BANG Heavenly Hazelnut
Perhaps it was my anti-coffee bias. Perhaps it was an energy drink masquerading as a coffee. Regardless, I did not enjoy it.
I am not a coffee person. That didn't stop me from loving Java Monster Farmer's Oats, a coffee flavor based on oat milk. Heavenly Hazelnut didn't capture my heart in the same way. The flavor is a sweet coffee combined with hazelnut, though it sounds better than it is. Perhaps it was my anti-coffee bias. Perhaps it was an energy drink masquerading as a coffee. Regardless, I did not enjoy it.
The flavor is quite accurate, in true Bang fashion. There is a strong coffee flavor, accompanied by a level of sweetness familiar to Bang's energy drinks. The coffee flavor doesn't taste too dark, but still has the full coffee taste. The sweetness helps, however the flavor is an odd mix with the hazelnut and coffee flavors.
It's understandable that Bang wanted to make sure the product is known as a coffee flavor. The marriage of Bang's design theme and stereotypical coffee colors wouldn't last longer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attention seeking relationship. The shades of brown, off-white, and hazelnut don't jive well. The 'hazelnut' color specifically looks more like a burnt orange and doesn't fit with the other colors.
Heavenly Hazelnut has 300mg of caffeine. That is approximately equivalent to three cups of coffee.
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