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Jun 20, 2007 09:34 PM

The Return of Bacchus-D

My MIL today bought me a gift for helping her run errands, a 10 pack of the Korean tonic Bacchus-D. I did a double take, yes it was Bacchus-D not the F that has been the only type of Bacchus available for the past 7 years.
Bacchus-D, The original wonder tonic made from red ginseng. I made a special trip to the Korean store and bought them out, twenty ten packs at $7.99 each.

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    1. There was a Bacchus-F? I'm Korean-American and have lived in the states most of my life (yikes--over 30) and have always seen Bacchus-D in the asian markets.

      Is it really made from red ginseng? I remember my brother saying that it's good for a hangover b/c of the large amounts of b-vitamins. I love the taste---so artificial it's awesome!

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      1. re: gyp7318

        For at least the past 7 years only the totally artificial F version has been available in Eastern WA and Seattle areas.
        And yes the -D version is a great "morning after" tonic.

        1. re: hannaone

          Makes me wonder if they've been shipping the old out of date stuff to the US (at least the South)??? :)

          What are the main differences between the -D and the -F versions??? I'm used to the artificial appley flavored -D version.

          1. re: gyp7318

            The -F version has no natural ingredients and has a pineaplly/citrus(lemon?) flavor.

            1. re: gyp7318

              Basically, the F stands for FORTE and the D stands for DOUBLE, which means it has 2000 mg of Taurine or twice as much as Bacchus-F.Also, D has 40 calories , where as F contains 60 and the Sodium is higher in D than in F. Great tasting and punch filled drink.

              1. re: gamalielm

                Thanks for the info. Very interesting!

        2. It can be bought on line too, from -

          It looked good until I read that the second ingredient was HFCS. I'm just sayin'.

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          1. re: Gio

            It's interesting that the merchant calls it Bacchus D but the bottle says Bacchus F. Is F the "new and improved" version? I"m really curious and am going to have to go to my korean market today and buy some!

          2. whoa, I haven't had bacchus anything since I was a wee lass. I remember my grandmother used to drink it whenever she wasn't feeling well.......I bet it made her feel worse in the process.

            I remember when red bull first came out and I tried it. I was like "this crap tastes exactly like bacchus, what a rip off"

            I can't believe you spent that much money on energy drinks ): You should've spent it on korean goodies to mail to me (:

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            1. re: bitsubeats

              It's a carry over from my military days. Bacchus-D was the best hangover remedy ever.