I don’t always drink energy drinks, but when I do I like to throw things across the room and yell “YOLO!”. I then proceed to write ridiculous reviews of said beverage.
|The headphones are not Beats by Dre, in case you’re wondering|
This fantastic energy booster was introduced into my world by my lovely fiancé who happens to be obsessed with energy drinks. The man doesn’t drink coffee and the caffeine buzz from several Cokes per day just isn’t doing it anymore so I can sort of understand his enjoyment. Another fun fact about the gentleman in my life is that he’s very drawn in by packaging (as am I) so clearly he bought an entire case of Monster “Baller’s Blend” based on the name alone and having no idea what to expect in terms of flavour. And clearly, I wasn’t going to pass up trying a beverage with such a name because I’m really a baller at heart.
To my content, the flavour of the drink actually lived up to it’s appealing branding. To sum it up, it tastes like a fizzy fruit punch or Tahitian Treat* on steroids. For those with a more refined palette, this drink offers notes of strawberry, pineapple and lemon with a moderate effervescence providing an enjoyable mouth feel.
I couldn’t finish this review without talking about the branding. Baller’s Blend is apparently a collaboration with DUB, as it states “DUB Edition” on the can. For those of you wondering what that means, dub is not only a genre of music that the kids are into these days but is a magazine and blog that explores the “urban custom car” culture. It is also the slang word for custom wheels that are over 20” in diameter. Don’t worry, I didn’t know any of this either which kind of makes me question my baller status at the moment.
Now that you’re one fact smarter for the day, I’d also like to point out the clever description under the name Baller’s Blend that communicates that this beverage is Punch + Energy with the plus sign on top of a gold boxing glove. This not only informs me that it is a fruit punch beverage with energy, but inspires the idea that if I drink this beverage, I may be able to bust out some hidden MMA-type talent lingering within (this feeling may also have been triggered by watching the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter featuring women contestants).
Once I’m finished bouncing off the walls from Baller’s Blend, I may go one step further and try Anti-Gravity which I think will inevitably end in trying a beverage from their Rehab line.
*or, Tahiti Treat, if you’re stuck in the 90s like I am