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    Is red bull any better than the cheapo cans ?

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    Bought 6 energy drinks today for the price of under what two red bulls would cost me. In taste they are almost identical, do they have the same effect ?

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    rot your insides?

    probably

    If you buy none Coca Cola coke... does it taste pretty much the same as other brand coke? Of course, because it has the same ingredients. The cheap cans may use lower grade ingredients/more or less of certain things/miss ingredients out etc, but if it's got caffeine in it, it's an "energy drink" no matter what it's called!

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    baffledsalmon;8161025

    If you buy none Coca Cola coke... does it taste pretty much the same as … If you buy none Coca Cola coke... does it taste pretty much the same as other brand coke? Of course, because it has the same ingredients. The cheap cans may use lower grade ingredients/more or less of certain things/miss ingredients out etc, but if it's got caffeine in it, it's an "energy drink" no matter what it's called!



    but coke doesnt taste the same as non branded ones.

    ryman1000;8161100

    but coke doesnt taste the same as non branded ones.



    Alright then, we'll use the example of baked beans! Heinz and say Sainsbury's own brand... They're always beans in a tomato sauce... the taste isn't going to be wildy different because they've TRIED to make them taste the same as Heinz. Red Bull copies have been designed to taste the same and hence, will use the same ingredients.

    I usually find Red Bull sends me to sleep, I like the Red Rooster drink, its a lot cheaper and does the job!

    Woop, iive had a litre bottle of KX tonight...used to be called kick, from tesco is really nice, and only 1.50 for 2 1 litre bottles, it all depends on how u react to caffeine, they all do pretty much the same job and aren't too good for u but they taste nice

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    tis if you can get the thailand version (krating daeng)
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/68251542_8a4ccd4c1b.jpg


    this is what you want
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/542969714_7c95a2e28c.jpg

    Yes, although it depends on how you look at it. The two principle ingredients in energy drinks is usually taurine and caffeine, and you will find that the cheaper altenatives contain less of the active ingredients than the real thing. I've checked can against can, and as memory serves, cheap energy drinks are about 20% less potent than Red Bull.

    However, Red Bull is about five times the price of Tesco or Lidl energy drink, so you can buy two cans of the cheaper stuff, get way more of a boost (or two slightly milder boosts, which will proably serve you better), and still save a good 70p or so. Not that I'd recommend consuming either regularly; taurine is banned in numerous countries, as has been argued that it be banned here, because it's lethal stuff. Raises blood pressure, causes strokes and heart attacks. It's not something you should consume by habit.

    when I used to drive from London back home i used to get the Tesco version. Kick i think it was called. That did the trick. Kept me awake no problem. Much cheaper than that red bull.
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