This is the third variety of Reign that I have discovered so far. Sour Apple is refreshing and not very sour at all. It’s fruity and gets the balance just right, without being sickly at all even after drinking a whole large can of it.
A great big sugary hit of Monster’s tropical blend… they have a lot of tropical blends and this one is particularly sweet but not synthetic. It’s genuinely quite fruity!
Well, you can write it in Spanish if you like, but it’s still a tropical/passion fruit drink. Yes it’s fruity, yes it’s very sweet, but it’s really quite a summery drink and odd to find in the depths of a British Winter. Given the many, many, MANY other tropical style Rockstar drinks I’ve discovered over the years, I’m really not sure what distinguishes this particular one from any of the others… perhaps it’s just a marketing thing?
Another addition to the Monster Ultra range, this time ‘green’ flavour… whatever that might be! It’s always a bit of a mystery trying new Monster flavours because they rarely mention anything on the can itself, instead opting for a more cryptic paragraph of some far-fetched scenario. In this case, it’s posing a question of “what is paradise?” along with a few suggested answers. Well, it turns out green tastes like a citrus/melon flavoured drink, so I’m going to mark this as melon. It’s refreshing and a very smooth drink with a pleasant flavour.
Considerably better than the melon variant and quite unusual tasting. It was fresh yet synthetic and not a lemon flavour I’ve come across before. It’s got those all important BCAAs in for the body builders (I’m not convinced by this latest trend which you may have realised if you’ve read previous reviews). Very high in caffeine and a large can, so be careful and drink in moderation! After a bit of research, it turns out that Reign is in fact a sister brand for Monster (not a sub-brand)… just a bit of added energy drink trivia for you there.
Well this is another one of those BCAA containing drinks that’s all the rage at the moment, but it is also quite high in caffeine. The flavour was very synthetic and sweet, and given it was a large can it was also quite sickly to drink despite being low calorie. That said, it wasn’t unpleasant… if you find this brand, go for the lemon flavour – much better.
I don’t like apple flavoured anything. Usually… but this drink surprised me. I had planned to just try and bit and tip the rest away because I was so unlikely to want to finish it. Well, all finished! A nice fresh, sweet favour, and low in calories too! It also has BCAAs for the body builders out there (??? why are you drinking energy drinks!?).
A nice tropical flavoured drink in a massive can – it was quite refreshing and mild too. It’s just a shame it’s so high in calories! It doesn’t score very high on originality though despite calling it El Mango… it’s a tropical drink in everything but name.
A great can design and brand name, but sadly it’s just a façade for a generic clone drink. It’s easy to drink and not bitter or sickly, but there’s not too much else to say about this one unfortunately.