On today’s episode of Good Mythical Morning, Rhett & Link continue to test the limits of their bodies. They’ve blind tasted energy drinks, sipped every Monster Energy flavor, and chugged as much Red Bull as they could in one sitting. Today, they’re trying something they haven’t before: Bang Energy drinks. And hey, what’s the fun in trying a new energy drink without trying all the flavors they have…at once? Here are the top four flavors of Bang Energy, according to Rhett & Link.
- Sour Heads
(Rhett: 72, Link: 71)
Rhett predicted that Sour Heads would go well with the energy drink-ness of Bang. “Now, I feel like this might work because the sourness,” he said. And it did, at least initially. The guys rated it high because—as Link put it—“it gives you this, like, ‘I JUST DRANK AN ENERGY DRINK RRRRR.” (No, that wasn’t a keyboard smash. That was my best attempt at translating Link’s roar into words). Again, the Sour Heads did well initially. When Link sipped it during the second tasting round, he blurted out in confusion, “What the—why does this taste like cologne?” Rhett independently came to a similar conclusion, saying that “it tastes like cotton… like detergent.” Though the flavor made it to the final round, it was immediately launched off screen, into the abyss. The guys regretted ever giving it a chance at the podium over their personal favorites (both of which—in a Gut Check first—failed to make the final four).
- Radical Skadattle
(Rhett: 66, Link: 77)
Link was pleasantly surprised when he tasted the Radical Skadattle. He said, “Yeah. Own it. Own it, Bang. This is your lane right here: Dumb-named sour liquids.” Unlike Sour Heads, Radical Skadattle’s sourness did hold up during the second tasting. Rhett, however, had some concerns about the vague flavor name: “There’s nothing to map this to. It’s like feeding something to a newborn.” Please don’t give this to your baby.
- Peach Mango
(Rhett: 75, Link: 74)
Peach Mango was the highest-scoring Bang Energy drink during the first round. “Something about mango keeps that weird taste from coming in at the end,” Rhett remarked. He was pleasantly surprised by its ability to block the artificial energy drink flavor. Link argued that it was because “mango has an aftertaste already, so you just start to forgive it.” While it didn’t take the top spot, it was significantly better than Radical Skadattle and Sour Heads.
- Candy Apple Crisp
(Rhett: 73, Link: 73)
In the first round after a series of mid-tier flavors, the guys tried Candy Apple Crisp. Link, who thought the flavor was shockingly accurate, said, “It’s punching me in the face and turning me into a child.” In a good way, presumably. Rhett was also incredibly pleased, and called it a “total readjustment” of the Bang Energy game. He felt that the candy flavor had an artificial quality to it that blended well with “the unnatural vibe of an energy drink.”
Rhett’s Favorite Flavor: Root Beer Blaze
Link’s Favorite Flavor: Frose Rose
The Worsts: Birthday Cake Bash & Swirly Pop
Rhett & Link Also Tried: Cherry Blade Lemonade, Wyldin Watermelon, Bangster Berry, Blue Razz, Citrus Twist, Delish Strawberry Kiss, Nectarine Blueberry, Raging Raspberry Hibiscus, Purple Guava Pear, Strawberry Blast, Cotton Candy, Whole Lotta Chocolata, Power Punch, Blue and Yellow Limoncello, Black Cherry Vanilla, Krazy Key Lime Pie, Lemon Drop, Miami Cola, Whole Lotta Pina Colada, Rainbow Unicorn, Purple Haze, Star Blast, & Purple Kiddles
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