Thursday, July 23, 2015

Monster Energy Unleaded

Monster Energy Unleaded does not have any caffeine! Zero! Zilch! Nada! OK, now with that out of the way, lets launch into this review.

Wait, why isn't there any caffeine? Well according to the story on the back of the can, the drink was designed for those who like the taste of Monster, want the boost, but are too sensitive to caffeine. The energy in this drink comes from a blend of herbs and vitamins which give you a boost the more traditional way...also there is quite a bit of sugar which also technically contains energy (scientifically speaking that is...and I am an actual scientist according to some expensive University in Canada).


Yup, this tastes like the good ol' Monster...except I think there is a bit more of a citric bite. It has been years since I have had a plain Monster with all these other, better flavors available everywhere.  If you like the normal Monster flavor, you will like this one. I guarantee it.


OK, so what is the deal here? Do these herbs work? In a word - yes. But in many words they don't work as well as the caffeine-full Monster. I felt fairly peppy while drinking this Monster and for a while after, but the boost didn't last too long.  On the plus side, the boost was very clean and even with all the sugar, I didn't feel as jittery as I do consuming the regular Monster.

So good thing? Yeah, I think so. If you are looking for that little bit of a boost at the end of the day and you still want to get some sleep, or are too caffeine sensitive, then yes, this is the perfect "energy" drink for you. However, if you are looking for the standard Monster boost, this drink is not for you.

Cost - $3.29 from somewhere in Maryland
Taste - 7.5/10 (not the biggest fan of regular Monster, but the flavor of this one is just like it)
Energy - 4/10 (the boost is pretty decent for a caffeine free "energy" drink, but I am looking at this from an energy drink perspective)

Overall - 11.5/20...the boost is decent for a caffeine-free "energy" drink

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