If the name "Birthday Cake Bash" wasn't over the top enough for you, wait until you try it. I'm glad Bang decided to create this drink. It may not because it is the most delicious or redrinkable, but I certainly was entertained. "Variety is the spice of life" they say, and Birthday Cake Bash is about as much variety as you can get. You probably won't like it or want to drink it ever again, but I'm grateful it exists.
Hahahaha. I took a sip and laughed. I took another and laughed again. I took several more and became giddy. It really does taste like a pre-made sheet cake with white icing and sprinkles that you bought at the store. That is both its biggest strength and its biggest weakness. The taste fluctuates wildly as you sip it, but strays too far from the cake flavor. The challenge here is that it is a beverage, let alone an energy drink. The extremely sweet cake flavor is enjoyable for a split second but quickly fades into an odd aftertaste as you're reminded this isn't cake, but a drink. It really is an aggressive flavor not for the faint of heart. I would only recommend this for those with an extreme sweet tooth that have a near constant craving for cake. For everyone else, this is probably best served as the extremely rare change of pace or a gag gift.
My first thought while looking at the can was a Baskin-Robbins in the 90's or early 2000's. The bright blue and pink color palette with a white background is definitely to blame. While the nostalgia may be powerful for some, it just didn't do it for me. I can definitely respect that the color choices fit the theme at a minimum. I'm not sure exactly what the large "b" logo is going for, it looks like cross hairs with a radar in the middle of them. Nonetheless, the design was clean and devoid of unnecessary elements and salvages a couple points there.
I don't know how much the extreme taste contributed to the energy I received from Birthday Cake Bash, but I was amped. You could easily point to the 300mg of caffeine listed on the label but I only drank approximately 200mg worth of the drink. The taste is definitely questionable, but the energy brought was palpable.
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