REVIEW: Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata

Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata Can

What is Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata?

After cranking out over 30 different flavors of highly caffeinated bubbly drinks, including varieties like Candy Apple Crisp, Sour Heads, and Rainbow Unicorn, Bang has taken on the one flavor I’m pretty sure I never wanted to drink — chocolate. Okay, okay, yes, chocolate milkshakes are great, but a clear-colored, sugar-free carbonated drink with 300 milligrams of caffeine marketed to gym rats? This is a doozy.

How is it?

It is…not good.

I’ve had most Bang flavors and absolutely consider myself a fan of the brand, but this is up there (down there?) with the worst of ‘em. I went into this experience with a lot of optimism, and my first sip wasn’t awful, but the more I drank it, the less I enjoyed what was coming out of the ice cold tall can.

Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata Pour

The most prominent and expected flavor is artificial chocolate, very similar to the classic cheap taste of a Tootsie Roll. After the chocolate comes a bit of creaminess, like a cream soda, and then a bizarre touch of sour on the finish. The libation gets perpetually more confusing and less appetizing as the sips go on. Sadly, there is no redemption arc in store for this villain of a drink.

Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata Glass

Anything else you need to know?

In the aftertaste, especially when assisted by a little burp, I tasted something bitter and hoppy like in an IPA beer. Toss that into the equation with the chocolate, cream, and sour, and this beverage is beyond confusing. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me there was booze in this.


I’ve had a chocolate Coke at a restaurant when the bartender was doing his best to channel a 1950s soda jerk, and I’d like to think this is what Bang was trying to achieve this release, but sadly, this ain’t it. Whole Lotta Chocolata isn’t un-drinkable or repulsive, but it’s a whole lotta something I never want to buy again.

Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 16 fl oz can
Purchased at: Lucky
Rating: 4 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 can) 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Bang Whole Lotta Chocolata”

  1. I’m definitely in the minority here, but I actually liked this flavor! It’s very different from the other Bang flavors, but it’s not even in my bottom 3 flavors.

  2. This initially sounded like it would be good. After reading this review, it instead sounds quite…strange and off-putting.

    And am I the only one here who has never even heard of Bang before?

    1. Nope but canned flavored water would trigger my ugh reflex so it’s not surprising. You’re not alone though. And this sounds especially gross.

  3. Wow! I also found it tasted like a Tootsie Roll. Maybe a chocolate Tootsie Pop. I didn’t like it. The Vitamin Shoppe has an exclusive Nectarine Blueberry flavor I really want to try but I don’t leave near one and don’t really want to buy a full case online without trying it.

    1. The Nectarine Blueberry is a lot better than this one but still doesn’t crack the top of the Bang flavors IMO. I gave it a 7 on my IG and personally wouldn’t pick it up again over the myriad of other flavors I can find for a better price at grocery stores! 🙂

  4. I have enjoyed most of what the Florida’s best energy drink company has put out there with only one that absolutely detested (Cotton Candy of course). Honestly, I would rather drink a luke-warm, opened for a day or so, left outside Rip-It Energy than suffer through the odd combination of chocolate and sour that Whole Lotta Chocolata forced me to endure. Thanks for my morning caffeine, Bang, but next time I won’t let chocolate excite me so much. Lesson learned.

  5. Do not avoid at all costs…
    I bought it by mistake along with some assortment, but actually it wasn’t bad and after reading the likes and hates here, I now feel compelled to try it again and see if it was as good / bad as they say …

  6. Only after I read the reviews did I recognize the taste as a Tootsie Pop like a previous reviewer. It is not meant to taste like a chocolate milk shake or candy bar. I will buy it again.

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