Cost Per Ounce: $0.12
Active Ingredients: Caffeine, Taurine, Ginseng, Guarana, B-Vitamins
Taste Rating: 8.5
Kick Rating: 8.8
Final Judgment Rating: 8.7
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Monster Energy Drink Review
Well yesterday I reviewed a fairly new drink called Kabbalah Energy Drink so today I thought I would go with a classic and do a Monster Energy Drink review. Now I have had this drink a bunch of times before but I never posted how I really felt about it so now is a good as time as any. This is the review of the orignal Monster Energy Drink, but I have reviewed several others including their shot. The complete list of products reviewed so far are (stay tuned for more to come):
Monster Hitman - Energy Shooter
Monster Energy Drink, 16-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
Monster Energy Drink Review: Taste
This sweet tasting citrus drink has been improved since it's original debut but it is still not the greatest offering even though this new Monster has less of a medicinal taste that you normally get with all the additives like taurine, ginseng, caffeine and Guarana that are associated with energy beverages. Another thing about this drink is that it comes in 16 ounces vs. the regular 8 ounces that you get with "bullet drinks." And since Monster Energy tastes pretty good this is another benefit because if it did not taste good it would be next to impossible to finish all 16 ounces. Overall I will give the Monster review for taste an above average 8.5. The citrus flavor is pretty good.
UpdateNow comes in 8.4 ounce, 16 ounce, 24 ounce and 32 ounces
Monster Energy Drink Review: Kick
Alright this bad boy comes in 16 ounces and you get 8.75mg per ounce of pure energy. This is not a huge number but when you compare it to Red Bull's 9.64 mg in 8 ounces you know you are getting what you pay for. So this drink has relatively the same amount of caffeine per ounce as Red Bull but you get a drink that is twice the size. I would have to say that this bad boy can pack a pretty decent punch and will give it 8.8 out of 10 for kick. If you really like the taste of this drink they make an XXL version that is 23.5 ounces for only about a dollar more. That bad boy should pack a ton of energy and you might need it to carry a drink that large!
Monster Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
We have established that the can is big and that it packs a pretty decent kick. The price is average at right around $2.00 per can, but since you can buy it almost anywhere you can find bulk deals where you can get a case for around $35.00. You end up paying around $1.50 per can which is a pretty good savings. I do have a little beef with this drink only because it does not mix as well with vodka as Red Bull does and since it comes in a 16 ounce can more bars are carrying it because it is cheaper. But I won't let this beef affect my final judgment and I will give this drink a good score of 8.7 as you get a good kick and good taste for your money! Just remember there are plenty of other options not only from this company but from 100's of others... so the original is good but don't forget about your other options.
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