Bawls is a tasty beverage that will drive you mad.
According to www.bawls.com, it has 80 mg of caffeine per 12 ounces, yielding 6 2/3 mg per ounce. The bottles only hold 10 ounces, so it has 66 2/3 mg of caffeine per bottle. However, the natural caffeine it uses, guarana, is 150% stronger than the more common sort, yielding an effective 166 2/3 mg strength beverage. According to Lunarloki in caffeine, this is only surpassed by maximum strength NoDoz/Vivarin, AfriCola, and Sky Rocket caffeinated syrup (not for direct consumption!).
From personal experience, it drives one mad most effectively when taken without eating much, but this can also cause unwanted side-effects, such as mild headache and dizziness.
It's also very good when mixed! I was extremely pleased with the results of Bawls and Dr. Pepper, and I've heard good things about Bawls and orange juice. Some would go so far as to say Bawls tastes like Sprite. This may seem true at first, but on closer examination it is undeniable that Bawls is far superior in richness, smoothness, and flavor. Sprite from a can is thick with syrup. Bawls is light and easy.
To quote the stark white print on the back of this cobalt blue bottle (printed on the bottle, not on a sticker, thank you):
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Natural Guarana Flavor, Sodium Benzoate (as a preservative), Caffeine, Artificial Flavors and Caramel Color: Warning: This product contains high levels of Caffeine.
Two things come to mind:
a. Caffeine and Guarana? Or is the caffeine in guarana?
b. More important, where is this Caramel Color so boldly written of? This beverage is quite colorless and all the better for it!
I take that back, Bawls is not quite colorless. It has a slight golden hue.
tWD says re Bawls: Erm, just to offer a wee clarification... Guarana is 150% stronger than *coffee* - the caffeine in each is the same chemical, but in different concentrations. 66mg of caffeine is 66mg of caffeine, whatever it's derived from.
http://bawls.com/bawls.php?page=guarana : "The Guarana berry contains a naturally-occurring form of caffeine which is 2.5 times stronger than the caffeine found in coffee, tea, and soft drinks." If you're right tWD, this is a grievous mistake. I've emailed email@example.com concerning this discrepancy, but have received no reply. Meanwhile, the affect Bawls has on my mental state remains strong.