Pineapple… that’s what Monster decided would be the best flavour to fill its first-place-metal-coloured can. I’m not certain it was the best choice personally, but it’s not a bad flavour. Yes, you can tell it’s pineapple, and it’s not sharp or overpowering. It’s a very smooth tasting tropical-ish drink and very easy going, I just wish they’d gone for something more original for a gold edition.
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.
It burns!!!! If there is pineapple in this drink, then I can’t taste it. All I can taste is the fiery harshness of ginger burning its way to my stomach. It’s very strong on the ginger front if you hadn’t got that… strong and overpowering enough to make it unpleasant to drink and I couldn’t finish it. I think I managed about a quarter of the carton before giving up.
I thought this was going to be pretty awful, but it wasn’t quite as bad as I had suspected! The pineapple flavour is subtle, as is the coconut. They’re both there and you can distinctly taste them, but there’s a cool refreshing and sweet drink to be had here. A large can makes it quite sickly, but that might be due to the high sugar content. It’s certainly worth trying once and full marks for originality.