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!
You’ll be unlikely to find this particular energy drink anywhere… at least not in the form that it’s being presented here. This was a promotional can handed out at the Fully Charged Live event in 2002 at Farnborough. Mixergy make smart hot water tanks and control systems, and the can with the wrapper is designed to represent one of their tanks and the controls attached to it. As products go, their tanks are interesting even if I’m not certain I’d get one myself. The energy drink is unbranded though, and I’m guessing must be a generic product used by marketing companies for personalised products. I’ve taken a guess at the caffeine content because it’s not listed on the label at all. It tastes like a clone, a nice and sweet one though, and plenty one sugar in it because it coats the inside of your mouth!
I’m not a fan of apple-flavoured drinks as regular readers will be aware. And I’m also not going to tell Mr Fury to his face that I didn’t like this drink much, so can someone else please pass on that message so as I can keep my face as it is?? It’s appley, but not very sour, and the apple flavour itself is more like a mild watered down synthetic flavouring rather than a stronger apple squash flavour. You might like it, I didn’t really think much of it.
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.
Sadly this is just a bog-standard cheap tasting berry drink much like a lot of the supermarket own-brand ones. If you’re going to go with Warrior, choose the Original or Citrus flavours, those are by far the most original and tasty variants.
Yeah I know I’m not a fan of apple-flavoured drinks, but I put myself through this punishment just for you, dear readers. Not, I didn’t like it. It was sharp and left a bad aftertaste in my mouth just as I’d feared. Very artificial tasting and quite sickly to get through, I’d give this particular Warrior flavour a miss and go with one of the others which are considerably better.
Yup, it’s cherry, but it’s not very sour. I think that because of that, it’s reasonably refreshing to drink. Not too sickly, not too sweet, but an okay artificial cherry flavouring.
I’d better tread carefully reviewing this one. Manufactured by what appears to be a UK ltd company set up specifically to market Tyson Fury’s own brand of energy drink (Furocity Ltd), each can features a nice quote from the man himself “… it’s a feeling you can’t bottle. So I put it in a can.”. Yeah, I’m not arguing here. The drink itself in the original flavour is not very original though. It’s a typical clone and not expensive tasting at all. It’s lower in calories than normal full-fat energy drinks, but I guess that’s the new normal and I’d probably see that if I went back and re-reviewed drinks from years ago that are still on sale. Still, there are three other interesting flavours in this new range to try and they promise to be a bit more exciting.