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07 June 2009 @ 04:20 pm
Monster Energy Drinks?  
Blech. I was given a free sample and oh man. That stuff is...you can taste the sugar. It's liquid sugar. Even more so than soda. It's that they mushed a bunch of candy and liquefied it.

I wasn't about to become a customer for them anyway. I'd rather not get diabetes. But phew. I didn't realize just how sugary it was.
Current Mood: weirdweird
Saa-chan: Sammaureen_cohen on June 7th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I actually kind of like them mostly because I should probably be on anti-depressants and they're the only thing that actually work like one on me without any crummy side effects. Weird, but true.
Working for the Mandroid: Fade In (SPN)moonshayde on June 7th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it works for you. Though, there must be some other good stuff out there. I just can't think of any at the moment.

I don't even like the taste so...LOL
Saa-chanmaureen_cohen on June 7th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Eh, I don't drink them often, maybe once every two months generally. I try to do other things to keep my spirits high.
Prehumous Professor of Morbid Bibliomancyblpurdom on June 7th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
In any ingredient list, the higher up (closer to the beginning) an ingredient is, the more of it there is in the product in question. According to this site, after "carbonated water" (the #1 ingredient) is glucose (pure sugar, in other words); after that is citric acid (vitamin C, basically), followed by sucrose (another form of sugar). Two of the top four ingredients are sugar, in other words. If you go down to the nutritional info, it also says that in an 8 oz serving there are 26 grams of sugar. And mind you, further down it says that there are two servings in the container, so if you down the whole can you really have to double that (52 grams of sugar!). There's a lot of vitamin C too, sure, but you can always opt for orange juice if that's what you're after, rather than going for vitamin C mixed with tons of sugar and then carbonated.
Working for the Mandroid: Carside SamDeanmoonshayde on June 7th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
I know! Isn't it crazy? Of course, I know how to read a nutritional label and I still tried it anyway. So maybe I'm the crazy one.

I think of all the people that must be drinking this regularly and ouch. There are better ways to get "energy."

ETA: Oh, spelling I give up on you.

Edited at 2009-06-07 08:40 pm (UTC)
crayonbreakygalcrayonbreakygal on June 7th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
I don't like them either. My teenager does. Just too sweet.
Working for the Mandroid: Flamesmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
They are pretty insane. It's all thr rage with the teens.
Vanae: Facepalmvanae on June 7th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
I read that as "I was given a free sample man"... thought that sounded pretty awesome. I mean, very good of them, handing out guys for testing like that. I'd want one too.

Meh, never did like overly sweet stuff. I remember going to carnivals as a kid and we'd get these sugar-water bottles and they made want puke.
Working for the Mandroid: Winchestersmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
I want a free sample man *pouts*
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on June 7th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Oh god!! That stuff is awful!

Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
It is!
Megan: jensen eye of the tiger smilemadpsychogirl on June 7th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That sounds INSANE. Your 'I'd rather not get diabetes' comment made me LOL though XD
Working for the Mandroid: Driftmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That sounds INSANE. Your 'I'd rather not get diabetes' comment made me LOL though XD

But it's true! It tasted like liquid sugar. More sugary than pixie stix and that is complete sugar.

I don't even know how that is possible!
anna_sg1: colonel Carteranna_sg1 on June 7th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Ugh... I hate those, too. It's like you can FEEL your teeth decaying. Bleh.
Working for the Mandroid: Steadfastmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
And your stomach dissolving LOL
mahina_ballari: Genius Juicemahina_ballari on June 7th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Really hate those drinks, they hand them out a lot on my campus tho. More than the sugar, I admit to a rampant sweet tooth that seems to not know when too much sweet is exactly "too much sweet", it's the horrible throat burning sensation you get when drinking them that bothers me.
Working for the Mandroid: alec smilemoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
t's the horrible throat burning sensation you get when drinking them that bothers me.

What WAS that? I was drinking that one and it burned all the way down. Not even like regular soda can sometimes when the carbonation is really high. It was the freakiest thing.

I'm not surpirsed they had them out on your campus. College campuses seem to be the hot spot to egt people addicted to stuff.
brijeana: Smallville - Ouch Clarkbrijeana on June 8th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Ug. That reminds me of when the Red Bull people showed up at work. Drinking that stuff was instant headache.
Working for the Mandroid: C.K.moonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
What's in Red Bull? Same sort of thing?
brijeanabrijeana on June 13th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Massive amounts of caffeine as far as I know. Probably lots of sugar too. It tastes very sweet with a horrible aftertaste.
Banana Cave: Foster's: Bloo Rasperrybanana_cave on June 8th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Hahaha! Gross! I switched to coke zero so there's no sugar when I do drink soda, and while I like some sugar, I don't want to get diabetes either!
Working for the Mandroid: Dean Fishingmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
I like Coke Zero, even though I know I shouldn't drink soda period.

But some of the stuff out there really is scary.
Gillian: magical leopluridoncrazedturkey on June 8th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. Add in the caffeine and those things are REALLY not good for you.

(And I keep seeing the bogun parents round here giving them to their kids! I mean for one thing that's going to be the sugar high from hell, let alone the long term health issues!)
Working for the Mandroid: Battle Readymoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oh they creep me right out. I see school age kids with them all the time - I'm talking kids between 11-14 - and I just can't believe they are drinking this stuff. it's bad enough that adults and older teens/college kids drink them, but wow. I can't imagine just how bad they are.
brihana25: Dean - gigglesnortbrihana25 on June 8th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
Ah, but you see... there's blue Monster, which has no sugar but all of the caffeine and taurine your poor little heart can stand.

*has a serious Monster addiction going on
Working for the Mandroid: Fade In (SPN)moonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Oh is that the difference? A bunch of teens kept telling me the blue one is so much better than the green. So it has not as much sugar but loads up on the caffeine?

(And what is taurine anyway?)

That makes sense.
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Working for the Mandroid: Carside SamDeanmoonshayde on June 13th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)