Monster Ultra Red Energy Drink
Monster Ultra Red Energy Drink has
been spotted at a few locations in Southern California. pretty much saturated the country now.
In fact in its early days Ultra Red was in such high demand a guy was selling a can on eBay priced at over 100usd at auction!
Energy drink connoisseurs were sure eager to get their hands on Ultra Red!
I picked one up at the gas station to give Monster’s latest Ultra version a try.
Monster Ultra Red’s Flavor?
While there has been debate in our comments as to what the flavor of Ultra Red is, I definite taste Cranberry, but with some other berry flavor thrown in to mellow out the tartness of the cranberry.
The flavor of Ultra Red is ok, but a little too artificial for my liking despite its “natural flavors” listed..
Monster Ultra Red has the same energy blend as Zero and Ultra Blue. This puts Ultra Red at the 140mg of caffeine mark, which is 20mg less caffeine than their traditional line of energy drinks.
The ingredients to look much like this:
Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Taurine, Erythritol, Sodium Citrate, Panax Ginseng Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Caffeine, Acesulfame Potassium, Sodium Benzonate, Sucralose, D-Calcium Pantothenate(Vitamin B5), Gum Arabic, Niacinamide(Vitamin B3), Natural Flavors, Salt, Ester Gum, L-Carnitine, L-Tartrate, Inositol, D-Gluguronolactone, Guarane Extract, Pyridoxine Hydroghloride (Vitamin B6), Red#40, Blue#1, Cyanogobalamin (vitamin B12).
Monster Energy Blend: Taurine, Panax Gingeng Extract, L-Carnitine, Caffeine, Glucuronolactone, Guarana Extract, and Inositol. Caffeine from all sources: 70mg per 8fl oz serving (140mg per can).
Monster uses 3 sweeteners in Ultra Red, 2 artificial (sucralose & Ace-K and one natural (Erythritol), which give it a pretty sweet taste.
Sub-Standard Monster Energy?
I’m not sure I understand Monster’s logic with their Ultra line expect to compete with Red Bull.
Ultra Red tastes better than RB’s Red, but those looking for the same caffeine dose per serving will be disappointed.
Have you tried Monster Ultra Red Yet?