Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Java Monster Toffee

The Look: Java Monster Toffee: “It’s time to get out of line and step up to what’s next! It’s Coffee done the Monster way; wide open, with a take no prisoner attitude yet the experience on how to back it up.” This 15oz blend is poured into what appears to be wooden, sienna colored patterned can. It’s then embellished with the large golden M, decaling the majority of the can. The flavor “TOFFEE” is listed near the lip in gold yet bold lettering. JAVA MONSTER is written in dark mahogany out lined in the gold near the bottom with the wording coffee + energy. The Contents are clearly defined with the website on the reverse side. Monster knows the power and simplicity of the M.
(7.5 out of 10)

Taste: This creamy milk based blend is of pure decadence. There is neither bitterness nor carbonation. It’s a sweet take, of a milked based liquid caramel and a subtle hint of coffee. It’s much smoother than other coffee flavored drink I've had. It is what I feel a great balance of a Semi-rich lavish flavor. You’re able to enjoy the cream of the reduced fat milk without 100% guilt. I’m very pleased to say this leaves minimal coffee aftertaste. I am notorious for letting drinks get room temperature. However, if you’re a fan of the flavor of coffee in general then letting this sit a while will not be an issue. I have to warn you, the warmer it got the more evident and dominate the coffee flavor got. Normally I would of tried some warm/heated for versatility purposes…. yet I was afraid it would have become too over powering. So drink this as it was meant to be enjoyed straight from the cooler or a little less than ice cold... (Drink moderately and within reason)
( 7.5 out of 10)

Does It Work: Toffee + Energy it is just that. This particular drink is based (per serving) at 100 calories, 17g of carbs and 18g of sugar. The power concealed in this can comes from 1000 mg Taurine 200 mg Panax Ginseng, and 2500 mg of Monster’s energy blend (L-Camitine, glucose, caffeine, , Guanana, Inositol, Glucuronotone, Medodextrin) with the accompaniment of vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B12,C & D. I have a moderate to high tolerance to caffeine and b vitamins and I was impressed with the boost of energy I was able to maintain with this drink. It was consumed at work on a normal 12hr shift. At times there is no room for error in judgment or it could be 10hr shift of Netflix. Either way I have to be ready and alert. I was able to drink @ 6:30pm and felt energized until approximately 3:30am. I was left with no jittery feeling and there wasn't a crash afterwards.
( 8.5 out 10)

Overall Thoughts: Java, Joe, Frappuccino, Cappuccino no matter how you choose your coffee and caffeine intake, trust Monster to do it right! I honestly can say if you don’t like the taste of coffee or prefer a lighter more blended coffee flavor, then this is for you. It’s excellent for someone who prefers a hybrid blend of energy. I’m still hoping for a sugar free version and perhaps a soy variety for my lactose intolerant friends out there.

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