Product Type: Red Bull Soft Drink
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Over priced placebo drink!
Member Name: kpdude
Advantages: Readily avaiable
Disadvantages: Expensive, tasteless
I always remember when I was a young kid, all the cool kids were strolling around supping cans of Rebull!
It actually wasn't until the age of 16 that I decided to try a can.
Obviously Red Bull is marketed in a way that makes the consumer believe it will 'give you wings'.
What is meant by this advertising plea is that if you need a quick energy boost, a can of Red Bull will do the trick.
Well before I give my opinion on this, let me start with the taste. If I had to choose 1 word to describe the taste, it would be 'bland'. It really is tasteless. I can't understand how any body could ever admit to liking the taste of Red Bull. It's almost a blend of sweet and sour, with a blend of bitterness.
But, let's not forget the real reason people choose to buy Red Bull. Does it give you wings.
Well after reading other reviews on here, I understand that there are mixed opinions on this.
From my experience from over the years, I honestly don't think it has any effect. I know there are huge amounts of caffeine in the drink, but I believe it's the placebo effect that makes people believe they are full of energy.
As a quick reference, standard cans of Red Bull retail at around £1.29.
There is also a sugar free version, and of course you can find larger cans at selected stores.
Summary: If Red Bull works for you then great, It just wouldn't be something I would buy again