The other day I saw one of my neighbors drinking a can of Monster Energy Absolutely Zero. He's diabetic, so his energy drink options are limited. Upon his advice, today we look at this zero calorie beverage!
As noted from the title of the product, Absolutely Zero contains no sugar or calories. That's because it's artificially sweetened with erythritol, sucralose, and acefulfame potassium. While Monster's Lo Carb is a decreased calorie version of their flagship, Absolutely Zero is one of many in the company's lineup to target those who prefer a sugar-free take on liquid energy.
This drink is light yellow in color with a distinctive citrus scent, typical of Monster's flavors. It starts off with a familiar Monster Energy flavor, not super sweet in the beginning. That sweetness increases through the taste, however, then transitions to the expected influence of artificial flavor aftertaste.
Personally, I prefer the low-cal flavor in Monster Energy Lo Carb, as it more closely resembles the flagship. That said, for a zero calorie option, Absolutely Zero is not bad. There's a compromise in flavor, but you are saving yourself 200 calories per can by going this route. It's a fair trade to get your 8.75 mg/oz of caffeine content! (For comparison, Mountain Dew contains 4.5 mg/oz.)
Monster Energy Absolutely Zero
Carbonated water, citric acid, erythritol, natural flavors, taurine, sodium citrate, panax ginseng extract, color added, L-carnitine L-tartrate, caffeine, sorbic acid (preservative), sucralose, benzoic acid (preservative), niacinamide (Vitamin B3), acesulfame potassium, salt, D-glucuponolactone, inositol, guarana extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
A 16 oz can contains 0 calories, 370 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (2 g sugars), and 140 mg of caffeine.