REVIEW: Monster Rehab Watermelon

Monster Rehab Watermelon Can

What is it?

Monster Rehab Watermelon is the newest flavor in Monster Energy’s non-carbonated, electrolyte-filled, vitamin B-stuffed, botanical-infused, and caffeine-charged recovery beverage line.

How is it?

If you’re familiar with Monster Energy’s Ultra Watermelon, you’ll know how this tastes. But if not, it has a flavor similar to hard candy that’s artificially flavored to taste like the fruit but in liquid form. Comparing Ultra Watermelon with this Rehab, I’d have to say they’re very similar, although I think the fruitiness is slightly subdued in this one. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that if you’ve had one Monster Energy watermelon-flavored beverage, you’ve had them all. However, this is much easier to drink because it’s not carbonated. So if you dislike carbonation because the bubbles tickling your nose bothers you, and want a watermelon-flavored pick-me-up, then this is a great option.

Monster Rehab Watermelon Can Glass

Anything else you need to know?

I don’t imbibe the Rehab line often, and I can’t remember the last time I had one. I almost always reach for anything from the Ultra line because I like bubbles tickling my nose. Although, I don’t know if I’m the demographic for the Rehab line. It seems as if it’s for folks whose lifestyles are a bit more, um, glug glug the drinkie drinkie than mine. Apparently, the milk thistle and quercetin in Monster Rehab beverages have detoxification effects.

Also, for some reason, this variety has 150 milligrams of caffeine, while all the other Monster Rehab varieties have 160 milligrams. Ooooh, caffeine-gate.

Conclusion:

Monster Rehab Watermelon is a great tasting recovery beverage. So if you need to recover after a hard night of drinking, this may help. Although, if you got drunk from watermelon vodka, watermelon margaritas, watermelon mint mojitos, watermelon soju, watermelon shochu, or watermelon beers, you might want to pass.

DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary product samples and some swag from Monster Energy. Doing so did not influence my review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 15.5 fl oz
Purchased at: Received from Monster Energy
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 can) 25 calories, 0 grams of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of sugar (2 grams of added sugar), 0 grams of protein, and 150 milligrams of caffeine

4 thoughts to “REVIEW: Monster Rehab Watermelon”

  1. Anyone else wonder if they interjected the word rehab because they’re essentially stating that most people who drink these all the time have a caffeine addiction? (I apologize in advance if that comes off as offensive to any energy drink enthusiasts.)

    1. I always figured it was spurred by social media influencer culture fetishizing addiction and recovery cycles and how that puts an abnormal positive spin on drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation (i.e. championing the recovery from addiction more than the prevention of addiction because prevention doesn’t come with the “happy ending” of recovery). So people can drink Monster Rehab and get those warm fuzzy memories at the same time thinking about their influencer or celebrity of choice that beat an addiction through rehab, and also just drinking them after a night of partying since the jokey nature of the name of the drink makes it seem like you’re already going through rehab.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if an early marketing meeting at Monster had “Detox” on the board before they decided that the negative connotation of “toxic” wasn’t good for sales and branding and then settling on “Rehab” instead for the aforementioned reasons.

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