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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Red Bull Doesn't Taste Good?

Wait, what?

I have seen the flavor of Red Bull panned all over the internet and in person. This makes no sense to me. I think that Red Bull is extremely delicious; in fact, I'd go so far as to call it more delicious than any other carbonated beverage. I can say less for its effects; I don't really feel much after drinking a Red Bull, and I usually drink things much more quickly than most people (I finish a large can -- 16 oz., I think -- in about a minute). Red Bull is almost identical in taste to other energy drinks (Monster, Rockstar, &c), probably because the ingredients are just about the same; they all taste like guarana.

In other news, a few days ago, I downed a Red Bull and a 5-Hour Energy together and was surprised at their synergy; I experienced a remarkable lift that lacked excessive edginess. Everything came together in sharp clarity -- the borders of objects were sharper and contrasted more with their backgrounds. Reading became easier, and my mood was elevated too -- this was a feeling that was sustained for several hours. Those 5-Hour Energy shots are awfully expensive*, but they sure do work.

*$4.00 for a tiny bottle filled with caffeine and B vitamins? Come on. What's the profit margin on that like? Niacin and caffeine are stupidly cheap in bulk.


  1. Arieh. Red Bull actually IS disgusting.
    Also, you're going to die of a million diseases at once, and I bet your body hates you. Stop that.


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