Monday, August 9, 2010
The Look: Compared the other other Monster cans this one really sticks out. I really like the purple, black, and blue background that covers most of the front. In the middle of the can there is the infamous "M" that looks like it has been clawed into the can. Around the rim they list the fact that there are zero calories and zero sugar. Along with the nutritional information there is a a few paragraphs about why Monster Absolutely Zero was created. I am happy to see more color on the front of the Monster can instead of a black can with a colored "M" on it. I think this is a step up from all the others.
(9 out of 10)
Taste: I wasn't sure what to expect from Absolutely Zero. After opening up the can I knew right away that they stuck with the traditional Monster flavor. The flavor is almost identical to Monster Low Carb. The differences are very minimal and most people will not even notice. Bottom line is if you like the taste of Monster then you should enjoy this.
(8 out of 10)
Does It Work: Monster left out the caffeine amount on the can so I am unsure of how much caffeine is inside Absolutely Zero (I would guess around the 200mg mark per can). The energy blend consist of taurine, ginseng, l-carnitine, guarana, and inositol (there is no mention of caffeine in the energy blend which is odd). There is also the usual B vitamins along with no calories and no sugar. Monster Absolutely Zero is sweetened with erythirol which is something I have not seen before. I drank the entire can in about 20 minutes and got a good energy boost from it that was what I expected from Monster. The energy boost did hit me a bit harder than any of the other Monster drinks I have had.
(8 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: I think Monster did good with the new Absolutely Zero. The taste is pretty good, the kick is great and the fact there are zero calories and zero sugar is a huge plus. Sitting next to all the other Monster cans I think this can is a breath of fresh air and the added colors look great on the front. I wish they would of altered the taste a bit more to help separate the flavor instead of just making it a healthier version of Monster Low Carb. Monster Absolutely Zero still gets my approval and I think it should be a big hit with anyone watching their calories and sugar intake.
Official Website: http://www.monsterenergy.com/