REVIEW: Monster Energy Mutant Super Sodas

Monster Mutant Super Sodas

I wonder if internally at Monster Energy Headquarters, which I imagine is a radioactive green building with giant ramps on its sides that allow action sports stars to jump over the building, they called their new Super Sodas, Monster Dew.

In the world of radioactive colored sodas, Mountain Dew is far and away the most popular, and probably the most radioactive colored. So I understand why Monster decided to go after Mountain Dew’s marketshare. It could be successful or it could end up like Coca-Cola’s Surge, discontinued until a rabid following helps bring it back in limited markets

The new soda line is available in two varieties — Original and Red Dawn. If you Dew the Dew, you probably figured out Red Dawn is Monster’s version of Mountain Dew’s cherry-flavored Code Red.

The green one is good, but it’s slightly different than Mountain Dew. To be more exact it tastes like it’s missing something. And that something is orange juice concentrate. The lack of it leans the soda more into lime territory. You might think Monster decided not to use it in case Pepsi decided to Mountain Sue them, but that’s unlikely because Red Dawn has it.

While the Hulk green Monster Super Soda kind of tastes like original Dew, Red Dawn tastes exactly like Mountain Dew Code Red. If you secretly replaced my stash of it with Monster’s version, I don’t think I’d be able to tell. And if you did that, how dare you sneak into my home and you will be getting a bill for all the locks I have to change.

They have the same amount of calories and slightly less sugar than Mountain Dew. But the number many of you care about when it comes to radioactive colored sodas is the caffeine amount. While 20 ounces of Dew has 91 milligrams of caffeine, a 20-ounce bottle of Monster Super Soda has 115 milligrams. I think that’s a difference most drinkers won’t notice. And that’s a number without Monster’s proprietary energy blend, which if used would’ve upped the caffeine content significantly, but the bitterness from it might’ve made the beverage taste more like Mountain Ew than Mountain Dew.

Another significant number was the price. At my local 7-Eleven, the Monster Super Soda was $2.29, while a 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew was $1.89. So they taste similar and have slightly more caffeine, but are more expensive.

The two are fine Mountain Dew alternatives, but, for me, price negates the fact they have slightly more caffeine. If they were the same price, I’d definitely pick them up more often.

(Nutrition Facts – Original – 290 calories, 0 grams of fat, 90 milligrams of sodium, 74 grams of carbohydrates, 70 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 100% niacin, and 100% vitamin B6. Red Dawn – 290 calories, 0 grams of fat, 60 milligrams of sodium, 72 grams of carbohydrates, 72 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 100% niacin, and 100% vitamin B6..)

Purchased Price: $2.29
Size: 20 oz bottles
Purchased at: 7-Eleven
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Fine Mtn Dew alternatives. Red Dawn tastes like Code Red. Slightly more caffeine than Mtn Dew.
Cons: Pricer than Mtn Dew. Why does Red Dawn have orange juice concentrate, but the green one doesn’t? Using Mountain Sue and Mountain Ew in a review.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

12 thoughts to “REVIEW: Monster Energy Mutant Super Sodas”

  1. This may be my go to drink now that Mountain Dew game fuel has decided to add sucralose! The Red Dawn mutant to me tastes very similar to the original Citrus Cherry game fuel and almost as good!

    1. The green one I got had sucralose, but it wasn’t very noticable at all. Idk if the red dawn has sucralose. But yeah, I’m pissed they put sucralose into game fuel.

  2. First time trying. Bought at Valero’s and paid 1.99 and bought the green one. Out of 10 I give an easy 7.5 but price comes down I’d be whilling to do an 8.5

    1. There’s nothing in it to cause that other than what’s in any other high caffeine soda. Either you’re a caffeine sensitive pansy, a paid shill, or you need to go see a doctor.

  3. Bought 2 green ones. One for myself and one for a friend. It tasted pretty good, but for the 1.99/each I paid I could have gotten 2 liters of Mountain Dew, or paid .20 more and just got a 16 oz monster.

  4. This drink is really good, I had one this morning and I loved it. Although I will have to add that it tastes nothing like Mountain Dew, maybe the Mountain dew Distortion that was in one of the flavor battles. I still love it though and will continue to get it.

  5. ok this isnt mtn dew. its monster’s take on an energy soda, so if your going to compare it to something compare to vault. and this isnt a review, its more of a comparison, throughout the whole “so called review” you compared it with mtn dew and called it a mtn dew alternative, instead of reviewing it as its own thing.

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