If ice-pops were made without sugar, melted, and then carbonated, you would have Ultra Violet's taste. It is full-on grape candy flavor, avoiding the robustness of an actual red grape or the potency of grape soda, for better or worse. But the problem here lies in its saccharinity, achieved via erythritol, sucralose, and ace-k- they simply lack the sweetening chops for this flavor! The fruit blasts onto your tongue, anticipating a dramatic sugariness full of weight and nuance, but is left with the hollow heft of the synthetic sugars and sugar alcohol. Its a discrepancy that leaves the experience floundering in awkwardness and identity crisis.
Each can contains: caffeine (140 milligrams), taurine, and B vitamins. The energy to this energy drink is its weakest aspect, however, lasting two hours, though there is not any crash following. On the whole, Monster Ultra Violet is a misguided expansion of an already mangled line.