And the second Monster flavour of the year (2021)… this time it’s another tropical one but in sugar-free form. Ultra Fiesta is a mango flavoured beverage in a large 500ml can. It’s mild and refreshing, and easy to drink due to the lack of sugar making it less sickly than full fat versions.
This is the first of two new Monster flavours I’ve discovered so far this year (2021). It looks like Monster have decided that tropical flavours are the way forward – I know it officially says it’s nectarine and peach, but it just comes across as a refreshing and mild tropical drink. Loads of sugar, plenty of caffeine, a decent wake-up hit.
Not bad, but could be better. Orange energy drinks have a habit of being quite sickly, especially when supplied as a large portion like this one. It is sickly, and could be improved by only being in a 250ml can instead, but there are much worse drinks out there! I’m not keen on their naming convention for the flavours either – Overly Orange seems a little childish compared to the more aggressive Warrior branding. I think a simple ‘Orange’ would have sufficed instead of letting the intern loose on the branding.
Energy drinks with ginger are rare, and usually they burn! Monster have managed to get the flavour just right here. There’s no hint of the usual Monster energy mix here at all, instead you have a nice and surprisingly refreshing ginger and lime (aka, Moscow Mule without the vodka) drink. It’s quite high in sugar and gives you a massive kick there along with the usual caffeine content. I found this from US import site https://atasteofthestates.com/
Now here’s the tropical NOCCO – but don’t get this one, get the pineapple one I reviewed last week. This one is a bit sharp and synthetic tasting, quite difficult to get through the whole can really.
Tropical! I had expected to taste coconut in this one (I don’t know why, I know that there’s giant pineapples all over the can) but it is definitely just a mild and sweet pineapple drink. High in caffeine, it’ll keep you going all day – and being pineapple it’s certainly different to most other drinks you’ll find.
I first discovered NOCCO at a 7Eleven whilst on holiday in Sweden. Being Sweden, it was a very expensive purchase. Then, a few days later I found myself in Norway and discovered NOCCO was even more expensive there! Anyway… I saw NOCCO being sold in Morrisons in the UK and it was considerably cheaper. This red berries flavour was quite bitter, but not as unpleasant as I had expected. After a few sips I had accustomed myself to the bitterness and started to enjoy it. An interesting line of drinks if you can find them. Oh yes, and they have a lot of caffeine in them.
Amazing! It’s like a raspberry ice pop but low calorie. The flavour is slightly muted, which is initially disappointing but by the time you get to the end of the can you’re grateful for. It prevents it from being too sickly and actually makes it quite refreshing.
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.