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Anyone try RedBull Cola yet?

stricken Nov 5, 2008 02:29 AM

A member of a Japanese film crew gave me a couple cans. THIS is good stuff. It has all natural ingredients, the cafine is from Cocao, kola nuts and Coca leaves...That's right coca leaves. I was told that the American version of this drink will not contain Coca leaves. I can only imagine that this is what Coke used to taste like when it was first invented. The ingredients are sugar, water, carbon dioxide,vanilla,lemon,lime,ginger,cardomon,orange mace, clove, and a few other things. It tastes like a light lemony coke. As I said before THIS is good stuff. I think it's only available in Vegas per the website.

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    chipman RE: stricken Nov 5, 2008 02:53 AM

    It's now in most of the stores (At least the big grocery's) that carry Red Bull in the S.F. Bay Area.

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      lgss RE: stricken Nov 5, 2008 03:08 AM

      As a recovered Mountain Dew drinker, I'm not even tempted to try it. I have heard the following, which is reason enough to avoid it.

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        chocolatetartguy RE: lgss Nov 5, 2008 04:53 PM

        When the Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon, went on the wagon, he started drinking Diet Mountain Dew.

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          lgss RE: chocolatetartguy Nov 6, 2008 02:44 PM

          No thanks, I certainly don't need high caffeine and toxic sweeteners.

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          stricken RE: lgss Nov 6, 2008 02:13 AM

          I used to really put away RedBull energy drinks. Mix them with tequilla, mix them with jagermeister. I don't drink them anymore though. I think the RB cola has considerably less cafine than the energy drinks. They wanted to compete with high end sodas that don't use HFCS.

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          MrsT RE: stricken Nov 5, 2008 07:14 AM

          I haven't see it in NY, but I'll have my friend smuggle me a can in her luggage when she goes to Vegas.

          Jolt Cola is also now calling itself an energy drink and comes in various flavors. The cola tastes like good old Jolt. It's expensive though. At least $3 per can.

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            stricken RE: MrsT Nov 6, 2008 02:14 AM

            I REALLY miss Jolt!

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              cimui RE: stricken Nov 17, 2008 11:43 PM

              jolt's still around, actually. my local cvs (in nyc) has it -- along with jolt gum.

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                TampaAurora RE: cimui Dec 1, 2008 07:28 PM

                If not, check out Thinkgeek.com
                They sell an array of caffeinated stuff - sodas, gum and soap!

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            MoxieBoy RE: stricken Nov 6, 2008 10:25 AM

            I'll stick to Moxie.

            Wicked good stuff.

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              seangonzo79 RE: stricken Nov 17, 2008 04:54 PM

              I tried it in Germany this past summer. I loved it and can't wait until it comes to NY

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                stricken RE: seangonzo79 Nov 17, 2008 10:44 PM

                This is weird, but it tastes the way I remember Coke tasting when I was allowed to have it as a kid. That was around 1975. I love the stuff.

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                  mortarNpestle RE: stricken Dec 1, 2008 11:50 AM

                  I just picked some up at a Target in Bakersfield. It was not, as you might expect, on the shelves with the other red bulls. Instead it was at the front of the store where they sell popcorn, hotdogs, and other treats for you to eat while you shop. I love it, and at around 1.50 a can its not a huge expense.

                  1. Soop RE: stricken Dec 2, 2008 06:50 AM

                    I have to say, I think people are assuming that this is an energy drink. Extra ingredients permitting, that list says it's no worse for you than a can of coke (in fact it's probably better).

                    If you don't like energy drinks, that's no reason to discount it.
                    If you don't like coke, you probably won't like this. I'll try it.

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