Not sure I liked this much. It was still and very refreshing, but quite tart and tropical. I’d have preferred something a bit more lemonade-like, but having said that it was a change from the usual fizzy energy drinks.
Considering this says it’s a product of Thailand, I’m disappointed. Usually Thai energy drinks are something special, something unusual, but this drink was strange and odd tasting. It is sickly and very sweet with an odd aftertaste.
This is an odd brand image. Named “Spam”, I’m unsure if it’s anything to do with junk mail, pork products, or a reference to Monty Python. The slogan is “Living on the Edge”, and there’s a seemingly random picture of a fly above. Makes no sense to me! So far as the taste goes, there’s something a bit cream-soda like about it which is nice at first, but the aftertaste turns bitter and lingers a bit too much
I think this variant is actually just titled ’44’, but with a Lewis Hamilton name-based endorsement thrown in the mix. I think what Monster have is a generic ‘sponsor endorsement’ recipe that they bring out with a special can design every once in a while because this tasted just like the can of Monster Energy: Gronk which I tried whilst on holiday in the USA (Gronk being an American footballer…). Well, Americans probably don’t know who Lewis is as much as us Brits are unfamiliar with American footballers, so I guess it makes sense to use a different personality in each country! As I described in the other review, it tastes nice, but it’s just a slightly tweaked version of the regular Monster Energy drink.
You can definitely tell that this is a premium lime flavoured drink – it lacks the ‘lime cordial’ taste of most of the other cheaper brands. Sadly, I didn’t find this very refreshing though which is a real shame. I could also only find this in Spanish, so I’m not sure if there’s an English language label out there either, but whatever the case it’s a member of the Red Bull family now.
Shots are normally bitter and hang around on your tastebuds nastily for a while, but this one was surprisingly better than usual. It is sweet (although you can detect the harsh undertones of a traditional energy shot) and fruity, and woke me up pretty quickly. That’ll be the caffeine at work there, because this shot is sugar-free.
When you open the can you are greeted with the unmistakable ‘tropical’ aroma of this drink. It turns out the taste is not quite as the smell suggests – it’s fruity and slightly sharp, but much smoother than say Monster Ripper.
Once again, purchased just for the name! It’s a clone, but one with amusing packaging 🙂 Only available in Canada!
Containing half the caffeine of regular Rockstar Energy drinks, this organic version is like a tropical drink but leaning towards lime quite a bit. It’s really good even if you’re not fussed about the whole organic certified labelling.