Muscle Monster Energy Drink

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Muscle Monster Energy Drink is the latest product from Monster Energy.

Basically, these drinks are a line of creamy energy drinks that also are infused with liquid protein. Muscle Monster launched with three flavors; Chocolate, Vanilla, and Coffee.

Update: There is now also Strawberry Muscle Monster.

Other protein infused energy drinks like XAPP Energy Drink  add protein and still keep the supplement light and carbonated, but Muscle Monster is more like Muscle Milk beverages.

The sports supplement industry is huge, so it will be interesting to see how Muscle Monster competes with giants like BSN and Muscle Milk. We recently bought a can at 7-Eleven to try for ourselves.

Here’s What We Thought

We tried the coffee flavored Muscle Monster and despite the words “Energy Shake” on the can, shaking the beverage causes it to “squirt” and make a small mess.

It has a light coffee flavor and is pretty sweet to the taste. Although Muscle only contains 16g of sugar per can, it is further sweetened by the use of Sucralose and Ace-K.  

The drink overall reminds us a lot of Java Monster, except this one has a dose of protein.

Ingredients in Monster Muscle Energy Drink

From what is printed on the can, Muscle Monster Energy contains the following per 15 fl.oz. can:

  • 25 grams of protein.
  • Milk: skim milk, reduced fat milk, and calcium caseinate.
  • Monster’s standard energy blend, which puts the beverage at 156mg of caffeine. (looks like the coffee flavor adds about 2mg of caffeine per 8 fl.oz.
  • Along with the protein is some sugar and fat for a total of 200 calories per can.

Two in One

Muscle Monster is a pretty good two in one supplement for those that like both protein shakes and energy drinks. Muscle Monster pumps up the protein content of this drink with casein instead of whey, giving it a smoother texture. Also, this is why the product doesn’t have to be shaken before drinking.

We bought ours at 7-11 and at $3.54 a can, Muscle Monster certainly isn’t cheap, but muscle building supplements seldom are.

Monster Energy still ranks a solid second in world-wide energy drink sales, so we’ll have to wait and see if this new product line gives them big enough muscles to catch and bring down the Bull.

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Josh Allen

    I had the strawberry Muscle Monster a while ago and there was a nasty sludge at the bottom of the can. Not entirely wasn’t sure what it was, but I haven’t bought one since.

  • Cody Ruth

    It is his money he can do whatever he wants to with it. If he wants to buy a whole damn box of monster muscle milk and pour all of it down the drain he will so please get over

  • Schreena

    Tried the banana and fell in love. Even if it wasn’t an energy/protein shake it is delicious especially if put in the freezer until it is a little slushy. No issues with digestion or crashes afterward.

  • ChingatchCroute

    Sucralose… BLECH!!!!
    I could taste it, (I can still taste it an hour later) couldnt. read the microscopic ingredients list so came here.
    Back to just plain ol chocolate milk for me!

  • Brad Porter

    I just tried the vanilla & it tasted okay. It’s a bit sweet though.

  • Travis Corey

    This stuff always has chunky stuff on the bottom no matter how much you shake it. I have had over 30 cans of it and I’m done. There’s basically no room for air in the can to shake the stuff up good. If it wasn’t for chunks all the time I’d still be buying it.

  • Toots Magoo

    I had the same problem. Turns out the cans I bought had been sitting on the shelf for months. It is a milk-based product, and the chunks are milk curdles. Pour one of the cans out into a strainer, and you’ll see them. Translation: Get rid of them – they’re spoiled. And if someone from Monster is reading this… Expiration dates, please!!!!

  • Dianne A

    I think your site needs updating. Monster Muscle Energy now has chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and banana flavor. Their packaging has changed, and I have never seen the Coffee flavored version. If you buy it on Amazon, you can get for under $3.00 per can (Kroger in Cincy has it for $2.50 a can occasionally). Don’t shake it and you won’t get the lumps, but that’s just milk protein in there. Just gently tilt it back and forth a few times. If there are too many lumps and the drink seems thin, then it is spoiled/curdled – which has happened to me once. Overall, it is a great after workout protein drink or can be used as a meal replacement.

  • Jake Sagmen

    Maybe they should refrigerate it like every other protein shake. Maybe monster shouldn’t write energy drink on the can, so that grocery stores won’t get confused and put it in the shelf.

  • Jake Sagmen

    YOUR A FAGGOT

  • Jake Sagmen

    WE JUST WENT OVER WHY THERE ARE LUMPS AT THE BOTTOM!!!
    MAYBE THIS IS WHY YOU SATURDAY NIGHTS ARE SO LONELY

  • Jake Sagmen

    YOU’RE SO FUCKING FAT

  • Jake Sagmen

    A LITTLE TMI LADY.
    WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, HOW ABOUT YOU GIVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE STORY. HMM

  • Jake Sagmen

    WISHES DON’T GET YOU THROUGH LIFE ALLADIN

  • Jake Sagmen

    IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THEN WHY ARE YOU HERE

  • ron6788

    Silly bird, you’re not supposed to shake the shake, it’s not that kind. It’s shake, like milkshake. But, if you do want a froth, pour the stuff in an empty pint water bottle and shake your brains out. What, you don’t have an empty water bottle? You need to hydrate more.

  • Jumping Jehosaphat

    I really love the chocolate. Vanilla is ok, banana was awful. But I really like having one for lunch at work.

Last Modified: September 11, 2014