Monster Energy Ultra Citron – which ‘combines a citrus flavor with the refreshment of sparkling lemonade’ – is being launched in the UK this month.
Coca-Cola says the lighter taste profile and citrus flavor is in line with the tastes of Monster Energy’s audience.
The low calorie energy drinks sector was the highest performing sector within energy drinks in 2016, according to Nielsen data. The existing Monster Ultra variants (white, red and sunrise) have been responsible for 55% of the energy drink category’s low calorie growth since their launch a year ago.
Simon Harrison, Operational Marketing Director at CCEP, said: “Consumers are increasingly turning to energy drinks that have the flavor profile of a standard carbonate, rather than the traditional energy drink taste.
“By offering a new option that meets this demand, while also appealing to health conscious shoppers, Monster Energy Ultra Citron is an ideal way for retailers to maximize their energy drinks sales.”