I love a good mango drink. Not that there are many out there, but the ones that I can find are amazing. Anytime you can get the deliciousness of mango without having to deal with the damn fruit is a blessing.
I mean, first you have to deal with the non-peeling peel. Not that big a deal, but the fruit inside is both slimy and stringy, so it is impossible to hold and impossible to get out of your teeth. The only way to really eat them and not look like a 2 year old rabid on diseased yellow paste is to slice it and eat it with a fork. But of course, the pit inside means you have to be completely OCD about it or waste half the fruit trying to cut around the whole thing.
Molotov Mango Energy drinks are much better. It gives you the mango taste, without needing the toothpicks. Of course they are more unhealthy, more unnatural and more caffeinated than your average mango – but if you are needing that flavor and forgo the slime of the real thing, these can be a decent substitute.
Understanding, of course, that this is really just a substitute. It does not really have any mango juice in it, and is flavored instead with the mysterious “natural and artificial flavors” ingredient. I wish I knew what those were – I mean, I can see mango extract and fake mango flavoring, but what else in going in here? Pineapple Extract? eye of Hawaiian newt? I thought it tasted like a mango drink should taste like, without anything unique or surprising. Yup. Fakey Mangoes.
For being Explosive energy, and the logo featuring a hand about to throw a lit molotov cocktail, I was really hoiing for more BLAST out of the can. Unfortunately it just was not that blasty. I mean, it was not a bad wake up drink, but it just was not as good as I was hoping that it would be.
They certainly did pack it with enough energy ingredients, however. There was lab caffeine and natural caffeine (guarana), ginseng, glucurolactone, L-carnatine, taurine and the ever present Vitamin B mix – but of course they hid that in a “proprietary blend” so you have absolutely no idea how much of this you are drinking. I can tell you that it ain’t much though. I would expect this to have a standard (160mg caffeine) blend in it just by the perkiness it gave.
Of course, this is the real reason you buy Molotov energy – to walk around with this in your hand. It just looks badass, like you are about to go into battle. It is an absolutely gorgeous design, with the fonts and the colors working to produce a design that is really something special. They do more than double face their can, and actually put their full size logo twice on it, leqaving little room on the cqan without branding. It would have been extra special if they managed to get the lid facing correctly. This would have been a complete winner they just put the caffeine amount on the can.
They did not even have the decency to put the ” as much caffeine as a cup of coffee” garbage. So, thanks for letting me know how much niacin I am drinking, but you really have to hide your caffeine content? That is not brave. And anyone who can hold a burning glass of exploding liquid in their hand should be braver than that.