Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monster Mixxd Energy Drink

Here is another one of the Monster energy drinks, this time it is the Mixxed energy + juice type of energy drink. Personally I refer to this energy drink as "Purple Monster", because theme color to the beverage is purple. To tell the truth, I was not really concerned with the flavor and did not bother searching for it when I bought the can, I was just thrilled about the purple color theme. I already knew from past experiences that energy + juice was a 50/50 thing of being either good or bad, so the thought of testing this product out was an intrigue to me, but like I said, I was not looking for flavor beforehand that I opened the can. This energy drink was sold at several Deals stores around Brooklyn for $1.00 per can during the summer until September, and they had cases of it stacked as high as 5 feet tall from what I remember from the 86th Street location. $1.00 per can of any Monster is a rare find, but the taste was the second half to it, that would make or break the value of the deal.

Back of the can with "The Juice is Loose..." story gimmick.

2nd time that I visited the store, I bought 12 cans of it. Too bad they don't have it anymore.

Monster Mixxd with a good amount of carbonation. The drink's color is brownish-purple dark color. 

True color of Monster Mixxd, before the light: lighter and more transparent than just a glass of it on the counter. The drink itself tasted liked a carbonated grape juice, and not your average store-bought grape juice. This one tasted like a real grape juice without any additives, like the stuff that Kedem brand makes in a small glass bottle with purple cap. When I tasted this energy drink at first I was a bit puzzled at what to make of it: I was not offended by it, but I was not crazy about it either but I could not stop sipping it! The different flavor from the rest of the energy drinks on the market appealed to me, and I mildly enjoyed it and did not complained about it. Couple of days later I went to the Deals store once again and bought 12 cans of Monster Purple, and during the 2 week or so period I drank all the cans. Looking back at this energy drink right now, I kinda miss it because sometimes I just was not drink something unique and different and that is what this Monster Mixxd is: an energy drink with unique kind of flavor. I can definitely see why some people would hate it, but on the other hand it is just grape-flavor Monster, and I don't see anything wrong with it, other than it is not the greatest Monster out there. At $1.00 price at the Deals store, this drink is kind of a steal. I rate this drink at 4.1/5.0 with a value rating is 4.7/5.0 at $1.00 and 4.0/5.0 at regular price. If you will see this energy drink on the shelves then give it a try, but there is a 50% chance that you will hate it.

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