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February 25, 2008

The original Red Bull?

The other day I drank what I'm told is the original Red Bull Energy Drink.

JS brought me some from a small Asian store on Park Avenue downtown.

The cashier told her it was the real deal, which makes sense, because I believe Red Bull originated in Thailand.

As you can see, it comes in a small brown bottle, and the logo is the same.

The liquid inside was more syrupy and less carbonated than regular Red Bull.

And it gave me wings all right. I usually drink a half pot of coffee in the morning, a soda at lunch, and then cool down in the afternoon.

I drank this baby around 5:30 p.m. and my heart almost exploded. 

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:48 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Random stuff


We used to drink it in Thailand all the time. Krating-dang was rumored to have horse amphetamines in it, but probably just has a healthier dose of caffeine than most drinks...

I like it but I can't get it any more.
Where can I order it?
I life in Belgium!
Prixe+prixe for sending it to Me

Lay off the juice, Sam.
We don't need your heart least not during Happy Hour.

We buy a case of 10 for $11.99 every day and split it between the 3 of us here at work. That stuff gets you wired, it tastes awesome, and they sell it at the Asian Supermarket across the street from my work. I'd just like to get a translated version of the label so I can see exactly whats in it and what recommended daily dose is....any ideas?

Hilarious.. before reading this article I just found this stuff at the same exact store on Park Ave, and chugged 2 of these puppies. The world is a little different right about now.

Redbull oroginated in Austria

Red Bull is made in Austria. They copied the design and ingredients from a product made in Thailand. I think that's what is in the picture. I saw that product at Asia Foods long before the Austrians copied it.

i get it at a store 2 mins away from my nonas house

Redbull is manufactured in Austria, they actually purchased the recipe from a family in Asia, whom to this day still gets a very small percentage due to royalties.....

Red Bull originated in Asia and my family has been selling it since the '70's. I have one of the original bottles and I will auction it off in about 20 years- no lie. Unless someone wll give me 10K for it right now.

Right you are Tif. I saw the Asian Red Bull in Asia Foods ten years ago or more and the can looks very similar to the so-called Austrian version. I read the ingredients then and they are the same. Part of my many pathologies is ingredient reading.

unless you can read whatever Asian language it's written in- you can't read the ingredients on the original bottles without a translator

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