Another Tetra Pak still drink, this one tasting like an alcohol-free mojito! I’m not convinced that mint should be an ingredient in any drink – it takes me by surprise every time I take a sip, and not in a good way. But, I did drink the whole thing so it couldn’t have been that bad. But, it is the dominant flavour going on here and I’d have much preferred it to have been just a nice still lemon-lime drink instead.
Normally Mojito flavoured drinks fill me with dread. They tend to be sickly and downright weird! That lime and mint combo just does nothing for me. But, this one was surprisingly ok. Only ok mind, especially given the high cost of this drink. It’s aimed at the gym going population with added BCAAs to help with that all important protein absorption, and is of course low in calories.
I guess that mint flavoured drinks are pretty original. I’ve tasted the Black Mojito before and it’s not too dissimilar. Yup, it’s just wrong! It’s lower in caffeine levels than most drinks (21mg/100ml) but that’s assuming you even get that far through the drink without gagging. Mint? In a soft drink? Weird.
This is the second mojito flavoured drink I’ve discovered, the first being ‘Black – Mojito’. Red Rooster have managed to do it properly though. Black Mojito suffered from the small problem of tasting nasty, I think they may have over minted their mix. You can still taste mint in Red Rooster Mojito, but it’s tempered somewhat and the sweetness from the lime is main flavour.
It tastes like hedge. I don’t think that any energy drink should ever contain mint as an ingredient. Mint and lime to be specific, but you really can’t taste the lime. Avoid, avoid, avoid – it’s very original but for a good reason, it tastes minging.