This is the second flavour from Oshee’s new Gaming Edition range, and a lot better than Blizzard. I’m not normally a fan of apple flavoured drinks but this one surprised me. I didn’t get much of an apple flavour at all, but there was a slightly citrussy / slightly tropically flavour coming through. Well, anyway, it was nice whatever the unidentifiable resulting fruity flavour was! The better of the two so far.
Well it’s supposed to be grapefruit flavoured but to me it tastes like what you get if you mix a cheap clone drink with some tropical energy drink… quite an odd combo, but not necessarily unpleasant!
Last time I tried an Oshee drink it was a very ‘health’ oriented brand with Vitamin Energy labelling plastered all over the cans. They appear to have taken a very different approach lately and have released a couple of Gaming Edition flavours in conjunction with The Witcher. The can is adorned with so many words, in both English and Polish, but from what I can gather this drink is both an Energy Elixir and a Witcher Potion in the flavour of a Blizzard. Blizzards must taste like Strawberry and Lime then. It’s quite a sharp and sickly flavour, not too refreshing sadly. Probably sharp enough to kick you into action whilst gaming though…
Sorry Reign / Coca-Cola (who own this brand…), I’m not a fan of peach. Yes, therefore, I’m biased here with this review… I didn’t like it. Peach is just too tart to use in a drink in my opinion. If you’re going to grab a can of Reign, go for one of the many other flavours instead and you’ll (probably) avoid disappointment.
I always find it odd when a brand chooses a sticker-labelled can over printing on the aluminium itself. It tends to be what marketing companies do for promotional cans for businesses who are giving them away at trade shows, so when you see them on the shelves of shops then they look a bit odd. But still, a black can with a mostly black label looks quite smart – the matt effect of the label does give the drink a premium look. It’s a blue raspberry flavoured drink too which is nice, but not stand-out amazing. It’s certainly better than your average clone though.
When I saw “Candy Soda” flavour I was very intrigued. I thought it might be a bit like bubblegum or dolly mixtures or something, but I was sadly a bit disappointed. The taste was like fake mixed fruit and was quite sickly to drink.
I never really look forward to trying peach flavoured drinks, I find them to be bitter and not that nice. But, this Relentless one wasn’t quite as bad as I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather not have a peach flavoured drink, but this one was tolerable. Quite sweet, a bit tropical, sickly aftertaste, but tolerable!
The can blurb proclaims that the original Monster with juice was released in 2005. Now I don’t recall that product around that time, and I certainly haven’t ever reviewed it on this site, so unfortunately I have no baseline to compare this new “lightened up flavour” rebooted version against. What I will say is that it’s overwhelmingly orange and zesty. It definitely tastes like a Monster drink, and the ingredients include apple, orange, peach, tangerine, grape and pineapple juice, but to me the flavour is orange. It’s a really nice orange drink too so if this is a lighter version of the original then that was probably a decent drink too!
Not my favourite Monster Ultra flavour, but it’s smooth as always in-line with the Monster brand. The watermelon flavour is not too strong, quite sweet, and really needs to be drunk straight from the freezer. If you let it warm up, it’s really not as enjoyable. I could only find this drink in a multipack of 4 at Tesco, which was quite a lot to get through.