EASE IN ACQUISITION—1
Very uncommon; distribution here in eastern Idaho is limited (from what I can tell) to a single gas station.
There is beauty in the simplicity of this can—I love the black, I love the blue bands, I love the unassuming logo/slogan/etc. In a refrigerator full of drinks whose packaging practically shrieks at you from across the store, it’s funny how this small, understated 8.4 oz. can manages to stand out so nicely.
MonaVie is delicious. It’s that simple. I think I could count on one hand the number of energy drinks that I’ve enjoyed nearly as much. The flavor’s that of açaí—tart, earthy, and just sweet enough to balance out the whole experience. The drink is carbonated, but not by any means oppressively so—in fact, it’s so light that it almost comes across as a natural effervescent experience; sort of like what you’d get by fermenting fruit with lactobacilli.
I could easily see myself taking down four or five of these in one sitting—problem is that this is really expensive stuff. My single can cost $3.69—not exactly conducive to wanton chugging.
After all that, it really pains me to say that a single can doesn’t give you all that much in terms of energy. It’s enough to take the edge off the fatigue and wake you up a bit, but its uses are otherwise very limited. I suppose that drinking a couple of them would deliver a more substantial boost, but again…it’s pretty cost-prohibitive stuff to consume.
Effects are noticeable for perhaps an hour and a half.
THE DRINK OVERALL—6
To conclude, MonaVie is insanely delicious, but it’s very expensive and not especially effective. If you can get it cheap, go for it, otherwise, take the following bit of advice:
At Jamba Juice, there is a smoothie called the Açaí Super-Antioxidant that tastes every bit as good as MonaVie. A 32 oz. cup, plus a 3G Charger Boost (with 120 mg of all-natural caffeine) will cost you about $5.69. And yes, that’s more than MonaVie—but, as something that serves as, for all intents and purposes, an adequately caffeinated, all-natural meal, the value is light years better. I would personally go that route unless MonaVie’s price goes way down, which I don’t foresee in the near future.
Now that I’ve written all that, I’m dying to go down to Jamba Juice and get one of those. Too bad it’s 15 minutes past midnight….
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