Road tripping with a Monster is a guilty pleasure. On each long drive, we stop by a gas station and sample a new flavor.
I had never tasted an energy drink before last year. Red Bull was intimidating. As a young person, I watched friends mix it with alcohol and feared they would implode.
But when my husband first brought back a Monster from the gas station, I decided to try. Its colorful can (minus the creepy M) enticed me.
Bubbly! Sweet! Crisp! I waited an hour or so to see if something bad would happen. Nothing did.
Monster became our road trip drink staple. These are my best Monster flavors, in order:
- Ultra Watermelon
- Zero Ultra (these names are so silly)
- Ultra Red
- Ultra Paradise (pictured above)
- Ultra Purple
Flavor I dislike? The Strawberry Lemonade. It’s flat. With Monster, the bubbles are a must.
After my foray into the energy drink world, I learned that Monster was embroiled in a bit of nauseating and bizarre controversy. Relieved to hear it wasn’t so.
What’s your best Monster flavor?
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