Hammer, X-Presso Monster - Dollar General: Cinnaminson, NJ
This has been a LONG week. I got a new dog who is super adorable, and he hurt his eye so we had to take him to the vet on Monday. Once there, we found out that he has EXTREME vet-anxiety and needs to be sedated for future visits. For the time being, he needs 4 eye drops daily and he has to wear a cone around his little head. (;_; Poor fluffy baby.)
That, on top of my college classes, exams, teaching, AND observing at another school for my NJ certification…I am dead. So, I decided to review this coffee energy drink today for a little pick me up.
I really like the design, it’s so interesting! The faux-texture gives off a wooden “tiki” feel and there are tribal-like carvings around the top. All the colors are earthy browns and golds which makes me think of surf shops. (I could definitely see this being sold there.)
When I popped the top everything seemed fine…and then the foam happened! It was everywhere! I didn’t shake it and the can had been sitting in the fridge this whole time. I have no idea why it shot out like it did. That sucked. Since it got everywhere I could smell it right away. It smells just like those tall Starbucks coffee cans. It has that creamy bottled latte smell I associate with prepackaged coffee drinks.
When I took a sip, I was surprised by how creamy and smooth the drink was. At first it tastes like any other bottled/canned coffee but the after taste is like whipped cream. It’s kind of hard to describe, but after you swallow your first sip you are left with a really creamy, airy, flavor in your mouth that is really refreshing for the palette. It makes the overall flavor more like a coffee mousse, or creamy dessert topping. It was really interesting. After a few minutes you get the energy-drink after taste that I hate, but the coffee flavor makes it a bit more tolerable.
Overall I was really impressed with this drink, I felt a little perked up and it actually tasted good. If you need a REAL boost of energy, look elsewhere. Normally energy drinks are REALLY effective on me (I become hyper and obnoxious) but this just gave me the little boost I needed to make it through the day. However, if you just like coffee drinks, this is worth a try.
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