Monday, October 13, 2014

Monster Muscle Strawberry Energy Shake

Strawberry seemed like the next logical flavor for the Monster Muscle Energy Shake line up. Go to a GNC or any other nutrition store and just look at the flavors protein powders come in. Yup...strawberry will be right up there with chocolate and vanilla.


Yup, it is strawberry. The moment you pop the tab, a strong strawberry aroma fills the air around. Each sip starts off with a sweet strawberry note and ends on a more tart, less sweet one but with a milky undertone. The aftertaste is pleasant at first but gets nasty from the milk as time goes on. I was surprised at how sweet this shake was considering that there are only 16 grams of sugar in the entire can. Unreal, but I am sure the sweetness is coming from other ingredients and sources and not just added sugar.

There isn't much else to say about the flavor. If you haven't had Monster's Muscle shakes, be aware that these drinks are very thick like a real shake and are not carbonated. Drinking one of these is like a meal on its own.


There are 158 mg of caffeine in the can and the delivery is slow like the other energy shakes, partly because of the low sugar content. I didn't start to experience the initial effects until 15-20 minutes after I quickly consumed the first half of the can.

After another 10-15 minutes I was feeling well energized and felt even focused for 5 or so minutes. The energy effects lasted for a few hours and I came down without a crash at the end. The energy performance is pretty damn good for a shake.

Cost - $2 from WalMart
Taste - 8.2/10
Energy - 8.1/10

Overall - 16.3/20...I kinda like the strawberry flavored muscle shake

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