Mango Loco certainly tastes like mango, for better or worse, but I suppose that will happen when the second ingredient is "mango juice." Though heavy on the stone fruit, the carbonated fluid that travels across your tongue is too sweet, loosing any intricacy the drupe has to offer in every distractingly saccharine sip. Initial imbibes have a pleasant enough flavor, but soon something creeps in and taints the tastebuds- oh yeah, it is the other nine juices, purees and syrups (the list goes something like: guava, white grape, apple, pineapple, lemon, peach, apricot, orange, and passionfruit). The more you drink the less you taste of the namesake mango, with the nuances of the auxiliary produce piercing the bulky mouthfeel and staining your palate of a generic fruit cocktail. Carbonation is the saviour here, a punchy yet relaxed effervescence that keeps afloat the weight of all the nectars. It is not a bad experience, but your tongue will have a hard time differentiating it from the company's Khaos and Ripper varieties.
Each can contains: B vitamins, taurine, inositol, and 152 milligrams of caffeine. This ingredient mixture is less loco than the can implies, providing only a two hour long buzz. In the end, Juice Monster Mango Loco is fun to look at, but less interesting to taste and even less functional.