Monster Hydro Manic Melon

October 7th, 2017

Not a fan of this one sorry Monster. It tastes to me like a really weak melon squash. I mean seriously weak and watery. Perhaps the weather needed to be warmer to enjoy it, but all I could think about was, this needs more pre-mix in it! Probably would be nicer if the flavour was stronger.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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1.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 25mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 36kCal/100ml
Size: 550ml
Sold By: Premier Stores
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Monster Hydro Mean Green

September 16th, 2017

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.

Overall Rating: (3.1/5)

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Caffeine: 25mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 37kCal/100ml
Size: 550ml
Sold By: Londis, Dublin
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Uptime

July 1st, 2017

This drink has a real premium feel to it. It’s presented in a tall metal canister-style bottle, almost like a thermal flask. Flavour-wise there’s nothing I can think of to compare it to. It’s lightly carbonated and very smooth and sweet, yet not really flavoured at all. It’s slightly more caffeinated than Red Bull, but other than that it’s near identical in its statistics. There’s also a sugar free version available but due to airline luggage weight restrictions I had to be more selective in which drinks I sampled whilst in the US!

Overall Rating: (3.8/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 40mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 45kCal/100ml
Size: 355ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, San Francisco
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Mutant Super Soda

June 24th, 2017

Mutant is made by Monster (as you can tell by the give-away M logo on the bottle. It appears to be a rival to Mountain Dew, and taste-wise it has a nice smooth and refreshing fruity tang to it in a very similar way. However it’s much stronger in terms of caffeine!

Overall Rating: (3.4/5)

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Caffeine: 19.4mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 49kCal/100ml
Size: 591ml
Sold By: 7-Eleven, San Francisco
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Spar Original Energy

May 14th, 2016

It’s fake Lucozade! Not orange flavoured, but a generic mix of lemonylimeyoraneycitrussy stuff. Nice, but very high in sugar/calories as you’d expect from this type of beverage.

Overall Rating: (2.3/5)

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Caffeine: 12mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 67kCal/100ml
Size: 380ml
Sold By: Spar
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Tropicana Energy – Mango and Guava

August 29th, 2015

It’s just a shot of caffeinated fruit juice. I don’t much like fruit juice, so I found this horrific, but if you are after a caffeine perk without the usual energy drink flavour then this is for you. I’d be surprised if you could tell the difference between this drink and a regular juice drink.

Overall Rating: (2.8/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 50mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 53kCal/100ml
Size: 150ml
Sold By: Co-op
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Boost Energy – Exotic Fruits

June 27th, 2015

If you’re going for a bottle of energy drink, then you’re probably better off going for this than Lucozade. It’s less sickly and pumped with a lot more caffeine. I’d classify it as a tropical drink, but on the milder and sweeter side.

Overall Rating: (3.2/5)

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0.0/5 (0 votes)
Caffeine: 30mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 46kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Lifestyle Express
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Red Kick

May 16th, 2015

I found this in a health food store, and as per usual any drink I get from a health food store tastes like cr..ubbish. I didn’t even finish the whole bottle because it tasted so naff. It didn’t give me much of a boost either even given the normal levels of caffeine.

Overall Rating: (2.3/5)

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5.0/5 (1 vote)
Caffeine: 32mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 17kCal/100ml
Size: 330ml
Sold By: Holland and Barratt
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Lucozade Energy Mango Mandarin (The Brazilian)

August 16th, 2014

Too high in sugar, too low in caffeine, and much too tropical for my liking. It’s sharp and tart in flavour, mostly taking its flavour from pineapple from what I can tell. It’s Lucozade’s World Cup 2014 special edition and apparently “it’s like a carnival in your mouth”. Hmm.

Overall Rating: (1.7/5)

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Caffeine: 12mg/100ml Tags:
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Calories: 62kCal/100ml
Size: 500ml
Sold By: Tesco
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