may take a while for some computers to load, though it is a good source of information on the drink.


Overall these drinks will provide health benefits as compared to sodas and other sugary alternatives, though these will not promote weight loss or healthy lifestyles. These are cost effective and good choices in convenience stores, but people should look elsewhere for a good weight loss supplement.

9 User Reviews About Fuze

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  • 1

    I really like this drink but it is in no way healthy. Yes, it is better than most sodas but the first ingredients listed are high fructose corn syrup and hexametaphosphate. If your on a diet I would suggest making your own tea or some other alternative.


  • 2

    where in the ann arbor area (48178) can i find your product ?


  • 3
    Cheryl Lee

    Bought the drink today, 08/21/14. On the rim of the Fuze – Banana Colada, 16.9 Fl. Oz., there appeared to have had some kind of brown build-up/substance. I tried to shake the drink vigorously, but, to no avail. Is it safe to drink or is it tainted? Should I have returned it to the store? What are my options now? I paid about $1.75 for the drink.


  • 4
    Ski Bum

    There are so many hidden ingredients. The ingredients on the bottle are so vague that they get away with putting different sugars in it. You might lose weight but you not gaining muscle. It is an energy drink just like MONSTER or RED BULL, it just has fruit juice in it


  • 5

    does this product contain a sugar substitute and if so what is it called. Thankyou



    The sugar substitute in Fuze is sucralose, which is the same as Splenda.


  • 6
    Donna Derry

    I really love these drinks. I don;t know if they help with a diet but they are good to drink.


    Viky abibo.

    I have been drinking fuze for a week 1/2 and I have lost 4lbs by just drink it with meals. It has vitamin B5 and B6 which help a lot with metabolism. It gives me lots of energy too. At Buyforless grocery store, they carry them for 99cents… that’s a whole lot better then $1.38. I think what people don’t understand is that, this drink makes a difference if you drink it more frequently… then just occasionally.


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    did you eat healthy meals and do regular exercise


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