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zne0
01-03-2008, 02:59 AM
Monster just released 5 new sku's of coffe, plus mixxd 16 and 24oz m-80 24oz and heavy metal 32 oz, among the coffe you have a chai tea version and irish blend a low carb edition of the original java's plus a hazel nut, The original Javas are doing really good according to most retailers only time will tell, well FYI for those who care.

scum1
01-03-2008, 07:37 AM
I look forward to trying all of these. Hope they spread faster than the Rockstar roasted drinks. I still have yet to find one of those. I have had the Monster 32oz heavy metal(taste like fresca). I also tried all the original Java Monster drinks which were good. A lot of women like the coffee flavored drinks. Even my wife who does not drink energy drinks liked the java monster drinks. I think maybe the hazlenut flavor will be good. Not sure about the irish creme though. Lo carb always interest me so I look forward to thos as well. My collection welcomes all these new additions!

ehinkes
01-03-2008, 11:25 AM
I had a comment posted about these on my site. They said they would be available January 1st though I assume that's when they would be announced. Agree with scum that Rockstar takes its time getting things out, but expect we'll see the new Monsters hit the ground quickly though I am still not seeing Heavy Metal around here.

amyers
01-03-2008, 01:32 PM
BTW, they're selling 12pk cases of the Java Monster at Sams. 4 of each flavor.

Ron Swedelson
01-03-2008, 02:27 PM
How are all these Monster SKU's doing? It almost seems like an over kill. I know their stratagy is to get enough skus so they can basicaly take over a door with just their brands. But does anyone know how well these are doing? How much their overall brand is growing, and how many new customers these skus are bringing in? Im just curious, and not getting down on Monster. I am just thinking if I had a store, I would give Monster 2 shelfs and say "put your best sellers in there, and if one isnt selling, rotate it out with one that does."

amyers
01-04-2008, 01:48 PM
Saw the 24oz M-80 today, and we've got the Heavy Metal at one gas stations in my area.

idrinkamp
01-04-2008, 10:58 PM
you actually left one new java flavor out. apparently these are the names that they will have:

Nut Up: hazelnut coffee
Russian: a white russian [don't know how they're gonna pull that off]
Irish: Irish cream
Chai Hai: chai tea
Low-ball: low-carb coffee, based on the "Mean Bean" flavor

Spartan Dan
01-07-2008, 08:40 PM
I have yet to see the Heavy Metal in my area either.

The last release of Monster's coffee flavored creations went over well with everyone I heard from, so the next set of coffee cans will be held to a higher level of expectation.

Nick Laugher
01-08-2008, 07:51 AM
Pics of the new Coffee SKU's here...

ChaiHai http://monsterimages.net/HansenImages/Java%20Monster/Java%20Monster%20Cans/16oz%20JM%20ChaiHai%20Can-ForWeb.jpg

LoBall http://monsterimages.net/HansenImages/Java%20Monster/Java%20Monster%20Cans/16oz%20JM%20LoBall%20Can-ForWeb.jpg

Russian http://monsterimages.net/HansenImages/Java%20Monster/Java%20Monster%20Cans/16oz%20JM%20RUSSIAN%20Can-ForWeb.png

NutUp http://monsterimages.net/HansenImages/Java%20Monster/Java%20Monster%20Cans/16oz%20JM%20NutUp%20Can-ForWeb.jpg

Irish http://monsterimages.net/HansenImages/Java%20Monster/Java%20Monster%20Cans/16oz%20JM%20Irish%20Can-ForWeb.png

greg
01-08-2008, 09:07 AM
How are all these Monster SKU's doing? It almost seems like an over kill. I know their stratagy is to get enough skus so they can basicaly take over a door with just their brands. But does anyone know how well these are doing? How much their overall brand is growing, and how many new customers these skus are bringing in? Im just curious, and not getting down on Monster. I am just thinking if I had a store, I would give Monster 2 shelfs and say "put your best sellers in there, and if one isnt selling, rotate it out with one that does."

Ron, I couldn't agree with you more. There has to be a limit on SKU's. Afterall, if you try to be everything to everyone you certainly limit yourself as far as overall volume because there just aren't enough slots in the door.
Flavor extensions are great for the build up of any brand but then the law of deminishing returns kick in.
If I am fillin up a 6 bay truck with 20+ skus of my ED then somewhere I am going to lose volume.

scum1
01-08-2008, 01:11 PM
Those are some great can designs. I can't wait to try them all.

idrinkamp
01-09-2008, 10:33 PM
the irish and russian cans look especially awesome. i can't wait to try them.

b0mbtrac
01-10-2008, 12:47 AM
When is the expected due date? or are they out yet?

idrinkamp
01-12-2008, 12:46 AM
I just tried the Irish flavor. Honestly, it tasted like liquid butterscotch; there wasn't too much coffee flavor. I enjoyed it however... it went down easy. I'm gonna try the russian next

ehinkes
01-12-2008, 12:56 PM
idrinkamp, where are you find these?

b0mbtrac
01-12-2008, 02:14 PM
I'm wondering how chai's gonna taste. I can't wait to try them.

idrinkamp
01-14-2008, 03:37 PM
they have all the flavors at my local convenient store in Essex Junction, Vermont. I just tried the Russian flavor. It was not very good; it seems like they tried to put some sort of vodka (?) flavor in there, and it ends up just having a weird, bitter after taste...

goldielocks17332
01-14-2008, 08:51 PM
Wow. I can't wait to try these new monsters. I have a collection with 386 different energy drinks, and I am extremely pumped for these to come out in my area. I have been able to find Heavy Metal, but I'm going to be happy when I get these. I think I am most excited about Mixxd, because M-80 and Khaos are incredible.

amyers
02-01-2008, 03:04 PM
Found them today across the river in Phenix City, AL:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/AaronMyers/Windows-1252BSU1HMDAzNDIuanBn.jpg

greg
02-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Nut Up???????

amyers
02-01-2008, 05:14 PM
Nut Up???????

My guess would be something like a Hazzelnut flavor or something, I'm not sure - I didn't buy any because they were $2.79.

ehinkes
02-01-2008, 08:01 PM
Yeah it is hazelnut flavored. Definitely the most conventional of the new flavors (Lo-Ball doesn't count). I tasted and reviewed them all. Irish Blend and Chai are the most impressive with Chai being the most original. I did think Roasted was more true to coffee.

Nick Laugher
02-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Finally got M-80 in Canada. I friggin love it!

b0mbtrac
02-02-2008, 08:51 PM
Finally got M-80 in Canada. I friggin love it!

That long? I first found it on my trip to Hawaii, In the summer. Than a few weeks after I got back it was here. (CA) We still haven't got any of the new javas or heavy metal, mixx, bfc. I can't wait though.

dementionX
02-03-2008, 02:48 AM
Like I had posted in my previous post. BFC is good. It's like an oilcan sized can. 32 Oz (or a full quart) of monster...... wow. It was worth the 3 bucks!

DudeMan
02-04-2008, 12:59 AM
Pepsi is launching M-80 in Quebec today (Monday).

Also, Neilsens C&G just came in. Monster is #2 ED in Canada, second to RB. Can't wait until they're #1 and kick these bullies back to Austria where they came from!

Nick Laugher
02-04-2008, 08:43 AM
Pepsi is launching M-80 in Quebec today (Monday).

Also, Neilsens C&G just came in. Monster is #2 ED in Canada, second to RB. Can't wait until they're #1 and kick these bullies back to Austria where they came from!

Any idea when we'll get Mixxd, the BFC's (Reg. and Heavy Metal) and Javas?

Red Sox fan
02-04-2008, 10:12 AM
Pepsi is launching M-80 in Quebec today (Monday).

Also, Neilsens C&G just came in. Monster is #2 ED in Canada, second to RB. Can't wait until they're #1 and kick these bullies back to Austria where they came from!


Dudeman-what Nielsens are you looking at??? All data I have seen has Rockstar #2 in Canada.

b0mbtrac
02-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Isn't pepsi co and hannsans teamed up in canada?