What is Monster Energy Ultra Paradise?
Monster Energy just released “Paradise” as the newest addition to its sugar-free Ultra line of energy drinks. According to the back of the can, Monster Ultra Paradise delivers “Pure, Crisp, Invigorating Island Flavors.” The question is, what exactly is an island flavor?
How is it?
I’m a frequent consumer of Monster Ultra, so I know the flavors can be difficult to place. Sure, Ultra Red kind of tastes like fruit punch, and Ultra Sunrise tastes vaguely orangish, but what flavor is Ultra Blue? Ultra Zero? Ultra Paradise at least gives us a hint that it’ll be tropically flavored.
Upon opening, Ultra Paradise is a hazy light green color. The island flavor is… nondescript. Pineapple, maybe? Or maybe Pina Colada? Is the green color supposed to be a hint? It’s definitely tropical, but I still have no idea what that means exactly. You could tell me it was passion fruit flavored, and I’d believe you. (Full disclosure: those weird purple Starburst are the complete extent of my experience with passion fruit.)
Is there anything else you need to know?
Some varieties of Monster Ultra can be too sweet for my tastes, so I appreciate this one keeps it more subdued. It allows the citric acid tang to add a bit of a kick, which is appreciated when I’m looking for a pick-me-up.
When imbibing a caffeinated beverage, I’m mostly interested in its pharmacological effect. Most of the time that means coffee, but if I’m at a convenience store of questionable quality, with a pot of coffee that’s been there longer than the clerk, I may reach for an energy drink instead. Monster always gets the job done with 140 milligrams of caffeine, and Paradise fits in well with the rest of the Ultra options.
Purchased Price: $2.00
Size: 16 fl. oz. can
Purchased at: Festival Foods
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 160 milligrams of sodium, 1 gram of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 0 gram of protein, 100% Niacin, 100% Vitamin B6, 100%, Vitamin B12, 100% Vitamin B5, and 140 mg of caffeine.
19 thoughts to “REVIEW: Monster Energy Ultra Paradise”
It tastes like a combination of green apple and watermelon to me ?????
I was going to say the same thing or like a sour watermelon candy. But at first taste, I was thinking of Green apple.
I think it tastes like kiwi strawberry
I taste pineapple and kiwi.
Sounds weird but tastes just like vero mango lollipops with a hint of kiwi.
I can definitely taste kiwi and watermelon. Maybe some hint of strawberries.
Green apple watermelon for sure!
At a resort in Mexico once, they had a pitcher of ice cold water with cucumber. The girl at the check in desk would pour you some into a martini glass when you checked in. This is what that tastes like to me.
I’m fairly certain the flavors have kiwi and tamarind.
It tastes like a sour apple Jolly Ranger, pretty much exactly.
It tastes like cucumber and sour apple.
This is exactly what I think it tastes like.
I work for coca-cola. the flavor is kiwi, lime and cucumber.
This tasted like lime and watermelon.
I taste pear & cucumber
I can confirm, told by a person that works in the Coca – Cola Company that the flavor is green apple and lime.
I asked my local coca cola rep and I can confirm that the flavor is based on the actress Jennifer Morrison from the television show House, MD.
I feel like it’s got guava and kiwi. Could also help explain the green colour.
It tastes like sour apple and kiwi for me!
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