February 22, 2009

The world's gone mad: Red Bull Cola

Red Bull apparently came out with a cola last year, but I've never seen it until now. It's not what you think; there is no Red Bull/ Coke infusion type of deal. Red Bull Simply Cola, as it is called, is an all natural cola slapped with the Red Bull brand name. There is no secret formula and the entire ridiculous list of ingredients is listed on the back of the can. Seriously, it's like drinking your garden. Ingredients include: water, sugar, carbon dioxide, caramel flavor, galangal, vanilla, mustard seed, lime, kola nut, cocoa, licorice, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, coca leaf, orange, corn mint, pine, cardamom, mace, clove, lemon juice concentrate, and caffeine from coffee beans. I don't even know what half of those things are. I also find it curious that they list carbonated water as water and carbon dioxide separately. It's funny, in a strange way. So, we know it's all natural and made from random garden herbs and whatnot. But how does it taste? Not bad, actually. Not bad at all, though it does have a lightly bitter aftertaste (which I vastly prefer to that horrible diet soda aftertaste). I've never actually had regular Red Bull, but I hear it's absolutely terrible. This Cola tastes like a stronger Coke. That's probably because of all the random-ass natural ingredients, though that should be expected. After all, the can does say it's "strong and natural". All in all, it actually seems healthier than drinks like Coke or Pepsi because of its lack of artificial garbage, and I like that I actually know what I'm drinking even if I don't know what the hell it is. I might just start drinking this regularly from now on. Red Bull Simply Cola is available where ever you can find it in 12 and 8 oz. cans. Give it a try, you may or may not like it!

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