Monster Extra Strength Reviews
Formerly Monster Nitrous
Monster Extra Strength was first launched as Nitrous back in 2009, but since then Monster rebranded these drinks down playing the whole nitrous thing.
Here’s most likely why…
These drinks do not contain Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). How do we know this? Well, it is illegal in the USA to market and sell a food product containing N2O as a ingredient for human consumption and it can only be used as a propellant such as in whip cream.
So if you were planning on getting some type of euphoric feeling from these drinks, you will be disappointed.
The label states it uses nitrogenated water, which is usually done with nitrogen gas and this technology is also used in the brewing industry to give certain beers a frothy foam.
In any even, here are reviews for Super Dry and Black Ice.
Extra Strength Super Dry
As if Monster wasn’t already charging ahead fast enough, they’ve gone ahead and bolted a tank of nitrous in their trunk.Here I offer a review of one of the three flavors I’ve seen of Monster Nitrous: Super Dry. In the lustfully exciting world of aftermarket car tuning, a nitrous tank is one of the most extreme additions one can buy.
A good shot of nitrous can temporarily give horsepower boosts in the triple digits. The best type of nitrous is “dry” as opposed to “wet”, hence the name of this flavor.
When you first try this drink, I challenge you to concentrate on the flavor. It’s not easy, considering that you’re going to be perplexed by the experience, which is unlike any other on the market.
Have you ever put something in your mouth that fizzes? Fizz candies, soda pop candies? Alka Seltzer? Oh you did? You know you’re supposed to dissolve the Alka Selzter first, right? Well anywho, this is all I have to equate the Monster Nitrous experience to. It’s a very open, airy, and expansive carbonated beverage effect that you just have to try for yourself.
Once you get past the bubbly, it’s evident that Monster went back to the drawing board. All evidence of the basic Monster taste has been dissolved away by the carbonated and nitrogenated water, and what’s left is a delicious citrus taste with a berry hint. It’s a winner!
Unscrew the cap from the sweet new can and within lies a 200% DV of Vitamins B2, 3, 6, and 12 along with 2,000mg of Taurine. Caffeine? Buried alongside guarana in a proprietary blend.
Leading the ingredients list is “carbonated and nitrogenated water”. The word nitrogenated tells us nothing about how many nitrogen and oxygen molecules we’re dealing with in the bond, which is everything considering their claims.
If Monster normally gets you moving, so will Monster Nitrous. To my disappointment, don’t expect much more than that. In the one time I had this drink, I noticed no difference in effect from a 16oz can. Oh, FYI the Nitrous can holds 12 ounces.
Extra Strength (Nitrous) energy drinks deliver a stellar experience that will place them in a Top 20 list of almost every energy drink consumer. I just wish we had more information about how legit their claims of nitrous oxide injection are.
Reviewed by Dusty Smith
Black Ice is the latest addition to their Extra Strength (Nitrous) energy drink line, which I had though they forgot about since they haven’t released anything new since the intro. of the other 3, but better late than never I guess.So how will the new 0 calorie, 0 sugar Extra Strength (Nitrous) Black Ice fit in?
I pop the top to that familiar “pop” the nitrous gives and boy does Black Ice smell good. I’m in for a treat… not so fast. Wow, boy is this fizzy, the taste is very sweet, maybe a hint of citrus in there, but dang is it fizzy.
It was a little too sweet and bubbly at first, found it to be better after letting the Black Ice sit for awhile and then trying it near room temp after some nitrogenated water had dissipated.
Black Ice Ingredients
Black Ice ingredient wise is very similar to Monster Absolutely Zero. Of course no calories or sugar, along with the same amounts of all the vitamin B’s.
The energy blend is 200mg less in Black Ice compared to the other Nitrous Energy Drinks, yet made up of the same energy blend of Caffeine, Taurine, Panax Ginseng Inositol ect.
The effect of Black Ice was pretty good. I took my time drinking it, which took about an hour to finish because of the sweetness, so I had a very good energy rush that lasted about 5 hours. A very minor crash at the end, hardly recognizable. Better rush than any of the 16oz Monster’s, in just the 12oz Black Ice.
I was very excited to get my hands on the newest Monster, yet it did leave me a little disappointed. The nitrogenated water and artificial sweetener was a little to strong for my liking.
I prefer Absolutely Zero, a milder version of Black Ice. If you’re a fan of the other nitrous flavors, then go ahead and give Black Ice a try, yet if you prefer your energy a bit smoother, then stick to the other varieties.
Reviewed by Brandon Trouten