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Energy Drink Review: Monster Energy

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[Monster]When I were a lad, we had this Soda Stream device, which you jammed a bottle into and pressed a button, and whatever was in the bottle would become carbonated. Then you'd stick some of the concentrated syrup into the bottle and get an instant soft drink. Two of the syrup flavours you could get were "monster" themed, and were blue and green, though I don't remember anything about them other than that. This story is almost completely irrelevant to this post but what the hey?

At almost $4 a can, I probably won't be trying Monster Energy again. OK, so it does come in a 473ml can, though the text on the side says "2 servings per can", I have to wonder how many people would buy a can and then only consume half of it. There isn't a precise figure printed on it for the amount of caffeine in it either - it just says "Energy blend" 2500mg (250ml cans usually have about 80mg of caffeine) and lists the caffeine along with a bunch of other ingredients included in said blend. It also says "Limit 3 cans per day", which is surprisingly high given the size of the can.

It has the usual vaguely-caramel energy drink taste, but is actually smoother as stated on the can. Not nearly as tangy as Red Bull, for instance. If they halved the can size (and price) I'd recommend it.

Posted January 3, 2009 9:27 PM


Go go, Gadget Sodastream Knowledge!!

One of the 'monster' soda flavours you speak of was the virulently scarlet Dracula's Blood. The other one was green and was called something like Witches' Brew. I don't know anything about a blue monster one, though there was a blue drink. I used to love the way the Sodastream machine would fart when it had shot enough CO2 into the drink. The flavours were always ghastly...cola was the worst...and the crude carbon dioxide injection system meant that the drink lost its' fizz in about two minutes.

Energy drinks angry up the blood. And you will be amazed how many have NO EFFECT on fatigue. Many's the time I've chugged a caffeine-saturated energy drink (contained in a can covered in tedious, aggressively macho slogans) and then...gone and had a nap.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | January 5, 2009 2:44 AM

Ah, yes, thanks Jeff. I'm probably mis-remembering the blue drink as one of the monster titled ones. :)

Posted by: Alden | January 5, 2009 5:33 PM

Nah, you're on the right track. I know the blue drink you mean, but can't place it. It's of course quite likely there were THREE horror flavours.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | January 6, 2009 6:58 PM

Really nice review, Thank you for review monster energy drink.

Posted by: Aparna | February 16, 2009 1:26 AM

Where do you get monster????

Posted by: renee | March 12, 2009 10:34 PM

I got it from a dairy near where I work (in New Zealand).

Posted by: Alden | March 12, 2009 10:45 PM

The Monster doesn't come in the small can that red bull comes in. but it dose come in bigger cans. like they have a can called the BFC(Big Fucking Can) but where is this dairy... i live in the south island and would like to see how they could bring some down here...

Posted by: Renee | March 20, 2009 7:46 PM

Lower Hutt :)

Posted by: Alden | March 22, 2009 1:12 PM

Blue drink was Vampire's venom

Posted by: Anonymous | July 20, 2010 7:55 AM

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