When pouring the KMX into the standard plastic cup designated for extinct beverage tasting, a red color (something like Red Bull should have) is displayed. As the cup fills it is revealed to be a more disturbing brownish color. Not dark enough to be a cola, not light enough to be an orange soda. But just brown enough to remind you of poop.
Pew! It smells like some sort of spoiled tropical fruit. Just recently I threw out a mango from my kitchen that had seemed like a good idea when I purchased it. The smell of KMX reminds me of the rotten mango that ended up in my trash can.
Not as bad as I expected. It still has that overly acidic taste that goes hand in hand with nasty energy drinks but not as bad as most. It definitely has that super sour tart taste. You remember the sour tarts that were in the shape of little ducks and they were so hard that they broke your teeth? No? Well trust me, they exist and they taste just like KMX.
As it lingers it makes your mouth want to die. The acid coats the inside of your mouth and you get a flashback to your childhood, overdosing on candy on Halloween night. Remember the feeling of eating way too many sweets and then all of a sudden realizing that you would rather die than eat anymore? The feeling of snickers bars, almond joys, candy cigarettes, jolly ranchers, horehouds (yuck), gummi worms, blow pops, candy necklaces and sour patch kids just sitting in your stomach. Imagine if on Halloween night you ate only sour patch kids. Imagine how your stomach would feel after eating about three pounds of sour patch kids. It would most likely be something akin to the feeling of drinking 3 ounces of KMX.
It may seem that my beverage reviews tend to be rather over dramatic but I assure you that I'm not exaggerating about this: My mouth suddenly feels like it is on fire and my stomach begs me to stop drinking. It actually burns like I have just spent the last twenty minutes eating buffalo wings. I estimate to have drunk about three ounces of liquid and already am experiencing some of the worst gas I've ever had. I guess farting and burping produce a sort of energy but this isn't what I had in mind. Paying $2.75 to drink 8.4 ounces of liquid, have explosive flatulence and feel my stomach in turmoil isn't exactly my idea of a good time. My advice, save $2.00 and invest in a can of Bush's Baked Beans. They taste better, they fill you up and the produce the same results.