The image of Monster Energy Ham that recently whipped the internet up into a frenzy is sadly, not real.
When exactly did the energy drink come to be? And more importantly, when did energy drinks become so popular? You could argue that the original energy drink was actually Coca-Cola. That's because when first created in the 19th century, the drink actually included a little bit of cocaine for good measure.
Thankfully, that ingredient was scrapped pretty quickly. However, nowadays the market is flooded with caffeine based soft drinks that might not contain cocaine, but have an awful lot of other chemicals hidden inside. Red Bull, Relentless, Monster, Rockstar, it is an extremely populated market. Plus, we have to admit, some of the above actually taste kind of nice if we do say so ourselves.
What if you don't like the taste, though? However, you're still desperately seeking out that energy hit you get from consuming a can of Red Bull or other leading beverages. What if we told you that you could get that same hit just from eating a sandwich? That's what we and the rest of the world were led to believe recently. A photo depicting a packet of "Monster Energy Ham" quickly went viral when it was posted on social media.
That's right, caffeinated ham created by Monster to give you a meaty, edible version of their popular beverage. Naturally, the image garnered a lot of different reactions. Unfortunately, we are here to inform you that the product in the picture is not real and hence, not for sale. Buzzfeed News pointed out the subtle watermark in the photo that reads "adam.the.creator." Adam is infamous for creating fake images, and this is his latest offering.
Judging by the reaction the mockup energy ham received, we're not entirely sure the world is quite ready for such an innovative product anyway. Eating our drinks? It sounds like a good idea on the surface but perhaps not in the form of sandwich meat that is going to give us an energy boost. Now rum ham, on the other hand, fans of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia will know that's a stroke of genius companies should already be throwing money at.