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      13.12.2011 11:07
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      More bad than good points, hard to recommend.

      Having looked back to when this drink was released I am actually very surprised it has been around for so long. Red Bull Cola was a new concept for the company and in all fairness it has to be said that it hasn't taken off in a big way unlike their Red Bull Energy Drinks. Red Bull Cola still carries the premium pricing, however, and at about £1 a can for the 335ml size it will always struggle to compete with the likes of Coca-Cola.

      The drink itself is a little amateur in all honesty. Nothing like the well-rounded taste of drinks such as Coca-Cola or Pepsi. The drink is like something I would make in my Soda-Stream machine. The can is typically a Red Bull design, with their Red Bull styling on the ringpull and the colourscheme of the can. I don't know why I think this, but it is as if Red Bull aren't trying to compete with Coca-Cola, they are just giving their take on the Cola drink.

      As the taste isn't great I do think this drink still has something going for it - the brand. Initially the drink was tried by many. I were intrigued as to whether this was a Red Bull/Cola mix, or whether it was Red Bull's take on Cola. Unfortunately it is the latter, though I think it may appeal to some consumers.

      One key point is branding. Red Bull is a well-known and respected brand of drinks. If you are looking for a 'healthier' option to Red Bull then this would certainly be a step in the right direction. We have all seen the reports about how bad energy drinks can be and there are age restrictions on the purchase of certain energy drinks due to this.

      Overall my impression of this drink is mixed. The drink works well as a mixer, but then a lot of cheap tasting fizzy drinks can do. My opinion is obviously down to taste and this leaves me having to punish this drink when it comes to Dooyoo stars. Pricing is obviously another issue, as this doesn't have any of the qualities of the Red Bull drink, so why charge extra for it? I think I am being generous in awarding 3 out of 5 stars, but if I liked the taste then price would be my only issue.

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      22.10.2010 00:26
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      Want a Red Bull? Buy one. Want a Cola? Buy a coke. Want a mix? Mix the two, but avoid Red Bull Cola!

      Red Bull Cola is an exceptional drink for all the wrong reasons. I was one of the 'lucky' few who were privilidged to taste Red Bull Cola before the official launch at one of their random tasting events in a shopping centre. I had the highest of hopes for this drink given my admiration of Red Bull and my sweet tooth for Cola drinks.

      It was a great shame when this expectation was completely destroyed after taking just one sip of this novel drink. If you've ever tried an old school 'original' cola without the correct sweeteners and additives, you will know that it tastes like a mixture of gone off cough medicine and molten plastic. Red Bull Cola manages to take this incredible concoction and add a powerful energy drink to it which only makes things worse and makes the beverage even worse than it already was.

      After the first gulp and the screwed up face that follows, my initial thought was that I must be mistaken and my senses need to really take in and appreciate this drink. There was going to be no way that a brand like Red Bull combined with the taste of Cola can possibly be anything other than superb.

      This led to another couple of sips which did nothing to dispel my concerns and instead confirmed my utter disgust with this drink. I genuinely cannot understand how anyone can genuinely drink it and not be immediately revolted other than in a drunken trance. Other people's opinions sound to me like the kid who tastes an olive or sips a beer aged 7 and intrinsically really hates the taste, but in order to appear 'cool' and be like an adult, the kid would pretend that they just had the tastiest thing in their life. The only downside here is that Red Bull Cola doesn't ever get any better and you will never grow to appreciate it.

      Save your money and preserve your valuable taste buds!

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      11.06.2010 12:38
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      great drink if you wanna avoid man made drinks

      == Red Bull simply cola ==


      == How I came by it ==


      Well me and the other half where out for a drive and we needed petrol and my husband mentioned he was a bit thirsty so off I popped into the shop to locate him a drink. He normally prefers simulation drinks when driving as he feels it keeps him at the peak of concentration. So in the chillier I noticed red bull and then I noticed red bull simply cola and thought hmm he likes Coca cola and he likes red bull so why not mix to the two together so I grabbed a can and waited to be served.



      == What exactly is it? ==


      Well according to the can is a 100 % natural cola drink so no artificial ingredients. All made by mother earth her self. The can is 335ml in size and I think I have seen larger ones. The shape of the can is the traditional slim can design famous in energy drinks but this differs by having a red diagonal background and a red ring pull with the red bull logo stamped into it.



      == Did it give you wings? ==


      Well this is where the confusion starts as I have mentioned in previous reviews I'm pregnant and drinking energy drinks is deeply frowned upon by health professionals so my first issue was when searching the back of the product I could find no reference to what exactly is this product whether it was just simply cola or cola mixed with red bull so needless to say I only had a couple of mouth full's just to be on the safe side. So down to the positives this drink has a lovely natural nutty sort of flavour with a real raw background really did taste 100% natural and not man made. After a quick with the husband he said it wasn't too gassy either or leave that furry coating you can get on your teeth after drinking normal cola. One think he did mention was if it was suppose to be an energy drink he didn't feel it perk him up at all just like drinking a normal fizzy drink.



      == Price ==


      Well as mentioned I purchased this product from Sainsbury's for 99p for 335ml which for red bull is quite cheap but if just cola in a can is then I could buy normal Coca Cola for around 60p from a vending machine. But if it is a high end simulation drink then this price is fair for a branded energy drink.



      == Ingredients ==


      Water, Sugar, Carbon Dioxide, Caramel, Sugar Syrup, Natural Flavourings from Plant Extracts (0.37%), Galangal, Vanilla, Mustard Seeds, Caffeine from Coffee Beans (0.013%), Lime, Kola Nut, Cocoa, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Lemon, Ginger, Cocoa Leaf, Orange, Corn Mint, Pine, Cardamom, Mace, Clove, Lemon Juice from Concentrate.
      Allergy information and general product information
      Contains mustard seeds and Kola nuts, no phosphoric acid, no preservatives, no artificial colouring, no artificial flavourings

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      07.06.2010 11:24
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      When I first saw this I wasn't sure what to expect. Was it Cola with Red Bull in it, or were Red Bull branching out and launching a range of Cola under the Red Bull branding? Was worth a buy anyway as it had caught my attention.

      This wasn't cheap and cost 85p for the 330ml tin. Although I perhaps should have read the back of the tin and then it would have told me if it had Red Bull in it, but I just bought it anyway and thought I would be surprised.

      This was Cola with a bit added Caffeine in it. Not the same kick as Red Bull and not exactly the same flavouring, but a nice zing to it anyway.

      This has 43 calories per 100ml and as far as i've seen not available in a low calorie option.

      The Cola tasted alright. I was wondering if this would be more like a Cheaper tasting Cola, but it was nice enough. Certainly not the taste of Coke and Pepsi, but a nice sweet taste. I've seen that some people refer to this as having a taste like Cola Kubes, and I would say that is quite right.

      Yes a bit more expensive than your average can of Coke, but this is no average can. It is Coke with a twist and I like that twist.

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      19.05.2010 14:29
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      red+cola is not a good combination

      Red Bull is a new product from red bull where mixes a cheap cola flavour into the red bull. It is marketed as being more natural than original cola you would buy from coke for example. The reality is though that it tastes of anything but natural. The taste is cheap and chemical. There is a nasty dry after taste which is very unrefreshing.

      The product only comes in a 355ml can in metal with red/silver and blue branding. The can is in the same slimline format to the main red bull product line and was until recently priced less than red bull to push the product. In most places this has now stopped. In fact other than supermarkets and some larger petrol stations it is quite difficult to find red bull cola at all. This is because I believe the product is not selling well due to it tasting disgusting.

      As with all high caffeine products though you should avoid getting addicted to it by over drinking over an extended period of time. There is serious risks to your heart and of stress related panic attacks.

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        04.03.2010 18:49
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        Back when the energy drink craze was launched in the mid 1990s by the makers of Red Bull, a niche was found, and filled. I would say that there wasn't much of a niche for a new cola - after all, we have Coca-Cola and goodness knows how many cola-a-likes, but Red Bull clearly thought it could inject a little stimulation into the brand and in 2008 launched Red Bull Cola - the idea being that it mixes the tastiness of Cola with the stimulating properties of Red Bull. Hmm.

        At £1.50 a can in a city centre bar for a tall, narrow 330ml can, it's certainly pricier than Cola. It's around £1.20 in the supermarkets, though sometimes you can see an offer - 2 for £2 and the like.

        It's very similar in style to the Red Bull can, but it does incorporate a red base - as most colas do. It's not bad looking. I was served it in the can in the bar I was in (I decided to try it as it was free, I was on a works do ;) ) but I would have liked it over ice. It was nice and cold though, the only way to serve Red Bull (which I really like).

        According to the lovely bods at Wikipedia, Red Bull Cola is flavored with plant extracts, including galangal, vanilla, mustard seed, lime, kola nut, cocoa, liquorice, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, coca leaf, orange, corn mint, pine, cardamom, mace, clove, and lemon juice concentrate. That's a lot of plant extracts, but refreshing to see that it omits the phosphoric acid, high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavours which are typical of most colas on the market, including diet colas.

        One thing I was very surprised to learn is that Red Bull Cola doesn't have all that much caffeine - at 45 milligrams per can, it contains just more than Coca-Cola (34mg) or Pepsi-Cola (37.5mg), but less than Diet Coke (47mg). I would actually have expected a lot more caffeine boost considering that's what Red Bull is marketed as - a stimulation drink which 'gives you wings'.

        So, the flavour. Well, how do I put this...have you ever brushed your teeth with a really minty toothpaste and then taken a big swig of full fat cola? Do you know that fuzzy, awful roughness you get on your teeth when you do that? Well, every single swig of Red Bull Cola is like that. It's SO sweet, so fake-tasting and so ridiculously claggy that it's almost undrinkable.

        Here is a simple way of saving money: go to your nearest supermarket and buy the cheapest non-diet cola that you can (about 20p). Buy some fake Red Bull (35p a can) and mix the two. There you go, Red Bull Cola.

        Given that it costs so very much a can, tastes utterly vile, and has little to no real stimulating qualities, you might as well make a choice between drinking Red Bull, or drinking Coca-Cola. Because there is no way I'd drink Red Bull Cola again - in fact I couldn't even finish that can - I binned it about half way through. My husband tried it and hated it too.

        I can't recommend this at all - it's really not nice at all, and it has absolutely no redeeming qualities (apart from a fairly nice looking can).

        Sorry Red Bull - your stimulation drink I like, but the Cola certainly doesn't give me wings!

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          24.01.2010 19:55
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          I'll be buying this again if I can find somewhere that sells it at a better price.

          Red Bull Simply Cola comes in a red, blue and silver aluminium can with the two bulls logo on it and even a little bull cut-out on the ring pull which I thought was a good touch.

          I paid 98p for a 355ml can in Sainsbury's which is a lot for the quantity but a good price if you consider how much energy it can give you compared to normal Coke Cola (which is usually a similar price for a 500ml).

          The can advises us that there's no phosphoric acid, no preservatives, no artificial colouring and no artificial flavourings. I found it a bit difficult to read the information on the can because of the design.

          When I opened the can there was a small fizzing sound and the scent of cola cube sweets! I poured half of the can into a glass and discovered it looks just like normal cola, a sort of clear-brown colour.

          When tasting it I found that it's not overly fizzy which means my eyes didn't water (which can sometimes happy with really fizzy drinks).

          Some of the other reviewers have said that this tastes like very cheap coke, and I can see where they're coming from as there is an element of that in the flavour but to me it actually tasted of a very expensive cola - Fentimen's Curiosity Cola to be exact! But then both drinks contain similar ingredients (the plant extracts).

          The best way I can think of describing it is that it tastes like those cola cubes sweeties and it's very sweet, much more than ordinary cola.

          For my first trial I only had half a can and it certainly boosted my energy! I had to put a few Lady Gaga tracks on to dance to because I felt so hyperactive! And it helped me get my housework done much more quickly than usual!

          For my second trial I added dash of Absolut vodka to it and this took some of the sweetness off, they went really well together.

          Overall I would recommend this drink every once in a while when you need that energy lift but be aware that it's not to everyone's taste.

          I'm going to see if I can find a shop that sells it a bit cheaper and put a few in my cupboard for when I need it!

          Ingredients: water, sugar, carbon dioxide, caramel sugar syrup, natural flavourings from plant extracts (0.37%): galangai, vanilla, mustard seeds, caffeine from coffee beans (0.013%), lime, kola nut, cocoa, liquorice, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, coca leaf, orange, corn mint, pine, cardamom, mace, clove, lemon juice concentrate.

          Nutritional information:
          (per 100ml)
          Energy 160kj/38kcal
          Protein <0.01g
          Carbohydrates 8.8g (all of which sugars)
          Fat <0.01g
          Fibre 0g
          Sodium <0.003g

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            03.01.2010 14:07
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            I woldn't buy it again.

            I love regular Red Bull, and I also enjoy Cola every now and then - so I decided to try Red Bull Cola, a combination of two things I like, so this should be nice - right?

            Red Bull Cola is described as 'a stimulating refreshment with ingredients from 100% natural sources' and a 'carbonated soft drink with plant extracts and natural caffeine'. I do like the fact that it's so natural also, so really it was all adding up and I had high expectations.

            I really didn't enjoy this - it tasted more like a cheap brand of cola rather than anything like Red Bull - and definitely NOT like anything that costs this much. And although it was only bought the previous day and had since been stored in the fridge - it seemed rather flat and did not have that nice fizz that I was expecting

            It costs around £1 for a 355ml can, and the can is quite attractive in that it has the bold blue and red colour scheme.

            The ingredients are: water; sugar; carbon dioxide; caramel sugar syrup; natural flavourings from plant extracts (0.37%): galangal, vanilla, mustard seeds, caffeine from coffee beans (0.013%), lime kala nut, cocoa, liquorice, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, coca leaf, orange, corn mint, pine, cardamom, mace, clove; lemon juice concentrate.

            It has 39kcal per 100ml, so although I didn't enjoy it - at least it wasn't too many calories!

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              29.08.2009 20:41
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              ...It got high hahahahahah...yeah it's a poor joke...

              I had read a little bit about Red Bull Cola but had never seen it. Then whilst looking in Wilkinson's saw it for around 45p this was a definite price I was happy to pay. Having gone through a variety of Cokes a few weeks back it now seemed I was on to drinking energy drinks en masse so this sounded like the perfect combination. Red Bull and Coke right? What an amazing idea, one of those concepts that blows your mind on potential...a bit like the Wii which has yet to deliver what it undoubtedly can.

              Red Bull to those that have been living under a rock has been developed into a massive enterprise including an F1 team. The drink has been a massive success and based on being a high caffine drink with 32mg of it in every 100ml. The clever advertising which sees a poorly drawn animated character spouting wings after drinking it and the tag of "Red Bull gives you wings". A huge drink that has managed to maintain massive popularity and huge sales despite similar cheaper products coming onto the market.

              Coke on the other hand has seen a 2 company domination of the market with Coca-Cola and Pepsi pretty much sharing the market and being able to use the idea of being superior products to allow then to retail at a higher price. The infamous coke wars proved this when Virgin coke tried to go head to head with them to no success at all. The supposed "bi-opoly" of the big two has been all but unbreakable. So enter Red Bull with this with version of their Coke, of course there is alternatives to the big two with most British super markets having their own version's but they don't really stand up to much scrutiny.

              The can has a very familiar look to it, to the point where a friend from work was sure it was proper Red Bull until it was pointed out the can said cola. So apart from possible confusion with proper Red Bull you wont be picking this up by accident and by keeping the Red Bull can the drink has inherited the iconic image of the Red Bull empire.

              Upon opening the can it sounded like their was a small amount of explosives under the tab, a loud energetic pop that those who often drink Red Bull will be used to (however the sound is absent from the sugar free Red Bull). The smell that's released from the can is a perfectly sweet cola odour that rivals the main two. The taste however was brilliant a real top quality coke drink with a full flavour and a spicy after taste from the cinnamon and ginger in the ingredients. This spicy taste seems a lot stronger than it does from the other cokes which separates the drink from them and adds something extra. The drink has quite a flat texture to it which is a nice feel to those of up who don't want drink to leave our nostrils. However the drink does disappoint slightly in the fact it's all coke and no Red Bull, this isn't a knock on the actual drink though just more a realisation I hadn't fully understood it was "Red Bull Cola" not "Red Bull (with Cola)". Yes I realise Red Bull with Cola would have been delightful and I was wishing it was that, I can't actually complain about this as it tastes wonderful and much spicier than the main Cokes. Finally the big two do have a series rival with a big name backer and a company that can give the product a legitimate push.

              Nutritional Information per 100ml (the can is an odd 335ml)
              38 Calories
              8.5g Carbohydrates (all of which are sugar)
              <0.01g Fat (0g Saturates)
              <0.003g Sodium

              The drink contains no artificial colours or flavours, no preservatives of no Phosphic acid however it does contain two ingredients that did stand out (much more than the Cinnamon and ginger) it contains Mace and Mustard Seeds. Now I'm not going to research this for fear of being put off the drink, but isn't Mace the spray women have in case of rape in the US?

              Overall a brilliant drink that is well worth trying for 45p and the fact you'll love it means that it won't be a one off, especially not for me.

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                12.06.2009 15:12
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                it might not have wings but the price is too high

                I have seen this product in many local shops at a hugely inflated price. I don't like paying over 60p for a can and even then I go to a local freezer shop where you get 4 or 5 cans for £1!!

                But, imagine my joy when I saw it on sale for 2 cans for £1 today. Time to try. It was nicely chilled thanks to the local supermarket and I would say that's the only way to drink anything fizzy. It's called simply cola. I guess that sums it up. It is cola and it uses natural ingredients with the exception of the carbon dioxide. It's amazing wha goes into cols and I reckon that as a drinker of better known brands I have a taste of what cola should taste like. This does not taste like them, perhaps because it uses natural ingredients.

                The taste is a little bit raw. It reminds me of soda stream cola from the 1980's or cola from the self serve machine. Is it a bad taste? No, it is refreshing and a nice change from red bull. This is not a heavily caffeine laced product. It has 0.013% from coffee beans. The good news here is that you can drink more than regular Red Bull energy drink.

                The packaging is in keeping with its sister product and the bullring pull is in red. It is aesthetically pleasing and does not try to compete with the likes of Pepsi or Coca Cola. Instead it keeps its tall thin can although it has more in it than Red Bull. In fact it has a little more than a standard can. Potential snag here is that most cup holders in cars etc...are suited for the regular short fat cans.

                All this aside, the product is a refreshing alternative to main stream brands. It's down to taste at the end of the day. The downside is the price. Regular price varies from shop to shop starting at £1 a can to £1.50. I got it at 2 for a £1 and would not buy it again unless this or a better price was offered.

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                  30.05.2009 16:49
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                  not worth its' price, if you want a proper cola taste, don't buy this one.

                  I've seen the new Redbull Cola lurking in the aisles for quite a while now, but never bought it due to two main raisons:


                  *Redbull makes me feel sick, so I doubted that I would like a cheap Cola alternative
                  *the fact that it is totally overpriced (let's face it, we are paying the name more than anything else).

                  Ok, so I ended up buying it as I just had received a Tesco voucher, so spending those 1.60 pounds for two cans (355ml each) didn't hurt as much.



                  DESIGN

                  The design of this RedBull can varies from the usual one.
                  First of all, the brand name RedBull is written in bold red letters on a silver stripe.
                  Above it, on the blue stripe, you can find the usual bull as well as "natural cola".
                  Below it, on the red stripe, you will find "simply COLA" written, as well as "strong & natural".

                  The back of the can has the usual nutritional information and ingredients, which I will go into later.
                  The top of the can is fairly the same, just that the little "flip" to open it is red and has a bull cut into it, which I found eye-catching. I have no idea whether the normal RedBull has the same thing, but it certainly stood out for me on this one.



                  INGREDIENTS

                  As stated on the can:
                  Water, Sugar, Carbon Dioxide, Caramel Sugar Syrup, Natural Flavourings from Plant Extracts (0.37%): Galangal, Vanilla, Mustard Seeds, Caffeine from Coffee Beans (0.013%), Lime, Kola Nut, Cocoa, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Lemon, Ginger, Coca Leaf, Orange, Corn Mint, Pine, Cardamom, Mace, Clove, Lemon Juice Concentrate

                  As expected, this new RedBull version is still a somehow stimulating drink (quoted at its back), however with 100% natural ingredients.
                  According to the can and the RedBull website, it has no:

                  - phosphoric acid
                  - preservatives
                  - artificial colouring
                  - artificial flavourings.

                  This probably means that it won't taste anything like Coca Cola, but that is the point anyway, isn't it ;)

                  Per 100ml, it still has about 38kcal, which I find to be a lot. Fair enough, there are drinks with higher caloric values, but you will find loads with less calories in them too. So it is a case of taking it or leaving it.



                  FIRST IMPRESSION

                  I chilled the redbull overnight.

                  Opening the can is just like with any other can using the same principle, so there weren't any particular problems or things standing out.
                  After opening it, the first smell is the one of cola. On getting closer to the drink, you will notice that it doesn't actually smell like Coca Cola at all, but rather like those gummibear cola bottles or even cola lollies.

                  I found that smell a bit offputting, but then again I do not like cola flavoured things anyway, unless it is the drink. However, it certainly does smell herbal somehow.



                  TASTE

                  If you are expecting a mixture of RedBull with Cola, then you are mistaken. There is no RedBull flavour at all, but only the one of herbal cola.

                  The drink is carbonated, but not as much as other drinks are nowadays. It is thus easy to drink in bigger gulps, if you fancy doing so.
                  The taste itself is extremely hard to describe. Once I had it in my mouth, it tasted like a herbal drink, with a faint cola taste in the background.
                  The aftertaste is first bitter, which I personally do not find very appealing. After that, you will notice a sticky-sweet aftertaste in your mouth, as if you had just eaten a cola lolly. I found myself to be unable to finish the whole can, because it got really sickening.




                  OVERVIEW

                  Apart from an appealing design, I would not really recommend this drink to people for two main reasons.
                  The first reason would be the price. People are willing to pay more for branded products or things they like, which is fair enough. However, although this drink does not taste cheap, I believe that there are better tasting and probably cheaper alternatives on the market which you might enjoy more.

                  Secondly, I do not find the taste nice. This is obviously a personal preference, and some people might like it. I think that the taste is too artificial and bitter-sweet to be nice, and it makes you thirsty afterwards. I do not think that this product really fits the RedBull range and cannot imagine it to be selling very well- but if you like it, then enjoy it!

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                    Red Bull Cola

                    Simply Cola

                    We all know that Red Bull original gives you wings but what does the new Red Bull Cola give you?

                    Red Bull Cola is, as the name suggests a cola flavoured drink. It is from the same makes as Red Bull and was released in 2008. I am a big fan of the original Red Bull drink so I interested to taste this cola and see what it tasted like, if it was different from Coca Cola, etc. They describe this cola as a stimulating refreshment which makes it strong and natural.

                    This new Red Bull cola claims to be different in that it is made from 100% natural ingredients, just like in the old days as it says on their website. All the ingredients are from 100% natural sources, for example they use natural flavours from plant extracts and natural caffeine from coffee beans. For example some of the natural ingredients they use are lemon and lime, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, ginger, orange, liquorice. Apparently, according to their website, theirs is the only cola that uses both the original Kola nut and the coca leaf. They also point out that because it is made in a simple way it contains:
                    * no phosphoric acid
                    * no preservatives
                    * no artificial colouring
                    * no artificial flavourings.

                    It is just simply Cola which is the phrase they use on the front of their cans. So, what does it taste like? Well, according to them the result of using all these natural ingredients is a natural, not-too-sweet cola taste, which comes from using the right plant extracts.

                    To me the cola tastes very sweet and I could not drink a whole can because it was just way too sweet for me. The cola tasted exactly like the cola bottle sweets you get in the shop, exactly like the,, not an unpleasant taste, quite nice, but just way way too sweet. This would not be a cola I could drink all the time and much prefer the nice taste of a Diet Coke instead.

                    The Red Bull Cola comes in a can that looks pretty much like the regular Red Bull so you know it is from the same company. Each individual tin is 335ml, so a little bit bigger than a tin of normal Red Bull. Red Bull Cola is written on the front of the tin and then the top half of the tin is dark blue and the bottom half is a bright red colour. In the supermarkets you can usually find a can of Red Bull Cola for about £0.95 so a little bit more expensive than a regular can of Diet Coke, etc.

                    Per 100ml this can has 38 calories so if you drink the whole thing you will consume about 120ish calories which compared to say diet Coke which has none, is quite a difference. All in all, not something I would probably drink again but a good quality product, made well that I'm sure some people will enjoy.

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                      12.01.2009 19:55
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                      A drink to boost them energy levels, as long as you don't mind paying for them

                      As i work in a Spar foodstore i get new products in all the time and i am always keen to purchase them, most of the goods i try i would not repeat purchase however with Red Bull Cola i was pleasantly suprised and i would try again.

                      This tin sells at a retail price of £1.05 for a 330ml can when i purchased it, quite expensive cola but slightly cheaper than the premium energy drink tins such as Red Bull and Burn. I would say this is a bit pricey because of what it is, a cola drink and cola drinks are usually very cheaply priced. (please note im not including coke or pepsi in description)

                      The taste is of Cola and nothing like Coke or Pepsi more along the lines of the cheaper cola such as tescos and american cola, this may put some people of but i did love the taste of it and it did have a bit of something else besides the cola taste.

                      Of course being redbull it is there to be an energy booster or as they put it "to give you wings" and it did just that, not literally of course :) , i tend to drink this first thing in the morning at the beginning of them long shifts in work and it does give me a real hit, and i don't get a hit of high caffeine drinks usually, however like most caffeine drinks i must emphasise that i did experience what could be described as a comedown after it as i felt really tired and drowsy.

                      The packaging is above average it does look like a combination of red bull and cola just by looking at it with the traditional blue and silver red bull colours then the red to place emphasis on the cola.

                      The slogan placed at the bottom of the tin says strong and natural, this is a bit off putting as the it certainly does not taste natural, although it boasts natural flavourings and colourings i still think they taste very artificial.

                      It has a very marmite feel about it, you will either love it or hate it, to be honest most of the people i have spoke to hate it, but i do like it.

                      I would recommend this product to those fans of caffeine and cola drinks, it may be just a one of purchase but at least you will know whether you like it or not.

                      Definitley worth a try!!!

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                        02.12.2008 16:26
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                        DO NOT BUY THIS DRINK!!!

                        Where did red bull go wrong? Trying to encroach on the turf of coca-cola and Pepsi. It would have been nice if they succeeded, but no they failed miserably, creating instead a drink that tastes like vanilla yogurt mixed with coke. At first i thought it would be a nice experience, i am not able to drink red bull because it makes me go shaky, but i was very very mistaken. For any of you thinking you may enjoy this taste experience think again.
                        One thing that puzzled me about this is why they even bothered bringing it out in the first place, it proves to bring nothing new or exciting to the brand that hasn't been tried before by countless drinks companies, but also a big turn off for me as a consumer.
                        It's funny because studies have shown that Cola drinks have been on the decline in American popularity, in preference to tea, water, juices and OTHER CARBONATED DRINKS! The red bull corporation must have been aware, if that is the case, i am lead to wonder (yet again) why they bothered releasing it in the first place.
                        I tried not to mention the taste too much, but to those of you i didn't make myself clear to, it is a terrible drink DONT BUY IT!!!

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                          26.11.2008 12:44
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                          I'm sticking with coffee

                          I remember trying red bull ages ago and hating its artificial taste. I spied the new red bull cola and decided to give it a try. I'm a massive fan of cola drinks but generally keep my intake down to avoid the calories and I think diet coke is the most disgusting drink ever produced. My 355ml can cost around 90p from a petrol station.

                          Red Bull cola claims to be strong and natural, it boasts that its ingredients are 100% natural with no phosphoric acid, preservatives, artificial colours or flavourings. It has a rather strange list of ingredients including glangal, licquorice, corn mint and pine. Remeber, just because it's natural doesn't mean that it's good for you. Heroin and tobacco are also natural plant based substances but they are hardly health inducing.

                          Taste wise, this is really nice. It tastes like cheap cola (which I love), a really strong earthy taste and the other flavours mingle in really well. It has a slight medicinal aftertaste but I like that too and think it is much nicer than the original red bull. It has a nice amount of fizz, just enough to tickle the tastebuds without being overpowering.

                          Of course red bull is an energy drink and gives you a boost with the added caffeine. I dont like the fact that it doesnt tell you how much caffeine you get per can but I'm guessing it is a lot. I was feeling very sluggish and tired when I drank my can and my energy levels certainly went up, soon I was skipping along as happy as a lamb full of the joys of spring. Unfortunately this was not the only effect it had, soon my heart started pounding like it was about to jump out of my chest and I also developed a rash, obviously some kind of allergy to one of the ingredients. I drink coffee non stop, up to ten cups a day on average so it's not like my system is unused to caffeine.

                          I always find with energy potions that they make me a bit hyper and then I crash down again really quickly too and red bull cola did exactly the same thing and the winter gloom soon descended upon me again, I wish the palpitations went as quickly too.

                          Red Bull gives you palpitations and a rash, not nearly as appealing as the thought of growing wings and flying away.

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