Energy Drinks / Red Bull

Red Bull

Where can I buy Red Bull? BP Charlotte, NC
How much does Red Bull cost? $1.99

What's in Red Bull?

Nutritional Information
Size: 8.3 FL OZ
Servings: 1.0
'Vitalizes Body and Mind' with taurine. The other ingredients are pretty basic. Red Bull claims to improve performance, concentration, reaction time, and stimulate the metabolism. It sounds like a lot, but pretty much anything with caffeine in it will do the same, it's just common sense.

Jason's Review

After all the hype about Red Bull, and I don't really care what you can mix it with at the club, Red Bull is an average beverage with an average kick of energy. It tastes a little like sparkling kiwi fruit (real kiwi not that stuff they call kiwi in most "kiwi-strawberry" beverages). It doesn't really do anything for my taste buds until it hits the back of my tongue.

The 4 pack for $7 is about the same amount of beverage as 1 monster xxl, which really hurts its value rating. Since many sodas are $2 for around 8oz. though, I'd say it's average. If I guzzle one really fast, the energy boost is pretty good, but then I have more energy to think about how I'm thirsty already.

Guests's Review

I'm not a huge fan of Red Bull, mostly because I hate those stupid commercials. I was surprised to find that the flavor was not terrible. It made my mouth pucker, but it didn't taste sour of bitter. I don't know what that means, but it seemed important. It certainly didn't improve my concentration or performance, nor did it give me much of a boost at all.

Red Bull can or bottle design and textual information
The can is blue and silver in alternating colored squares with two fighting red bulls in the center. I wonder why they didn't call it Red Bulls since there are two on the logo.

Consumer Reviews

Energy!@2012-12-05 17:03:49
Red Bull is so 2001. To me, there's no question that the taste, energy formula and pricing are all dated. I can't believe anyone still pays $2 for this mess. Red Bull is like an overpriced energy drink that should comes with training wheels.
won't drink it@2012-11-08 13:36:08
dc@2012-11-08 13:35:50
Red Bull is what really started the energy drink craze. However, I do like the taste, but 80mg of caffine is less than the average cup of coffee- never mind the 300mg starbucks... anyhow, tastes good and a good mixer, if you feel like getting pulled in two directions. Granted.. in thought... jack and coke has been doing it for a long time.
ToS@2012-07-24 11:23:38
In regards to Red Bull sponsoring emerging sports i would like to say that i greatly appreciate their contributions to the e-sports scene; however the same can be said for Monster and... NOS.. I find the product however to be far to expensive for what it offers in quality. (What a waste of effort to cut the bull silhouette from the tab of the can :P)
logan@2012-05-23 12:09:52
I have had a red bull every morning for the last three years it truly wakes me up and gives me the energy i need to get threw my long day! nothing comes close to tasting as good too.easily my fav 10 all the way!
Richard Parker@2012-05-15 14:05:46
Ireland calling. I've drank lots of different energy drinks ranging from the expensive right down to the cheap and awful. Red Bull is a good energy drink. Downside: Its expensive. Monster [ripper] is better value. But if you need a real kick of energy, the best that I can reccomend, believe it or believe in not, is Relentless [original] made by Coca Cola. A cheaper alternative to Relentless is "Boost", or better yet, a litre bottle of "Dart" that costs just over �1.
My Top 5:
5. Red Bull [original]
4. Boost
3. Monster [Ripper]
2. Relentless [original]
1. Dart
Jack@2012-04-10 14:12:18
I can get two cans of regular sized redbull for 2 in the shop just round the corner from my house. So quit bitching about the price. Reply by Jason: My browser doesn't recognize your archaic currency code, but not all of us live around the corner from a place that sells Red Bull for 2 farthings.
Zee@2012-04-10 14:07:14
Tastes... meh. It's different but not in the good sense. Reminds me of bile but with a weird indiscernible fruity taste. As for actually giving me energy, it, uh... sort of did. Drank about half the can, felt good for about 3 hours, then crashed with this nasty dizziness for 5 hours afterward. Red Bull was a waste of about 3 bucks. :/
M. Savage@2012-03-01 03:09:46
Other than Jason, it seems to me as if nobody else commenting on this page has a middle-school education yet. Personally, I'm a Monster man myself, but I felt like going with a Red Bull today. $2.50 for 8 oz. of what tasted like sugar-piss. Not worth the price, hardly an energy boost, an all around fail compared to drinks like Monster's 'Rehab'. Full Throttle, Amp, hell, even NOS does a better job. Although Red Bull is considered the one who brought energy drink sales to life, it's time to step down and hand the crown to a brand that does a better job; Monster is the first that comes to mind. A large variety of flavors, energy blends, plus, a decent price tag to go with it. If I had no other choice, I'd down a Red Bull, but given the oppertunity, I'll always choose an energy drink that's worth it from now on.
Brad B@2012-01-21 15:36:39
To me Red Bull tastes like someone ground smarties candy and mixed it with soda water... and that's probably why I don't mind it (as long as it's cold, lukewarm Red Bull is really... um, unpleasent)
Bob@2011-12-01 16:01:14
This Jason guy seems kind of like an ass. He bashes almost everyone's opinions.

Anyway, red bull is an amazing drink. Just pricey.
Bostonvince@2011-10-24 17:06:35
Red bull by far tastes better then monster. Monster tatstes like nasty black licorish. They need a strawberry sourbelts flavored red bull. Red bull doesn't over power taste buds which is why it's good. Caffeine can be added to drinks. Ive got zips of crushed no doz I add to my food :)
ABC@2011-07-18 16:50:44
red bull gave me wings uhhh (not)
Drew@2011-07-08 16:28:10
Everyone is all up in arms about the price ($2 for an 8.4oz can). Do you all realize that when Red Bull hit the market and became big it was $1.80 a can. It has gone up .20 cents in roughly 10 years. Has anyone noticed that a 20oz Coke or pepsi has practically doubled in that same 10 years and is now up the $1.49 or more? Energy drinks are not a soda, that's why they are not called a soda. They are a premium beverage, premium never comes cheap. Monster only holds a candle to Red Bull because of the lower price. Large companies take monster and make nothing off it just to get their name out there. They cheapen the category. Just think...if Kia motors started making all the BMW's out there would people still think BMW is a premium car? Just my thoughts! Red Bull Gives you wings!
Oh, and it's the Vitamin B6 and B12 that gives all the energy, 8.4oz of Red Bull has the same amount of caffeine as a basic cup of coffee.
me@2011-05-31 20:30:30
I LOVE the taste of Red Bull. I wish it was a beverage without being an energy drink. Energy Drinks in general give me a crash later.
Joel@2011-04-08 11:50:29
i think Red Bull is a very good energy drink, but i have only one question... Id it true that it is Bull pee in it??? I love it! Commented by Jason: There's been a lot of talk about Red Bull and taurine over the years. Most people ask if it comes from bull testicles/semen. My understanding is that it can be isolated from from bile in the ox gall bladder. Red Bull simply states, "The taurine in Red Bull Energy Drink is a purely synthetic substance produced by pharmaceutical companies and is not derived from animals or animal materials. All ingredients for Red Bull Energy Drink are synthetically produced by pharmaceutical companies. This guarantees the highest quality." Red Bull does refer to taurine as an amino acid, which it is my understanding that scientifically, it is not.
brett@2011-03-04 12:50:35
Love the taste, it's lightly carbonated so it doesn't upset my stomach like other energy drinks. I like the fact that Red Bull comes in 8.4 oz can perfect size to drink.
no fan@2011-01-26 15:31:45
I don't drink Red Bull normally and now that I've seen the commercial with the boy in the confession booth, I wouldn't even waste a penny to try the drink. It must have been written by a former altar boy with stunted growth. Poor marketing.

Bjorn l.@2010-12-13 15:20:42
red bull...same old taste...yet a true classic
junior@2010-10-08 13:14:48
red bull tastes like piss
Brat@2010-10-08 13:14:31
You misspelled "parody." Edited by Jason: Thanks for spotting that, the intern responsible has been let go. We're leaving it misspelled as a reminder to other interns of what happens if you don't spell good.
Zeekiana@2010-09-30 12:08:04
Red Bull wakes me and keeps me focused, but after a while, I crash long and hard.
PowerKingen@2010-09-24 12:58:32
Red Bull is the king of all energy drinks ;) I Love it Edited by Jason: I haven't looked at the numbers in years (since I stopped investing in beverage stocks), but I'd argue Monster is actually the king (with regards to market saturation, shelf space dedicated to product, etc), which allows me some hope for humanity, since Monster is immeasurably better than American Red Bull. Of course, Red Bull should have bigger profits, there are still people willing to cough up $2 for 8oz. of inferior product.
Mikey B@2010-09-23 14:24:02
If every company that made an Energy drink supported their athletes, events and helped to generate interest in new and emerging sports, and extreme athletic prowess they would hold the mantle that Redbull owns - They started this with the right vision in place, and all the Sheep continue to follow. What 'emerging sport' does Red Bull do anything for? You call 'flugtag' and 'air racing' emerging? One is a gimmick, and the other requires you own a plane. The rest of their money goes into the coffers of their exorbitantly-priced F1 and other very established racing endeavors. I think Monster has done far more of what you're talking about, in addition, Bawls wasted a lot of money on supporting paintball.
Mike bailey@2010-09-23 14:18:45
i buy like $100 dollars worth of red bull at a time. I like to keep a full fridge of it. Its a 10 in my book, a little expensive though.
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