Monster ASSAULT Energy drinks inspired by
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Manufactured by Monster Energy
Available in 4 and 6-packs
Deploying in October
After taking Tuesday off to recover from a fever and matching sore throat, I didn't expect to get a surprise like this.
I walked into the office and saw a brown, cardboard box on my desk. Hmmm, I thought.
I looked at the address label - Activision. Double hmmm.
After opening the top flap, I saw some styrofoam shipping peanuts and a letter with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 logo on the top.
My mouth dropped. I was grinning from ear to ear.
After glancing over the letter and tossing it aside, I reached into the box filled with shipping peanuts and found ... a 4-pack of Monster Energy drinks. Ok, thanks - I love energy drinks - but didn't see the game.
I kept digging - my hand was sticky from drinks that were KIA - but it finally hit me - the package WAS the drinks!
The first thing I noticed was - all of the drinks were injured. Two of them did not make the trip - the other two were not fit for duty. Regardless, I did like the look of the can - black with the desert camo scheme.
The beverage is good and has some bite. I can definitely see MW fans slamming a few of these down. However, the veinal color was very disturbing. Still, it tastes good going down.
The packaging is nice - the 4 and 6-packs (the 6-packs are sold through Sam's Club) contain codes to enter on the COD Web site for a chance to win prizes. The packaging I received was bulging and damaged, with the code barely readable.
Replay value? Yes - it tastes great and will be enjoyed by the masses. I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
The verdict: 3 (out of 5 stars) WAIT! Before you want to have me sent before a firing squad, read my closing statements. This energy drink goes above and beyond the *call of duty* and offers excellent taste. However, anyone who has served in the military - or their loved ones did - knows about discipline. These recruits weren't ready for the intense multiplayer battles or the long haul of all-night LAN parties. Maybe the ones following them will be ready, but only half of this unit was able to be deployed.